Seth Price / Kelley Walker / Continuous Project

28.04.2007 — 01.07.2007

Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford presents the first major exhibition in the UK of work by New York based artists Seth Price and Kelley Walker and the art and publishing collective Continuous Project.

Price and Walker engage in a disruption of the cultural mainstream. Price describes his works as "non-specific form" in which text, sampled music, imagery and objects assume variable and interchangeable supports. Vacuum packed bomber jackets, wrap-around sculptures and found video and film footage from archival sources or downloaded from the internet can be found within his expansive repertoire.

Walker uses the flatbed scanner and printer to create expressively worked images in which race, class and culture are equated with branded and consumable items. His recycling logos, rendered in a faux-gilt gold and silver foil operate as both image in sculpture, equally at home in a magazine page as in a gallery space, while rotating disco balls cast in solid chocolate, assume a deeply ambivalent presence hinting at viral proliferation.

Continuous Project is an art and publishing collective comprising Bettina Funcke, Wade Guyton, Joseph Logan and Seth Price. The group works with image, text and archival documents. Their project of transporting historical material into the present via facsimile has recently taken on the dimension of performance in staged re-enactments of conversations and panel discussions between artists, critics and curators.

The exhibition, presented across all of the galleries at Modern Art Oxford, includes new and recent works by Price and Walker. Continuous Project present a performance during the opening day of the exhibition and their second book which also serves as the exhibiton catalogue with essays by art historian Robert Hobbs, writer Jan Avgikos and curator Suzanne Cotter, available from June 2007.

 

Seth Price / Kelley Walker / Continuous Project

Seth Price / Kelley Walker / Continuous Project

Event Dates

  • Exhibition 28.04.2007 — 01.07.2007

    First major exhibition in the UK of work by New York based artists Seth Price and Kelley Walker and the art and publishing collective Continuous Project