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Chance Finds Us

2 May 2014 - 4 September 2014
James Hugonin, Binary Rhythm IV, 2013, Detail

An artist led project by eight North East based artists who work across drawing, installation, painting and sculpture, who have all adopted systematic strategies in their practice. The artists in this exhibition all look at the opposition of order, intuition and the implication of the chance encounter. Artist include; Anne Vibeke Mou, James Hugonin, Alex Charrington, Richard Rigg, Rachael Clewlow, Sarah Bray, Peter J. Evans and Nick Kennedy.

“an intriguing show, demonstrating highly disciplined yet ultimately unpredictable studio goings-on” – The Guardian.

A publication that accompanies the exhibition, which includes essays by Ian Hunt and Iris Aspinall Priest is available also now available in mima shop priced at £10.

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The artist, Peter J. Evans,  invites you to continue the work. Visitors flying into or departing out an airport whilst the Chance Finds Us exhibition is on, until 4 September, are invited to contribute a drawing to an ongoing collection that measures and marks these journeys. The site of the drawing and the way the work should be performed and submitted following the instructions in this PDF: PeterJevansInstructionsFormima.

133.52 Miles Walked, Map (Explorer 306/OL26)

Rachel Clewlow, one of the artists Chance Finds Us group, creates artworks which are based around the logging of journeys. Three of these are showing in the exhibition Chance Finds Us, with ‘Notebook’ showing how she records her movements, and ‘133.52 Miles Walked, Map (Explorer 306/OL26)’ mapping them. Rachel was born in Middlesbrough, and these artworks document walks which she has taken around and from the town. Here, we have selected some of the places visited on these walks, so that you can follow her route and see if you’ve been to those places yourself, then come in and see how mapping the routes is turned into beautiful artworks.

image: James Hugonin, Binary Rhythm (IV) detail, 2012- 2013, Private Collection, USA, Courtesy the artist & Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.



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