Born Under a Bad Sign

15 January – 19 February 2005


Gordon Dalton, Hazel McLeod & Christopher Walker

Born Under A Bad Sign brings together the work of three artists under a slightly sinister title, using lo-fi materials, sculptural installations and drawing they bring their fascinations to life. By using familiar reference points they eloquently blend historical research with imagery from popular culture. Their preoccupations lie somewhere in the gap between reality and fantasy pasting together truth and fiction in their cleverly rendered work.

Gordon Dalton's work is self-deprecating, outwardly assuming ordinariness when deep down it aspires to greatness. Dalton's sculptures bring together seemingly incoherent objects and references that manage to be accessible, meaningful and resistant to instant comprehension. Hazel McLeod's sharply rendered drawing's draw their inspiration from the Baroque period. Lavishly detailed her drawings include animals, vehicles and people, seen parading through imaginary landscapes. Lo-fi, cobbled together, found objects find their own identity in the work of Christopher Walker. With a touch of ambiguity, a hint of irony and a pinch of the macabre Walker's sculptures are fluid, interchangeable assemblages which grow meaning through their definite placement and form.


Artist Talk, 15 January 2005, 2pm
An informal discussion about the themes and works from Born Under A Bad Sign, with the artists and Collective Committee.

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This is an archived programme entry.

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