Ten pieces of art from Harry Hill will be featured in a exhibition celebrating the wit in contempary art.
The Momentarily Absurd, which is on from 14 July to 16 September at High House Gallery, features the works of Doyle & Mallinson, Peter Kennard, Littlewhitehead, Alison Jackson, Julie Cockburn and John Stezaker, alongside Harry.
The artists work’s have been described as follows:
Doyle & Mallinson use large-scale models and rough watercolour paintings to address big issues, critique traditionalism and interrogate received wisdom.
With striking economy Julie Cockburn breathes life into moribund found images. She wittily embellishes found paintings and photographs by embroidering, painting and reassembling, delivering the images out of redundancy into a meaningful present.
Peter Kennard has created some of the most iconic anti-war imagery of the past forty years, using photomontage to create darkly satirical works.
As would be expected of a gifted comedian Harry Hill has his own highly original brand of painting. Surreal and fantastic imagery is mingled with the everyday to create a unique worldview.
John Stezaker re-examines the photographic image: as a document of truth, purveyor of memory, and symbol of modern culture. Appropriating images he uses elegant juxtapositions, wittily adapting the original content and context.
Taking their inspiration from the working class and post-industrial culture of their hometown of Glasgow Littlewhitehead create darkly humorous sculptures that provocatively explore the phenomenon violence as a normalised means to identity and community.
Alison Jackson explores the cult of celebrity and makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities. Raising questions about whether we can believe what we see in the media she thereby comments on voyeurism, the power and seductive nature of imagery, and on our need to believe.
A private viewing will also take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July between 12 and 6pm.
The general public viewing will run from 11am to 5pm Thursday to Sunday.