Publication Date 07 Aug 2014

BALTIC 39 I FIGURE TWO, an open submission exhibitionwhich allows artists working across all media to test works and ideas, or to develop works in progress within a public context. The exhibition will last for 5 weeks and will be made up of 10 projects by 18 artists, each lasting 5 days.

BALTIC 39 Reception: Wednesday 6 August – Sunday 7 September

Russell Hill: Marion II

Marion II 2014 will be presented in the ground floor entrance gallery of BALTIC 39 for the duration of BALTIC 39 | FIGURE TWO. Using traditional Stucco techniques, the work explores the material properties of toothpaste, a product firmly within the realm of function. For Hill, ‘toothpaste is a state of the art drawing material - a humble space in which mark-making occurs on an almost robotic level, embedded in routine.’

Week 1: Wednesday 6 August – Sunday 10 August 2014

Cecilia Stenbom: The List

Consisting of performance, installation and video work, Stenbom’s project begins with a list. At the beginning of the exhibition week the list will include 117 items that the artist wants or needs. During the course of the exhibition, the list will be expanded upon and added to by gallery visitors and the wider public to create an evolving analysis of consumer desires.

Jude Crilly, Natalie Price Hafslund, Laura O'Neill: If a lesson on the fourth-order tensile strength coefficients of nuclear-hardened steel could make you realize the futility of your actions, I would instruct you – but the only thing that primitive minds like yours can understand is raw *power*!

Crilly, Price-Hafslund and O’Neill will present five exhibitions in five days to adhere to Viktor Shklovsky’s notion of making the stone stony. Each day they create and collapse work in order to habituate perception and understand material as more real than it actually is. Pausing for exhibitions.

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Related Artists Cecilia Stenbom, Russell Hill, Jude Crilly, Natalie Price Hafslund, Laura O'Neill
Month August 2014
Related Event FIGURE TWO (6 August - 7 September 2014)
Related Gallery BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne

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