6th – 14th October 2012
Preview – Friday 5th / 6.00 – 9.30
Twelve Around One is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by artist and curator Nick Jensen.
The works in this exhibition can as easily be viewed in terms of the space of improvisation, as well as more literally as a reworking, translation and mediation of past artworks and their material propositions. Within the titles to the works lie cues, which hint at the various contexts from where the work springs, as well as reflecting Jensen’s specific approach to titles themselves. Jensen’s paintings which take as their starting point historic portraits which he recreates removing the painting’s subject, resulting in the sitters clothing falling into a heap at the base of the image or slipping from the frame entirely, as if the painting’s subject had quite literally stepped out of them. To render it in this way is to strip the original work of it’s purpose and intention, the absent figure is given it’s dimension by the comparison established with the original, which is achieved through the otherwise faithful replication of all other elements within the work, creating an awkward uneasy tension with the resulting clear expanse of wall, the voided space, now visible behind the position once occupied by the sitter which equally exposes life’s relative frailty in relation to the duration of works of art. The process also has the effect of transforming the work from it’s original state as a figurative piece into an oblique abstract echo of its former self.
Jensen achieves this by distinguishing the parts and elements of the paintings he references from themselves. Aspects of the paintings he references are drawn out and extended into the gallery as sculptures, exceeding the frame, and exceeding the space of their prior encounter, where seeing behind the mask is a form of seeing the space within the mask.
There is a parity established in this formal arrangement between the reductive impression of the reworked originals, whose allusion to subect promts the illusion of object, and the extraction of form which serves to notify its presense.
Between the various sets of paintings and sculptures, and hung throughout the space, are sets of marble pegs. Sculptural forms only visible in the absense of anything hanging on them. Their redundant gesture hold the potential for support, as both a prop for object or subject, for canvas and stretcher, or for the sunken mass of the absent sitters’ clothing.
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“Make Your Own Milk” is taken form The Dam Mantle & Lovers’s Rights EP which we will be releasing on October 1st. The Glasgow trio want to make you move via all things analogue.
Notown records release Dam Mantle’s debut EP on October 8th, stream the preview mix. Ahead of this we will be releasing The Dam Mantle and Lovers’ Rights EP on October 1st featuring his tracks “Brothers Fowl” and “Dublin”
A look back at the great ISYS event at The Tate.
This Saturday we will be hosting a stall at Protein’s Hewett Street Block Party. We will be selling our record releases, posters, t shirts and some new clothing pieces. More info HERE.
1. Dam Mantle – Brothers fowl
2. Lianne La Havas – Forget (Kwes. Rework)
3. Slime – Lean Over
4. Other Lives – Tamer Animals (Atoms For Peace Remix)
5. Jon Convex – Fade
6. Jacques Greene – Ready
7. Blawan – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage ?
8. Dam Mantle – Dublin
9. Airhead – Wait
10. Vondelpark – Hipbone
11. Flying Lotus – Between Friends ft. Earl Sweatshirt a
12. Mos Def – Auditorium (Featuring The Ruler)
13. Jeremiah Jae – Money and Food
14. Throwing Snow – Brook (Gold Panda Remix)
15, Battles – Rolls Bayce (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
16. Walter Ego – Set Off (707 Mix) (feat. Trim)
17. Koreless – Lost in Tokyo
18. Young Tee – Rehab
19. Lover’s Rights – Cnidarian
20. Anstam -Observing The Patterns
21. LOL Boys – Changes (Shlohmo Remix)
22. Neneh Cherry + The Thing – Dream Baby Dream (Fourtet remix)
23. Hot Chip – Motion Sickness
24. Bobby Womack -Love Is Gonna Lift You Up (JulioBashmore Remix)
25. Mosca – Accidentally (feat. Robert Owens)
26. Maurice Donovan – Call My Name
27. Martyn & Mike Slott All Nights
28. Eliphino – Vrybdy
29. Scuba -NE1BUTU
30. Ossie – Supercali (Feat. Black Orange Juice)
31. Todd Edwards -This Generation
32. Pale -Fille
♥ MYKKI BLANCO – From Hell! (Uno NYC)
PHYSICAL THERAPY – Hippos in Tanks
✌ LIXO – GETME!
MATTHEW STONE – !WOWOW!
☯ FELICITA – Meowow
Dreamy Awards VIP Sauna
۞ TWIN! PEAKEs – Anal House Melt Down
NEW NEW NEW ANDY BLAKE! NEW NEW NEW
T-TRAK BELOTTI – Unashamed
☢ THROWING SHADE – Murderer
MUSA KUSA + KISHTI – PDF Residentés
Dam Mantle, AKA Tom Marshallsay, commits the first track from his forthcoming debut album to vinyl as part of a split EP with Glasgow collective Lovers’ Rights.
Lovers’ Rights is the new project of three friends living in Glasgow making music with synthesizers, they want to make you bounce in a dark room. After some time of the trio sharing ideas and equipment, this is the first of two planned releases in 2012.
GME005 will be available on 12″ vinyl and via all good digital outlets on October 1st.
1. Brothers Fowl – Dam Mantle
2. Dublin – Dam Mantle
1. Cnidarian – Lovers’ Rights
2. Make Your Own Milk – Lovers’ Rights
Stream “Brothers Fowl”.