WAYFARING
& Model, Leeds
29th April – 4th June 2016

Laura White
Michelle Williams Gamaker
Kreider and O'Leary
Zoë Mendelson

Wayfaring, curated by Laura White in collaboration with &Model Leeds, looks at the territory White shares with other artists whose work asks similar questions around ‘how things come about’ and who also travel across disciplines, as writers, researchers, educators, makers, crafts-people, film-makers, architects, poets...

“In wayfaring ... things are instantiated in the world as their paths of movement, not as objects located in space. They are their stories. Here it is the movement itself that counts, not the destination it connects. Indeed, wayfaring always overshoots its destinations, since wherever you may be at any particular moment, you are already on your way somewhere else.”
(Tim Ingold, Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description)

In the fluid movement between investigations and disciplines, processes are revealed uncompromisingly and are always open to further possibilities. This is evident in various ways in this exhibition – film that does not distinguish from its auditions; objects that are the process; architecture that navigates across physical space, documentation and poetic narrative; drawings that belong on no defined surface.

Materials drive the process as much as the artist handling them, so that what is being used (film, video, architecture, words, leather, clay, paper, photography) occupies intelligent material space in both digital and real environments. There is no separation between the hand and the mind in the production of the works, where thinking through making and understanding by doing is at the core.

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WAYFARING, & Model Leeds. 


Laura White. Tenderfoot. 2016. Chamois leather, Plastic, expanding foam, wood and metal. 142 x 75 x 45cm.  

Zoë Mendelson. In Treatment. 2010/2016. 12 x drawings onto painted panels. Each panel 33 x 25 x 2.2cm. WAYFARING Map 2016.
Laura White. Tenderfoot. 2016. Chamois leather, Plastic, expanding foam, wood and metal. 142 x 75 x 45cm. : Zoë Mendelson. In Treatment. 2010/2016. 12 x drawings onto painted panels. Each panel 33 x 25 x 2.2cm. WAYFARING Map 2016.


Michelle Williams Gamaker. Line Up. 2015. 3 reinforced glass panels, vinyl decal. 48 x 57cm.  


Laura White. Tenderfoot. 2016. Chamois leather, Plastic, expanding foam, wood and metal. 142 x 75 x 45cm. Fixin 5. 2015. Ceramics, wood and plastic. 41 x 31 x 14cm.  


Laura White. Temp. 2014. Pitchfork and plastic 105 x 74 x 18cm. Graphite on paper 21 x 30cm. 


Installation shot. 


Installation shot 


Laura White. Bread making 7 hours, Butchery 9 hours, Pottery: Throwing 25 hours, Basket weaving 5 hours, Taxidermy 7 hours, Sushi 4 hours, Fish knife skills 3 hours, Dress making 0 hours. 2016. Shelves, objects and images.  


 


 


 


Kreider and O'Leary.Thirteen Points. 2016. Expanded (Plan) Lazer-Cut Aluminium panels, Timber framework. Laura White. Fat 1. 2014. Bronze, 2014. 48 x 25 x 18cm. 


Kreider and O'Leary. Thirteen Points. 2016. Expanded (Section) High Definition Video 


Kreider and O'Leary. Thirteen Points. 2016. Expanded (Section) High Definition Video 


Laura White. Bread making 7 hours, Butchery 9 hours, Pottery: Throwing 25 hours, Basket weaving 5 hours, Taxidermy 7 hours, Sushi 4 hours, Fish knife skills 3 hours, Dress making 0 hours. 2016. Shelves, objects and images.  


 


 


Kreider and O'Leary. 2016. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Elevation) 13 ChromaLuxe Fine Art Prints on Aluminium. Thirteen Points, Expanded (Plan) Lazer-Cut Aluminium panels, Timber framework. 


Laura White. Fat 2. 2014. Plastic, 2014. 48 x 25 x 18cm (on the stairs). Graphite on paper. 21 x 30cm. Wayfaring digital display.  


Laura White. Fat 2. 2014. Plastic, 2014. 48 x 25 x 18cm. 


Michelle Williams Gamaker. Casting Kanchi . 2015. 6:20 | 4 x LCD monitors | 16mm film transferred to HDV | colour | sound (1 of 4 video screens.) 


Michelle Williams Gamaker. Elephant Boy. 2016. 3:15 | Hantarex Monitor | HDV | B&W | sound. Vitrines of memorabilia.  


Laura White. Senate No1. 2015. Plastic and steel. 102 x 30 x 20cm. Senate No 2. 2015. Plastic and steel. 102 x 30 x 20cm.Michelle Williams Gamaker. Vitrines of memorabilia. 2016.  


Michelle Williams Gamaker. Elephant Boy. 2016. 3:15 | Hantarex Monitor | HDV | B&W | sound. 


 


Michelle Williams Gamaker. Elephant Boy. 2016. Vitrines of memorabilia.  


 


 


Zoë Mendelson. A Case of Woganfreude. 2016. Mixed media installation. Size in response to space. 


Laura White. Envoy. 2015. Plastic, coated porcelain and steel. Rookie. 2015. Plastic, chamois leather and metal frame. 142 x 115 x 62cm. Fixin 7. 2015. Ceramics and plastic. 32 x 38 x 30cm.  


 


Laura White. Envoy. 2015. Plastic, coated porcelain and steel. Fat 3. 2014. Plastic, 2014. 48 x 25 x 18cm (inside safe.) 


Laura White. Fat 3. 2014. Plastic, 2014. 48 x 25 x 18cm (inside safe.) 


Laura White. Buddy. 2016. Chamois leather, Plastic and expanding foam. 82 x 35 x 32cm.  


Laura White. Buddy. 2016. Chamois leather, Plastic and expanding foam. 82 x 35 x 32cm. Zoë Mendelson. Cure for a Hannover. 2014. Paper collage, fabric, wood, carpet tiles. 40 x 55 x 33cm.