Thursday, 15 September 2011

Next Exhibition: Crispin Finn at Soma

Pack Rat by Crispin Finn
We're really pleased to announce our next exhibition featuring Crispin Finn.

Pack Rat 1/10/11 - 13/11/11 
A series of prints by Crispin Finn at Soma Gallery. 

The term Pack Rat refers to people who engage in the excessive acquisition of possessions, even if the items are worthless.

Crispin Finn love collecting all sorts of objects and ephemera from continental toothpicks to a vernacular beach bat & ball design, most of it being everyday and ephemeral, but all of it curious, clever or beautiful in some way. Filling shelves and cupboards of home and studio this mass grows daily as they come across the interesting within the quotidian.

The apparent cross overs between the areas of acquiring, selecting, organising, and obsessive compulsive behaviour are all themes that have inspired their show at Soma.

For their 'Pack Rat' show they've created a set of prints in their trade mark red, white and blue based on their fascination with collecting inspired from items within their archive. These prints aim to make the ephemeral momentarily more permanent, examine the beauty of vernacular design and draw to attention how the everyday is worthy of wall space.

The preview evening will be on Friday 30th September, so please do come along if you're in Bristol!

View work by Crispin Finn here.

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