Gary, mixed media, 2006

Janine Mclallan

Gary, mixed media, 2006

2007 / Artists

Janine Mclallan

b. 1983 Rochford, Essex

2003–2006 BA [hons] Fine Art, Bath Spa University


Previous Exhibitions:
2006 Partial View, Widcombe Studios, Bath
2006 A Stitch in Time, Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London
2006 Bath Plug, Free Range, Studio 95, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2005 Wack Attack, The Walcot Chapel, Bath
2005 Eat Art, The Riverhouse Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2005 Under the Influence, The Central Bar, Bath
2005 Never Mind Computers Here's How to Knit, Husqvarna, Bath
2005 Art and Music, Nationwide Mercury Music Art Prize, The Air Gallery, London

Selectors' Comments:
I hope the Gary's are still multiplying. Like a knitted version of Brass Eye's 'nonce-sense'. Paedophilia paranoia as folk art.

Artist's Statement:
Softening the edges of a homemade darkly comic world, using low budget materials with an obsessive hobbyist approach, the work opposes the grandiose and acts in defiance of technology. In an age constantly looking to its recent past for retro cool, through 'Gary' I have explored the more uncomfortable areas of retrospection.