Decorative Border, Malcolm's first solo presentation at the gallery, features new prints and sculptural works from his ongoing project Outremer, started in 2013. With a focus on printed media and its role in the storage and communication of knowledge, Malcolm's work explores the tensions between image and source. Encompassing sculpture, photography, collage and works which fall somewhere between these definitions, his practice questions the construction and display of visual information and how this affects our experience of culture, place and history. Outremer -literally means ‘beyond the sea’- is a body of work which investigates tangible aesthetic and conceptual connections between art production, museum display, industrialization and colonialism. The works in Decorative Border continue Malcolm's use of image-based research as a generative environment for the production of nuanced and associative works which are open and inconclusive, rich with content while avoiding a prescriptive or didactic expression. This exhibition, as with his practice as a whole, questions the production and presentation of art and activates discourse around accepted knowledge and visual culture.
Opening: Friday 30. January 17.00 - 19.00
Exhibition period: 31. January - 7. March 2015.