Graham Hudson

September 9 – October 7, 2006

Press Release

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce new work by Graham Hudson.

Scouring both the contemporary and historical world for source material for his work, Hudson’s sculptures reflect concern regarding the relationship between humanity and the current state of material excess in the modern world. Finding sources of inspiration and materials in his surroundings, from discarded furniture to plastic and debris, Hudson takes the useless item, the appropriated image, and the found object and turns what have been formally classified as the neglected and unwanted into lighted, sculptural monuments. Inspired by the readymades of Duchamp, the evolution of appropriation art, and Pop art, Hudson embraces video, text, installation, and sculpture to comment on the use and function of art in the modern world, reflecting on the intellectual theories of McLuhan, Greenberg and Marx in the process.

Hudson will install a site-specific work for this exhibition, constructed within the gallery in the week prior to the opening. With references ranging from religion to contemporary advertising, and concerns ranging from both the moral and ethical to aesthetic and the mundane, Hudson will examine the relationship between humanity and the current state of material excess, using the context of the gallery as a means of communication.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London in 2002, Hudson is currently the Henry Moore Fellow at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Millbank England. Exhibiting widely throughout Europe, exhibitions include a solo show at Rokeby gallery in London in 2005, as well as participation in the following group exhibitions: Larry’s Cocktails, Gagosian (Heddon St.), London, Acid Rain, Glassbox, Paris, Brit Povera, Galerie Krinzinger Vienna, Zombie, Galerie Patricia Ferdinand-Ude, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Bootleg, Spitalfields, London, and Becks Future’s Student Film and Video Festival, ICA London.

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