Curated by Adam Carr
Chance Everything by Ryan Gander presents both existing work and new pieces. Gander’s works are linked by a process of storytelling and are typified by the way in which they capture the spectator’s imagination. His practice is entirely unrestricted, ranging from painting to sculpture and performance to installation – complex yet deceptively simple in appearance.
Gander’s works in Chance Everything include, amongst other pieces, a cardigan made from the wool of feral goats living on a nearby headland, the Great Orme, and to be worn by the exhibition’s invigilators; a short television commercial to promote imagination in the British public as if commissioned by the British government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills; and a carbon copy of the artist’s watch. Following his unique and often characteristic approach to artmaking, his works in the exhibition point to a variety of references, from the history of art and design to aspects of everyday life, and from popular culture to his own biography. The viewers are left to form their own narratives from the elements he so carefully choreographs.
This exhibition and Bedwyr Williams’ are part of the Conversation Series at MOSTYN, a series of exhibitions that brings together two artists and two solo exhibitions in conversation. The intention is to present the dialogue, friendship and collaboration that occur between artists, and to make this visible on the stage of the exhibition. Other instances will bring together two artists from different generations whose works are related by exploring similar themes.