Curated by Adam Carr
Born in 1983 in Chester, and now living and working in London, Jesse Wine’s work combines humour, biography and art history. While Wine’s work is multi-disciplinary – moving between sculpture, installation and drawing – he often describes himself as a ceramicist. His recent work, mostly using clay, has an erudite take on the medium, using its history, its alliance with craft and its placement within the visual arts. His works reveal a fascination with the medium and the process of making, as well as underlining and examining issues of form and display.
This exhibition is accompanied by a full colour booklet, featuring images and an interview with the artist by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).
Housed in the upper level of MOSTYN, Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting, either nationally or internationally. The Gallery 6 space and its associated programme, entitled ‘Uprisings’, provide the opportunity for an artist to work under professional conditions, and to present their work to a larger audience. For the audience too, Gallery 6 will provide a platform for discovery. It will bring to MOSTYN a diverse range of artists, at the very forefront of contemporary art practice, from both home and away.
Inspired by Marcel Broodthaers’s Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles – a fictitious museum that Broodthaers created to critically examine and reflect on the presentation, exhibition and reception of art – Gallery 6’s space has its own distinctive identity, both visually and conceptually. Similar to Broodthaers’ project with its separate aesthetic and distinct agenda from its surroundings, Gallery 6 presents itself as a gallery within a gallery.