The primary material for the twenty-second show by the Dogma 19 Artists is papier-mâché.
The exhibition opened online on 29th November 2023.
Gail Theis ‘Chomp, chomp’ 2023. Wood and papier-mâché. GIF.
Circle of life.
Hamish Pringle 'All Said And Done’ 2023. Papier-mâché on Halloween gravestone made of polystyrene foam. Digital photo print 19cm x 19cm. Limited edition of 10.
'All Said And Done’
The newspaper used was a collection of obituary pages from The Times newspaper.
I find myself reading these more regularly.
The frequency of funerals is also increasing.
The words spoken at these events, and the wakes which follow, often reveal new things about people you thought you knew well.
There are those who leave behind physical evidence such as buildings, books, art works, and children. But in many ways the legacy of the departed is what’s written and said about them.
Words are their monuments.
Nicola Siebert Patel
Nicola Siebert Patel ‘Untitled’ 2023. Newsprint, glue, porcelain doll.
Claire Michel ‘My Own Eulogy’ 2023. Newspaper, flour, and water. Digital video, 00’’59 and digital photograph, A4.
My Own Eulogy
This is a way for the artist to think about her own death.
In this work, she uses the eulogy section of several different newspapers to make a mask that covers up her face. This mask is reminiscent of the mummies, being embalmed after their passing.
Kate Rossini ‘Index’ 2023. Mixed paper /PVA glue. 21cm x 30cm.
Pulp fiction: short, cheap storytelling magazines popular in late 1800s-mid 1900s. The name derives from the wood pulp used for the paper - cheaply produced, it was common to see them with untrimmed edges/ragged looking.
The first pulp magazine was the Golden Argosy printed in 1882.
‘Index’ is a papier mâché sheet of paper annotated with the names of the articles and prose included in the first edition.