A strange cross between a butchers shop and a nightclub; a solo exhibition and performance event, 26 May – 7 July 2013.

Click on the image to see a selection of work.

Click here to download a copy of the exhibition text A Conversation between Jonathan Baldock and Lotte Juul Petersen, Curator, Wysing Arts Centre.

Jonathan Baldock

Jonathan Baldock’s first solo exhibition in the UK in three years will include an entirely new body of work which he developed during a period in-residence at Wysing, November to December 2012. The exhibition will be composed of felt, knitted and ceramic sculptures (both as object and costume), corn dolly masks and wall prints, presented as an installation around a centrally constructed stage.

Works will reference elements as disparate as pagan ritual, archaeological excavations, the art of corn dolly making, mimicry, the carnivalesque and theatre, ancient stone monuments such as Stonehenge, and Samuel Beckett's televised work Quad 1981.

Jonathan will talk about the exhibition with curator and writer Kathy Noble, previously Head of Exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary and Curator at Tate Modern, at a special in-conversation event on Saturday 29 June, 4-6pm.  

Exhibition open every day, 12-5pm until 7 July. Closed Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May.

Leading British choreographer Henrietta Hale will collaborate with Baldock on a performance during the final days of the exhibition, as part of Wysing's Annual Open Weekend, 6 & 7 July, 12-6pm, that 'activates' the works. Costumes as sculptures, masks and objects in the exhibition will be worn and used as tools for the performance.

Jonathan Baldock (b.1980) studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Maine (USA), 2007; Royal College of Art (MA Painting), 2003-5; Winchester School of Arts, (BA Fine Art Painting), 2002-5. He has had solo exhibitions at Cell Projects, London (2010), Annarumma Gallery, Naples (2011) and Colloredo-Mansfeldský Palác, Prague (2012), and participated in group exhibitions at Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (2011), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2011), Studio Voltaire, London (2010) and Turner Contemporary, Margate (2009).

Read more about Jonathan's recent performance work at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai here