MadeIn Gallery, No 106, 2879 Longteng Avenue, Shanghai
MadeIn gallery is pleased to present a joint exhibition opening on September 8, and featuring the latest works by Elliot Dodd (London) and Wang Newone (Shanghai).
WANG NEWONE: “Lure”
"Lure" is a temptation mixed with a variety of uncertain perceptions.
The temptation sometimes comes from a glass of mixed juice, sometimes from a face with traits that wander (or that are settled) between several origins, and eventually it is a whisper in a noisy environment.
In this exhibition works are named after terms traditionally associated with the notion “lure”, and from which short stories are developed.
Wang Newone began publishing her works under her virtual identity “WangNewOne” through the social network Tumblr in 2014. She mostly uses digital media in her practice, which largely focuses on CG portraits. Furthermore, since the end of 2015, Wang Newone has been involved in various group exhibitions both in China and abroad. Since 2017, she launched on the social network Instagram the account “LURE”, through which she regularly posts series of 3D digital works, clothing and party events informations.
Recent exhibitions and projects include: : “Now: A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists”，Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; HOME, Manchester; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Nottingham; Contemporary and Turner Contemporary, Magette, Britain, 2018; “Digital Samplers”, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China, 2017; “Three Rooms”, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China, 2017; “No Commission”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China 2017; “3dh Festival”, Berlin, Germany, 2016; “Information Sculpture Superhighway”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2016; “Zero for Conduct”, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, China, 2016; “Extravagant Imagination, the Wonder of Idleness”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2016; “NEW HIVE”, Netize.net, online, 2015; Tomorrows Party’s “CODER”, Beijing, China, 2015.
Elliot Dodd: “Panax-Grab”
“Some people say it's a kind of liquid tasting like cough syrup... The initial surge is very strong and after 30 minutes you'll mellow out, but you will mellow out at a higher peak than you started at. Not only does your heart start beating faster... it almost seems like you can see a bit better. The only negative thing, was a slight pressure on the top of my forehead... but it goes away after a couple of minutes and you're left with a pleasant, enhanced focus."
ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, glucose, citric acid, natural flavors, taurine, sodium citrate, color added panax ginseng extract, l-carnitine, l-tartrate, caffeine, sorbic acid (preservative), benzoic acid (preservatives), niacinamide (vit b3), sucralose, salt, d-glucuronolactone, inositol guarana extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vit b6), riboflavin (vit b2), maltodextrin, cyanocobalamin (vit b12).
“Panax-Grab” showcases new drawings, sculptures and six animation films presented in the gallery space together within a custom environment made from FedEx's orange and grey corporate colourway. “Panax” becomes a symbol referring to the promise of fantastical effects - feelings of speed and control - and an enhanced cognition.
Elliot Dodd (B. 1978 Jersey, Channel Islands) lives and works in London. Dodd studied at the Royal Academy Schools, London 2013–16. Previously he completed his BA at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL London 1998-2002.
His practice makes use of numerous different artistic mediums and approaches in response to the complexity and absurdity of consumerism, and to question situations of masculine control and domination within society, particularly a male-orientated quest for expression of supreme confidence. With reference points in politics, design, economics and technology, the work takes the form of caricature, allowing ideas and objects to be humiliated, deformed or celebrated.
Recent exhibitions include: “Flickering Boundaries”, MadeIn Gallery, 2018; "Temporary Realities", Karen Huber Gallery, Mexico City, 2018; "Steps to Aeration", Tanya Leighton, Berlin, 2017; “The Manbody”, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2017; “Virtually Real”, collaboration with HTC, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2017; “SUNDAY Art Fair solo presentation”, London, 2016; “Event Horizon”, Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam, 2014; “Switch”, Baltic, Gateshead, 2012.