Spike Island

Test Spacelewdjaw, It's ok


25 November to 10 December 2017


Free entry

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Event type

Test Space

Preview: Friday 24 November, 68pm

An exhibition of recent works by the artist lewdjaw, including broken paintings, some fake plug sockets, some benches, and an infinitely long screen saver. 

The artist hopes that the show will appeal to national gallery membership card holders. It features some paintings on a wall, some benches to sit on, and some unused plug sockets. The exhibition space is also frequently used as a corridor, so like the national gallery there is a strong chance someone else will stand or pass in the way whilst visitors look at the work. The benches will also aid visitors to stare really hard at the paintings without getting too tired, or rest while they fail to charge their phones. The screensaver at the entrance/exit to the exhibition will remind visitors how to conduct themselves during their visit and then again as they head downstairs towards the gallery cafe.

Test Space is programmed by studio holders based at Spike Island and offers artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas. Artists from within the Spike Island community and beyond are included.

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lewdjaw (b.1990 Loughborough) lives and works in Bristol. He is co-director of East Bristol Contemporary and lectures at the University of Bristol Fine Art Society. Recent exhibitions includes: East Midlands Today, Two Queens, Leicester; eeeeeeeee, CBS Gallery, Liverpool (both 2017); EBC Bomb Factory Takeover, The Bomb Factory, London; Future Late, Tate Modern, London (both 2016); Platform, Modern Art Oxford (2013). Upcoming solo exhibitions include: Serf Projects, Leeds (2018); The Number Shop, Edinburgh (2018).