Kate Beckingham | David Attwood | Drew Connor Holland | Grace Wood
is this necessary? includes works from artists Kate Beckingham, David Attwood, Drew Connor Holland and Grace Wood. The artworks consider image culture/production and the consumption of popular culture. The exhibition looks at ways contemporary artists process found imagery, often critiquing hyper-intellectualism by operating in humorous and absurd ways. The artists, each in different ways, use materials to access comedy and nostalgia. They engage in a discussion around making in the ‘post’ world, through simulation and recreation of reality and simulated reality.
Words by Sam Cranstoun