GENERAL PRACTICE LINE UP
General Practice, 25 Clasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JJ
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General Practice is delighted to announce their programme of exhibitions after lockdown#3.
GROWlab 1 June 2021 – 31 May 2022
Method-Lab Part Deux 1 July 2021 – 1st August 2021
GLOAM show 10-26 September 2021
Simon Harris 16-34 October 2021
More informatoin bellow
10-26 September 2021
An exhibition of artists from GLOAM studios in Sheffield, as part of an exchange show that will see General Practice artists exhibit at GLOAM.
GLOAM is a collectively-run exhibition and studio space located in Sheffield City Centre. It was originally set up by artist and musician Mark Riddington in 2017. In 2020, GLOAM became a co-operative (with co-directors: Stu Burke, Thomas Lee Griffiths, Sam Francis Read, Victoria Sharples & Rose Hedy Squires), gained LTD status, and relocated for expansion to 160 Arundel Street; the former location of the DIY music venue, The Lughole. GLOAM now houses 8 studios across 2 floors; a gallery space and an upcoming workshop. The space, which resonates with GLOAM’s ethos as a proudly representative grassroots organisation,which embraces the spirit of the DIY scene.
16-30 October 2021
A solo exhibition of new paintings, prints and pinhole photography by Wolverhampton
based artist Simon Harris.
The exhibition takes Italo Calvino’s 1973 novel Invisible Cities, in which a conversation
between Kublai Khan and Marco Polo unfolds. The former has tasked the latter with
reporting back on all his cities as is stated at the beginning of the novel:
Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he
describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars
does continue listening to the young Venetian with greater attention and
curiosity than he shows any other messenger.
The collection of paintings, prints and pinhole photography represented in this exhibition
form part of an ongoing investigation that explores a similar imagined journey but this time
replacing Kublai Khan’s vast empire with Wolverhampton. The images form an imagined
narrative of the remembered, half-remembered and fictional. The potential narrative is as
elusive as it is poetic and invented. The paintings situate themselves between the
abstracted and figurative in a figural temporality. Similarly, the collection exposes the
processes employed in the exploration of the image as it simultaneously clouds the results
The exhibition takes the urban and every day, for example the central reservation of the
motorway imagined as the journey prepares to exit for Wolverhampton and re-imagined
with a cinematic phosphorescence. Equally, the fluorescent spill of car park lights glimpsed
through the hedgerow presents itself as a rupture, a liminal space in isolation.
To reference another literary source and as Thomas Pynchon proclaims in Vineland which
has the Californian city of the same name as its backdrop:
Down corridors of the surface streets, in nocturnal smog, the adobe air, the
smell of distant fireworks, the spilled, the broken world.
This exhibition imagines the city, the surface streets, the nocturnal smog, the adobe air as
the sensation of potential, the spilled and broken world as a rupture that allows a new
Wolverhampton is no longer a post-industrial city but rather the set for a fantastical plot to
1 June 2021 – 31 May 2022
Exhibiting Artists: Nathan Baxter, Andrew Bracey, Rob Britt, Kate Buckley, Joana Cifre Cerdà, Ross Oliver, Nick Simpson
GROWlab is an experiment...
experiment in growing…
growing to see what emerges, when…
when what happens if:
Growth is free
Growth is curbed
Growth is pushed
Growth is framed
Growth is stopped
The artists in General Practice will spend a year with experimenting in seeing what happens when you approach growing as a creative medium. Friends - both existing and yet to be made - will also input into GROWlab in as yet unknown ways, a programme to be made through conversation, through doing and thinking-making. The formerly male toilets will shift from their current use as a store to be converted to GROWlab. Curiosity is the only pejorative, no outcomes or outputs are expected, only the drive to set things in motion.
[gP] is an artist collective living and working from Lincoln, UK.
Promoting exchange with wider artist led initiatives nationally and internationally [gP] seeks to stimulate a critical discourse, and sustain an engaged visual arts culture in the city through the programming of exhibitions, events and workshops.
With an emphasis on a fluid and experimental approach, gP encourages a diverse range of artistic practices that are developed collectively. Within the core group of approximately 10 artists there are on-going collaborations with more specific interests such as Curio, Mulch, Angry Gang, GAST, Reel and KAC which extend into the wider artistic community, incorporating contributions from practitioners in other locales. This collaborative ethos is clearly demonstrated through our workshop practice too; continuing to encourage collective exploration of creative subjects, blurring the line between workshop facilitators and workshop attendees.
[gP] has begun offering a selection of events, workshops and exhibitions for 2020.
The calendar shows all upcoming events we have planned so far. Keep checking back for more info on what is happening next.
Regular events include life drawing classes and open crits at our project studio on Clasketgate, Lincoln.