In his first exhibition with the gallery, David Attwood presents The Post New, a series of wall-based assemblages that feature used Hoover vacuum cleaners.
The assemblages are closely based on Jeff Koons’ 1980 series The New, a suite of wall mounted and Perspex encased Hoover vacuum cleaners, referred to by the artist as breathing machines. Where Koons’ vacuums remain pristine, eternally new consumer products, the found appliances in The Post New are exhausted by use and wear, evoking the ceaselessness of the work they promise to alleviate. Engaging with the relationship of consumer culture to work-ethic, and continuing Koons’ respiratory metaphor, the works in The Post New suggest a limit to prolonged inhalation and exhalation.
Opening Event: Friday 5 May, 6 – 8pm.
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