But What WIll Come of It

curated by the Concrete Collective

11 Segedunum Way, The Forum Shopping Centre, Wallsend, NE28 8JP

Private View: Saturday, June 15th, 1 – 3pm
Open: 15th June – 22nd July

The exhibition But What Will Come of it? brings together works by Jade Sweeting and Jane Millican, two Northeast-based artists who are interested in the material of images. Working in photography and painting, both artists have consciously slowed down the act of making. Monochrome images invite viewers to, similarly, take their time.

A snapshot photograph, captured in less than a blink of an eye, shows the briefest moment fixed as an image, forever. A painted brushmark, generated by the swiftest
gesture of a hand, shows materials within the moment they collided, forever. Painting and photography both deal with moments. By slowing, layering, diverting, and complicating the material processes within each discipline the artists are deliberately taking a long way round to reconsider the act of making and looking at pictures.

Jade Sweeting explores found imagery and objects that are central to her identity. Motorcycle culture, specifically the ‘Chopper Scene’ is the focus of Sweeting’s ongoing research. Found and recycled images are refined and re-presented by Sweeting through traditional analogue printmaking techniques to create images that act as visual studies. This series of acetone transfers flirts with the idea of drawing and duration through collaged images; alternate narratives hinted through fragments of form

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Artwork in SHow

Jane Millican

Shopping Village, Drawing, Pencil on Paper, 14.5x21cm

Jane Millican

Rancieres Dishcloth

Jane Millican

The Third Fantastic Event (Must Be Stopped), 21x 29 cm

Jane Millican

Paint a Small Town

Jane Millican

Doom, 16x 323.5 cm

Jade Sweeting

Jade Sweeting

Jade Sweeting

Jade Sweeting

Jade Sweeting