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ALL ALONE TOGETHER: Nick Turvey

Wild Pansy Press, Leeds 2014
designed by Nick Turvey
printed board cover, 21pp Concertina fold
edition of 200
ISBN: 1-900687-45-3
Price: £10.00

All Alone Together was an exhibition at the Gibberd Gallery in 2013, a sculptural installation of three structures reminiscent of military bunkers. Embodying restrictive ideas about identity and security, these enclosed, defensive spaces provided a tool for social and psychological experiment, an opportunity to examine the meaning of selfhood and togetherness. The process of construction, which turned the pristine space into a noisy construction site for several weeks, was integral to the work. The gallery remained open to visitors, with volunteers and community groups doing the building, developing the idea of the gallery as a place of meeting and action. On completion, the installation then played host to performances, talks and workshops. The publication takes the form of a concertina-folded strip, reflecting the extended, temporal nature of the project, with three ways of approaching the work interwoven in a mosaic across its full width – a snapshot diary of activity, a photographic exploration of the objects, and a critical appreciation.

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Nick Turvey has worked with a wide range of materials and media, from 16mm film to jelly, and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow; The Print Room, London and ASC, London, as well as group shows Interesting Times, Leicester; Surface, Burghley House; Sculptour, Phoenix Gallery, Belgium; and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Large-scale works are permanently installed in London, Harlow, and the Pinsent Masons collection. More information at www.nickturvey.com

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