Recent Activity presents a new iteration of Nomadic Vitrine, featuring work by Liam Fallon. In his practice, elements of sensuality, sexuality and the hyper-fetishised are used to navigate and explore queer culture, more specifically erotically charged social spaces. His lack of engagement with such spaces encourages an often naïve approach to his sculptures and it is this, paired with writings on monumentality from Henri Lefebvre and queer literature from Jean Genet-that enables him to engage and explore these spaces without physically having to do so.
Iconography of a performative nature inspired by physical actions associated to these erotic social spaces brings a sense of movement to the work; abstracted sections being strapped up and strapped together; elements leaning and then being pushed, pulled and cracked. It is these performative elements, inspired by Genets literature, which change the work from something static to something with movement, weight and dependency.
Liam Fallon (b. 1995, Stoke On Trent) is a recent graduate from Manchester School of Art and the recipient of 2nd Prize at the Woon Foundation Painting and sculpture prize, 2017. His Recent exhibitions include ‘Bought Objects’, voidoid Archive, Glasgow, ‘Exchange Rates’, Bushwick, New York, Queering Minimalism, Vane Gallery, Newcastle and ‘Placement and displacement, Seojung Art Centre, Seoul. He currently lives and works in Manchester.
Recent Activity, 80 – 82 Floodgate St, Birmingham, B5 5SR
Friday 1 December 2017, 6 – 8.30PM