Untitled, 2010 2 colour screen-print 40 x 60 cm Edition of 30 plus 5 AP, signed and numbered £225 (unframed) Chisenhale Friends' price £202.50 (unframed)
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Michael Fullerton’s major solo exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, Columbia, comprises a new series of sculptures, paintings, wall-mounted screen prints and moving image works examining a range of themes including intelligence systems, the power of aesthetics and the private and public histories of political intrigue. ‘Columbia’ serves as a guiding iconic device throughout the exhibition, allowing Fullerton to explore concepts as various as discovery, colonial endeavour, the machinations of power and the construction of corporate identity. For Fullerton ‘Columbia’ at once conjures the feminine personification of the USA, a famous space shuttle, and the explorer Christopher Columbus, as well as Columbia Pictures and the ‘Eye Device’ logo of the CBS television network which suggests both the act of looking and of being watched.
To accompany the exhibition Fullerton has produced a limited edition screenprint which overlays an iconic image of the Columbia space shuttle on a subtle landscape drawing by Thomas Gainsborough, who’s paintings of a political elite are a key reference point for Fullerton.
Michael Fullerton (b. 1971, Bellshill, Scotland) studied at the Glasgow School of Art and is currently based in Glasgow. He has had solo exhibitions at Carl Freedman Gallery, London (2007), Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2006), Art Now, Tate Britain, London (2005), CCA Glasgow (2005) and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2003). Recent group exhibitions include Unreliable Witness, Tramway, Glasgow (2008), Stay Forever and Ever and Ever, South London Gallery (2007) and the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain (2006).
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