Alan Magee: Business As Usual
1 October   12 - 6 pm
 

For the Art Licks Weekend Alan Magee will be creating a site-specific installation drawing from his exploration into the commercialisation of domestic work and the nature of labour inside and outside the home.

This current body of research builds upon his ongoing themes addressing issues that arise from the politics of power, labour and control. Using Hannah Arendt’s, The Human Condition as a point of reference, Magee considers what happens when faced with no access to ‘work’ or ‘action’; just ‘labour’.

Magee thusly views the home as a final bastion of control, he explores the nature and potential of the domestic objects and our ability to affect them. In a political sense, he views altering the preordained use of things as an act of self-empowerment.

His playful, often absurdist compositions juxtapose bodies and objects, high art and everyday life. The artist’s renderings of domestic objects take on powerful symbolism as the markers of the human condition.

Alan Magee previous solo exhibition with the gallery 'Some days I’m thinking, some days I’m dreaming' was in 2016, in 2014 he featured in Trade, Castor's inaugural west end Pop Up.

Installation View

Installation View

Installation view

Installation view

i did this - buckets Laser-cut galvanised steel bucket 29 x 31 x 31 cm, 2016  

i did this - buckets
Laser-cut galvanised steel bucket
29 x 31 x 31 cm, 2016
 

i did this - buckets (detail) Laser-cut galvanised steel bucket 29 x 31 x 31 cm, 2016  

i did this - buckets (detail)
Laser-cut galvanised steel bucket
29 x 31 x 31 cm, 2016
 

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Measured Movements Office laminator and vinyl print on cotton roller towel 150 x 85 x 15 cm, 2017

Measured Movements
Office laminator and vinyl print on cotton roller towel
150 x 85 x 15 cm, 2017

Measured Movements

Measured Movements

Measured Movements (detail)

Measured Movements (detail)

Business As Usual Cotton roller towel 357 x 394 cm, 2017

Business As Usual
Cotton roller towel
357 x 394 cm, 2017