Luke McCreadie | Ref
8 February – 8 March 2015
In and out of the gobbleydook dome,
To find psychic reasoning amongst that gated community.
Out and in of the habbleykood pyramid,
To lose empirical understanding amongst the open flowers.
Solo exhibition by the multi-disciplinary artist Luke McCreadie. McCreadie will be installing a new manifestation of work created around his In Hinterland project, previously exhibited at Gallery North and the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle.
Ref continues McCreadie’s construction of a post-apocalyptic narrative. Through video, installation, print and sculptural works McCreadie creates characters and objects engaged in reconstructing ways of living from natural and cultural detritus detached from purpose and taxonomy. The feature-length film In Hinterland sits at the centre of this work, depicting the end of a glacially slow apocalypse. The majority of this work was created through the Warwick Stafford Fellowship at The Baltic and Northumbria University. Magazine, This is tomorrow.
Luke McCreadie was born 1985 in Bath, England, and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art London. Selected solo shows include Blob-content, ACME Project Space, London, Little Puppet Made of Pine, Supplement Gallery, London. Selected group shows include The Manchester Contemporary, with Division of Labour and Grand Union, Manchester, 100 Foot (Curated by Jim Hobbs), Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, BCB Gallery, Athens, Greece, (((o))), Clonlea Studios, Dublin, Magic Eye, Grand Union, Birmingham, Temporary Sites (a proposal), Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, Switch, Baltic 39, Newcastle. Awards include The Adrian Carruthers Studio award with ACME London and The Warwick Stafford Fellowship. McCreadie lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Installation view of ‘Ref’ at IMT Gallery, 2015
Still from In Hinterland, 2014