Turner Townsend Gallery: Not Necessarily in That Order: Paul Mellor

Turner Townsend Gallery: Not Necessarily in That Order: Paul Mellor
Turner Townsend Gallery: Not Necessarily in That Order: Paul Mellor



Dates: 29/01/2017 - 17/02/2017
Times: All Day


Not Necessarily in That Order:

Narratives, episodes and stories.

This exhibition takes its title from comments made by the French film maker Jean Luc-Godard. ‘A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.’

Telling stories is a human compulsion. Interpreting signs is a human skill. Perspectives and interpretations differ. Events become skewed or viewed in very different ways. Information is partial or fragmentary. Films, TV and more recently the various platforms on social media take advantage of our desire to see what happens next.

In this exhibition the viewer becomes the story teller. The artist present the images but the narrative is completed by the viewer.

Paul Mellor makes reference to emotional experiences through cinema, art history and popular culture. John Rothwell creates compulsive story lines out of moments of anxiety and personal challenge. Jay Chesterman explores the public/private world of social media and celebrity in a ‘post truth’ world.

Vincent Lavell
Course Leader
BA Fine Art
Exhibition Continues until 17th February 2017

Turner Townsend Gallery
Wirral Met College
Quays Campus
12 Shore Rd
Morpeth Dock
Birkenhead
CH41 1AG