Model: COMBINES #1

Tintype-Jo-Addison-CLOUD-copy-2__large13 – 17 August 2014

Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment.


Preview 12 August 6-9pm

COMBINES #1 is the first of six experimental three person exhibitions housed within the second gallery space. The exhibition features work by Madeline Hall, Jo Addison and Kirstie Gould.

Speaking in 2007 about his seminal 1953 work Erased De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg said ‘I kept making drawings myself and erasing them and that just looked like an erased, umm, Rauschenberg… it was nothing. So I figured out it had to begin as art, so I thought its got to be a De Kooning then, if its going to be an important piece.’

Appropriating Rauschenberg’s methodology here, MODEL presents COMBINES, a series of 6 brief experiments, inviting a Liverpool based artist to subsequently invite 2 further artists to work with, selecting existing work by one of the artists to ‘recontextualise’ within an exhibition context and working alongside the other artist to further this process. What results will be unknown, or as Rauschenberg might have said… ‘Poetry.’


MODEL is a flexible, experimental and research based platform for artist-led activity in Liverpool. Programmed to coincide with Liverpool Biennial 2014 it punctuates the festival with exhibitions, performances, professional development activities and an evolving ‘store’.

MODEL presents newly commissioned works, ideas and dialogue around the sustainability of future artist-led projects in the city.

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