ruth claxton // Profile
Ruth Claxton works with a variety of media, in particular reconfiguring or altering pre-existing objects in order to create objects and installations which begin to question what it is to look, see or experience. She is concerned with articulating the fragile relationship between vision and bodily experience, image and that which it depicts. The exponential rise of the internet and other telecommunications systems has resulted in an increasingly dis-located society of individuals. The real world, as a place, is becoming superseded by a space of information, a virtual, global, digital space, book-marked not land-marked. An interest in communicating the complex relationship between direct and mediated experience informs much of her practice and primarily results in installations where the audience is physically and conceptually implicated within constructed ‘landscapes’. She lives and works in Birmingham.
Artist's CV2009 Works on Paper, Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery. Trade City, Excocet and Contemporary Art Manchester. Known Unknown, Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea. Back of the Head, Cooper Gallery, Dundee. Fantopia Mothers Tankstation, Dublin. The Sculpture Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham co-curated with Gavin Wade 2008-9 Lands End IKON Gallery, Birmingham Oriel Davies, Wales Spike Island, Bristol Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, 2008 Interventions, Barber Institute, Birmingham. Postcards, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. The Golden Record, The Collective, Edinburgh, The Collection, Lincoln, G39 Cardiff. 2007 Legerdemains, Cabinet Magazine, New York. SW Arts Residency, Spike Island, Bristol An Archaeology, Project space 176, London. Self Effaced, FA Projects, London. Extreme Crafts, CAC, Vilnius. Flock, Arquebuse, Geneva . Citadel, David Risley, London. What is Comprehension? Strategic Questions, 52nd Venice Biennale. Things we lost in the Fire, Leicester City Art Gallery. 2006 A Place of Rainbows, Arquebuse, Geneva. Ruth Claxton, The Collective, Edinburgh. Drawing Links, The Drawing Room, London. Discomfort, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham The Rudiments of Ornamental Composition, LOT, Bristol. 2004 Crystal Peaks, S1 Projects, Sheffield. 2003 East International, selected by Toby Webster and Eva Rothschild, Norwich Gallery Mostyn 13, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno (catalogue)