Fraser Whiting’s Undergraduate Degree Show 2022 [Install Images + Press Release]

Press Release

Fraser Whiting
31 May – 12 June

We are proud to introduce Fraser Whiting’s first show with The Gallery.
Whiting is drawing together objects and artefacts that refer to the display mechanisms of
spaces beyond the art institution, whilst critiquing those within it and what constitutes art.

To write about Fraser’s work is to inhabit these contexts and therefore be subsumed into
this meta-consultation with the viewing space and the act of assertion that is calling
something art.

Removing original contexts is a part of Whiting’s process – and so the coconut drink and
calendar are placed out of reach. Plinth-hood is doctrine.

Chroma is important to this exhibition too and Whiting’s paintings allude to subtle
selections, such as off-white. In this vein an academic approach to the activity of painting
also incorporates a trip to Wickes. These works are at once critiques of Modernism, colour
swatches and a foray into retail. The show is both trade fair and high art, with Whitings
paintings cradling objects and shelving that propose our consumership. To engage with
Whiting’s work is to code-switch.

In 1969, Mierle Laderman Ukeles wrote the Maintenance Art Manifesto, in which she
described development as ‘pure individual creation’ and maintenance as keeping ‘the
dust off the pure individual creation.’
Just saying.
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Fraser Whiting's Undergraduate Degree Show 2022 [install]

Fraser Whiting's Undergraduate Degree Show 2022 [install]

Fraser Whiting's Undergraduate Degree Show 2022 [install]

Fraser Whiting's Undergraduate Degree Show 2022 [install]

Fraser Whiting's Undergraduate Degree Show 2022 [install]