The Art & History of Whiteknights 2020
A book to be published by Two Rivers Press (publishing date June 2020), edited by Jenny Halstead, with contributions by artists who have participated over the last 20 years in The Whiteknights Studio Trail, that takes place in the vicinity of the Whiteknights campus of The University of Reading. (Unfortunately The studio trail has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Here is a short video I made to explain my contribution: Chris Mercier - The Art & History of Whiteknights 2020
2nd - 7th July 2019
Openhand Openspace, Brock Keep, Reading. RG30 1HL
featuring the work of various artists including Steve Perfect, Tyka Epik, George Field, Aileen Creegan, Lisa Barnard, Robert Fitzmaurice, Tim Wilson, Chris Mercier & Sam Stead.
With some work being made in situ and even during the exhibition itself, this exhibition attempts to explore the ways which art is made, how it is shown and how it is seen.
Open from Tuesday 2nd July until Sunday 7th July
Tues-Fri 10am-2pm. Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
Caversham Arts Trail
Sat 11th,Sun 12th May,
Sat 18th & Sun 19th May 2019
27 artists, 14 venues across Caversham and Emmer Green, nr. Reading.
A Travelling Show.
This Printmakers Council show kicks off at The London Print Studio on the 5th March - 15th March 2019, then it travels to The Jack House Gallery in Portsmouth from the 19th - 30th March 2019.
There is also a talk by John Philips titled "Don't Look Back" on Wednesday 13th March at the London Print Studio (www.londonprintstudio.org.uk)
I shall be exhibiting a piece called "Moksha Patam"
5-17 June 2018
Private View: Thursday 7 June 6-9pm
FRANKENSTEIN at the Espacio Gallery celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. There are eleven artists featured in the show. A range of media, including painting, printmaking, interactive digital and 3D, are used to explore both the historical aspects of the book and its author, and also the contemporary relevance of the travails of Frankenstein’s creature.
Frankenstein’s creation becoming a monster provides a metaphor for many contemporary concerns. These include the effect of intolerance, persecution and loneliness on individuals which can occasionally result in the creation of modern day delinquents and criminals. Also of particular relevance to this show is the current debate about the possible societal and political impacts of artificial intelligence and robotics. Both these areas of concern have provided inspiration for a number of the works.
Julie Caves, Chris Mercier, Nick Hazzard, Sara Wickenden, Gil Lewis,
Liz Whiteman Smith, Dan Munday, Esperanza Gomez Carrera,
Emma Hammond, Graham Asker, Greg Martin
Jackson Art - Interview with me leading up to the Frankenstein Show CLICK HERE