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Patrick Coyle

To Draw a Blank

13 January until 18 February 2012

PV: 12 January, 7 – 9pm

In the exhibition and series of performances Coyle re-presents found images, objects and texts that demonstrate an encounter with misunderstanding, whether in terms of ambiguous meaning or a deliberate misappropriation of material. Working across writing, performance, sculpture, drawing, photography, collage and painting, Coyle displays new works which explore varied meanings of blankness. 

Events Programme 

TO DRAW A BLANK 
Friday 13 January, 7 pm 
Private View, with performances by Patrick Coyle, Holly Pester and invited guests. 

THE PIRATES OF CARTHAGE by Daniel Kelly 
Saturday 14 January from 4 until 6pm 
Fusing spoken word, video footage and Tunisian Hip-Hop, Kellys play examines the recent uprising across Tunisia along- side The Mercenary War (264 – 241 BC) in the city of Carthage. 

CONTINUOUS POLYMORPH PROJECT 
Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January from 3 until 6 pm 
Performance by Patrick Coyle at the London Art Fair.

TO DRAW A PRACTICE 
Friday 27 January, 7 pm 
Presentations by antepress (Julia Calver, Patrick Coyle, Cressida Kosienski, Claire Nichols and Tamarin Norwood) and invited guests demonstrating their own individual practices from scratch and from memory. 

TO DRAW AN END 
Friday 10 February, 7 pm 
Closing event, with performances by Patrick Coyle, SJ Fowler and invited guests. Originating from a Familiar Phrases picture puzzle illustration (which bears a striking resemblance to the artist), the title of the exhibition suggests multiple readings of the blank; going blank in terms of forgetting, the blank canvas or page and the blank template as arbitrary constraint. Utilising the stage area of the basement space, Coyle will programme a series of performances delivered both by himself and others. Also displayed within the lower gallery will be a series of drawings that document a continuously evolving sculpture, which will in turn function as a performance prop. 

Patrick Coyle, Installation View.

Patrick Coyle, Installation View.

Patrick Coyle, Installation View.

Patrick Coyle, Installation View.

Patrick Coyle, I just ordered a free sign from Sign-O-Matic, just by blogging about it! Image of sign coming soon!  Engraved plastic sign, 2012

Patrick Coyle, I just ordered a free sign from Sign-O-Matic, just by blogging about it! Image of sign coming soon! Engraved plastic sign, 2012

Patrick Coyle

Patrick Coyle

Patrick Coyle, Swamp and Wetland Birds and Park and Backyard Birds, 2012

Patrick Coyle, Swamp and Wetland Birds and Park and Backyard Birds, 2012

Patrick Coyle (b 1983, Hull, UK) is a London-based artist and writer. He completed MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2010 and BA Fine Art at Byam Shaw, University of the Arts London in 2005. 

Recent exhibitions include CONCRETE POETRY, Hayward Concrete Cafe, London; Fig.3: I don't know what to say, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; The Bottom Line, Tenderpixel Gallery, London and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010, A Foundation, Liverpool & ICA, London. Coyle has recently delivered performances at Spike Island, Bristol; The Mews Project Space, London; The Poetry Cafe, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; Flat Time House, London and Islington Mill, Salford. Recent publications include Timepieces (with Art on the Underground), Art Licks Magazine, ment journal, and the ICA's Roland.

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