Friday, 31 March 2023
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
'Male, Pale & Stale' exhibition at the Front Room Gallery, 10 Bellevue Road, Ramsgate curated by Jo Mama
Brief Artist Bios:
Stuart Cumberland was born in Woking in 1970. He’s now based in London. Stuart’s work has featured in shows at Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, The Approach, and The Bart Welles Institute.
Mikey Georgeson was born in Bexhill-on-Sea in 1967. He’s now based in Horsham. Mikey’s work has featured in shows at The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Sartorial Contemporary Art, and The I.C.A.
Luke Gottelier was born in London in 1968. He’s now based in Hastings. Luke’s work has featured in shows at Ancient & Modern, The I.C.A, and The Saatchi Gallery.
Des Hughes was born in Birmingham in 1970. He’s now based in Hereford. His work has featured in shows at Camden Art Centre, Bo Lee And Workman, and the Art Now Room at Tate Britain.
Harry Pye was born in London in 1973. He’s now based in Ramsgate. Harry’s work has featured in shows at Galeria Thomas Cohn in Sau Paulo, Deptford X, and Tate Modern
Gav Toye was born in Cambridge in 1972, he grew up in Milton Keynes, lived in London for a number of years. He studied at the Royal College of Art and now lives and works in Margate.
The artists were selected by Jo Mama who has previously curated exhibitions at The A Side B Side Gallery and Studio One Gallery.
“The male is a biological accident: the Y (male) gene is an incomplete X (female) gene, that is, it has an incomplete set of chromosomes. In other words, the male is an incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples.”
― Valerie Solanas, SCUM manifesto
“The problem with white people is that they just don’t listen. In my experience, day in and day out, most white people are absolutely not receptive to finding out their impact on other people. There is a refusal to know or see, or to listen or hear, or to validate.”
Robin DiAngelo author of White Fragility
"No longer fresh...a person who is stale has done the same thing for too long and so is unable to do it well or produce any new ideas" (Oxford Dictionary)