This exhibition at MOSTYN will address commonly held ways of looking at art, together with the idea of collaboration. John Henry Newton was born in Swindon in 1988.
Housed in the upper level of MOSTYN , Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting, either nationally or internationally. The Gallery 6 space and its associated programme, entitled Uprisings, provide the opportunity for an artist to work under professional conditions, and to present their work to a larger audience. For the audience too, Gallery 6 will provide a platform for discovery. It will bring to MOSTYN a diverse range of artists, at the very forefront of contemporary art practice, from both home and away.
Inspired by Marcel Broodthaers' Musee d'Art Moderne, Departement des Aigles, a fictitious museum that Broodthaers created to critically examine and reflect on the presentation, exhibition and reception of art, Gallery 6's space has its own distinctive identity, both visually and conceptually. Similar to Broodthaers' project with its separate aesthetic and distinct agenda from its surroundings, Gallery 6 presents itself as a gallery within a gallery.