Exhibitions / MOSTYN | Ryan Gander: Chance Everything [institutional leadership]

18.04.2014 to 06.07.2014

MOSTYN I Wales is delighted to present the first in a series of exhibitions that bring together solo exhibitions by two artists in conversation. This first conversation invites artists – Ryan Gander and Bedwyr Williams – who first met at MOSTYN some fourteen years ago.

 

Chance Everything by Ryan Gander presents both existing work and new pieces. Gander’s works are linked by a process of storytelling and are typified by the way in which they capture the spectator’s imagination. His work is entirely unrestricted, ranging from painting to sculpture and performance to installation – complex yet deceptively simple in appearance.

Gander’s works in Chance Everything include, amongst other pieces, a cardigan made from the wool of feral goats living on a nearby headland, the Great Orme, and to be worn by the exhibition’s invigilators; a short television commercial to promote imagination in the British public as if commissioned by the British government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills; and a carbon copy of the artist’s watch. Following his unique and often characteristic approach to artmaking, his works in the exhibition point to a variety of references, from the history of art and design to aspects of everyday life, and from popular culture to his own biography. The viewers are left to form their own narratives from the elements he so carefully choreographs.