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Georgie Grace, Recognise predators, recognise prey 

Georgie Grace's new show at g39 opens on Friday. Part of the Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase programme of which g39 is a partner, the exhibition will be dominated by a new 5-channel film work, which sees Grace reducing the emphasis on text in her work, but continuing with plenty of reference to her ongoing interests in AI, computer gaming and play in art. The work shares some of the aesthetic of The machine is almost pure magic shown at the Jerwood Artspace earlier this year, but is more personal and uses more imagery from her own photograph, image and text archive.

Expect relentless streams of stimulae and playful humour, and a mix of the tragic and nostalgic, forged and forced together from the results of Grace's obsessive reading and research.

Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase is a new artist development collaboration between artist-led organisations Eastside Projects (Birmingham) and g39 (Cardiff) and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, through its London based gallery programme Jerwood Visual Arts. It offers two early career artists the opportunity to make and exhibit new work with ongoing curatorial and practical support from the partners throughout 2015.

Selected artists Kelly Best (WARP) and Georgie Grace (ESP) embarked on the 3-Phase programme at Eastside Projects where they developed solo exhibitions in January and March 2015 respectively. The 3-Phase programme continued at Jerwood Visual Arts in May and finishes at g39 during our October-December season. Applications for Jerwood Encounters: 3-Phase were sought through ESP (Eastside Projects Extra Special People associates programme) and WARP.

 

Preview: Friday 13 November 6-9pm

Exhibition continues to 12 December 2015

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Image: Georgie Grace, Recognise predators, recognise prey