Jo Addison

Jo Addison

Cloud, 2013

Card, jesmonite, gouache
17 x 23 x 3 cm

Jo Addison

Unkk, 2013

Ply, MDF
38 x 67 x 42 cm

Jo Addison

Flap, 2012

MDF, gouache, hinges
66 x 59 cm

Jo Addison

Flimmer, 2015

Card, spraypaint, foam, 40 x 30 cm

Jo Addison

Bisanbos, 2015

Hanging object, mixed media, 20 cm diameter (approx)

Jo Addison

Remainder, 2013

Clay, varnish, gouache
10 x 13.5 x 8 cm

Jo Addison

Huggle, 2015

Card, jesmonite, paint (mixed) 60 x 50 x 40 cm

Jo Addison in collaboration with Lucy Newman

Possible Object II, 2015

Digital animation displayed on Sony Cube, Edition of 3

Jo Addison

Two Holes One, 2013

Card, wood
100 x 71 cm

Jo Addison

Two Holes Three, 2015

Card 80 x 70 x10 cm

Jo Addison

Think-Thing (Pole), 2011

Air-drying clay, gouache
116 x 3.2 cm

Jo Addison

Knotty, 2013

Ply, wool
20.5 x 30 cm

Borl (blue), 2013

Card, glue
240mm diameter

Jo Addison

Think thing (rainbow), 2012

MDF, wood, gouache
420 x 320 x 18mm

Jo Addison

Peg, 2012

Card, parcel tape, gouache
230 x 80 mm

Jo Addison

Pet-size (installation), 2010

Birch ply, mixed media
250 x 125 x 80 cm

Jo Addison

Rail, 2009

Card, jesmonite, enamel paint
110 x 93 x 3 cm

Jo Addison

Oh, 2013

Oven-bake clay
150 x 30 mm

Jo Addison

Two Holes One Two (installation view as part of Album2 group show) , 2013

35mm holes through gallery walls / plasterboard cladding 

Jo Addison puts in process an encounter with things.

In her sculptures, resolute yet ambiguous forms are navigated around language and singular interpretation. In work that is apparently casually made, the legacy of a paradoxically slow and often repetitive way of making is cautiously disclosed.

Fixed meanings are abandoned to process and, often assuming anthropomorphic qualities, the finished pieces are the result of a method in which the nub or essence of a thing is revealed. The relationship between objects and the body, and of objects to one another is intrinsic to the haptic and spatial curiosity at the heart of Addison’s practice.

 

 

Education

1993 – 1995  H.Dip Fine Art Print Slade School of Fine Art U.C.L
1989 – 1992  BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture Norfolk Institute of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Stop Bugging Me – Frame 3: Jo Addison, Tintype, London

2014 

Join the World, Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Primary, Nottingham

 

2013
Not Trees and People Tintype, London

2007
No One Sees The Barn Outpost, Norwich
Visitors Five Years, London

2000
What is it exactly that you do? Arts Council Year of the Artist

Selected Group Shows

2016
Anniversary Show, Royal Standard, Liverpool
Good things come, The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art

2015
Alioli, Outpost, Norwich
Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow

2014

Combines & Model, Liverpool

2013
House 62 Cranmer Rd, London House
Album2 Five Years, London
The Hope of Wrecks University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Museum of St Albans
Easy does it David Dale Gallery Glasgow, Aid & Abet Cambridge, Supercollider Blackpool
Unspecific Objects Malgras Naudet Manchester, The Royal Standard Liverpool

2012
Cave Liverpool
Crazee Golf  Tintype, London
Ideas are faster Five Years, London

2011
So there in Number 18 Parlour, London
Creekside Open 2011 selected by Phyllida Barlow / Dexter Dalwood

2010
Points of Address selected by Peter Suchin, Outpost, Norwich
Album  Five Years, London
Kaavous-Bhoyroo editions www.kaavous-bhoyroo.com
Jo Addison & Alice Walton Centrum, Berlin
Whitstable Biennale Artists multiple, UK

2009
Free Association Area 53, Vienna
Reconstructing the Old House The Nunnery Gallery, London & Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
Cortez Arrives Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury
Sale Royal Standard, Liverpool
That was a Good Day Five Years, London
Animated-Wysing Arts Contemporary Wysing Arts Cambridge

2008
At Home Voewood Projects, UK
Beck’s Fusions Manchester

2007
There Is No Future For Us Now Five Years, London

2006
Whitstable Biennale UK

2005
For and From The Metropole Galleries, Folkestone

2004
Doubtful Pleasures Apt Gallery, London
Tempered Ground Danielle Arnaud, London
Zwielichtige Augenblicke Felix Ringel Gallerie,Dusseldorf
Eating at Another’s Table The Metropole Galleries, Folkestone

2003
Tonite! Spanganga, San Francisco
26.09.03 Flaca Gallery, London
Friday Night, Saturday Told Galleri Skuggi, Reykjavik

2000
Magazine Centre of Attention, London
Beautiful Oxo Tower Wharf, London

1999
to be continued > The New Art Gallery, Walsall

1998
Beachlife F.A.T, Islington Festival, London

1997
Wait and See…what’s for dinner? Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Special Offer One Size Fits All Gallery, Arnhem

1996
Bitter Twist U.K.S Gallery Oslo, Margaret Harvey Gallery St Albans

1995
Outpost F.A.T, Edinburgh Festival

1994
British Festival New Contemporaries Taipei, Taiwan

Publications

2009
Reconstructing the Old House ed. Benet Spencer & David Ryan, Anglia Ruskin University 2009 ISBN 978-0-907262-73-2

2009
Snow Falls Upwards by Kate Fowle, UCA, NUCA, DMU 2009 ISBN 9781857213942

2003
to be continued> Artists Intervention into the Public Realmed. Deborah Smith, Kate Fowle, BT Batsford2003 ISBN 0-7134-8794-1

Selected Reviews

2013
this is tomorrow Ciara Healy
Garageland Travis Riley

2012
Time Out Francis Lamb
this is tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine, Ciara Healy

2004
Miser & Now Issue 5 p.58, Doubtful Pleasures, Max Mosscrop
Frankfurter Allgemeine 12 June p. 50, This bird will die, Catrin Lorch Zeitung
Frieze Jan/Feb Issue p.102/3, Review, Julian Myers

2000
Artists Newsletter Dec Issue, Media Attention for artists

1999
Artists Newsletter Oct Issue, Review, Simon Webb
Public Art Journal Vol 1. no. 2 p. 38

1997
Frieze Nov/Dec p.87, Review Neil Brown
The Art Newspaper Oct vol.viii, no.74
Kaleidoscope Radio 4 15 Aug, Review
The Independent 2 Aug Don’t Scoff, John Windsor
The Guardian 19 Aug Making a meal of it, Laura Cumming

1996
Aftenposten 7 May, Young Brits with a twisted view of Life, John Harbo
Dagbladet 15 May, Nye Briter, Harald Flor
Arnhemse Courant 15 May, Review, Henk Meutgert

Record Releases

2006
Ketchup & Marmalade Ignatub compilation, Artist: Lapwing

2000
Different Noise Mind Horizon compilation, Artist: Lapwing

1999
Pearl Necklace Dishy compilation, Artist: Lapwing

Jo Addison & Lucy Newman, Possible Object #1, 2015,

Digital Animation.
A continuous loop played on a 29" Sony Cube Monitor

Jo Addison & Lucy Newman, Possible Object #2, 2015,

Digital Animation.
A continuous loop played on a 29" Sony Cube Monitor

Jo Addison, Inventory, 2008,

Jo Addison, The End, 2003,