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David Campbell
Mark Durban
Paul Rooney

'…..We smear the surface of serial minimalism with the curry sauce - laced with flecks of pie crust - of today's Britain.'

Gasworks presents the first major London showcase of David Campbell, Mark Durban and Paul Rooney who collectively form Common Culture.

Common Culture create Pop Art for the 21st Century - they take high art aesthetics and with ironic wit translate these concerns into popular culture for the masses. Previous exhibitions have included take-away menus listing varieties of kebabs, curries, chips and sausages, which when exhibited in the hallowed white cube gallery take on allusions of the florescent light sculptures of Dan Flavin.

For Gasworks they will present a newly commissioned installation which will include of full-size food kiosk, similar to those found outside big temporary entertainment events. The kiosk, mimics minimalist sculpture, but will carry all the necessary embellishments to make it road worthy, a number plate, brake lights etc.

These embellishments will enable Common Culture to realise an important aspect of the piece, which is journey of taking the kiosk from its point of manufacture in the North and bringing it to London. During this journey Common Culture will stop at various locations along the way and the resulting documentation (video, photographs and text) will be used to create a 'caption space' in which a narrative for the kiosk is produced.

On its arrival in London the slightly disheveled kiosk will be parked in the centre of the main gallery, alongside a display of documentary material charting its epic journey from North to South.

Common Culture's previous exhibition include; 'New Menus', Real Gallery, New York, 1997, 'Osmosis', European Parliament, Strasbourg and Thueringer, 1998, 'East International', Norwich, 1999, 'Counter Culture', Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, 1999.

Common Culture is supported by NorthWest Arts

David Campbell
Mark Durban
Paul Rooney

'…..We smear the surface of serial minimalism with the curry sauce - laced with flecks of pie crust - of today's Britain.'

Gasworks presents the first major London showcase of David Campbell, Mark Durban and Paul Rooney who collectively form Common Culture.

Common Culture create Pop Art for the 21st Century - they take high art aesthetics and with ironic wit translate these concerns into popular culture for the masses. Previous exhibitions have included take-away menus listing varieties of kebabs, curries, chips and sausages, which when exhibited in the hallowed white cube gallery take on allusions of the florescent light sculptures of Dan Flavin.

For Gasworks they will present a newly commissioned installation which will include of full-size food kiosk, similar to those found outside big temporary entertainment events. The kiosk, mimics minimalist sculpture, but will carry all the necessary embellishments to make it road worthy, a number plate, brake lights etc.

These embellishments will enable Common Culture to realise an important aspect of the piece, which is journey of taking the kiosk from its point of manufacture in the North and bringing it to London. During this journey Common Culture will stop at various locations along the way and the resulting documentation (video, photographs and text) will be used to create a 'caption space' in which a narrative for the kiosk is produced.

On its arrival in London the slightly disheveled kiosk will be parked in the centre of the main gallery, alongside a display of documentary material charting its epic journey from North to South.

Common Culture's previous exhibition include; 'New Menus', Real Gallery, New York, 1997, 'Osmosis', European Parliament, Strasbourg and Thueringer, 1998, 'East International', Norwich, 1999, 'Counter Culture', Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, 1999.

Common Culture is supported by NorthWest Arts