I think we should all just be friends

Colin Self and Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves)

1st – 31st March 2018

The Fairhurst Gallery is thrilled to announce the first exhibition of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, Colin Self, alongside one of history’s greatest comic icons, Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves). I think we should all just be friends will explore the friendship between these two inimitable artists and their relationship to the ‘art world’ at large.

“If society has become de-sensitised or over stimulated by convenience and complacency as many will argue, there is a greater need for the spectator or viewer to be broken from this controlled conformity and witness a greater sense of authenticity. Both Self and Moir are alert observers of the world around them and are searching and seeking the overlooked or the ignored. Both are committed to their individual personal experience, whilst refiguring and constructing new narratives from a multitude of sources. It has long been argued that bringing together what at first appear as unrelated or disparate components can reveal some greater harmony or truth. An independence of spirit and mutual admiration aligns Self and Moir and their desire to show their work together.”

Calvin Winner, February 2018 (Head of Collections, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts)

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Catalogue available from the gallery shop.

Written by Nina Fowler