Product Placement
Curated by Mark Selby

Irene Alvarez + Rafel Oliva | Gordon Cheung + James Cadogan | Alex Chinneck + Kim Thome | Richard Cramp + Luke Smith-Wightman | Corinne Felgate & Ludovica Gioscia (Factice) + Oscar Wanless & Attua Aparicio (Silo Studio) | Harry Meadows + Max Frommeld

Plus William Smith & Rachael Davies

Private View: Friday 7 September, 6-9pm
Exhibition Continues: 8 September - 30 September
Friday to Sunday 12-6pm, or by appointment

Product Placement brings together a range of artists and product designers who share an interest in how objects are made, displayed and sold in contemporary culture. The exhibition explores the processes of production and marketing commodities, but on a wider scale, how (and by whom) participation in consumer activity is structured or framed.

Each artist and product designer has been ‘paired’ in order to produce a new object, multiple or edition for the exhibition. Via their cross-disciplinary collaboration, new and combined working processes will be found and explored. The resulting objects (perhaps neither product or artwork) are placed in a specifically constructed installation for the exhibition. Through an architectural re-working of the gallery, the space will become a parody of 'catalogue' stores - mimicking their structure of experience with catalogue kiosks, service point (with uniformed assistant) and market hall/storage space. Merging this structure into the space intends to amplify and question the functional similarities and behavioral prompts of gallery, retail and warehouse spaces.

An accompanying publication will be launched on the opening night.

Further information on the collaborators and the project can be found on the Product Placement Website:

Supported by

Photographs by Mark Selby and Iavor Lubomirov

Shop front

William Smith
Catalogue Kiosks (2012)

Shop counter

Rachael Davies
Uniform Allowance (2012)
Felt, thread, tissue and double sided tape

Store room

Installation views


Gordon Cheung + James Cadogan
Sundial (2012)
Laser cut sheets of glued newspaper (Financial Times)

Irene Alvarez
How To Sculpt an A4 in 67 Pages (2012)
Animated GIF (DVD transfer)

Rafel Oliva
Sculpting the Landscape (2012)
Tripods, fishing rod, binoculars, sunglasses and Polaroid

Silo Studio (Oscar Wanless & Attua Aparicio)
Mary and Eliza (2012)
NSEPS polystyrene and polyethylene with disperse heat transfer dye

Corinne Felgate (Factice)
Tenskwatawa, Osceola, Wovoka (2012)
Flocked ceramics and human hair

Kim Thome + Alex Chinneck
Wax Tiles (2012)
Melted wax crayons and board

Ludovica Gioscia (Factice)
Pan-Stäck (2012)
Screenprinted cardboard

Harry Meadows + Max Frommeld
Pop-Pop Boats (2012)
Boats produced by students from Bow School
Die-cut cardboard and plastic (Packaging)

Richard Cramp + Luke Smith-Wightman
Products 1-5 (2012)