When we look outwards in space we look backwards in time
At BALTIC, Lavender will present an ambitious installation of new and recent work for the Level 2 gallery. The exhibition will be the artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution in the UK. Working site-specifically, Lavender will make a series of sculptures comprising printed banners and found objects which will be suspended from the ceiling utilising the volumes of the space.
BALTIC presents a survey exhibition and major new commission by the Dutch artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan. The spectacular new commission DEPOT, made especially for our Level 4 gallery, re-imagines ‘Jonah The Giant Whale’, a preserved whale which toured across Europe exhibited inside a lorry. Tan will rebuild the 76-foot long vehicle; however the inside will now contain a cabinet of curiosities inviting the viewer to climb aboard.
Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad (born Oslo, 1980) works across painting, sculpture and poetry. Working with found materials, Ekblad exploits the chance element of this approach which brings a restless energy to many of her works. Ekblad’s exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, her first solo presentation in the UK, includes new and recent painting and sculpture.
Swain presents a series of ‘pieced’ paintings that continue his explorations of the representation of landscape.
Jason Rhoades, Four Rhoades
Jason Rhoades, Four Roads is the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. The exhibition occupies BALTIC’s two largest floors, with four installations to be navigated by four interpretive paths or road
When In Roam
Graeme Durant makes sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings and installations. For BALTIC, he has developed a new body of work for the Level 2 gallery.
Young man red
Jesse Wine (born Chester, 1983) works mainly with ceramics and uses traditional techniques to explore process and chance. Wine never records his methods; he mixes glazes and oxides together and fires at different temperatures, seeing colours melt and blend and structures collapse.
Gail Pickering’s new exhibition Mirror Speech focuses on a pioneering social experiment in community television that ended in a climate of widespread distrust about its political objectives - its participants disputed the image they had once collectively produced.
Against the backdrop of a new Space Race and debates around the future use of inter-planetary energy resources, this group exhibition explores the enduring iconography of the moon in the artistic imagination.
Marine Hugonnier makes work which studies and deconstructs modes of representation. At BALTIC, Hugonnier presents the film Apicula Enigma 2013. Shot in the mountains of Austria, Apicula Enigma (translated as the ‘bee’s riddle’) follows the journey of a bee colony.