Opening Celebration | Spring Exhibitions 2019


The Director and Firstsite Board of Trustees invite you to join us in celebrating our new exhibitions for Spring 2019.

Be the first to see Firstsite’s exhibition Cory Arcangel: BACK OFF, along with a new presentation from artist Roy Colmer: An Optical Haze of Colour. Our current exhibitions, including the recently opened Magda Archer: Problems with Modern Life, will also be open until 8pm.

Cory Arcangel | BACK OFF
Sat 4 May – Sun 7 Jul 2019
Thoughts on violence, aggression, and surveillance; as seen through retro gaming, military technology and fashion. A survey featuring drawing, photography, lorry lights, a laser, a drum machine, and a baby monitor, as well as a new series of prints on Ikea table tops made specifically for Firstsite.
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Roy Colmer | An Optical Haze of Colour
Fri 3 May – 7 July 2019
Responding to the widespread availability of new, electronic media in the 1970s, Roy Colmer sought to reproduce in paint, the patterns and effects familiar to television and video, such as time, delay and movement. An Optical Haze of Colour presents nine paintings inspired by the artist’s experiments in video feedback.
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Magda Archer | Problems with Modern Life
Fri 5 Apr – Sun 23 Jun 2019
Problems with Modern Life is a new poster exhibition by artist Magda Archer. Bursting with colour and a love of typography, Archer’s artworks juxtapose retro and often optimistic imagery with popular words or phrases; mimicking online memes in their combination of words and pictures.
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