M I L K are pleased to present Semi-Functioning Artists, an exhibition of works by Ash Howland-Davenport and Matt Wilkinson.
Working across photography, sculpture and installation, both artists explore the notion of artistic identity by contemplating what it is to maintain and develop creative practices post art-school. Inspired by Lubaina Himid’s reference to her “wilderness years” within her 2017 Turner Prize acceptance speech, Howland-Davenport and Wilkinson use satire and a sense of childlike play to confront the theme of artistic direction.
Semi-Functioning Artists will feature new work from both artists specially made for this exhibition.
Ash Howland-Davenport (b.1992) Recent exhibitions include:
One Foot In the Cradle, The House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough
Quit While You’re Ahead, 136 Shields Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Arthouses, Whitley Bay Film Festival, Whitley Bay
Newcastle University Degree Show, SCIN Gallery, London
Newcastle University Degree Show, Newcastle University,Newcastle upon Tyne
POP UP, Newbridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne
Matt Wilkinson (b.1992) Recent exhibitions include:
Splash curated by SHELF, Spanish City, Whitley Bay
Figure, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
Elbows at Dawn, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool
Technology – Past and Future, MediaCityUK, Salford
SPECTRA Light Festival, Aberdeen
Les Boites, Suede Gallery, Edinburgh