The dead and alive songs exhibition

Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 – 13 December 2008.

To accompany the release of The Dead and Alive Songs an exhibition of related works at Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, includes a new series of paintings featuring images of charity shop purchased 7 inch singles. Each of the records’ sleeves, all of which are the paper variety rather than picture sleeves, have been customised in some way by their former owners – sometimes simply by the addition of the song title or band’s name in a youthful scrawl, or in one case an attempt to recreate an entire picture sleeve, by hand, using felt-tip pens.

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