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Gary mansfield

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GARY MANSFIELD'S WORK DEALS WITH IDENTITY INTERUPTED.  HE EXPLORES THE REALITY OF PRISON, YET SEARCHES FOR A WAY TO PIECE BACK TOGETHER AN IDENTITY WHICH HAS BEEN SHATTERED, SCATTERED AND LOST. (by Jane Boyer - Curator)

I fell in love with Art in my late 20’s, whilst paying the price for one of life’s misadventures, namely a 14 year Prison sentence after being unwittingly used as a drugs mule.

My work largely shouts personal and social injustices, but often deals with the parts of me that were left behind.

My current project is entitled ‘Walk a Mile’, and is based on the proverb, ‘Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes’.

I am inviting 100 people to write a paragraph of text explaining regret or wrong-doing and their reasons for doing so.  I then ask them to send this to me along with an old pair of shoes.

I will walk one mile in their shoes reading their story and make my judgement at the end.  The negative space of the shoe will then be cast in a plaster composite.


CV

Gary Mansfield

Email: galmans@btinternet.com
Website: www.garymansfield.co.uk


  1968 - Born in Barking, Essex
  Lives and works in Essex/London


  Education
  2004 - BA (Hons), Fine Art, University of East London


  Exhibitions
  2013-2014 - This Me of Mine Ipswich Art School Gallery Colchester and Ipswich Museum, Ipswich, (Group Show)
2007 - Stamps Gallery - New York (Group Show)
  2007 - Levines – Liverpool (Group Show)
  2005 – The Paper mill - London (Group Show)
  2004 - Trinity Boy Wharf - London (Group Show)
  2004 - Glass Gallery - London (Group Show)
  2004 - Neon Gallery - London (Group Show)
  2003 - Spats Gallery - London (Group Show)
  2003 - The Tereza Joanne - London (Group Show)
  2003 - Neon Gallery - London (Group Show)


  Commissions
  2011 - News International/News printers
  2010 - News International/News printers
  2010 - To the Point - Design Consultants


  Lectures/Projects
  2013 - Battersea Arts Centre - London (Group - Spoken Word)
2011 - H.M Prison Service
  2003 – Richard Wilson’s Butterfly

  Affiliations
  Member of the Arts Alliance

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