Art fair: The Manchester Contemporary

August 25, 2018


Rather than writing about it, I’ll be The Manchester Contemporary as an exhibitor this year for the first. Mark and I have been working with Charlie Franklin over the last few months to develop a solo exhibition of her work for TMC. It’s been a real pleasure to work with Mark and Charlie on this. Come and visit us at Stand 182 and see Charlie seductive work.



Charlie-Franklin-Patch-largeCharlie Franklin
The Manchester Contemporary
12-14 October 2018

Mark Devereux Projects are pleased to announce that we will be participating in The Manchester Contemporary 2018, showcasing new works by our represented artist Charlie Franklin.

Situated on the cusp between painting and sculpture, Franklin’s beautiful, and often minimal, work focuses on the physicality of presence and absence through intensive methods of mark marking and erasure. Franklin meticulously transforms found materials, such as aluminium, canvas and cardboard, into new material forms. Several new freestanding and wall-based works will be available to purchase.

2018 marks the fifth anniversary of Mark Devereux Projects. Our debut at The Manchester Contemporary follows Dialogues 5, our intensive critical mentoring programme, and David Bethell’s research and development project, Re-sight: two major anniversary projects that continue to demonstrate our ambition to be leaders within independent artist development provision in the UK.

Director Mark Devereux says, “Over the last 5-years we have been proud to have supported the development of hundreds of artists across the UK. As part of our anniversary year projects, which have included Dialogues 5 and Re-sight, we’re excited to debut at The Manchester Contemporary and showcase the stunning work of Charlie Franklin in our home city.”

Each year, The Manchester Contemporary brings together the most exciting galleries and artists from across the UK to Manchester. Launched in 2008 and celebrating its tenth edition this year, the fair is committed to encouraging and developing a market for critically engaged contemporary art in the region. For the latest news visit, follow us on social media or sign up to our mailing list.

Image: Patch | Charlie Franklin, 2018 | aluminium leaf, oil, leather, wooden support | 32cm x 18cm x 3cm | image: courtesy of the artist



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