The Object Abuse exhibition

The London based agency McCormack and Gent will be hosting an open exhibition titled Object Abuse at the Spinach centre in central London, England.

Object Abuse's function is a curatorial framework devised and founded by TC McCormack and Martin Gent to provide a platform for people to discuss, provoke and question the very nature and orientation of objects. The aim is to readdress the unquestioned drives of our collective pursuits, to turn the tables on the object-subject dynamic. TC McCormack is a visual artist and a senior lecturer in Fine Art. Martin J Gent is an artist and a director of the qualitative research agency called Spinach.

The exhibition will also include these four following artworks below, which you may recognise:

A woman wearing sandals and pole dancing

I'm Not That Kinda Girl
A woman stepping on a tiny man
But, Hey Wait... I Can Explain!

So, what does Object Abuse look like?

The answer to this question is not so straight forward, but when you put those obvious ethical or ecological perspectives to one side, then the possibility for speculation really is limitless. When you think about it, who is to say the object in question is passive and not active? Also it is worth asking where does the form of abuse originate from? What qualifies abuse, is it quantifiable, can we identify subtler variations? And for that matter; what is an object, or rather can we say what is not an object…with any real certainty?

The Object Abuse exhibition began on September 21st and runs through to December 15th 2013 at
Spinach, 144 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LA, England. There is also a full preview show of all works on Thursday December 12th 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Further details can also be found on the Object Abuse website www.objectabuse.com or on the Spinach website www.spinach.co.uk.

A full list of the artworks, whether they are paintings, writings, or sculptural has been published on the following page of the Spinach website www.spinach.co.uk/artists/.

All of the artworks that I will be exhibiting at Spinach for the Object Abuse exhibition will be in print form.

If you would like any further information you can either contact the Object Abuse team at mccormackandgent@googlemail.com or the Spinach team at info@spinach.co.uk
or alternatively write to:

144 Liverpool Road,
London, N1 1LA.
+44 (0)20 7609 6000