Caitlin Merrett King
Caitlin Merrett King (b. 1992 in Sheffield, UK) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Merrett King’s practice is regularly collaborative and is often made with a fangirl approach to other people’s art work. Her practice explores expanded curating, with an interest in the role of the host, generosity, the political nature of working with your friends, nepotism and vanity, which she explores through writing. An interest in the physicality of exhibitions and how we traverse the gallery is regularly examined through film.
Merrett King is interested in her nuanced relationship with the white cube and the museum of artefacts, which she doesn’t understand but admires anyway, and how an appreciation of contemporary art can be like a tumultuous love affair. Examples of unrealistic, and often un-feminist romantic love from popular culture are examined as a way of scrutinising an invested and self-conscious relationship with art and the screen itself. Merrett King is 1/3 of Florida, a collaborative curatorial project based in Glasgow.
Group exhibitions include: A Tribute to JB, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL (2017); Baby you’re the boss at home, Glasgow Open House Festival, Glasgow, UK (2017); school is now in session, isthisit?, online (2017); Limbic, Art Hub, London, UK (2017); Picture a Garden, The Number Shop, Edinburgh, UK (2017); Things, Suite 2/2, 6 Dixon Street, Glasgow, UK (2017); Assume an open posture, Collar, Manchester, UK (2017); Blind Date, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK (2016).
For more information visit: caitlinmerrettking.co.uk.
Florida: Caitlin Merrett King, Hannah Reynolds and Isabella Widger
Big Time Sensuality
Big Time Sensuality looks at the ideas of collaboration and friendship as part of a continuing exploration into curating and working together within an expanded artistic practice.
Merrett King, Reynolds and Widger present an installation that brings together individual and co-authored works that explore how optimism and self-doubt in production are mirrored in the content of the work, and if this is inherently gendered. Personal experiences are processed through coded language, fictions and associations which are also firmly situated within a wider consciousness of political and cultural expectations.
Merrett King, Reynolds and Widger are Florida, a collaborative curatorial project based in Glasgow.
Supported by Wasps Studios.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sun, 12 noon-6pm
Thu, 12 noon-8pm