Insult/Salt is a new ‘positive poster’ produced to mark Emily Pope’s solo exhibition, Pen Pusher, at V.O Curations.
Referencing rave flyers, viral statements, political advertising and protest banners, as well as the work of feminist artists such as Jenny Holzer, the work forms part of an ongoing series that, in the artist’s words:
“is an edited diary spanning 6 years, written in a complicated bad mood, under a conservative, pro austerity government in the UK, and influenced by feminist artists who have used text and print methods to critique power and labour constructs. Alternatively, it is a collection of embittered (and sometimes drunken) scrawlings, sentimental statements and half baked marxism, which can be found in my notes folder alongside ‘buy chopped tomatoes for the pasta bake’.”
Emily Pope (b. 1990 London) is an artist working between film, printmaking, writing and radio, and who is excited by experimental forms of broadcast and distribution. She is currently working on an experimental film and exhibitions project supported by WOMP (Sheffield), The Box Museum (Plymouth) and Arts Council England. She has exhibited widely in solo and group presentations at artist-led organisations, small contemporary spaces and LGBTQI+ venues. This has included BLOC Projects, Sheffield (2019); Vogue Fabrics, London (2019); Peak Gallery, London (2019); Paradise Works, Manchester (2019); The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2018); Serf, Leeds (2018); VI VII, Oslo (2017); Matthew Gallery, New York (2017); HA HA Gallery, Southampton (2017); Auto Italia, London (2017); Turf Projects, London (2015).
Insult/Salt Emily Pope Limited edition of 50 Inkjet print on poster paper Size: 30 x 42 cm Published by: V.O Curations Release Date: June 2021