Verity Birt + Gary Zhexi Zhang at The NewBridge Project
as part of The Late Shows
7 – 11pm
The NewBridge Project, Carliol House, Market Street, NE1 6NE
The NewBridge Project opened it’s doors of their new home, Carliol House for the first time as part of The Late Shows. You joined us in our new home, a beautiful art-deco, Grade II listed building, formerly home to the North Eastern Electricity Supply Company for a one-night only exhibition that featured artwork by Verity Birt and Gary Zhexi Zhang.
Gary and Verity are undertaking the Connect/Exchange Residency in partnership with The NewBridge Project, BALTIC and NFM. For the Late Shows Gary showed moving image work Lena (2015), and Verity showed Hing the Same about her craig.
We also served up ‘electrifying’ cocktails concocted by NewBridge artists throughout the evening.
Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and writer based in Birmingham. His work attempts to seek out the relationships between diverse systems — social, geographical, symbolic, biophysical — in order to understand the feedback loops between individuals, technology and society. Currently research interests are altruistic amoebae, Chinese internet culture and the erotics of technological interfaces. He is a staff contributor for Frieze magazine and has also written for publications including FOAM, Elephant and Fireflies. Upcoming exhibitions include ALL CHANNELS OPEN at Wysing Arts Centre (2017).
Verity Birt is an artist and researcher based in London. She studied an MA in Moving Image at the Royal College of Art (2013–2015) and BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths University, London (2008–2011). She is involved with collaborative research groups; The Future is a Collective Project, Reconfiguring Ruins, The Overview and a founding member of female artist collective Altai. Previous exhibitions include: Altai in Residence, Experiments in Collective Practice, Dyson Gallery, London (2017); Chemhex Extract, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (2016); Feeling Safer, IMT Gallery, London and Gallery North, New York (2016); Come to Dust, Generator Projects, Dundee (2016); X 308: Space, Site and the Screen, Focal Point Gallery Big Screen, Southend-on-Sea (2016); SUMP, Project Number Gallery, London (2016) Teleonomy, Cafe Oto, London (2016).
Image: ‘Hing the Same about her craig’, Verity Birt, digital collage on mesh banners 160 x 400 cm
Installed at Chemhex Extract, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen: 20th Oct – 5th Nov 2016 (group show with Plastique Fantastique and Jamie Mcneil)
Accessibility: NewBridge Studios has limited accessibility, this event will take place in the Co-Work space on the first floor of NewBridge Studios. We regret, due to the age of our building and its change of use we do not have a functioning lift. Please contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.