Tenderpixel is pleased to present Patrick Coyle: To Draw A Blank, an exhibition and series of performances. Coyle re-presents found images, objects and texts that demonstrate an encounter with misunderstanding, whether in terms of ambiguous meaning or a deliberate misappropriation of material. Working across writing, performance, sculpture, drawing, photography, collage and painting, Coyle displays new works which explore varied meanings of blankness.
Originating from a Familiar Phrases picture puzzle illustration (which bears a striking resemblance to the artist), the title of the exhibition suggests multiple readings of the blank; going blank in terms of forgetting, the blank canvas or page and the blank template as arbitrary constraint. Utilising the stage area of the basement space, Coyle will programme a series of performances delivered both by himself and others. Also displayed within the lower gallery will be a series of drawings that document a continuously evolving sculpture, which will in turn function as a performance prop.
(b. Hull 1983) is a London-based artist and writer. He completed MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2010 and BA Fine Art at Byam Shaw, University of the Arts London in 2005. Recent exhibitions include CONCRETE POETRY, Hayward Concrete Cafe, London; Fig.3: I don't know what to say, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; The Bottom Line, Tenderpixel Gallery, London and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010, A Foundation, Liverpool & ICA, London. Coyle has recently delivered performances at Spike Island, Bristol; The Mews Project Space, London; The Poetry Cafe, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; Flat Time House, London and Islington Mill, Salford. Recent publications include Timepieces (with Art on the Underground), Art Licks Magazine, ment journal, and the ICA's Roland. For further information please visit www.patrickcoyle.info