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Exhibition previews: Rosemary Mayer and Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Ways of Attaching / 45th Parallel

Exhibition previews: Rosemary Mayer and Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Ways of Attaching / 45th Parallel

ROSEMARY MAYER, SCARECROW (1978-79). COURTESY THE ESTATE OF ROSEMARY MAYER AND LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN, 45TH PARALLEL (2022). FILM STILL. COURTESY THE ARTIST.

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Join us for the previews of the new Spike Island exhibitions on Friday 7 October 2022, 6-8pm:

Rosemary Mayer: Ways of Attaching

Ways of Attaching is the first institutional survey exhibition of artist Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014). It spans three decades of Mayer’s prolific and varied practice, from fabric sculptures, artist’s books and ephemeral installations of the 1970s through to ink drawings and pastels from the 1980s and 90s.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a Private Ear, a detective of sounds and their traces. His new film commission, 45th Parallel, focuses on the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, a unique municipal site that straddles the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States.

Partners and supporters

Ways of Attaching exhibition is organised in collaboration with Marie and Max Warsh of the Estate of Rosemary Mayer and in partnership with Swiss Institute, New York; Ludwig Forum, Aachen and Lenbachhaus, Munich. This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

45th Parallel is commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol; the Toronto Biennial; Mercer Union, Toronto; and the Western Front, Vancouver. Produced by LONO Studio and supported by Arts Council England and Just Films | Ford Foundation. The exhibition is part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance programme, supported by Arts Council England.