easy does it

Exhibition Archive

easy does it

Carwyn Evans, Fiona Curran, Hannah James, Jo Addison, Jo Coupe, Kevin Hunt, Leo Fitzmaurice, Littlewhitehead, Sean Edwards, Tom Godfrey, Tom Ireland
Curated by Kevin Hunt

Littlewhitehead, Untitled Photo, Inkjet on Paper, 138 x 93cm, 2012

02.02 – 23.02.13

Friday 1 February | 7 - 9

Curator’s Talk
02.02.2013 | 3 – 5

Thurs - Sat | 12 - 5
Or by appointment

David Dale Gallery & Studios are pleased to present easy does it, the first in an evolving trilogy of exhibitions curated by Kevin Hunt examining the complexity inherent within the simplest of actions.

Bringing together works by Carwyn Evans, Fiona Curran, Hannah James, Jo Addison, Jo Coupe, Leo Fitzmaurice, Littlewhitehead, Sean Edwards, Tom Godfrey and Tom Ireland alongside Hunt’s own, these exhibitions seek to question the highly crafted time consuming pursuit of making art via a conglomeration of objects and artefacts created with ease. Presenting a world where the seemingly trivial can be proven to produce powerful and surprisingly sublime effects.

The second part of easy does it opens at Aid & Abet in Cambridge on 6th June 2013. The third and final part opens at Supercollider in Blackpool on 23rd August 2013.


Kevin Hunt (b. 1983, Liverpool, lives and works in Liverpool). Hunt graduated from the North Wales School of Art and Design in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: Temporary Residence, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 2013; Tattoo City: The First Three Chapters, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2012; Space Monkey Hula Hoop, The Monks Gallery, Lincoln, 2012; Spectral Lines (solo), The Last Gallery, Llangadog, 2012; Hand to Hand (part of SPECTRUM), Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool, 2012; J A M B A L A Y A (a two person presentation with Sam Venables) as part of FAVELA at The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2012. Hunt co-founded CAVE, Liverpool’s inaugural contemporary art fair presented during the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2012.

Carwyn Evans (b. 1979, Carmarthen, lives and works in Cardiff). Evans graduated from University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2001 and with an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London in 2011. Recent exhibitions include: Ca’ Shell (solo) and Cysgod, Mostyn, Llandundo, 2012; Altro (solo), Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, 2011. Evans has forthcoming presentations with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Carmarthen and Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, both 2013.

Fiona Curran (b. 1971, lives and works in London) Curran graduated with an MA from the Manchester School of Art in 2001 and is currently studying for a PhD at The Slade School of Fine Art, London. Recent exhibitions include: Waiting for The Perfect View(solo), Touchstones, Rochdale, Manchester, 2012; Untitled, Miami with Carslaw St*Lukes, 2012; Assembly (solo), Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, 2010. Curran has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Carslaw St*Lukes, London, 2013.

Hannah James (b. 1985, Nottingham, lives and works in Rotterdam). James graduated from University of the West of England, Bristol in 2007 and is currently studying for an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. Recent exhibitions include: The outline seems indelible (solo), Plymouth Art College Gallery, Plymouth, 2013; Dagmar Hepner, Hannah James, Charlotte Moth, Cole, London, 2012; abc-art berlin contemporary-about painting (solo), Chert, Berlin, 2011; Local Interference (solo), Works | Projects, Bristol, 2011; The Potential for Windows and Scale, Rotate Series, The Contemporary Art Society, London, 2011; Curtain Show (curated by Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade), Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2010. James has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Cole, London, 2013.

Jo Addison (b. 1970, lives and works in London) Addison graduated from Norfolk Institute of Art and Design in 1992 and with a H.Dip from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1995. Recent exhibitions include: Crazee Golf, Tintype, London, 2012; Ideas are Faster, Five Years, London 2012; CAVE Art Fair, Liverpool, 2012; Jo Addison & Alice Walton, Centrum, Berlin, 2010; No One Sees The Barn (solo), Outpost, Norwich, 2007. Jo is part of the collaborative, artist-run initiative Five Years, London.

Jo Coupe (b. 1975, Stoke-on-Trent, lives and works in Gateshead) Coupe graduated from Newcastle University in 1998 and with an MA from Goldsmiths College, London in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: Double, Double, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, 2011; Two x Two for Aids and Art, The Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2010; Tatton Park Biennial, Tatton Park, Cheshire, 2008.

Leo Fitzmaurice (b. 1963, Newport, Shropshire, lives and works in Hessel, Wirral and Liverpool) Fitzmaurice graduated from Liverpool Art School in 1991, and with an MA in Painting from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. Recent exhibitions include: Leo Fitzmaurice, Paul Rooney (solo), Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, 2012; Cosmo’s Levels (curated by Jamie Lobb), The Sunday Painter, London, 2012; Standpoint Futures (solo), Standpoint Gallery, London, 2011; You Try to Tell Me But I Never Listen (solo), New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, 2011. Fitzmaurice was the recipient of The Northern Art Prize, 2012.

Littlewhitehead (Craig Little b. 1980, Glasgow & Blake Whitehead b. 1985, Lanark, both live and work in Glasgow). Little and Whitehead graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Recent exhibitions include: The Cyclic Gate (solo), Sumarria Lunn, London, 2012; Constructions, Hélène Bailly, Paris, 2012; How Art Things, Nest, The Hague, 2012; Bad News (solo), Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2011; British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2011.

Sean Edwards (b. 1980, Cardiff, lives and works Abergavenny) Edwards graduated from University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2003 and with an MA from Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: Resting Through (solo), Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, 2012; Painting-Versus-Object, Standpoint Gallery, London, 2012; Remaining Only (solo), Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, 2011; Putting Right (solo), Limoncello, London, 2011; Maelfa, Spike Island, Bristol, 2011. Edwards has forthcoming solo exhibitions at Aalst, Belgium and Chapter, Cardiff, both 2013.

Tom Godfrey (b. 1981, High Wycombe, lives and works in Glasgow) Recent exhibitions include: Last Chance, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, 2012; Minits 4, Flat Time House, London (As part of PAMI), 2012; CAVE Art Fair, Liverpool, 2012; Rain, Cell Project Space, London, 2011; Curatorial projects include: Keep Floors and Passages Clear shown at White Columns, New York, 2011 and the ongoing Marbled Reams project shown at Limoncello, London and The Modern Institute, Glasgow. Godfrey has forthcoming exhibitions at Czarna, Warsaw and Primary Nottingham, both 2013.

Tom Ireland (b. 1984, Blackpool, Lives and works in Blackpool) Ireland graduated from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle in 2006. Recent exhibitions include: Notes on Westward Expansion (solo), Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 2012; No Now!, Space Station 65, London, 2012; Everyday we are apart, I miss you more than ever (solo), South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford, 2011.