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SELECTED WORKS BY Jodie Carey

The Daily Mail - Arrangement One
Jodie Carey
The Daily Mail - Arrangement One

2005

Newspaper, stained blood, tea and coffee, wire, oasis, concrete urn

185 x 110 cm
Jodie Carey’s elaborate sprays of faded foliage have, at first, an elegiac look, like bouquets for an event long forgotten. Their colours are wan and blanched, enacting the theme of life’s transience that underpins the floral still life tradition of artists like van Huysum and van Os. The sense of transience is carried through in their material, too: composed of, and named after, daily newspapers (The Daily Mail – Arrangement One, and so on), Carey’s works embody time’s passing.
The Daily Mail - Arrangement Two
Jodie Carey
The Daily Mail - Arrangement Two

2005

Newspaper stained with blood, tea and coffee, wire, oasis, concrete urn

185 x 110 cm
But examine her method of colouring these shreds of thin paper and the themes become more complex. Carey stains the paper with a variety of liquids – tea, coffee, even blood – and by doing so pulls the work into an intimate and unsettling sphere. The domestic inference of the tea and coffee seems to evoke death’s presence in daily life, and to play out the artist’s stated aim to explore “how we choose to deal, both publicly and privately, with the death of a loved one.”
The Daily Mail - Arrangement Three
Jodie Carey
The Daily Mail - Arrangement Three

2005

Newspaper stained with blood, tea and coffee, wire, oasis, concrete urn.

185 x 110 cm
Death, here, has entered the realm of chat around the breakfast table. The blood suggests something darker: evoking the suffering body, it nods to the reality of illness and bodily decay, running as a counterpoint to the flowers’ elision of the actuality of the end of life.

Text by Ben Street

Jodie Carey's BIOGRAPHY

Jodie Carey
Born in 1981, Battle, UK
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014
Jodie Carey, HĂĄ gamle prestegard, Norway

2013
Site-specific project curated by Neue Berliner Raume, Berlin
Jodie Carey, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin
Jodie Carey, Edel Assanti, London

2012
Solomon’s Knot, The New Art Gallery, Walsall

2011
Somewhere, Nowhere, Pumhouse Gallery, London

2010
Traces, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

2009
Blood lines, Art Forum, Berlin
In The Eyes Of Others, Towner, Eastbourne

2008
Jodie Carey, Daneyai Mahmood Gallery, New York
Still, Life, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London

2007
Hearts and Bones, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam



GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Death. A Self Portrait, The Wellcome Collection, London
Morbid Fascination, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago
One Giant Leap: Works from the Saatchi Collection, Hyatt Regency, London

2011
Jodie Carey, Leighton House Museum, London
Object Dada, Edel Assanti, London

2010
Vanitas, AVA, London
Dead or Alive, Museum Of Art And Design, New York
Haute Couture,Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

2008
Summer Show, Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Make Believe, Concrete and Glass Festival, London
Anticipation, Selfridges, London

2007
Anticipation, David Roberts Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
Deep Inspiration, Jerwood Gallery, London

2006
New Work by… Blyth Gallery, London
Summer Show, Royal College of Art, London
Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London

2005
Seventeen Presents, Seventeen Gallery, London
London In Zurich, Hauser and Wirth, Zurich