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Jamie Crewe: PEOPLE HAVE COME

Thu 3 Dec 2020 - Sat 30 Jan 2021

LUX Online

PEOPLE HAVE COME is an artist talk by Jamie Crewe accompanying their solo exhibition Jamie Crewe: Ashley at LUX

Jamie Crewe presents a recorded artist’s talk in which they discuss a technique that recurs throughout their practice. They have named the technique PEOPLE HAVE COME, and it describes courting and avoiding publicness. For certain kinds of people the desire to be seen, recognised, and understood is as powerful as the urge to hide, be illegible, and repel investigation. In reference to Ashley, as well as to other works and experiences, this talk traces eruptions of this ambivalent seam in Jamie’s life and practice. PEOPLE HAVE COME will be available online on the LUX website for the duration of the show.

Jamie Crewe’s solo exhibition Ashley runs 3 Dec 2020 – 30 Jan 2021 at LUX. 

Supported by On & For Production and Distribution, an initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

logo of on and for production, two intersecting circles with a t shape in the intersection

Drawings of bird-human hybrids are opened as windows in different sizes and densely filled the desktop. We see a glimpse of the background from the edges, which is a closeup of a face with an eye-shaped earring.
PEOPLE HAVE COME, Jamie Crewe, 2020. Courtesy of the artist

Jamie Crewe

Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. They grew up in the Peak District and are now settled in Glasgow.

They have presented several solo exhibitions: Solidarity & Love, Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020); Love & Solidarity, Grand Union, Birmingham (2020); Pastoral Drama, Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Female Executioner, Gasworks, London (2017); and But what was most awful was a girl who was singing, Transmission, Glasgow (2016). Their work has also been presented as part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I Kathy Acker at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2019); as part of the KW Production Series at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018); as part of the Glasgow International 2018 Director’s Programme in the group show Cellular World at GoMA, Glasgow; and as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016 at Tramway, Glasgow.

In 2020 they were awarded one of ten Turner Bursaries on the basis of their sister exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, and Grand Union, Birmingham. In 2021/22 they will be part of British Art Show 9, which will tour Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Aberdeen, and Manchester.