December 3rd - January 3rd
difficult time for many but we still have culture to see us through and
while people can’t come to OUTPUT, we’ve been thinking of ways to get
the art to you. So, we’re going postal. Here marks the beginning of our
postal exhibition format - shows in posters you can keep. We are
starting this new experimental series with Liverpool-based artist Jon
Edgley (b. 1996, Wirral) who graduated from Liverpool John Moores
University in 2018. The first postal exhibition is a postal print
produced at Granby Press.
For his exhibition, Edgley is looking at the figure of the landlord as
one who exploits a tenant’s labour to inflate their own wealth. Taking
inspiration from cartoons for children as well as political comic
strips in newspapers, he has produced drawings that star the landlord
as a villain caught up in scenes of comical gags and physical violence.
These are made with pen and paper before being scanned in and digitally
composited. Further, to situate the polemics of his work in this show,
Edgley will be installing a host of his own illustrated To Let signs on
the front of the gallery while the building is closed due to pandemic
restrictions. This aims to highlight the fact that the problem of
landlordism is a shared concern across domestic, cultural and
commercial spaces too.
Listen to our podcast interview with the artist or read a transcription