Metahang to execute an unorthodox approach in the positioning of artworks. A chosen alternative or unconventional action or object that is out of the ordinary (norm). (the painting is hung back to front) Meta (from Greek: = "after", "beyond", "with"), Used in English in order to indicate a concept, which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter. Hang = to place (a picture) on a wall or in an exhibition.
For the ‘metahang’ installation I selected 11 artworks for hanging. Five paintings have been chosen from the long gallery to be rehung and six further works had been deselected to make way for six further works that I chose to hang in their place from the Castle’s storage room.
Metahang was installed at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery.
Exhibition Dates:11th October – 30th November 2008
‘In Love’ by Marcus Stone
‘A Welsh Funeral’ by Henry Clarence Whaite
‘Tam O’Shanter’ by Delacroix
‘Jewish Refugee, Vienna’ by David Jagger
‘Head of an Old Man’ by Mervyn Peake
‘Portrait of a Lady Called Countess of Nottingham’ attrib to John de Critz, ‘The Church of St. Germain-Des-Pres, Paris’ by Charles Cundall
‘Portrait of Mrs Morton Jackson’ by Edwin Arthur Ward
‘Portrait of a Child’ by Margaret Carpenter
'Shore Scene With Figures' by Thomas Sword Good
'Crayfish' by Stefan Gorski