Prop Me Up at Bankley Studios Gallery

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Katrina Cowling, Scantily Clad, 2016 (Installation shot). Presented by Show.Me.Up as part of Prop Me Up at Bankley Studios and Gallery, Manchester
Image courtesy of Bankley Studios and Gallery Manchester

Prop Me Up at Bankley Studios and Gallery Manchester, Levenshulme, 13–22 July 2018, free entry - Visit now

Prop me up is presented by Kieran Leach and Precious Innes under the moniker show.me.up, taking place at the Bankley Studios Gallery.

The exhibition features five artists exploring the narrative and theatrics of making by using performative constructs within staged environments to create a flux between reality and illusion. Props highlight the absurdity of their own structure and commentary with work that physically holds itself up, mimicking and distorting its own sensibility. Within the works teeters fragility and a softness that balances on rigid edges. Throughout the show kinetic elements are echoed by graphic representations of cartoonised motion. There are hints of exaggerated functionality and furniture from the everyday, elevated to administer theatrics and action, evoking presence yet absent of the puppeteer.

Prop Me Up at Bankley Studios and Gallery Manchester, Levenshulme

13–22 July 2018
Free entry