Wanted to flag this new exhibition up as the images are just terrific. This project comes from DR.ME, a design/illustration/art etc. collaboration between Ryan Doyle (DR) and Mark Edwards (ME) , that will be gracing the walls of HOME’s Granada Foundation Gallery from Friday 11 September till Sunday 8 November. The collages are taken from their recent year-long project 365 Days of Collage and draws upon advertising ephemera, travel supplements, ethnographic magazines and material from thrift stores, a lot of it from Paramount Books in Manchester which has been a fixture near the bus station since 1965.
The duo repurpose the found images; surfers now perform to packed theatre audiences, girls appear to cross into a half tropical holiday alternaverse and the Egyptian pyramids suddenly get a bubblegum pink interference. Images clash and create new narratives, patterns and realities.