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Jonathan Callan

Jonathan Callan Hammer

Hammer
2009 Metal and silicone rubber, 19 x 30 x 18cm,
Courtesy of the artist


Jonathan Callan’s work is driven by a fascination with materiality. Often accumulative in process, the works confront the endless interiority of objects, which may be why the book has often been returned to: “Most of us will assume that a book is a culturally significant vehicle, the words being of far more importance than the fact that the object itself is a layered thing made of ink, binding and glue. I attempt to reverse this assumption, using the book as an armature, as the platform for a series of investigations into the physicality of those things which can only be shown.”

Jonathan Callan was born in 1961 in Manchester, graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1984, and completed post-graduate study at The Slade School of Fine Art in 1990. He now lives and works in London.

Selected exhibitions

2010
2009
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2005
2005
2005
2005
2004
2003
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2002

2002
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1995
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1992

1992

John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Wisconsin
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery New York (with Jason Tomme)
I Can’t Tell You Why, Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium

Access Denied, Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Cologne
The Library of Past Choices, Grusenmeyer Gallery, Deurle, Belgium
New Works, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne
Jonathan Callan: New Work, The Apartment, Athens
Trace, Zinger Gallery Tillburg, Netherlands, curated by Steven Van
Grinsven
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Empires and Other Worlds, Houldsworth Gallery, London, England
BearSpace, London
Surface, (with Reinhard Doubrawa), Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
Interference: Jonathan Callan, The New Art Gallery Walsall, England.
Travels to: Firstsite, Colchester, Essex
Zwemmer Art, London
Grant Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California
L’Oeil de Poisson, Montreal
Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
Hales Gallery, London
Entwistle Gallery, London
Winchester Gallery, culmination of residency at Winchester School
of Art
Hales Gallery, London




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Jonathan Callan
Adam Gillam
Wayne Lucas
Elizabeth Rosser
Jack Strange
Esmeralda Valencia
Alison Wilding



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