The Functionality of Thought

Allan Bech / Jenny Core / Susannah Douglas / Aly Helyer / Shinbo Hiroshi (Shin Button) / Paraic Leahy / Sharon Leahy-Clark / Richard Meaghan / Graham Watson / Hannah Wooll 17 January - 26 April 2015 The Link Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax In 1924 Andre Breton wrote the first Manifesto of Surrealism, in which he defines surrealism as: "Pure psychic automatism by means of which one intends to express, either verbally or in writing or in any other manner, the actual functionality of thought. Dictated by thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, free of any aesthetic or moral concern." For the exhibition The Functionality of Thought we have asked several contemporary artists for whom these ideas remain prevalent in their practice today to further explore ideas of surrealism.

Installation View @ Dean Clough, Halifax
Installation View @ Dean Clough, Halifax
Installation View @ Dean Clough, Halifax
Installation View @ Dean Clough, Halifax
Installation View @ Dean Clough, Halifax
Allan Bech
Trophy for Best Orgasm
Graphite on Technical Drawing Paper,
29 x 42cm
2013
£850
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The Ignorant Matchmaker
Graphite on Technical Drawing Paper,
29.7 x 21cm
2013
£500
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Jenny Core
RGB
Pencil Crayon, Graphite & Watercolour on Paper
(3 x) 29 x 21cm
2014
£180 each
£500 for the set
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Variable #14
Ink, watercolour, pencil and colour pencil on 220gsm paper
21cm x 29.7cm
2014
£180
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Susannah Douglas
Flower Face parts 1 & 2
Pencil on Paper
(2x) 30 x 25cm
2014
£400 each
£750 for the pair
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After Gleuze
Pencil on Paper
25 x 21cm
2014
£400
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After Winterhalter/Little Flower Face
Pencil on Paper
18 x 15cm
2014
£400
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Aly Helyer
Tied n Tangled
Ink & Gouache on Paper
41 x 31cm
2014
£650
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Dough Boy
Ink & Gouache on Paper
41 x 31cm
2014
£650
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Crimson Cheeks
Ink & Gouache on Paper
41 x 31cm
2014
£650
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An X-Lover II
Ink & Gouache on Paper
41 x 31cm
2014
£650
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Shinbo Hiroshi (Shin Button)
My World View – Diving
Chinese Ink & Acrylic resin on Japanese Paper
2 x 68 x 35cm
2012
£500
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My World View – Client Appeared
Chinese Ink & Acrylic resin on Japanese Paper
2 x 68 x 35cm
2012
SOLD
Paraic Leahy
John from the Honourable Gentleman Series
Watercolour on Paper,
36 x 27cm
2013
£850 (framed)
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Jack from the Honourable Gentleman Series
Watercolour on Paper,
36 x 27cm
2013
£850 (framed)
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The Return to Barbarism
Watercolour on Paper,
36 x 27cm
2014
£850 (framed)
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Sharon Leahy-Clark
Vita & Violet
Watercolour on Paper
21 x 29cm
2014
£250 (framed)
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Swan Song
Watercolour on Paper
21 x 29cm
2014
£250
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Richard Meaghan
Puffa~Ass~Midas
Ink, gouache and pencil on Bristol paper
29cm x 21cm
2014
£400 (framed)
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The Gatekeeper (Bad Papa)
Ink, gouache and pencil on Bristol paper
40cm x 29cm
2014
£600 (framed)
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Battle for Mother Earth
oil on Arches paper
25cm x 33cm
2014
£750
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The Split
Oil on Paper
29 x 21cm
2013
£400 (framed)
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Graham Watson
Your Block of Air
Collage
13 x 10.5cm
2013
£500
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Welcome to the Machine
Collage
2014
29 x 21cm
£500
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In the White
Collage
2014 
29 x 21cm
£500
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Hannah Wooll
Double
Oil & Gloss on Wallpaper
29 x 21cm
2014
£250
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Don't Please
Oil & Gloss on Wallpaper
42 x 29cm
2014
£300
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Hair Cuts
Oil & Collage on Printed Paper
29 x 21cm
2014
£250
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