Cubby Hole 2011
Wood, magazines, books, paper ephemera, penknife, action figures, yo-yo.
“Passing a second-hand shop some objects in the window catch my eye – a star wars figure, an old yo-yo and a penknife. I remember my hidey-hole in the old family house; a boarded-up fireplace in my bedroom where I kept my treasured possessions, that were probably still there, waiting to be found. The memory brings a smile to my face, a smile that evaporates as I remember what else was hidden there.”
Steven Paige’s practice is an exercise in the profane, familiar and forgotten. Old comics, magazines, dated encyclopedias and instructional films are all archives to be raided and used to service as artwork. He explores a visual didacticism and enquiry that includes performance, photography, video, drawing and artist’s publishing.
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