Leicester’s Two Queens Gallery will be launching two new exhibitions this weekend.

Cooperation Show: The Best of Badworlds
Simon Buckley and Hardeep Pandhal

Cooperation Show: The Best of Badworlds is a co-operation without collaboration by the Glasgow based artists Simon Buckley and Hardeep Pandhal.

” ‘Cooperation’ is one of those words that is so synonymous with positivity and productivity, of harmony and understanding, but only seems to come up exactly when there’s a shortage, a failing, a lack of that which might otherwise escape without saying. They’re certainly not collaborators (although they have been in the past), but they share a studio space, and therefore, we would assume, must know each other at least a bit, or must have to cooperate day to day (even in the most tedious of real world capacities). I’d suggest that we’re not lured into looking for easy overlaps of interest (as they almost encourage us to do), as what seems really to unite their approaches is a shared set of disinterests; for each other, themselves and their viewer.”

Through comic-like scrawls, quasi-doodles and rude cartoons, Buckley and Pandhal develop an assertion that between those who are willing to resist, mock and struggle exists a different kind of cooperation – that sometimes you look down only to find that the ladder is made of snakes.

The best of Badworlds runs from 14th October to the 2nd December 2017 in the main gallery space.

Daniel Goodwin

Daniel Goodwin engages in art making as a way of concentrating diluted ideas of self improvement into viscous physical justifications. Making use of crude engineering principles to build interactive sculptures that deliver lessons in self identity, with a slapstick sensibility. A quest for identity and authenticity through the creation and interactions with flawed structures or scenarios.

Daniel Goodwin’s exhibition runs from 14th October to 28th October in the Project space.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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