Manchester-based artist Daniel Fogarty takes delight in the humdrum and everyday. His recent exhibitions have included concrete sculptures inspired by gardening, paintings and photographs imitating the digestive system (both shown at Bureau Gallery) and close-up photographs of carpets taken in the foyers of Greater Manchester’s multiplexes (on display in the Cornerhouse bar and cafe over the summer). Now, he is inviting art lovers round to his garden, a patch of grass outside a nondescript block of 1970s flats in the south Manchester suburb of Didsbury, to see a collection of sculptures and texts inspired by BBC Two idents – those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it bits of film that link one television programme to another. Often overlooked, many idents are works of art in their own right, and Fogarty will make you look at these mini-masterpieces in a new light. Just like idents, which act as fillers in the television programme, the week-long exhibition is a stop-gap before Fogarty’s next show.

Sat 17 – Sat 24 Nov, Balholm Court, 720 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 6AH, Tel: 07735 390 412, open 24 hours, FREE,

Sat 17 Nov - Sat 24 Nov
Natalie Bradbury
Published on:
Sat 24 Nov 2012