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Golden, Pamela, 2014, Show, Exhibition or Event, Good Morning! Mister Williams.

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Pamela Golden uses multiple mediums to bring together the idea of lost history. Inspired by a found photo album from 1912, Golden retraces the history of a group of choirboys on a trip to Abergele, bringing together several layers of enigmatic narrative. Prince Madoc, the Welsh king, is said to have sailed from North Wales to America in 1170, discovering it centuries before Columbus. Numerous sightings of his phantom ship off the coast of Abergele serve as a ghostly reminder of his erasure from history.
Good Morning! Mister Williams. brings this story and location back to life by juxtaposing an ancient myth and mystery with one more modern. The title, like the images of the exhibition, is appropriated from an old photograph album from the early twentieth century. All original meaning is long lost. Best known for miniature paintings in oil and encaustic, Golden has created a new series of intensely worked paintings, each no larger than 8 x 5 cm, that owe their source to found photographic images – playful, enigmatic images which, detached from their origins, come together to form new associations and narratives.
Golden has also recorded a soundtrack to the exhibition, featuring Roshi Nasehi, the Welsh Iranian singer, together with music, production and arrangements by Samuel Frank. The album is a dreamscape of layered experimental space country, folk and pop beats, citing Led Zeppelin to Persian nursery rhymes, via field recordings made in Abergele and London.
The album is released in a limited edition of 250 copies on vinyl, of which 25 are hand-coloured and signed by the artist. A fully illustrated catalogue will be published, including a dialogue between the artist and David Sedaris.

Official URL: http://www.marlboroughlondon.com/exhibitions/pamel...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W120 Painting
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Copyright Holders: Pamela Golden, Marlborough Gallery
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 14:29
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2048

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