Cartwright & Nick Jordan's work unites divergent and eclectic influences,
including surrealism, natural history, folk-lore, myth, old Europe,
and weird Americana. Part painting, part drawing, part cinema, their
practice explores the interconnections between the unruly natural world and our multifaceted cultural histories.
"For the Castlefield Gallery, Cartwright & Jordan present The
Goose Fair. Somewhat carnivalesque and fictional, the work incorporates
levitation, cicadas, a passenger pigeon, fly paper, wurst, grits, Balthazar,
hallucinogenic fungi and a dozen dogs from New York's Chelsea art district..."
- press release
"Born from an unfeasibly heroic whimsy, and developing from
the compulsive doodles of the new social archetype, the urban(e) idiot,
they populate the space with a bestiary of dysfunctional and hapless
fictions, set adrift around their very own 21st century Walden Pond
- the Art Gallery - and attempt a juggling act which flits between ventriloquism
and necrophilia." - Paul Cordwell