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Hard as Fuck: #HarlandMiller new release on show @LAArtShow. Our booth also features works by #JohnHoylandhttps://t.co/ck2StJLIfv
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@RobSawyerUK Thank you. More pictures to come but you can see the work here: https://t.co/nfkmhzfVFb
4 days ago

.@LAArtShow opens to the public today – join us booth 312 to discover works by #DamienHirst #HarlandMiller &more!… https://t.co/j6xYvJw8X6
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Works by Gavin Turk and Wolfe von Lenkiewicz will be on show at @GalleryGriffin from 12th Jan – 24th Feb 2017… https://t.co/eyicG3U514
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RT @ArtAttackApp: 🦋 "Eternal Hope - Rose 2016" 🦋 available @other_criteria ~~~ @hirst_official ~~~ @LALIQUE 🦋 https://t.co/gVe4RcsrKh
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Other Criteria will be @LAArtShow booth 312 from January 11-15. Showing works by #HarlandMiller #DamienHirst &more… https://t.co/oWCSe938zm
2 weeks ago

Ross McNicol at Play

October 5, 2009 by Ellie

As part of Prakke Contemporary's latest collaboration with Paradise Row which we wrote about hereRoss McNicol has let us in on the piece he is exhibiting as of later this week. For more information about opening times and how to arrange a viewing, click here.

If I Were a Horse, 12cm x 12cm, C-type digital archival printIf I Were a Horse, 12cm x 12cm, C-type digital archival print

If I Were a Horse is the title piece of a long-term photographic project. For this ongoing series, McNicol has photographed elements from non-religious customs and rituals throughout the UK. The work is not documentary in style nor in its function. McNicol’s work approaches the irrational and anachronistic aspects of superstition and group ritual which contrast with the beauty and primitive solace to be found within these habits of contemporary rural British communities.

The title, If I Were a Horse, is designed not only to connect a childish mode of imaginative thinking with the formalised adult dressing-up in the image and in many other works from the series, but is also the name given by anthropologist Evans-Pritchard to a type of intellectualist reasoning for the origins of religion, sometimes involving anthropomorphism, which he deemed flawed. The photograph depicts the main protagonist of a surviving annual custom in Castleton, Derbyshire known as the Garland Man.