OKEY DOKEY 2017
TANYA LEIGHTON & ROB TUFNELL
PHARMACY FOR IDIOTS
8 SEPTEMBER - 30 SEPTEMBER


WILL BENEDICT, ANN CRAVEN, WILLIAM DANIELS, HENRY GUNDERSON, VAN HANOS, TOM HUMPHREYS, ALLISON KATZ, EDWARD KAY, BERNADETTE KERRIGAN, ANSEL KRUT, ORION MARTIN, ALAN MICHAEL, PENTTI MONKKONEN, MARKUS OEHLEN, AUTUMN RAMSEY, ALLAN RAND, EMILY MAE SMITH, JOSH SMITH, ISSY WOOD



The Cubists want to cover Dada with snow; it may surprise you, but it is so, they want to empty the snow out of their pipe on to Dada.
Are you sure?

Perfectly, the facts speak for themselves from great grotesque mouths. They think that Dada wants to stop them in their hateful trade: selling pictures at a high price.
Art is dearer than sausages, dearer than women, dearer than anything.
Art is as easy to see as God (see Saint-Sulpice).
Art is a pharmaceutical product for idiots.

Tables turn, thanks to the spirits; pictures and other works of art are like strong box-tables, the spirit is within them and gets more and more inspired as the prices rise in the salerooms.
Comedy, comedy, comedy, comedy, comedy, dear friends.

Dealers do not like painting, they know about the hidden spirit....
Buy reproductions of signed pictures.
Don't be snobbish; having the same picture as your neighbour doesn't make you any less intelligent.
No more fly-specks on the walls.

There will be some, all the same, but not quite so many.

Dada will certainly get more and more hated, for its wire-cutters allow it to cut processions singing "Come Darling", what a sacrilege!
Cubism represents total famine in ideas.

They cubed primitive paintings, cubed Negro sculptures, cubed violins, cubed guitars, cubedpicture magazines, cubed shit and girls' profiles and now they want to cube money!!!
Dada, on the other hand, wants nothing, absolutely nothing, and what it does is to make the public say "We understand nothing, nothing, nothing".

"The Dadaists are nothing, nothing, nothing and they will surely succeed in nothing, nothing, nothing."

Francis Picabia
who knows nothing, nothing, nothing
DADA Manifesto, 1920

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This exhibition is part of Okey Dokey, a joint exhibition project of galleries and exhibition spaces
in Cologne and Düsseldorf with international colleagues.

Opening days: Friday 8 September, 6 - 10pm, Saturday 9 September, 12 - 8pm andSunday 10 September, 12 - 6pm
Regular gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 2 - 6pm

Rob Tufnell
Kyffhäuserstr. 31
50674 Cologne

Installation view, 'Pharmacy for Idiots', 2017


Alan Michael
'Baseball Cap', 2016
Oil on canvas
102 x 145 cm
40 1/4 x 57 1/4 in
Unique
(MICHAEL-2017-0001)



Allan Rand
Untitled, 2012
Oil on canvas
49.5 x 40 cm
19 1/2 x 15 3/4 in
Unique
(RAND-2017-0001)



Allison Katz
Untitled, 2017
Oil on linen
71 x 51 cm
28 x 20 1/4 in
Unique
(KATZ-2017-0005)



Ann Craven
‘Baby Panda #5 for Chicago’, 2008
Oil on canvas,
35.5 x 28 cm
14 x 11 1/4 in
Unique
(CRAVEN-2017-0001)



Ann Craven
‘White Kitty on Blue’, 2002
Oil on linen
30.5 x 25.4 cm
12 1/4 x 10 in
Unique
(CRAVEN-2017-0002)



Ansel Krut
‘Still Life with Fish and Geese’, 2017
Oil on canvas
90 x 60 cm
35 1/2 x 23 1/2 in
Unique
(KRUT-2017-0001)



Autumn Ramsey
‘Fat Dove’, 2016
Oil on canvas
51 x 61 cm
20 1/4 x 24 1/4 in
Unique
(RAMSEY-2017-0001)



Bernedette Kerrigan
‘Almost Certainly, Probably Not and Possibly’, 2017
Oil and pastel on canvas
40 x 35 cm
15 3/4 x 13 3/4 in
Unique
(KERRIGAN-2017-0001)



Edward Kay
Untitled, 2107
Oil on canvas
45 x 50 cm
17 3/4 x 19 3/4 in
Unique
(KAY-2017-0001)



Emily Mae Smith
‘Portrait’, 2017
Oil on linen
50 x 40 cm
20 x 16 in
(EMSMITH-2017-0001)



Henry Gunderson
‘The Associate’, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
61 x 106.7 cm
24 x 42 in
Unique
(GUNDERSON-2017-0001)



Issy Wood
‘Favouritism’, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in
Unique
(WOOD-2017-0001)



Josh Smith
Untitled, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
25.5 x 20.5 cm
10 x 8 in
Unique
(JSMITH-2017-0001)



Markus Oehlen
‘Bestseller #1’, 2017
Inkjet on canvas on linen and inkjet on paper
110 x 90 cm
43 1/4 x 35 1/2 in
Unique
(OEHLEN-2017-0001)



Orion Martin
‘Lucy Teacher Tether Whip’, 2017
Oil on canvas, walnut frame with mother of pearl inlay frame
90 x 130 x 5 cm
35 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 2 in
Unique
(MARTIN-2017-0001)



Pentti Monkkonen
‘Home Alone’, 2015
Acrylic on canvas
134.5 x 87.5 cm
53 x 34 1/2 in
Unique
(PENTTI-2017-0003)



Tom Humphreys
‘50/50’, 2017
Acrylic on board
55 x 43 cm
21 3/4 x 17 in
Unique
(HUMPHREYS-2017-0001)



Van Hanos
Untitled, 2017
Oil on linen
61 x 51 cm
24 x 20 in
Unique
(HANOS-2017-0063)



Will Benedict
Untitled, 2017
Gouache on canvas and foamboard, glass, steel, tape
110 x 90 cm
43 1/4 x 35 1/2 in
Unique
(BENEDICT-2017-0001)



William Daniels
untitled, 2017
Oil on board
41 x 34 cm
16 1/4 x 13 1/2 in
Unique
(DANIELS-2017-0001)