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The Kingston Turnpike

Bick, Andrew (2006) The Kingston Turnpike. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Bick, Andrew

The exhibition and catalogue continue ideas of relating contemporary painting practice to that of photography, film and video first explored in “Sight Mapping” (output 4).

The Kingston Turnpike consists of a pool of artists, internationally renowned in their field, who express a particular sensibility related to the fluid possibilities in current practice. The exhibition uses the film “Being John Malkovich” as a skewed theme, allowing unpredictable combinations of artists while functioning as a critique of the narrow, over-defined programming of much current curatorial practice.

Sensuality, seduction, skill at handling material and the artist’s will to make something eccentric (perhaps traditional qualities of painting) are emphasised over concept and laborious contextualisation. Strba’s video projections, for example, thus become luminous painterly experiences, Akkerman’s serial self-portraits, by contrast, pieces of conceptual mischief.

Additional Information (Publicly available):

Andrew Bick was featured in Contemporary Art Society's ARTfutures 2005 at Bloomberg SPACE.

Born 1963 in Coleford, Gloucestershire, Bick lives and works in London and is represented by Hales Gallery, London and Gallery Von Bartha, Basel.

Andrew is Senior Lecturer at Kingston University Department of Fine Art and The University of Gloucestershire, visiting Lecturer Central Saint Martins School of Art MFA.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 1 February 2006
Funders: ACE, Hales Gallery, Victoria Miro Gallery, Wilkinson Gallery, Andrew Mummery Gallery, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust,, Kingston University, Frith St Gallery
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, U.K.
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, U.K.
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 09:24
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 11:07
Item ID: 1068
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1068

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