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4th June, 2015

George Shaw: “The Last Days of Belief”

Event Details

Date:
4th June, 2015
Time:
16.15 - 17.45
Venue:
Wilkinson Gallery, 50-58 Vyner St, E2 9DQ
Price:
Free but booking essential

Artist George Shaw will give an exclusive guided tour of his latest solo exhibition; followed by an audience Q&A conducted by Scott King.

Since the mid-1990s George Shaw has been making paintings of the Tile Hill, the Coventry estate, where he grew up. The Last Days of Belief is an exhibition of fourteen paintings, in each painting the artist depicts man-made and natural objects or events in the landscape that may be interpreted as having a greater significance than was otherwise intended. Thus a mound of concrete and tarmac in a suburban street may be seen as a tongue-in-cheek monument that conjures up the spirit of Silbury Hill, the covered-up tagging on a gable-end assumes mystical unintelligible gravitas and just why are tree stumps in the woods arranged in circles?

George Shaw was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011 and has exhibited at institutions such as: The Whitechapel Gallery (London); The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London); The South London Gallery; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) and Tate Britain (London).


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