AN ARTIST TALKS: Big Bertha, Bo Diddley and the Ton Up Boys

Submitted by Glass Tank on September 28, 2017 - 14:10

Venue, Timing and Cost

Venue: 
John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes
Date(s): 
Monday, 9 October 2017
Timing: 
Mon 9th October @ 6pm
Cost: 
Free

To coincide with his exhibition 'Progress' at The Glass Tank, Andrew will talk about the influences on his work over 66 years. It encompasses drawing, printmaking, photography, film and design. His work explores the apparently anonymous mobile infrastructure of cities, in particular the interstate system, the largest designed object in the world. In particular he will talk about Progress and its connection with the work of Albrecht Durer, Ross Macdonald, and Ansel Adams.
The work offers not the unique quality of handicraft, but the elements of three traditions: that art is evidence, and of an ability to select significant objects, and
things from experience; that art is the residue of engaging the existing systems with particular mechanical techniques and processes; and that art provides the
possibility of fabricating new versions of reality.
These procedures are organised as Arrangements, and Nonuments under the principles of Informalism.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane
Oxford
OX3 0BP
United Kingdom
www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/g...

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