ARTIST DRIVES, An Exhibition

Last edited by St John's College on 28 November 2023

Venue, Timing and Cost

The Kendrew Barn, St John's College, Oxford
Monday, 27 November 2023 to Sunday, 10 December 2023
12:00 - 17:00

This second exhibition of Andrew Holmes’s work continues his fascination with the infrastructure of cities in the landscape of California.

The show comprises twenty pencil drawings, and six large scale photographs from four series that he has been working on for fifty years.

The images depict locations sited on the drive north on Route 99, travelled in the 1930s by the Dust Bowl migrant workers.

In addition to the familiar colour pencil drawings of Gas Tank City are a series of significant new black and white drawings based on John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress in which Pilgrim’s wife is re-imagined as a female California private detective visiting contemporary sites of the original trials.

These are set in the context of two further smaller collections, of the road travelled viewed through the windscreen of a car at night, and an industrial landscape of huge steel tanks, seen as classical relics at the end of the era of oil.

ARTIST TALK: Thursday 30, November 6 PM, free

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