Ben Street, Annie Kevans, Dominic McGill and Paul Westcombe in conversation
7:30pm, Thursday 25 July 2013
Tickets: £10 / £6 students
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Annie Kevans, Dominic McGill and Paul Westcombe discuss the importance of working on paper within their respective practices. Do works on paper retain their associations with the intimate, the preparatory or the private? Could works on paper represent a physical corrective within an increasingly disembodied world? And what is it about working on paper that has enabled it to maintain its significant position within artistic work?
Ben Street is a freelance art historian and writer based in London. He lectures at the National Gallery, Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery and for Christie's Education. He runs the courses 'The Beginner's Guide to Contemporary Art' and 'The Art World Unpacked' for the Saatchi Gallery. Ben is the author of numerous essays for museums and galleries across Europe and the UK, including 'New Order' and 'Paper' for the Saatchi Gallery.
Annie Kevans was born in 1972 in France to British parents. She lives and works in London. Since graduating from Central St. Martins School of Art & Design in 2004, Kevans has been a finalist in the Women of the Future awards and a finalist in the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Her work can be found in major collections including the Pallant House Gallery, the David Roberts Collection, 21c Museum, the Saatchi Gallery and the collections of Lord Rothermere, Stephen Fry, Marc Quinn, Adam Sender, Beth Rudin de Woody and John McEnroe.
Having an affinity for the marginalised, Kevans paints figures overlooked, exploited, or objectified within the context of history or contemporary culture, imbuing her subjects with a tangible humanity and sensuality.
Dominic McGill was born in 1963 in England and lives and works in Brighton. He graduated with an MFA from Chelsea School of Art in 1986 and with a BFA from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1985. McGill has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York from 2002 - 2010. McGill's work is held in the public collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, David Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Paul Westcombe was born in Inverness in 1981. He graduated with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2007 and with a BA in Painting from Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in 2003. In 2010 Westcombe exhibited in the Liverpool Biennale. Westcombe won the RSA William Littlejohn Award for Excellence and Innovation in Water-Based Media in 2011; was awarded the HI-Arts Development Award in 2011 and was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition in 2007. His works are held in the collections of The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Royal College of Art, London; Jean-Michel Timsit and Saatchi Gallery, London. Most recently in 2012 Westcombe featured in the Whitechapel Open.
Westcombe's compulsive drawings on used domestic objects display the power of drawing to transform and transcend the banal and everyday.
Paper: Artist Conversation
7:30pm, Thursday 25 July 2013
Duke of York's HQ
London, SW3 4SQ
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