Shape Pattern Process by Kurt Hickson is the third of solo shows s part of BLENDER: soupptV Artist Residency traveling to The Asylum Gallery in Wolverhampton.
Shapes and pattern are all around us. Triangular warning signs and the circular glow of the sun are part of our everyday lives. The gridded structure of a tiled wall or the stripes of a tiger provide us with visual stimulation before we see practicality or function. Our brains are attuned to finding forms and sequence, arrangements and regularities within the world.
Shape Pattern Process enforces this relationship with shape and pattern whilst stressing the importance of process and materiality within contemporary art. This solo exhibition by Kurt Hickson brings together around thirty works of various shapes and sizes, half of which are new or have never been seen before. For the most part the artworks have a familiarity in the concrete world, utilising cheap modern materials and found objects pieced together to form modular structures and larger shapes. Through paint and the throwaway Hickson employs the redundant, highlighting the strength and physicality of the art object whilst underlining our instinctive connection to structure, repetition and order.
THE ASYLUM ART GALLERY
Artist talk 12th July 5pm
Private view 12th July 6pm
Exhibition open 13th July - 18th July by appointment
21 Clifton Street, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 0TZ
BLENDER is the next phase of Soup - Stryx Artist Residency Programme in partnership with Asylum Gallery. The project is a catalyst to strengthen relationships & exchanges between the partners, supporting a strategy to build a strong connected arts community. BLENDER allows expansion of networks & diversification of audiences across Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Selected artists were based at Stryx for 2 months producing a group exhibition in April 2019. During the second phase of the residency they will engage with individual development activities at Asylum Gallery, producing a solo exhibition each between May and July 2019.