The Doldrums.30. Aug - 28. Sep 13 / ended OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY
The Doldrums Andy Wicks Solo Exhibition
The Doldrums is the first gallery solo exhibition by Andy Wicks, the culmination of an intense residency within the gallery space over the summer.
For this show Wicks has produced a new body of site responsive work that investigates Deptford and its historic links to the river. Moving away from a studio-based practice, his time in residence offered a unique opportunity to unite a site of interest with a place of making and display.
Wicks describes himself as an “urban walker”; learning about a place by walking, repetition and absorbing the sites, smells and characters that inhabit it. He has taken on the role of the collector; a collector of knowledge, detritus, stories and data. Conceived through a period of heavy research and extensive readings, The Doldrums explores the remnants of the industrial past and its effect on the area today through sculpture, photography and performative expedition.
Andy Wicks was born in Kent in 1983 and now lives and works in London having gained BA Fine Art at Middlesex in 2006. He has exhibited widely in London, co-curated Superunknown at Edel Assanti in 2010 and completed a year long residency at The Florence Trust in 2011.
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