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

9 Oct 2017

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Mon 9th October 6-8pm

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Free

The Glass Tank

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Coinciding with his exhibition PROGRESS Andrew Holmes gives a talk on his inspirations over the past 66 years..

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Taking place in the John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre @ Oxford Brookes University

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.

Exhibiting artists

Andrew Holmes

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