von Bartha artist Andrew Bick presents a new solo show entitled Conversation, at The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool.
The exhibition features a selection of drawings and wall paintings, inspired by historical constructivism and Concrete Art and will run as part of The Cornerstone Festival. The artist will also be delivering a public lecture at the Capstone Theatre, part of Liverpool Hope University, on Monday 23 November at 7:30pm.
Bick continues to work with the singular grid structures that have formed the basis for his drawings and paintings since 2008. The artist works by projecting these grid formats onto the canvas and then builds upon them, using contrasting materials and techniques to create multi-layered works. The resultant pieces adhere to constructivist grid models but also contradict them. Featuring painterly elements, the works combine gesture with geometry. Conversation shows the evolutionary process between Bick’s past and present works and places them in dialogue with historical artistic practices. For the last seven years Bick has been developing a number of projects based on his research into British Construction and Systems Art from the 1950s to 1970s, initiated as result of a Henry Moore Institute Fellowship in 2007/08.