Andy Harper - Archaeology in Reverse

6 Jul 2013 – 28 Sep 2013

Regular hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00

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Newlyn Art Gallery

England, United Kingdom


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  • Buses run from the Greenmarket in Penzance to Newlyn every 20 minutes (no 1 & 6)
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Over the past decade, Andy Harper has gained critical acclaim for an extraordinary and varied body of paintings.


Andy Harper considers painting to be an instrument to capture the patterns and processes of his mind. He works into a thin film of oil paint; the surface worked and re-worked. For a period of time the painting remains totally malleable, but then, like archaeology in reverse, the surface stiffens and embedded in the paint is a trace of thought itself.
Harper has previously created paintings on suspended spheres, intricately cut boards and fly- posted onto hoardings. For Archaeology in Reverse he has made a specific and central work for the upper gallery around which the rest of the show will revolve;
a free-standing screen, comprising large painted canvases.
Harper's work was included in the East End Academy at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009), and solo shows at Danese, New York (2008/2012), Morgan Contemporary, Berlin, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth and The Page Gallery, Seoul (2010).
The exhibition is supported by the Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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