Ashley Holmes | Ask About The Good Times
02 Jun 2018
Luton, United Kingdom
Uniting the maverick, upstart energy anarchy of British contemporary art with a view of the world honed in Luton by one of the Luton art world’s favourite sons, English Man Going Insane is Dominic from Luton’s visual love letter to his hometown.
It is a journey from the 1970s to the present, a tragic-comic personal history which re-visits some of the most spectacular moments (both in Luton and elsewhere) on Dominic’s often contradictory journey from small town boy (and fanatical Luton Town supporter) to the global art superstar we know and love today!
Treating the storefront as the major art museum it will eventually become, the exhibition might be described as a mid-career retrospective with some new work and some new interpretations of existing work.
Sunday 13 May, 2.00pm
Dominic From Luton will be in conversation with Curator Matthew Shaul, there will be a special Sunday opening for this event, all welcome admission free.
Saturday 2 June, 8.00pm
DJ and performance artist Ashley Holmes presents Ask About The Good Times.
A new video work and live DJ set performance based on the idea of collectivity. Through popular culture visual references and accompanying music, the performance will highlight activities that encourage and promote skills for communities to flourish creatively.
English Man Going Insane is organised by Departure Lounge in collaboration with Luton Culture and is part of ‘As You Change, So Do I’ a three-year programme of public art events funded by Arts Council England’s Luton Investment Programme.
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