AboutHales Gallery is delighted to announce Beyond the Sea Wall, Hew Locke's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The show will comprise of new and recent works in various mediums, such as sculpture, painted photographs and painted share certificates, in which Locke explores and connects the ideas of past and present, good and bad fortune, as well as memories from his childhood in Guyana.
Hew Locke (b. Edinburgh, UK, 1959) spent his formative years (1966-1980) in Guyana before returning to the UK to complete an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1994). Recent works have been included in The Folkestone Triennial (2011), the 54th Venice Biennale (2010), Deptfor X (2012). In 2014 Locke's works will be featured in Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial.
Selected shows include National Portrait Gallery (London), El Museo de Bario (New York), Fondation Clément (Martinique), The Bell House (Prague), Kunsthal KAdE (Netherlands), Tate Britain (London), V&A Museum (London), The New Art Gallery (Walsall), Rivington Place (London), The Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool), The British Museum (London), The New Art Exchange (Nottingham), The Luckman Gallery (LA), The New York Museum of Art and Design (New York), Atlanta Contemporary Arts (US), The Brooklyn Museum (New York), Perez Art Museum Miami. In 2010 Locke's work, Sikandar, was shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square (London).
Locke's work is represented in many collections including The Government Art Collection (UK), Miami Art Museum (US), The Tate Gallery (UK), The Arts Council of England (UK), The Collection of Eileen and Peter Norton (US), The Brooklyn Museum (New York), The Arnold Lehman Collection (US), The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US), Kansas City Collection (US), The RSID Museum (Rhode Island), The New Art Gallery (Walsall), The Victoria & Albert Museum Drawing Collection (London), The British Museum (London) and The Henry Moore Institute (Leeds).
Locke lives and works in London, UK.