The Russian Club is pleased to present John Stezaker and William Horner in a show themed upon turning and transformation.
Stezaker has been highly influential in the key artistic developments of the last three decades, from Conceptual Art, New Image Art through to the re-emergence of collage. As a leading figure of the British Conceptual Art group, Stezaker showed in the first Hayward Annual of 1972 called âThe New Art', but his conceptual interests soon gave way to what can now be seen as a long-term fascination with the image. Using found photographs and printed material, Stezaker's collages involve various techniques such as removals, maskings, reparations, rotations and visual concordances. While juxtaposing disparate sources his work creates compelling new images, relationships and characters.
Horner is an object maker whose practice draws upon a range of artistic approaches and sculptural languages. By using a variety of materials, found objects and techniques his work generates imaginative connections that are poetic, emotive and thought provoking. His objects are often both autonomous and âperformed' and construct both individual moments and narratives. Through a diverse range of processes and transformations his work produces clusters of associations and enacts the emergency of creation.
The artists have been commissioned to produce a limited addition work unique to The Russian Club portfolio, available for viewing at the gallery and online.
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