Three Colt Gallery are delighted to announce that in spite of the the unique and unsettling global situation, exhibitions are continuing this Autumn. Our programme kicks off with Stephen Harwood’s exhibition “Dark Times”.
The somber skies and urban sprawls depicted in all their nuanced candour truly reflect a London we all know and love, or love to hate. Stephen is a unique contemporary voice.
"No good is going to come of these churning clouds and atmospheric lesions... This is painting as menace." Jonathan Meades
"Stephen Harwood's work is filled with the energy and momentum of the city itself... He is one of London's finest interpreters" Peter Ackroyd
'Falling somewhere between reality and fiction, my work explores places that are in some way agitated or persuasive, or that possess qualities that may not be immediately identifiable or explicable; landscapes loaded with histories and associations (some barely perceptible or ‘only in the eye of the beholder’, some immersive and inescapable).
I engage with such locations through a process of reimagining... The resulting images are perhaps latent landscapes; the reverse or underside of the superficial view, enabling place/landscape to reveal both itself, and our situation within it, anew.'
Stephen Harwood is an MA graduate of Central St Martins, and lives and works in Hackney, East London.
Recent exhibitions include Picture Palace at Transition Gallery, London, Stay Home/Mail Art! at Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany, Mycorrhiza and Extancy curated by Sluice at AMP Gallery, London, This Year's Model 2020 and Store/Room at Studio1.1 Gallery, London and A Moveable Feast at Platforms Project Art Fair, Athens.
Stephen has also shown his films in Open Projections 3 at Coventry Cathedral, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, Platform Projects, Athens, Wotever Film Festival at the London Cinema Museum and at a series of artists’ film nights at Hackney Picturehouse which he also co-curated.