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Click to enlargePOLLY APFELBAUM
Sep 19 - Nov 18, 2018
'Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)'.
Ikon’s Autumn exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum will exemplify an art practice that places emphasis on the essential quality of materials, especially colour and texture, whilst asserting the importance of popular culture and craft activity. Her use of various fabrics – stained and dyed – and more recently glazed ceramics, is beguiling and refreshing in its offerings of simple pleasures. In this way, she subtly assumes a political, and feminist, position, challenging pomposity, notions of entitlement and hierarchies in cultural practice – against “high” fine art – to suggest an egalitarianism in society across the board.

Mar 8 - Jun 2, 2019
This will be the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Hew Locke, involving a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation – making extensive use of collage and found objects.

Jun 12 - Sep 8, 2019
Private view Wed Jun 12 6pm - 8pm
Co-curated with David Austen and George Shaw and structured loosely on Rex Warner’s war-time novel The Aerodrome (1941), a book that made a great impression on Stanley, it includes a wide variety of work and features many of the artists he worked with.


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