In pouring rain, Chief (a 2010 sculpture) was installed outside the Harlow Playhouse in November 2016. It is a long term loan to the Harlow Art Trust, whose collection of public sculpture includes work by Auguste Rodin, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ralph Brown, Lynn Chadwick, Lee Grandjean and Elizabeth Frink, and joins my 2010 piece ‘Methuselah’, located at Newhall.
Liam Geary Baulch & Jeremy Laffon, G. Roland Biermann, Anne Brodie, Lidija Kononenko, Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy, Robert Luzar, Antonis Sideras, Nick Turvey & Joanna Hogg and special screenings from LIMA artists Douwe Dijkstra, Johan Rijpma, Nina Yuen.
181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
2016. 30pp book of photographs. Edition of 20. 10 x 10 x 0.5 cm.
Sitting in bars and restaurants, I find my hands just making things out of the detritus on the table – peanut shells, bottle tops, toothpicks etc. A rude and nervous habit. But I started photographing the results. A timid and insignificant riposte to the big, shiny art of our era.
2016. Wood, money, buttons, cotton. 41 x 15 x 6 cm.
I inherited this from my economist father, a souvenir from his consulting work in Africa. I re-carved it to have the eyes from one of Rembrandt’s later self portraits, sadder and wiser after its engagement with global capital.