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Autumn Exhibition 2011

Autumn Exhibitions: Mel Brimfield / Dickinson & McCarthy / Tom Hunter

Saturday 1 October - Saturday 10 December 2011

This Autumn we welcome to the Mead gallery interpretations of real and imagined histories from internationally acclaimed artists Mel Brimfield, Dickinson & McCarthy and Tom Hunter.

This is Performance Art sees artist Mel Brimfield's complex practice take a skewed and tangled romp throught the development of performance art, simultaneously revealing and inventing a rich history of collaboration between artists dancers, theatre makers, political activists and comedians.

Rod Dickinson & Tom McCarthy's Greenwich Degree Zero gives visitors to the Mead an opportunity to witness a multimedia installation about a would-be nineteenth century act of terrorism.

The third in this trio of exhibitions is Unheralded Stories, the latest series of photographs by Tom Hunter exploring his neighbourhood in Hackney through the imagery of iconic paintings. This is the first opportunity to see Unheralded Stories in a public space and sees Hunter weave the epic narrative tableaux of artists like Delacroix and Gericault into the east London landscape, to describe the local myths, covert struggles and secret dreams of its inhabitants.

Join us this Autumn and see these three artists toy with the truth - the work is tongue-in-cheek but with serious points to make about the creation of local legends and enduring myths.

 

Anchor and Hope 

Anchor and Hope by Tom Hunter

Events

Artists talking about artists: Chris Bucklow on Philip Guston - Wednesday 12th October 2pm
Artist Chris Bucklow and Editor-in-Chief of Art Bulletin Karen Lang discuss the work of the American artist Philip Guston.

Mead Gallery - Free - but tickets must be booked at Box Office

Monograph Launch - This is Performance Art: Mel Brimfield - Tuesday 1st November 6pm
Black Dog Publishing launch their new monograph This is Performance Art: Mel Brimfield.

Mead Gallery - Free - but tickets must be booked at Box Office

Tom Hunter in Conversation - Thursday 3rd November 6pm
Tom Hunter in conversation with Pete James, Head of Photographs, Birmingham Central Library - The social, historical and constructed narratives explored in Hunter's photography.

Mead Gallery - Free - but tickets must be booked at Box Office

Artist's Talk - Thursday 10th November 6pm
Artist Rod Dickinson talks about his exhibition Greenwich Degree Zero.

Mead Gallery - Free - but tickets must be booked at Box Office

Box office No. 024 7652 4524