Hew Locke: Here's the Thing

Hew Locke: Here's the Thing
Library Shelf Location 18.LOCK
Publication Date 01 Jan 2019

This catalogue is a comprehensive survey of the work of British artist, Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh, Scotland). It features images of his installation at Ikon and numerous other works by the artist.

Involving a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation, Locke explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, and the symbols through which different cultures assume and assert identity.

Fusing historical source material with a keen interest in current affairs, often through the juxtaposition or modification of existing artefacts, Locke focuses attention especially on the UK, the monarchy and his childhood home of the then newly independent Guyana.

The catalogue includes an introduction by Ikon’s Director Jonathan Watkins and texts by Franklin Sirmans (Director of the Pérez Art Museum, Miami); Diana Tuite, Katz (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Colby College Museum of Art); Hammad Nasar (Executive Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation); and Richard Drayton (Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, King’s College London).

ISBN 9781911155218
Quantity 1
Pages 120
Authors Jonathan Watkins, Richard Drayton, Diana Tuite
Format Paperback
Publisher Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords mixed media sculpture, colonialism, Guyana, Imperialism

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