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Last chance to see Ashley Bickerton show at Newport Street Gallery

Published on
August 14, 2017


Following a four-month run, ‘Ornamental Hysteria’ will close next week on Sunday 20th August!

‘Ornamental Hysteria’, is the first exhibition of work by the Bali-based, American artist to be presented in the UK since 2009. The show spans over three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including new and previously unexhibited pieces.

Bickerton works in a diversity of mediums – photo collage, appropriated image, digital image, paint and sculpture. His audacious and technically complex assemblages explore themes of opposition and duality: representation and reality, creativity and commodity, nature and artifice, idyll and apocalypse. Among the works exhibited at Newport Street Gallery are examples of Bickerton’s early consumerist series of wall-mounted constructions, made when he was emerging as part of the newly exploding New York East Village art scene in the ‘80s. Also featured are works from his later series of vibrantly coloured mixed media paintings, which satirically present life on a tropical island.

Newport Street Gallery’s next exhibition will be a display of work by American artist Dan Colen (b. 1979). Opening on 4th October, the exhibition, titled ‘Sweet Liberty’, will be Colen’s first major solo show in London. It spans over fifteen years and features new works.

Entry to all exhibitions is free.

Newport Street Gallery
Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ

Opening times
Tuesday – Friday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
Saturday – 10am – 10pm
Free entry

Newport Street Gallery will be closed to the public from 21st Aug to 3rd Oct inclusive. During that period, Pharmacy 2, the restaurant housed in the building, will be open from 12pm until the regular closing hours.

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