Andrew Bick opens a new solo exhibition titled Conversation at The Cornerstone Gallery, part of Liverpool Hope University in the UK. The exhibition will open on 15 November and run until 18 December 2015. The exhibition will be a part of The Cornerstone Festival, a creative festival of art, drama and dance.
Conversation refers to Bick’s interest in dialogue and communication. His colourful, abstract and geometric paintings will be shown alongside six drawings inspired by historical Constructivism and Concrete Art.
To celebrate the exhibition, the artist will also be delivering a public lecture at the Capstone Theatre, part of Liverpool Hope University, on Monday 23 November at 7:30pm.
Since 2008, Bick has been working with two singular grid structures which have formed the basis for all his subsequent drawings and paintings. The artist begins with a digitalised grid format consisting mainly of triangular outlines, which he projects onto the canvas as a start point for the new work.
He then transfers the lines onto its surface, choosing to keep some and remove others. The process is one of constant evolution. This systematic process is not however devoid of the hand of the artist as was the work of the Constructivist and System artists. Instead, Bick incorporates painterly elements into his multi-layered works, so that gesture and geometry are held in balance.
His painting has been included in NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today at the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio and other major public space exhibitions include Slow Magic at Bluecoat, Liverpool in 2009 and Structures, Willhelmshaven Kunsthalle and Newlyn Art Gallery.
Andrew Bick has recently also delivered a paper for the seminar Staging Painting (ICA 21 July 2015), along with co-curating the exhibition Conversations with Marlow Moss, for &Model Gallery, Leeds, in association with the Marlow Moss exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.
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