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Thomas J Price | Now You See Me | National Portrait Gallery

May 12, 2016

Hales Gallery is delighted to announce a solo display of Thomas J Price at the National Portrait Gallery, opening 24th June and running until 5th September 2016.

 

Now You See Me presents a selection of contemporary artist Thomas J Price's sculptural work from the last five years, in which he uses cast bronze and aluminium to create fictional, anonymous heads and figures. Price adopts traditional materials and methods and draws on historical precedents, such as Greek and Roman statuary, in order to counter and critique art history by representing people who have not commonly been seen in portraiture. These sculptural works invite viewers to question the ways in which black men have been represented in art and contemporary culture. In his words, Price seeks to subvert stereotypical representations in depicting his subjects 'not being heroic, not being a type, not being recorded as some sort of ethnicity'.

 


  

Thomas J Price 

Now You See Me

National Portrait Gallery 

St. Martin's Place

London

WC2H 0HE

 

24 June - 5 September2016

 

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