Hales Gallery is pleased to announce Hew Locke's participation in the 54th Venice Biennale in Artsway's, New Forest Pavilion.
Globalisation and 'Britishness' are recurring themes in Locke's work. He was born in Scotland, but spent his early years in newly independent Guyana - a former British colony that was attempting to find its place in the international community. His work focuses on notions of loss of power and prestige, particularly in light of the recent economic downturn. Locke's recent commission for ArtSway - Starchitect - is an installation constructed from cut and painted plywood sheets, featuring sculptural objects which for The Biennale is condensed into one room, presented as a 'treasury', linking to the former colonial standing of Venice.
The opening of the New Forest Pavilion coincides with the launch of Hew Locke's new monograph, Stranger in Paradise.
ArtSway's New Forest Pavilion
54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia 2011
Palazzo Zenobio, Fondamenta Del Soccorso,
Dorsoduro 2596, Venice, Italy
Open: 4 June - 26 June 2011, Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
Press and Previews: Wednesday 1, Thursday 2, Friday 3 June 2011
For more information please go to http://www.artsway.org.uk/programme/artsway-new-forest-pavilion-2011