Hales is delighted to announce the inclusion of works by Hew Locke in the touring exhibition The Everyday and Extraordinary. This exhibition is conceived by Birmingham Museums Trust as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19. Following its showing in Birmingham, The Everyday and Extraordinary will tour to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, where it will be on display from 28 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.
The Everyday and Extraordinary explores the potential of objects to be transformed and seen in new and insightful ways. Showcasing over seventy modern and contemporary artworks, this exhibition celebrates the wonder of physical objects in a pre-dominantly digital age where artistic creativity helps us all to see the world in extraordinary ways.
Found objects have been transformed in many ways and for different reasons by artists; used to communicate a particular idea or concept such as Surrealism’s use of humour and satire, or Pop Art’s direct appropriation of items from popular culture. It is the relationship between the found object as artistic material, content and subject-matter that provides the basis for this exhibition which presents a Wunderkammer (a room of wonder) of artworks drawn from the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham Museums.
The Everyday and Extraordinary
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
B3 3DH, UK
9 June - 9 September 2018
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