Maureen Paley, Bethnal Green exhibition
In Urquhart’s trademark style, the boundary between truth and fiction is tantalizingly uncertain. DJ Harvey, gypsy moths, the Montmatre catacombs and his mysterious friend ‘Pearl’ all blend within these drawings in his defiant inscrutability, even in our ostensibly information-rich age. Urquhart’s bombastic story-telling is matched by his decadent approach to materials. Prepare to meet evocations of rose-coloured silk, black India ink and experimentation with graphic typefaces. In Urquhart’s ardent desire to combine nostalgic subject matter with innovative form, part of this London contemporary art show’s potency resides in its very obscurity.
Urquhart's iconoclastic approach to the position of artist-creator could not be a better match for the ever-experimental East End venue of Maureen Paley.
|What||Donald Urquhart, Maureen Paley|
|Where||Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street , London , E2 6JT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bethnal Green (underground)|
09 Jun 15 – 12 Jul 15, Wednesday — Sunday 11.00 — 18.00 and by appointment
|Website||Click here for more details|