Alan Michael at Entwistle

Alan Michael at Entwistle


March 5, 2002

Alan Michael
8 March – 13 April 2002

6 Cork St
London W1S 3EE
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-17.30

Preview: Thursday 7 March, 6 8 pm

Alan Michael is a young Glasgow–based artist who creates obsessive and sexually charged drawings and paintings that layer reference points and styles. This will be Michaels first solo exhibition in London having developed a strong reputation in Scotland for his exhibitions at DCA, Tramway and Transmission.

Michaels work combines altered characters and settings from art and from real life to explore ideas of what constructs an individual character and the possible construction of ideal or imagined peer groups. For this exhibition Alan Michael is presenting a new group of small paintings that repeat, change and re-structure images that are sometimes familiar and sometimes derived from his personal sources. Michaels style of painting often changes from work to work but what remains is a constant enquiry into our perception of cultural history, character and reality. Michaels specific agenda for the selection and alteration of chosen subjects is ambiguous, though a sense of unease and sexual tension seeps through every painting in the exhibition.

Born: 1967,Glasgow. Solo exhibitions: Alan Michael, featuring William Copley, Transmission, Glasgow, 2002 . Selected exhibitions/projects Add Night to Night, Showroom, London; Fan of Exaggeration, La Cie Compagnie, Marseille; Slipstream, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, all 1998. Horseriding, Painting and Lovemaking, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London; Shake the Disease, (curated by Lucy McKenzie), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee; You Are Very Important, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; Accelerated Learning, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, all 1999. Sweet Dreams, Exedra, Hilversum, Netherlands; Focus On The Pain, On Destruction On Death, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art Inc., New York; Fear of Jazz, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, Berlin; Red Marauder, Tramway, Glasgow; Panache,(with Keith Farquhar and Lucy McKenzie), Els Hanappe Underground, Athens all 2000. Antarctica, Entwistle, London; Brown Field, Market, Glasgow; Here + Now, Dundee Contempo! ! rary Arts, Dundee all 2001

Next exhibition: Gerhard Stromberg, Or So It Seemed, 19 April 24 May

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