Friday 3 November 2023
‘Against Architecture’ at TheGallery
‘Ian McKeever: Against Architecture’ opens today at TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth. The show is a new configuration of the installation originally exhibited at Matt's Gallery, London, in 2017.
McKeever’s site-specific installation, originally shown at Matt’s Gallery, is presented in a newly envisaged installation specifically made for the Upper Gallery at AUB. Using standard building materials, 3 x 2 stud walling timbers and sheets of plasterboard, often with the manufacturers’ markings left exposed, the artist creates what might loosely be called a labyrinth through the gallery. Making the space a provisional structure of passageways, cul-de-sacs and multiple viewing points.
Onto these raw and often only half-closed walls, McKeever has placed a series of small photographic-painted panels. In doing so he sets up an interplay between the specifics of space depicted or implied in the photographic-painted works and the broader space within the quasi-architectural structure that supports them.
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