A special in-conversation with one of Britain’s best known contemporary artists Gary Hume, and Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art and curator of the Masterpiece Sculpture Series.
To celebrate the display of Gary’s large-scale bronze sculpture ‘American Tan VII’ at Masterpiece (New Art Centre), Gary will be talking about the use of sculpture in his work. Particularly well known for his striking paintings on aluminium panels, made using bright and bold household paints, Gary’s sculptures are perhaps less familiar to the public. They are however an important and influential aspect of his artistic practice.
Gary will be also discussing his career, influences and specific themes in his work in this wide-ranging and engaging artist talk, which will be illustrated with private photographs from his studio, giving an opportunity to see pieces which haven’t yet been shown publicly.
GARY HUME is one of Britain’s most respected and well-known contemporary artists. A graduate of Goldsmiths College, he was part of Freeze, the seminal group show curated by Damien Hirst. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996, and represented Britain at the 1999 Venice Biennale. He lives and works in London and New York. His work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Gallery London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, amongst others.
JO BARING is the Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art. She advises on acquisitions to this museum quality collection and leads the strategy on public engagement. She has curated exhibitions at public galleries and museums across the UK.
Image: American Tan VII, 2006-07, by Gary Hume. Patinated bronze with gloss paint, Ed of 2 + 1 AP. Copyright: The Artist; Courtesy: New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park, Wiltshire, UK