This coming autumn, Hastings Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Hurvin Anderson, including new works. The exhibition will focus on Anderson’s Barbershop series as a lens through which to understand Anderson’s wider practice and unique sense of history, memory and place.
Anderson first painted a Birmingham-based barbershop in 2006. For more than 15 years, Anderson has repeatedly reworked the same barbershop in a multitude of ways to experiment with key concerns in modern and contemporary painting, such as the tension between abstraction and figuration, and the painterly possibilities of capturing memories and experiences. By deconstructing and recreating the scene with objects derived from photographic documentation, Anderson explores the resonance of an image, raising questions about seeing, history, authenticity and the nature of experience.
To reveal Anderson’s creative process, a section of the exhibition will evoke his studio, displaying the sketches and drawings from his planning stages, 3D models he has made of the barbershop, and objects and archival material he has sourced to reconstruct the scene.
17 November 2023 – 3 March 2024
Organised by @hepworthwakefield in collaboration with Hastings Contemporary and @kistefos Norway.
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