Thursday 9 July
£20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).
Join artist and lecturer Nick Pearson on a retrospective tour of Grayson Perry’s exhibition shown at the Serpentine Gallery June -September 2017. Billed as ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever’
In 2017 Grayson Perry, one of the most astute artist-commentators on contemporary society, presented a major exhibition of new work. He touched on various themes from the current cultural and social landscape, including popularity and art, money, masculinity, his motorbike, and his teddy bear. The title was brave, but – as one of the curators told me, halfway through the run – prophetic. It had attracted more visitors than any other exhibition in the gallery’s 50-year history. It’s not often that I’ve queued up to see contemporary art!
Nick’s ‘tours’ take the form of illustrated slide lectures. If you sign up, you’ll be sent a pdf with high-resolution images that you can easily flick through on screen, or print out and follow as he takes to the floor on Zoom, with projected images on his studio wall. These projected, filmed and transmitted images won’t be as sharp as those we’ll be sending you on the pdf, but will allow Nick to point things out as he speaks, in an attempt to make the presentation as much like a live lecture as possible.
The two hour tour and Nick’s notes (emailed afterwards) costs £20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).
About the Tutor
Nick Pearson is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us (made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices) deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. Nick first studied on the Art & Design Foundation Course at Leeds (Jacob Kramer) College of Art and continued his studies at The Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Stourbridge College of Art.
He lectures on modern art and design history and runs other, short art & design units at London College of Contemporary Arts, OPEN Ealing and Richmond Adult Community College.