San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In association with The University of Lincoln and The Contemporary Arts Society, The Collection presents artist Alan Kane in conversation.
Alan Kane's works Home-works 1 and Home-works 2 are displayed outside The Usher Gallery and kindly gifted by The Contemporary Art Society. He has used common garden ornaments, reproductions of classical sculptures of Artemis and Apollo, on brightly painted brick plinths.
They relate to the marble sculptures inside The Usher Gallery, but are much more modest objects. These statues may look out of place within a fine art institution, or they may reflect the democratisation of The Usher’s collection.
This event is part of CAS Talks supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, a year-long programme of talks by contemporary artists that take place in the Contemporary Art Society’s Member Museums across the UK. The talks happen as a work by the artist enters the museum collection and are designed to introduce artists to new audiences.
Founded in 1910, the Contemporary Art Society exists to encourage an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and to donate works to museums and public galleries across the UK.