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Art Exhibition: Andrew Bracey

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The Old Courts

Crawford Street

Wigan

WN1 1NA

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Andrew Bracey, ReconFigure Paintings.

Bracey primarily works on reproductions of oil paintings, each varying in style, period and type of figuration - that have been worked over with geometric/crystalline paintwork. ‘ReconFigure Paintings’ feature parasitic, painted additions to the ‘host’ humans that exist within historical figurative paintings. The triangle is used as the simplest shape that can create a complex structure. The eye alternates between his contemporary addition and the background of the original, something that is usually sidelined by the dominant figure. Despite a consistency of rules adopted when painting, each work takes on its own unique character and alter the viewers perception of the original source.

Small scale paintings by Bracey will be interspersed with large digital prints from the series at the size of the original painting Bracey bases his works on. A new ReconFigure Painting based on a painting in the collection of Wigan's Arts and Heritage will become part of the exhibition.


About The Artist:

Andrew Bracey (born 1978, Bristol) is an artist, curator and lecturer, who is based in Waddington, Lincolnshire. Bracey graduated with an MA in Fine Art in 2001 from Manchester Metropolitan University and has since exhibited widely. His solo exhibitions include; Usher Gallery, 2014, Nottingham Castle, 2014; Manchester Art Gallery 2009; Transition Gallery, London, 2007; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2007; and firstsite, Colchester, 2006. He has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions, in the UK, Europe, USA, China and Thailand and undertaken residencies at Cable Factory, Helsinki; Summer Lodge, Nottingham; Standpoint Gallery and hARTslane Gallery, London. Curated exhibitions include Midpointness, Airspace Gallery, Stoke (with Steve Dutton); The Work is the Score, Lock Up, Newcastle, Australia, 2015 (with Steve Dutton); Re-Unpacking, Nottingham Castle, 2014; (detail), H Project Space, Bangkok and touring, 2014; Misdirect Movies, Royal Standard, Liverpool, and touring, 2013 (with John Rimmer) and Unspooling: Artists & Cinema, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2010 (with Dave Griffiths). Bracey is currently Programme Leader of MA Fine Art at The University of Lincoln, England.


Exhibition Opening Times:

10 - 25 November 2017

Fridays and Saturdays 11-4pm

More days by appointment, call us on 01942 834747 and we will be happy to let you in to visit

(free entry).

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