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Almine Rech Gallery London: Blair Thurman - Mature Blonde - 31 Mar 2016 to 14 May 2016

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31 Mar 2016 to 14 May 2016

Almine Rech Gallery

11 Savile Row, Mayfair
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W1S 3PG
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Blair Thurman, Zardoz, 2016
Acrylic and canvas on wood - 121.9 x 141 x 6.4 cm, 47 x 55 x 2 inches
© Blair Thurman - Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech Gallery


Artists in this exhibition: Blair Thurman


Blair Thurman
Mature Blonde

March 31st - May 14th, 2016 / London
Opening tomorrow / 6 - 8 pm

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present American artist Blair Thurman’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Entitled Mature Blonde, the exhibition comprises entirely new paintings. Nicolas Trembley, art critic and curator, took this opportunity to interview Blair Thurman about his inspirations and practice.

Nicolas Trembley: What’s your background? Where did you study and what did you study? Blair Thurman: As I’ve said, I had a very fortunate childhood in regards to art. In my teenage years, I drifted away from it — typical ‘70s high school — sex, drugs, a lot of road trips to the beach. When the time came for me to find a profession, the only thing that I was cut out to do really was to be an artist. Perhaps we had always assumed that’s what I would do. In Nova Scotia where I went to school, there was a very strong art history and conceptual program, but I felt I needed some kind of discipline, which I found in printmaking. I guess I was trying to pick up some kind of work ethic. It was labor intensive but I discovered a lot of interesting things about seriality, modification, and things like image reversal — I always wound up liking the backwards plate more than the finished print no matter which one I started with, it was always the other one that was better. And I thought about this when I read…

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Almine Rech Gallery
11 Savile Row, Mayfair
W1S 3PG London, UK

Tuesday - Saturday (10 am - 6 pm)
contact.london@alminerech.com
 
 








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