Group Exhibition with
Alan Butler John Cronin Damien Flood Tom Hunter Mark Joyce Caroline McCarthy Fergus Martin Xavier Theunis Nil Yalter Opening
Reception : Thursday, 15th February 18:00 – 21:00 hrs
Dates : Thursday, 15th February – Friday, 8th March 2024
Tom Hunter’s Lover Set on Fire in Bed ( 2004 ) from the gallery’s archive is the starting point for the exhibition Lovers at Green On Red Gallery,
A theme in the exhibition is the pairing of two elements or two protagonists in intense proximity or juxtaposition.
In the case of Hunter’s Hackney-Gazette-headline creation Lover Set on Fire in Bed ( Living in Hell and Other Stories series 2003-2004 ) the drama is clothed in the cool language of neo-classical painting, á la Dominique Ingres or Paul Gaugin – replete with St. George Slays the Dragon on the back wall – fused with squatters’ East London in the noughties. The horror of each photographic image slowly dawns as the facts of the reported true event emerge out of the stylish – and bloody – clothing of the history of Western painting. Hunter has plundered tableaux from the canonical collection of the National Gallery, London, for his gritty and violent compositions.
Love, in Lovers, has numerous twists and turns.
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