Studio Visits: Adam Dix and George Henry Longly

Adam Dix, Silent Servitude, 117 x 51 cm. Ink and oil on panel (triptych), 2011. Courtesy the artist.
Adam Dix, Silent Servitude, 117 x 51 cm. Ink and oil on panel (triptych), 2011. Courtesy the artist.

12 November 2011


All Members - Paid, Studio Visit

Unnamed Venue
London, Address given on RSVP


We are delighted to invite Contemporary Art Society members to join us for two very special studio visits with leading artists  George Henry Longly and Adam Dix

The work of George Henry Longly is informed by a range of contradictory references, from principles of minimalism and post-minimalism to craftwork and classicism.  His sculptures merge a research agenda located around notions of museology with the aesthetics of postmodern design from of the 1980s. His practice brings together empirical analysis, gesture and sentiment in consideration of materials and their composite form. During the residency at Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral he has worked with Ebinger ceramics to create a series of sculptural works that explore domestic and industrial approaches to production. Recent solo shows include Mass Damper , which toured from S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2007), IPS, Birmingham (2008), Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2008) and Generator Projects in Dundee (2009). Forthcoming exhibitions include Outrageous Fortune, A Hayward Touring/Focal Point Gallery exhibition (2011).

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By examining past visions of the twenty-first century and the subsequent representation of that imagined future, Adam Dix looks at our reliance on consumer technology, highlighting the insecurity and vulnerability of man caused by our desire for these aspirational products.

Using nostalgia for a science fiction future and the present abundance of consumer technology, his work adopts a visual language that emulates past optimism for a particular vision: the creation of a world where the human race would live in a technological utopia. Previous exhibitions include Future Map at 20 Hoxton Square (2009), Catlin Art Prize (2010 and 2011) and Transmission at Haunch of Venison (2010).

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£50 Please note: we ask for this contribution so we can pay the artists a small fee for hosting us in their studio and includes a small contribution to go towards supporting the work of the Contemporary Art Society.

RSVP is essential, to book your place email or call +44 (0)20 7831 1243.


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