Heywood & CondieMarcus HarveyHenry KrokatsisPenny LambZak OvéKeith CoventryHew LockeNeal Tait

British

An exploration of Britain's cultural identity

Vigo Gallery
17 April – 11 May 2012

The exhibition explores cultural identity in the context of contemporary Britain. What does it mean in the 21st century to be British? Who can and can't consider themselves to be British? The artists in this exhibition have each in their own way responded to the issue of identity. The works on show will include a major painting, Albus, by Marcus Harvey, a mirror piece by Henry Krokatsis, an example of Keith Coventry's famous White Abstract series, a representation of Tony Blair by Zak Ové, and new works by Neal Tait, Penny Lamb, Paul Housley, Hew Locke and Heywood + Condie.

selected works

Deep calls to deep (psalm 27)
2010
White Abstract (Two Horse Guards)
1994
Hew Locke
Herald
2012
Double Kudu
Inheritance
2011-12
Albus
2009

Deep calls to deep (psalm 27)

2010Chicken bones on wooden totem pole230 x 19 x 49 cm / 90 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 19 1/4 in
Wood, chicken and fox bone, paint, cotton thread 218.4 x 61 cm 86 x 24 1/8 inches

White Abstract (Two Horse Guards)

1994Oil on canvas64 x 52 cm / 25 1/4 x 20 1/2 in
Hew Locke

Herald

2012Metal earrings on carpet and plywood84 x 49 cm / 33 1/8 x 19 1/4 in

USURA

2011Mirror on coloured board70 x 76 cm / 27 1/2 x 29 7/8 in

Double Kudu

Solid cast aluminium on oak91 x 94 x 48 cm / 35 7/8 x 37 x 18 7/8 in

Inheritance

2011-12Mixed media155 x 163 cm / 61 x 64 1/8 in

Albus

2009Oil on panel221 x 366 cm / 87 x 144 1/8 in
Oil On Panel 221 x 366 cm 87 1/8 x 144 1/8 inches