Monday, February 23, 2009

Matt Stokes: "THE GAINSBOROUGH PACKET, &C." 176, London, UK


Matt Stokes

An exhibition of new works by Matt Stokes
and works from the Zabludowicz Collection

26 February-28 June, 2009

Monday 23 February, 7-9pm

176 Prince of Wales Road
London NW5 3PT, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 207 428 8940

The Gainsborough Packet, &c. is the culmination of Matt Stokes’s residency with 176 and the Zabludowicz Collection. Since March 2008, Stokes has worked within the context of 176, taking into account its architecture, history and relevance to the local area, to produce two new works: The Gainsborough Packet and Club Ponderosa, as well as a display of works selected from the Collection and an artist’s book. During 2008, Stokes also completed a residency at Arthouse in Austin, Texas, which included making the two-channel film installation these are the days, also on show at 176.

As part of his residency, Stokes was also invited to curate a selection of art works from the Zabludowicz Collection to be displayed in relation to his own works.

The Gainsborough Packet is a co-commission with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, where the work will be shown from 4 March-10 May.