HUTT | Gregory Herbert – Already Stale | 18 November – 2 December

Hutt, Primary

Private view Friday 18 November 6-9pm

Hutt present Gregory Herbert’s ‘Already Stale’:

“It was risky however, to brazenly chase the contemporary. These artist were gambling that future generations would understand the interplay between their materials and their imagery as signs of general and lasting issues —biopolitics, dematerialisation anxiety, networked life— rather thanks the soon-to-be-be-stale nowness.” Seth Price

In his first solo exhibition, ‘Already Stale’ Gregory Herbert questions the need to be a trend setter. Herbert’s research explores the tangle of contradiction in art, and questions what you thought it meant, versus what you wanted it to mean. The abstract against the representational, the cool against the banal.

‘Already Stale’ uses cases from the natural world, as a source to open a self-reflective discussion on the art scene and how we advocate ourselves as artists, by looking at art’s socio-economic context and how it can take influence from different models.

Gregory Herbert (B. 1990, London, UK) is an artist and director of The Royal Standard, Herbert studied Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University. His recent exhibitions include Company ~ Summerhall, Edinburgh (2016), Sell Out ~ SEIZE, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds (2016), Treat Yo Self ~ It’s All Tropical, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2015), Scouse House ~ Model & Syson Gallery, Nottingham (2015), and a residency in Nantes at Temple du Goût, France (2016). Herbert has also completed a publication for Liverpool Biennial.

www.gregoryherbert.co.uk

 

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