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Hew Locke: Beyond the Sea Wall - Hales Gallery

Hew Locke, Anira St, 2014, acrylic on c-type photograph, 81.5 x 122 cm.

Exhibition preview

HALES Gallery is presenting an exhibition entitled Beyond the Sea Wall. Hew Locke’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, it will be on display from October 10 to November 22, 2014.‏

The show will be comprised of new works in various mediums, such as sculpture, painted photographs and painted share certificates, in which Locke explores and connects the ideas of past and present, good and bad fortune, as well as memories from his childhood in Guyana.

Hew Locke (b. Edinburgh, 1959) spent his formative years (1966-1980) in Guyana before returning to the UK to complete an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1994). His recent works have been included in The Folkestone Triennial (2011), the 54th Venice Biennale (2010) and Deptfor X (2012).

In 2014, Locke’s works will be featured in Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial.

Selected shows include National Portrait Gallery (London), El Museo de Bario (New York), Fondation Clément (Martinique), The Bell House (Prague), Kunsthal KAdE (Netherlands), Tate Britain (London), V&A Museum (London), The New Art Gallery (Walsall), Rivington Place (London), The Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool), The British Museum (London), The New Art Exchange (Nottingham), The Luckman Gallery (LA), The New York Museum of Art and Design (New York), Atlanta Contemporary Arts (US), The Brooklyn Museum (New York) and Perez Art Museum Miami.

In 2010, Locke’s work, Sikandar, was shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Locke’s work is represented in many collections including The Government Art Collection (UK), Miami Art Museum (US), The Tate Gallery (UK), The Arts Council of England (UK), The Collection of Eileen and Peter Norton (US), The Brooklyn Museum (New York), The Arnold Lehman Collection (US), The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (US), Kansas City Collection (US), The RSID Museum (Rhode Island), The New Art Gallery (Walsall), The Victoria & Albert Museum Drawing Collection (London), The British Museum (London) and The Henry Moore Institute (Leeds).

Times: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm or by appointment.

Hales Gallery, Tea Building, 7 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA