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Joseph Loughborough: The Anatomy of Strangers

Joseph Loughborough: The Anatomy of Strangers

Exhibition preview

THE FUTURE Tense in association with The Old Vic Tunnels is presenting the first major London solo show by Joseph Loughborough.

Entitled The Anatomy of Strangers, it will be on display in The Old Vic Tunnels from June 13 to June 24, 2012.

This introspective, confessional corpus of work, developed over the last 12 months whilst living in self-imposed exile in Paris, speaks not only of mortal sins and desires, but also of fears and the acknowledgement of one’s own absurdity.

Working exclusively in charcoal and graphite, and at a much bolder scale, Loughborough has eschewed the bold colours seen in his recent works in order to focus on the impulsive and expressive execution of line and form that has become his trademark.

From midday on Saturday, June 16, the public will have a unique opportunity to watch the artist at work as he creates the final piece from The Anatomy of Strangers series in-situ at The Old Vic Tunnels.

The Old Vic Tunnels provide the perfect backdrop for this intense and emotive exhibition, adding a foreboding sense of claustrophobia that perhaps echoes the artist’s own confrontation with the human condition.

Joseph Loughborough: The Anatomy of Strangers

To mark The Anatomy of Strangers, The Future Tense will publish a very limited new print edition by Joseph Loughborough. Toward the Infinite is the second result of a collaboration with world-renowned print studio, Thumbprint Editions, best known for working with artists such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Anish Kapoor.

The print measures 100 × 70cm and uses a traditional Polymer Gravure etching process to authentically reproduce the unique tones found in charcoal work.

NB: The majority of the exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

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Admission: Free.

Dates and Times:

Wednesday, June 13 from 5pm to 10pm.
Thursday, June 14 and 21 from 5pm to 10pm.
Saturday, June 16 and 23 from 11am to 4pm.
Sunday, June 17 and 24 from 11am to 4pm.

The Old Vic Tunnels, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN