Three British Artist’s in their 70’s
Douglas Allsop, Adam Barker-Mill & Alan Johnston
Fresh Window Gallery, 56 Bogart Street, Lower Level, Brooklyn NY 11206 USA
Part of Exchange Rates, October 20 – 23 2016, Exhibition continues until November 20 2016
Private View Thursday October 20, 6 to 9 PM
Bartha Contemporary London and Fresh Window New York are delighted to announce a joint exhibition entitled ‘Three British Artists in Their 70’s’ with works by Douglas Allsop, Adam Barker-Mill and Alan Johnston.
The show will open as part of Exchange Rate Expo, an event taking place across galleries in the Bushwick Neighbourhood of Brooklyn from October 20 – 23. The exhibition continues until November 20.
This joint show unites works by three influential British artists, rarely exhibited in the US. Their contribution to a wider European discourse on post-war abstraction has been the subject of numerous solo presentations in Museums and galleries across Europe, but in particular in Germany and the UK. In complete opposition to current Brexit tendencies, these three British artists built their career by seeking an exchange with their European, American as well as Japanese counterparts. Within this context they are part of the first generation of artist’s that embraced working globally, while at the same time preserving a distinctly British character, not by being insular but rather through a generosity of spirit.
Douglas Allsop (b. 1943 in London, living and working in Berlin) works capture an inverted mirror world that edits our perception. His works are neither abstract nor illusory but reflective and present a site specificity that is architectural. At their core these works explore the processes that inform our perception of the world and inadvertently play with our quest for stability and meaning.
Adam Barker-Mill (b. 1940 in Wookey Hole, living and working in London) sculptures examine the physical and experimental properties of light. His works have a deceptively simplistic appearance, allowing the viewer to maintain an idealistic visual, acutely unaware of the carefully structured designs, which generate, manipulate and modulate light.
Alan Johnston (b. 1945 in Edinburgh, living and working in Edinburgh) drawings are closely related with the work of Patrick Geddes ‘Philosophical Generalism’ and the notion of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. Their compositions draw on the spatial and tactual implications in architecture, where perceptual ideas are rendered as common factors in sight as well as touch.
Bartha Contemporary was founded by Swiss-German couple Niklas and Daniela von Bartha in January 2000. Operating from a space in Fitzrovia the gallery exhibits a program with a strong emphasis on non-figurative and conceptual contemporary art. Driven by a personal interest in the widest possible interpretation of abstraction.
Fresh Window is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to exhibiting artists that encourage a broader awareness. The exhibitions are aimed to give the viewer a sense of marvel at everyday situations, lifting them out of the mundane into the extraordinary through the work of innovative, sensitive and critical artists.
- Fair opening
- 20.10.2016 6:00PM - 9:00PM (By invitation only)
- Fresh Windows Brooklyn
- Douglas Allsop, Alan Johnston, Adam Barker-Mill