Ingleby Gallery's booth at The Armory Show 2017 (Booth 813, Pier 94) will focus on the work of three UK based artists: Richard Forster, Andrew Cranston and Kevin Harman.
A key starting point for Richard Forster’s practice is a documentary approach to time, process and sense of place.
Richard Forster’s meticulously rendered drawings from the Levittown series will be shown against a backdrop of
a new monochromatic wallpaper - a design the artist has redrawn from a found 1970s East German motif. The
result is a juxtaposition and reflection on the contrasting social legacies of 1950s American urbanism and Ostalgie
for the culture and design of the DDR in the 1970s.
Andrew Cranston has described himself as a 'storyteller without a clear story to tell'. His small, jewel-like
paintings are odd and unsettling, but deeply engaging. Often imbued with the humour of Samuel Beckett or
Buster Keaton, they touch on the strangeness and pathos of ordinary life.
In a contrast in scale, Kevin Harman's large abstract glassworks sit somewhere between painting and sculpture.
These are double-glazing units that the artist has split apart in order to pour, layer and drip household paint into
the interior cavity. There unexpected connections to Diebenkorn, Pollock, Monet or Turner but with a sense of
the final object being something entirely new – a window that defies logic, and through which we cannot see.