Michael Werner Gallery in New York is pleased to present Foreign Body, an exhibition of new paintings by Hurvin Anderson. This is Anderson’s second solo show with the gallery.
Hurvin Anderson's paintings depict places where memory and history converge. He works from drawings, photographs and his own recollections to re-imagine complex spaces emblematic of individual and cultural significance. Anderson's newest paintings move toward abstraction, suggesting boundaries and shifting viewpoints, creating a sensation akin to a flicker of memory. Raised in Birmingham, UK's African-Caribbean community during the 1970s Anderson's worldview was shaped by his immersion in two distinct cultures. Their intersection provides the artist a platform for painterly invention and subtle meditations on larger themes of social history and identity.
This summer New Art Exchange in Nottingham, UK, presented Dub Versions, a solo exhibition of Anderson's new and recent paintings paired with related source materials to illustrate the artist's uniquely forensic approach to image-making. Also in 2016 Anderson was the subject of Backdrop at Art Gallery of Ontario, an in-depth survey exhibition featuring previously unseen paintings, sculptures, photographs and large-scale works on paper. Backdrop was organized by the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, where it was shown in 2015. Other important solo museum exhibitions include IKON, Birmingham (2013); Studio Museum Harlem, New York (2009); and Tate Modern, London (2009). Anderson has recently participated in group exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre (2016); Perez Art Museum, Miami (2015); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2013). Hurvin Anderson lives and works in London.