Tim Shaw RA: Black Smoke Rising
Solo exhibition April 2014
Produced in partnership with mac birmingham and Aberystwyth Art Centre
Belfast born sculptor Tim Shaw R.A. grapples with contemporary and political realities whilst evoking the mythical and metaphysical. With increasing public recognition, this is Shaw’s first solo exhibition in a major public gallery and is a unique opportunity to view a seminal body of work.
Specially reworked, a number of pieces are exhibited, including the powerful installation Casting a Dark Democracy. Based on the infamous 2004 photograph of a prisoner in Abu Ghraib, this piece was described by the Financial Times as ‘the most politically charged yet poetically resonant new work... It ought to stand on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square’.
Indra Khanna Brief Biography
Indra Khanna started curating contemporary visual arts projects in 2003, working either independently or in partnership with established institutions.
Originally trained as a Fine Art Printmaker at Cardiff and Chelsea, she was a practising artist, community artist and art teacher for 15 years before
moving into curating. She has been an active member of grass roots artist's
groups such as the Association of Artists and Designers in Wales, Women’s Work and Brixton Artists Collective. From 2006 - 09 she was a member of the London regional board of the Arts Council of England.
From 2003 - 2010 Khanna worked at Autograph ABP, eventually becoming Curator. Here she worked on artist's commissions, publications and exhibitions.
Independent projects include -
Alieni Iuris, solo show by Doug Jones at mac, birmingham 2011 and Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown 2012
Deptford X 2011 & 2012, joint lead artist-curator with Hew Locke, London
British Summertime II, professional development for Birmingham-based artists. An Arts Council England initiative delivered in collaboration with The New Art Gallery Walsall and mac birmingham, 2011
Pork Knocker Dreams, solo show by Donald Locke, New Art Exchange, Nottingham 2009 and Wolverhampton Art Gallery 2010
Terra Incognita, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham 2007
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Brockwell Park, London 2004
FlyPitch, Brixton Market, London 2003
She can be contacted on indrakhanna(at)ntlworld.com
All images on this website are © Indra Khanna, unless otherwise indicated