Dick Jewell: Now & Then
Curated & Created by NTU - Bonington Gallery
Thursday 17 January , 5 pm – 7 pm
Using an array of film, photography and photo-collage produced over a 30 year period, Dick Jewell’s internationally exhibited work: Now & Then is one of his most signification solo exhibition in recent years.
- From: Friday 18 January 2019, 10 am
- To: Saturday 23 February 2019, 3 am
- Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
Now & Then will be Dick Jewell’s most significant solo exhibition in recent years, bringing together a wide range of works produced over a 30-year period. Working across film, photography and photo-collage, Jewell has inhabited both gallery and commercial contexts, exhibiting his work internationally at institutions including the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and Serpentine Gallery (London), as well as producing music videos and promos for musicians including Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack.
As the title suggests, Now & Then chronicles progression: both from a technological perspective through the shifting media across Jewell’s work, and also in regards to people, as demonstrated in by Jewell re-visiting his seminal 1989 film Headcases (shot on Super 8) whereby he has repeated the same set of questions to the same subjects 30 years on.
Other key works that will be on display include The Box, a huge bank of 200 framed photographs that Jewell took from four TVs over seven days in 1980; Four Thousand Threads, which presents a “Chinese Whispers” version of a Google image search; and an audience participatory work entitled War & Peace, in which visitors are encouraged to take selfies against a backdrop and disseminate them online.
In a world bombarding us with millions of images, Now & Then is just presenting a few thousand.
Join us on Thursday 17 January from 5 pm to 7 pm for the Exhibition Preview of Dick Jewell: Now & Then, before it opens to the public on Friday 18 January.
The preview is open to staff, students and the general public, please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
General Exhibition Opening Times
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm
Image Credit: Dick Jewell, War & Peace (Detail), 2009
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