Hide those dirty hands: Keith Winter
22nd Sep 2011 - 02nd Oct 2011
22nd September – 02nd October
Opens 22nd 6-8pm
Runs daily 12-6pm
In his sculptures Northern Irish artist Keith Winter explores the aesthetic potential of stock building materials through works inspired by the extreme cases of order and chaos in the city, assembled in the style of the handyman or bricoleur. Between the extraction of rubble from rogue office squats to the replication of glimmering corporate high-rise, Winter presents a symbiotic relationship between state and rebel, action and inertia, glory and tragedy, where one cannot exist without the other.
In Hide those dirty hands Winter shows how his abstraction of formal architectures and the presentation of constructed debris can afford us to witness the breakdown of superstructures into their basic modules. His palette consists of shattered glass, collapsing cardboard, crumbling concrete and tarpaulin glory holes contrasting with sleek towers, sterile vitrines and reflective metals.
Keith Winter received a Masters in Fine Art and a Diploma in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 and is currently undertaking a practice-based Phd at the University of Ulster. He co-founded Space Delawab in 2008 and recently co-founded Allotrope Press in 2011. He is the recipient of an ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2010. Recent exhibitions have been in Bahrain, Belfast and New York – upcoming solo shows are in The Joinery (Dublin) in September and 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo) in November.