Arthur Wicks: Colour Field
Main Gallery: 22 December 2012 - 17 February 2013
Arthur Wicks, Full Speed, 1966/2012, oil on canvas (reconstructed from screenprint)
During the 1960s Arthur Wicks produced paintings, sculptures andscreen prints engaging with the issues of technology, globalisation and warfare. These works have now been unearthed and revived, and are exhibited for the first time in over forty years. With stealth Wicks’ art deploys the formal language of hard-edge abstraction combined with various types of mechanical reproduction to develop an individual visual language responding to the aesthetics and politics of the time.