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.
Hurvin Anderson: Foreign Body opens 4 November 2016 and will be on view through 14 January 2017. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10AM-6PM. For more information please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.michaelwerner.com or contact Hannah Gompertz, Sutton PR at email@example.com. Follow the gallery on Instagram.com/ michaelwernergallery, twitter.com/_michaelwerner_, facebook.com/michaelwernergallery.