Newport Street Gallery: Gavin Turk

Newport Street Gallery do it again with their third mammoth exhibition, by a white male. It’s Gavin Turk’s turn and the gallery curators have done a genius job at displaying work of the past 26 years from Damien’s collection across six very different spaces.

I met Gavin in the most unconventional of ways as a younger gallery hopper in 2011 and have been a follower since. His work examines and challenges ideas of signature, self and authorship and spans an array of mediums from screen print works to silver gelatin prints and painted bronze sculptures of bin bags, sleeping bags and other mundane objects.

Favourite artworks included in show (and where to find them):

1.     Cave, 1991, Ceramic plaque (Gallery 2)

2.     American Box, 2013 – 2014, Painted bronze (Gallery 3)

3.     Silver Pop, 2011, Silkscreen ink and metallic paint on canvas (Gallery 4)

4.     Self Portrait(Fountain), 2012, Bronze, heating element, pump, water, stones (Gallery 5)

5.     Nomad, 2002, Painted Bronze, (Gallery 6)

6.     American Bag, 2014 – 2016, Painted bronze (Outside Gallery 6)

For a full list of Gavin's work visit his website. The show is open from 10am - 6pm Tuesday to Sunday and runs until the 19th of March 2017 so you have plenty of time to get on down. 

Now go enjoy the show! Tweet @mrjohnbingham, leave comments when you get there to let me what you enjoy most!