David Blandy at Aspex Gallery

David Blandy will be exhibiting Background at Aspex Gallery, Southsea.

Preview: Thursday 18 July 2013, 6-8pm.
Artist Talk: Wednesday 14 August, 6pm.

“For this exhibition David has commissioned his father to produce a series of pastel landscapes, based on appropriated images. This employment of virtual scenes produced by a third, un-credited maker, is distinctly at odds with John’s practice and ethos, however John Blandy has approached this source material meticulously, adapting his normal working methods to produce a series of densely worked images.

The corresponding film emerges from this proposition, and frames their respective critical positions, as they discuss particular working methods, their differing attitudes towards collaboration and appropriation and especially the impact that art production has had on their relationship.”