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G. Conroy / Events / Sat 18 Oct to Sun 09 Nov 2014 (3 weeks)

Uneven Territory: Michael Calver at the OSR Project Space

Uneven Territory: Michael Calver at the OSR Project Space

18 October - 9 November
Thurs - Sat 11am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 4pm (or by appointment)

About the exhibition

Uneven Territory is an exhibition of new and previously unseen paintings and drawings that, alongside key work made since 2006, forms an uncensored view of Michael Calver’s output. The work is at turns intimate, highly formal and sometimes unsettling.
Best known for his exploration of colour and its aesthetics through ‘colour field’ painting, this exhibition delves beneath the surface, presenting a new vision of Calver’s varied but interconnected artistic production.
Alongside his signature work there are recent paintings that relate to our manner of seeing: how we see and what we see, combining geometric abstraction with a loose figuration, reminiscent of cityscapes that exist at the periphery of vision. This is juxtaposed by a series of spontaneous drawings that depict scabrous figurative images, suggesting illicit encounters and the darker side of human existence.
The exhibition also includes Letters to America, small works on paper that the artist posted to his daughter, between 2011 And 2014. This personal correspondence, which was not made for the purpose of exhibition, creates a bridge between the drawings and paintings and gives an insight into Calver's unique vision of the world.

About the Artist

Born 1942 in Kent, Michael Calver lives and works in Devon. He has exhibited widely, both in the UK and, also, internationally in Japan and the Middle East. Calver has received several Arts Council England awards and a significant Support Grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation in New York.
Related events

OSR Projects
Pop-Up restaurant
7pm Saturday 25 October

For one night only the OSR Project Space will host a pop-up restaurant with food inspired by the Uneven Territory exhibition, created by chef, food stylist and writer Nico Ghirlando.

Tickets for this gastronomic experience are £30 per head and include a 3 course ‘surprise’ menu. You will need to bring your own drinks (we will provide wine recommendations beforehand).

Contemporary art workshops led by Michael Calver

Day Workshop for 7 to 11 year olds
29th October
£35 (£20 with PTL card) 10am – 3pm

Morning workshop, exploring colour, for adults
9th November
£15 (£10 with PTL card) 10am – 12pm

The Old School Room has been a place of learning, meeting and gathering for over 160 years and we would like to continue this tradition through our programme of artist-led projects.

For more information, or to book your place for the pop-up restaurant please contact Simon or Chantelle, leaving your contact details, on 01935 862201 or email chantelle@fireandicecreative.com or simon@simonleedicker.co.uk

For more information visit http://osrprojects.net/archive-projects/uneven-territories-michael-calver/

Event Location

OSR Projects

Old School Room,
Church Street,
West Coker,
Somerset,
BA22 9BD
BA22 9BD

Telephone: 01935 862 201
Email: simon@simonleedicker.co.uk
Website: http://osrprojects.net/archive-projects/uneven-territories-michael-calver/

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