The Urban Wastelands Project: Day Bowman / Ian Knox / Transglobal Underground
Sat 10 Dec 2011 – Sat 4 Feb 2012, The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
The Urban Wastelands Project is a collaboration of new work by British painter, Day Bowman, alongside award-winning film maker, Ian Knox, and music by internationally acclaimed music group Transglobal Underground, as a finale event.
Bowman’s paintings invite us to enter a world of gasometers, abandoned water pipes and barbed wire, referencing the shapes and forms of much post-industrial architecture such as cooling towers, water towers and wasteland detritus. Knox’s short film, Jonah and the Whale, reflects the gritty landscapes alluded to in Bowman’s large, gestural paintings – the journey becomes a metaphor for mass transmigration. Echoing these feelings is a collection of traditional songs of emigration, exile and longing put through the radical machine and electronic beats that are the hallmark of the legendary Transglobal Underground in an exclusive live performance at Quay Arts.
Dates to remember:
Exhibition Preview: Sat 10 Dec 3 – 4pm All Welcome
Artist’s Talk by Day Bowman: Sat 21 Jan Starts 2.30pm The West Gallery, FREE Just turn up
Live Performance – Transglobal Underground SoundSystem: Fri 3 Feb 8.30pm doors open 8pm £15 advance (£20 on the door)
Tickets can be purchased online: www.quayarts.org or call: 01983 822490