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'HOME INSECURITIES’ - Steven Ingman and Mik Godley


The Great Central Gallery Leicester

An exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings. PV: 24th June 6pm-9pm

 

Opening times: 12pm - 6pm
 
Sat 25th June
Sun 26th June
Fri 1st July
Sat 2nd July
Sun 3rd July
 
 
The Great Central
Unit 1, First Floor
27-35 Sussex Street
Leicester
LE5 3BF
 
info@thegreatcentral.org
www.thegreatcentral.org
 
 
Steven Ingman: “Wolf Gang”
 
Steven Ingman’s paintings reflect on memories and self discovery influenced by retracing the steps of a former stomping ground. Close to where he grew up a mile down a beaten track hidden behind a wall of hedgerow is a deserted quarry. This forgotten place now overgrown and left to nature’s devices, is a mixture of fens, marshes and swamps. The densely compacted trees, abandoned buildings and machinery offer a post apocalyptic landscape yet ironically this place offered a gang of kids an escape from reality. Now through adult eyes, Ingman attempts to understand a place he failed to understand as an adolescent.
 
Recent exhibitions and projects include 2008 Derby Open - First Prize Winner, 2009 Arts Council England Award, Solo show Night Light 2010 Derby Museum and Art Gallery, British Art Show 7 Sideshow - Wunderkammen and Mik’s Front room - Nottingham, Leicester Open - Great Central Award and Attenborough shortlist, Opem 2011 The Collection Lincoln
 
 
Mik Godley “Der Riese - the bunker paintings”
 
Like Ingman, Godley highlights incongruities in ideas of landscape and home – in this case Heimat – though a home he has only visited virtually. These paintings based on low-resolution internet sourced jpegs depict surface installations from Albert Speers' project Der Riese (the Giant) on the mountains of Gory Sowie (Eulengebirge) in the Sudeten range overlooking his mothers birthplace in Lower Silesia.
 
Developed since 2003 "Considering Silesia" has been exhibited from San Francisco to Zagreb, featured in several publications, received awards and critical acclaim.
Recent exhibitions and projects include Edinburgh Art Festival, London Art Fair, Nettie Horn Gallery, London, Nottingham Contemporary, Angel Row Gallery and Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
 
Featured paintings
 
“The Pipe” (from the series “Der Riese” (The Giant): Surface Installation Remains, Gory Sowie, Lower Silesia)
Acrylic on canvas, 107 x 71 cm, 2007.  by Mik Godley
 
The Yellow Light, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 80cm, 2011. by Steven Ingman

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