Laurence Figgis: (After) After

11 August - 29 September 2017

Laurence Figgis: (After) After re-presents postmodernism as a perverse fairy tale. Figgis is an artist, writer and Lecturer in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), working in collage and with text/image relationships.

With research-practice focusing on Rauschenberg’s Dante drawings (1958-60), Picasso’s Las Meninas series (1957), as well as 1960s Ladybird Book illustrations, Figgis will reinterpret such art historical melodramas, probing the place of kitsch and anachronism in the early twenty-first century.

A new interpretation text by art historian, writer and critic Dr Susannah Thompson (GSA) will accompany the exhibition.

Opening night: Thursday 10 August 2017 5-7pm

Artist’s talk: Thursday 28 September 1-3pm
Hear Laurence Figgis give an engaging and dynamic talk about visual narratives and his research-practice. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome. Booking not required.

Laurence FiggisImage: Laurence Figgis, Costume for Styrene (study), 2016, crayon on paper, 42 x 29 cm, © the artist.

  • 11 August - 29 September 2017
  • Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds College of Art, LS2 9AQ