December 10, 2018

Hew Lock at P.P.O.W

Patriots - An exhibition of works by Hew Lock at P.P.O.W Gallery continues “Lock’s investigation into the role public statues play in the way national identity and history are formed.”
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Patriots

An exhibition of works by Hew Lock, his first with gallery P.P.O.W on view from October 11th - November 10th, 2018.

Close up of work by Hew Lock at his exhibition, Patriots at P.P.O.W
This exhibition continues “Lock’s investigation into the role public statues play in the way national identity and history are formed.” - P.P.O.W Press Release
Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W
Close up of Peter Stuyvesant work by Hew Lock at P.P.O.W

Key (scandalous) historical figures in his photographs include:

Peter Stuyvesant

George Washington

J Marion Sims

Alexander Hamilton

Christopher Columbus  

‍Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W
“Lock here envisions the opportunity for various ethnic groups to express their relationship to these figures through an elaborate and beautiful costuming ritual.” - P.P.O.W Press Release
‍Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W
“Patriots offers new perspectives on historical figures, acknowledging the complicated history, multifaceted morality and socially encouraged racism behind people we consider heroes.” - Art & Object
‍Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W
"(Black) Artists who continue to produce work with a critical message, like Yinka Shonibare and Hew Locke, avoid the open confrontation typical of the 1980s and instead use humour and satire, positioning themselves as cultural insiders, rather than excluded outsiders." - Prof. Dr. Ingrid von Rosenberg (about Hew Lock)
‍Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W

Notable Exhibition Press

The Brooklyn Rail

Art & Object

‍Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W

His works can be found in many public collections (including but not limited to)

  1. The Pérez Art Museum Miami
  2. The Tate Gallery, London
  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  4. The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W.

Hew lives and works in London.

‍Installation image from Hew Lock's 'Patriots' exhibition at P.P.O.W

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