New exhibitions at BACKLIT Gallery

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As part of a new and exciting programme of events, BACKLIT gallery in Sneinton is opening not one but two exhibitions to mark its growing ambition to bring cutting edge contemporary art to Nottingham.

The exhibitions – The Taste of Stone and Project Space: Curatorial Residency – opened this week  and run until 2 August.

The two exhibitions feature the work of up and coming artists from Nottingham and Germany.Cartsen - BorisDornbusch_Driving your car at the speed of a horse_C-Print_2013

The Taste of Stone features the work of Nottingham based Frank Kent – voted one of the ‘best artists in the region’ by Nottingham Visual Arts magazine. Frank will be transforming the wall space at the gallery by showing off his signature large scale colourful paintings on translucent latex framed in a wooden structure.

The paintings have been specifically designed for the exhibition but will be reconstructed into BACKLIT’S walls as a more permanent feature once the exhibition has finished.

Project Space: Curatorial Residency is the creation of BACKLIT’s first ever international curator in residence, Carsten Recksik.

Carsten is a German artist and his exhibition at BACKLIT is about the consumption of images in modern society and their significance in everyday life – something that interests him as an artist.

MarievonHeyl_Cabinet(Blunder)_DigitalPrint_180x110cm_2013The exhibition features four emerging artists from Germany – Tim Wolff, Boris DornbuschMarie von Heyl and Florian Meisenberg.

Over the last few years, BACKLIT gallery has gained a reputation as an important centre for contemporary art. Its exhibitions have shown the work of internationally renowned artists like Gillian Wearing and Mark Leckey, as well as emerging artists like Frank Kent.

BACKLIT gallery is open from 9am to 5pm daily. It is based on the first floor of Alfred House on Ashley Street, Nottingham NG3 1JG.

Posted on 18 July 2013
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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