BASEMENTARTSPROJECT

PHILIP GURREY

Philip Gurrey - Responding 5
Philip Gurrey is a British – born painter, currently living and working between Glasgow and Copenhagen. Since winning the prestigious ‘Pulse Prize’ at the 2008 Pulse Art Fair in New York and rising to the attention of the international art world, he has gone on to complete his M.Litt in Fine Art Painting at the Glasgow School Of Art

Exhibitions at BasementArtsProject . . .

Responding To The Beeston Series
Opening Event 24.03.12 | 7 – 9pm
Closing Event 07.04.12 | 7 – 9pm

In 2008 Philip Gurrey produced a series of portraits of the people of Beeston, Leeds. With no political agenda his purpose was to portray a less biased reality than was being portrayed at the time in the national media. In March 2012 Gurrey will begin a two week residency at BasementArtsProject, Leeds’ smallest arts venue, based in Beeston. In the intervening years Gurrey has been pursuing other avenues within the painting medium, but at BasementArtsProject he will be using those very personal images from 2008 as a starting point for a new site specific work generated over the course of his two week residency.

For the opening night Gurrey will be making use of the intimate, domestic setting that is BasementArtsProject, by inviting the subjects of his 2008 portraits to this first public exhibition of the works for which they sat.

To signal the end of Gurrey’s two week residency BasementArtsProject will stage a closing event that will showcase the site specific work alongside the original pieces.