Thursday 2 February 2017, 6-8pm
Join us for a preview of the exhibition in the company of the artist.
Free, all welcome.
3 February – 7 May 2017
The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present a major survey exhibition by Walsall-native artist Idris Khan. The exhibition will bring together significant bodies of work drawing on a range of interests including classical music, the history of art, literature, philosophy and religion.
The earliest work in the exhibition is an analogue photograph of a squash court wall bearing the marks made by the impact of coloured squash balls. Taken when Khan was still a student in Walsall, this simple image resonates with ideas and processes which have remained central to the artist’s work. Whether working with photography, painting, sculpture, moving image or installation, Khan employs a continual process of creation and erasure, adding layers upon layers, concealing and revealing to explore ideas around time, memory, creativity and spirituality