Swain presents a series of ‘pieced’ paintings that continue his explorations of the representation of landscape.
Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad (born Oslo, 1980) works across painting, sculpture and poetry. Working with found materials, Ekblad exploits the chance element of this approach which brings a restless energy to many of her works. Ekblad’s exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, her first solo presentation in the UK, includes new and recent painting and sculpture.
This Summer BALTIC presents a survey exhibition and major new commission by the Dutch artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan. The spectacular new commission DEPOT, made especially for our Level 4 gallery, re-imagines ‘Jonah The Giant Whale’, a preserved whale which toured across Europe exhibited inside a lorry. Tan will rebuild the 76-foot long vehicle; however the inside will now contain a cabinet of curiosities inviting the viewer to climb aboard.
At BALTIC, Lavender will present an ambitious installation of new and recent work for the Level 2 gallery. The exhibition will be the artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution in the UK. Working site-specifically, Lavender will make a series of sculptures comprising printed banners and found objects which will be suspended from the ceiling utilising the volumes of the space.
BALTIC presents the work of British artist Hannah Collins (born London, 1956), known for her large unframed photographs and installations that create immersive spatial experiences.
Declared "a master of the unassuming, if not completely disguised, artwork" by Roberta Smith, art critic for The New York Times, B. Wurtz has been making sculpture from everyday materials for more than 40 years. This, his first major solo exhibition in a public gallery, includes some 60 works from throughout this career.
BALTIC is working with British artist Brian Griffiths towards a major new commission in Autumn 2015. Griffiths uses a variety of media to create often oversized sculptures that typically offer a means of escape, transporting the viewer to other places or points in time. Everyday objects are scaled up, blown out of proportion and feel too large for the spaces they are displayed in.
Omer Fast uses complex narrative structures to explore the different ways stories are constructed. Blurring the boundaries between "reality" and "representation" and between document and artifice, his practice questions the status of the image. This exhibition, co-produced with Jeu de Paume, Paris and Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, will present new and recent work.