“A Hardcore Stomping Flashback” is the second solo show of Jack Lavender in the gallery “The Approach”. The London-based artist presents a new series of free standing aluminium works, decorated with found objects and images. The floor of the gallery has been covered with tens of thousands of overlapping sheets printed with an image of mud tracks taken by the artist. This is a way to traduce the concepts of preservation, repetition and the passing of time.
The artist is obviously interested in memory and nostalgia. This underlying interest is reflected in the images and objects the artist incorporates into his work, such as stickers, posters, snack and drink packaging, drawings and found and collected detritus.
The work of Lavender is like a multi-layered narrative, and show how in our consciousness, imaginations of past eras exist simultaneously with our personal histories, the present, or our plans for the near future.
When: until 31st of May
Where: The Approach – 1st Floor, 47 Approach Road – Bethnal Green, London E2 9LY