John Squire: Disinformation




A solo exhibition of paintings by John Squire (b.1962) displayed in two of Newport Street Gallery’s six spaces.

‘Disinformation’ will feature a new series of large-scale oil paintings by Squire, which are based on photographs taken by the artist or found online. Squire alters the images using editing software, which he overloads to prompt visual glitches. These partially distorted, fragmented scenes are then enlarged from their original small screen format and rendered in the traditional medium of oil and canvas. The fgures blend, blur and collide with their surroundings, their features confused and sometimes entirely lost.

Squire is a British artist and musician who lives and works near Macclesfeld, Cheshire. He was a founding member and lead guitarist of the Stone Roses from 1984 to 1996. Since leaving the band, he has released two solo albums. Squire is also known for his role in defning the now-iconic visual aesthetic of the Stone Roses.

Also on show is a large group exhibition of works from the collection displayed across four galleries. This will be the second show of selected works from the collection after ‘Simulation/Skin’ in 2017. The exhibition will include both major artists and emerging names.

Duration 11 September 2019 - 10 November 2019
Times Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm
Cost Free
Venue Newport Street Gallery
Address Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ
Contact 020 3141 9320 / info@newportstreetgallery.com / www.newportstreetgallery.com

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