Opening on Thursday 7th March, Hackney’s Power Lunches hosts Dog & Pony Show, an exhibition of works on paper by London-based artist Adam Laurence Hedley. Presenting a varied selection of work transcribed through looking at the interplay between image, contour and white space on paper, these pieces have been derived from a history of obsessive mark making and doodling. Curated with Alice Lee, this show is one of a pair of solo exhibitions of Hedley’s work, running simultaneously, representing his two main modes of practice – drawing and painting.
With a keen interest in process and exchanges between different media, the studies displayed are impulsive and quick replications of thought. These works are appropriated through various methods of production, utilising low art materials, including biro, coloured pencil and pen, as well as introducing digital manipulation into the mix, but always recall a similar vocabulary of shapes, colours and pattern, which oscillate between extremely disciplined marks and something less controlled.
Dog & Pony Show is presented in association with DIY Space for London, a project which aims to create a DIY space with radical values for music and other countercultural activities in London. Hedley has produced two limited edition prints, which will be sold during the exhibition, to raise money for the project as well as a fund-raising gig at Power Lunches on the opening night.
Parallel Point is a collaborative project between artist Adam Laurence Hedley and curator Alice Lee who, for the past nine months, have been questioning and discussing the issues surrounding art display, and its related events, through a continuous dialogue within the context of their individual disciplines. Running in parallel with Dog & Pony Show is Bring On The Dancing Horses, an exhibition of Hedley’s paintings at The Gowlett in Peckham, which opens on Friday 8th March. Both exhibitions close on Sunday 7th April.