According to the blurb, Plymouth is a relic of the ideal post war city as designed by Abercrombie in the 1940s. Abigail contextualises Plymouth by placing it as a vision for the future alongside other realisations of communal ideologies striving to shape a better future.
Abigail’s exhibition owes its title to a framed work in the exhibition, which shows a 1953 painting of the same title by Kenneth Noland, which has been clipped from a 1965 book and seemingly thrown into a city photographed in the 1950s. The geometric form proposed by Noland seems to hold out a promise of renewal, contemporaneous with the city plan of Plymouth.
Abigail lives and works in St Just, Cornwall, and is currently artist in residence with Rambert Dance Company.
The show runs from Monday, March 11 to Friday April, 5, with the Exhibition Opening Event on Wednesday, 13 March between 5 -7.30pm (with an ‘in conversation’ from 5-5.45pm between the artist and Martin Clark (artistic director, Tate St Ives), which will explore the themes and concerns of the exhibition in The Gallery at Plymouth College if Art in more detail.
Abigail’s exhibition is the second of three exhibitions as part of The South West Showcase. s a series of solo shows profiling artists based across the SW region. The three artists were selected through an open call by a panel of arts professionals. If you are interested in applying for forthcoming exhibitions, email to be added to the mailing list: email@example.com