Ikon’s exhibition features a number of Kelland’s new films, prints and sketchbooks that reimagine the psychoanalytic dialogue that has occurred between Pop Art and Prison Art since the 1960s. Referencing figures from popular culture such as Elvis and David Bowie, Kelland interrogates male identity and flawed notions of masculinity. It is the culmination of Dean Kelland’s four-year artist’s residency at HMP Grendon (2019-2023), funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.
Ikon presents a major solo exhibition by Mali Morris. Calling includes nearly 30 works from the last 25 years and documents a notable change in Morris’ artistic practice from the late 1990s when she considered new painterly directions. Morris’s first solo exhibition was held at Ikon Gallery, John Bright Street, in 1979 and she now returns to Ikon, Brindleyplace, in 2023 to transform the gallery’s spaces into fields of colour and light.
The launch for Mali Morris’ exhibition is supported by Ergo Real Estate.
Both exhibitions run 20 September – 22 December 2023.
Free entry, donations welcome
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First and Second Floor Galleries
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