11/07/2023 - 20/01/2024

Contemporary - Painting & Installation

Ben Cove - In Space

Wed: 11-5pm; Sat: 11-3pm

Space present a new solo exhibition of his work, co-curated by Karen Davies, Head of Artist Development at SPACE, and Melanie Cove, Ben’s sister, which will investigate aspects of Ben’s practice that have never been seen previously.

Space are especially pleased to announce that we will be showing the large installation piece known as Biker Gang Hideout (2016) for the first time since it was posthumously realised by Melanie and the team at Aspex Portsmouth in the 2016 solo show, Double Dutch.

During the decade at SPACE, Ben’s work became increasingly modular as he explored the nature of painting and the object by installing paintings within sculptures and large found images. These works investigate ideas of the constructed world, with reference to a broad range of influences, including 20th century modern architecture, art, design, museology and furniture, which Ben referred to as looking at “out of the corner of my eye”.


Ilford 10 Oakfield Road, IG1 1ZJ [rear of Redbridge Town Hall]