05/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Luke Dowd & Adam Holmes-Davies - Dear Luke, Dear Adam

Thu-Sat: 12-6pm

"Adam and Luke were in a group show at Kingsgate Project Space in 2021 called Your Foot in my Face and other tectonic strategies, so they both knew Dan Howard-Birt and were familiar with the gallery. They put together a proposal with their work and a fragment of their conversation and sent the draft to Dan to see if he had any ideas about the proposal and any art spaces that might be open to it. Dan replied and said he would like to do it at Kingsgate Project Space, and they agreed.

As the dialogue continued, Luke thought it might be a good idea to create a publication that would document this correspondence, Adam agreed. Adam suggested he wanted a narrator on top of the dialogue. He had just watched Once upon a time in Hollywood. He liked the way the movie had a third voice, Kurt Russell. Then he got embarrassed and thought it was a silly idea, but the idea stuck.

This exhibition is the cumulation of a two-year dialogue and exchange between Luke Dowd and Adam Holmes-Davies. Recording their lives and experiences of making art, a publication entitled Dear Luke, Dear Adam will be available at Kingsgate Project Space."


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