The Summer Exhibition showcases works by artists represented by the gallery, as well as several new names to Purdy Hicks Gallery.
The 2013 Summer Exhibition includes work by painter Tim Stoner and photographer Liane Lang, and is the first time that either artist has shown with the gallery. These works are displayed alongside several new works by gallery artists including Susan Derges, Sandra Kantanen, Claire Kerr, Tessa Traeger and Bettina von Zwehl.
Participating artists: Pierre Bergian, Jonathan Delafield Cook, Susan Derges, Arturo Di Stefano, Ralph Fleck, Samuel Fosso, Andrzej Jackowski, Sandra Kantanen, Eeva Karhu, Claire Kerr, Liane Lang, Youngbin Lee, Michael Porter, Jorma Puranen, Peter Randall Page, Sally Smart, Tim Stoner, Tessa Traeger and Bettina von Zwehl.
Tim Stoner (born, England, 1970) studied at Royal College of Art, London and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Since graduating Stoner has been frequently and internationally exhibited, including Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin and Frankfurter Kunstverein. Themes that run through Stoner's work are those of community and inter-personal relationships, and how these relationships and collectives have operated - although not, fundamentally, changed - throughout the ages. Stoner's paintings function as a visual anthropological study, where the form of the painting draws attention away from the specifics; time, place and the individual, to focus upon the essence of the action being portrayed, and ultimately to question its function.
Liane Lang is an artist based in London. Born in Germany she studied at NCAD in Dublin and completed a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College followed by a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy, where she graduated in 2006. Lang's work is concerned with notions of animacy, which she investigates through sculpture, photography and video works. Many of Lang’s works examine museum objects and the biographies they attempt to narrate, modes of display and the verisimilitude of art objects, particularly figurative sculptures and political monuments. Recent projects have included residencies in Hungary and Latvia, where the artist used photography and animation to stage interventions with monuments from the Socialist era. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad and her work is held in a number of notable collections.