So it’s pretty clear that we at EK like our art sharp, raw and pointy – so when we saw that one of our absolute favorites, Joseph Loughborough, is opening a solo show in London’s wickedly atmospheric Old Vic Tunnels, well we more or less melted for several hours before we could peel ourselves off the floor to feature him –
‘A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.’ – Albert Camus
The Future Tense + Old Vic Tunnels present the first major London solo show by Joseph Loughborough – The Anatomy of Strangers – an introspective, confessional body of work spanning the last year of his self-exile in Paris. Spanning themes from mortal sins and desire to personal absurdity, his latest series features a break from Joseph’s bold pieces and a return to charcoal and graphite, concentrating on the intensity of expressive lines and execution that is his trademark.
The Anatomy of Strangers will open this wednesday, and on Saturday June 16, there will be a unique opportunity to watch Joseph at work as he creates the final piece at the Old Vic Tunnels in London. The Future Tense will also be releasing a limited edition print with Joseph – Toward the Infinite, in collaboration with the world-reknown print studio Thumbprint Editions.
Wednesday 13 June from 5 PM – 10 PM – Opening reception
Thursday 14 & 21 June from 5 PM – 10 PM
Saturday 16 & 23 June from 11 AM – 4 PM
Sunday 17 & 24 June from 11 AM – 4 PM
Live drawing: Saturday 16 June, from noon
The Old Vic Tunnels, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN
Admission is free!