Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Gallery Primo Alonso

Backwash New works by Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom

The exhibition was the result of the first residency programme at Gallery Primo Alonso. We allowed the artist almost two months in the space, beginning in December and finishing mid January. The artist was allowed to use the gallery space in any way he saw fit, enabling him to feel fully comfortable to work in any way he wanted.

Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom finished studying at the Royal Academy Schools in the summer 2008, where he received a lot of interest in his sculpture and video. In May 2007 Boakye-Yiadom was included in a group show at Gallery Primo Alonso - 'Les Fleurs du Mal' (curated by John Stark), and we have been big fans of his work since. This is why we are very proud to have Boakye-Yiadom's first solo show in our space. The Exhibition has been extended by one week, because of the great response we have had to his work. We are planning to make the residency at the gallery an annual part of the programme. With the intention of creating another fantastic exhibition produced specifically for the space.

Richard Gallagher

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