We are delighted to announce THE END, an exhibition by Nicolas Ruston hosted by The Library. Featuring a new series of paintings by Ruston and readings inspired by the work. The exhibition will also mark the book launch of The End: Fifteen Endings to Fifteen Paintings: Short Fiction Inspired by the Works of Nicolas Ruston, edited by Ashley Stokes, along with an exhibition catalogue featuring an essay by Art Critic and Broadcaster Sue Hubbard.
THE END is a collaborative project that explores the nature of ‘endings’. Fifteen paintings, depicting ‘the end’, by Nicolas Ruston have provoked fteen short ctions by fifteen writers. Ruston wanted to examine and interrogate the notion of ‘the end’ by exploring how an art form can operate through different media, and how one group of artists interprets the others’ form. A resulting book entitled The End: Fifteen Endings To Fifteen Paintings, will be published by Unthank Books in September 2016. The fteen black and white paintings have the qualities of movie stills and draw together images and words – a device often used in print advertising. The canvases, all identical in their dimensions (51 x 66 cm) and realised in Ruston’s signature style – a unique technique of scratched gloss and masonry paint – combine quasi-photographic images and printed text. The sequel to his 2011 series Propensity Modelling, The End is Ruston’s most expansive show yet.
“Nicolas Ruston’s ‘The End’ paintings are, as a series, conceptually complete and pure. Creating a relationship between the series and newly commissioned texts by authors will change this, and it looks like everyone – us, the authors, and Ruston himself – may be going somewhere unknown. I look forward to it.” — Neal Brown, Columnist, ArtReview
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We are delighted to announce THE END, an exhibition by Nicolas Ruston hosted by The Library. Featuring a new series of paintings by Ruston and readings inspired by the ...