ROB MONTGOMERY EXHIBITION OPENING AT KK OUTLET IN LONDON
SOME/THINGS CONTRIBUTOR ROBERT MONTGOMERY WITH LUCY NEWMAN
[After exhibitions in Venice, Paris, Istanbul, Lyon and Berlin in 2011, KK OUTLET is proud to present ROBERT MONTGOMERY's first London solo show in over a year, It Turned Out This Way, Cos You Dreamed It Like This.
MONTGOMERY’s work references the Situationist tradition of capturing the audience’s attention in unexpected ways within the public realm. His heartbreaking and arresting poetry can be seen on hijacked advertising billboards in London, on the sides of trucks in Istanbul, on fire in the streets of Paris and lighting up in the Brooklyn sky at night.
For his show at KK OUTLET, MONTGOMERY will create a series of three large billboard poems on Old Street, which reference the moral failure of Capitalism, the concerns of the Occupy movement, and new ideas of freedom in the city.
Within the gallery there will be a collection of MONTGOMERY’s more subtle drawings and watercolours on show. This quieter collection of work is the perfect contrast to his bolder outdoor pieces and offers a meditative insight into his practice.
On the façade of the gallery MONTGOMERY will present a major new work from his Recycled Sunlight Series, before it moves to the site of the old Tempelhof airport in Berlin April 2012.
In addition to his own work, MONTGOMERY also presents a new work by Goldsmiths graduate David Fryer in the back gallery space and in the bookstore a T-shirt collaboration with East London graffiti artist Krae.]
THE EXHIBITION RUNS FROM THE 3rd until the 25th of FEBRUARY
/ TEXT COURTESY ROBERT MONTGOMERY [www.robertmontgomery.org] & KK OUTLET [www.kkoutlet.com]
ROBERT MONTGOMERY'S IT TURNED OUT THIS WAY, COS YOU DREAMED IT LIKE THIS EXHIBITION OPENING AT KK OUTLET IN LONDON PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAT URAZMETOVA [SOME/THINGS AGENCY]
PREVIEWS OF THE ROBERT MONTGOMERY FEATURES IN SOME/THINGS MAGAZINE ISSUE001 & ISSUE002 ARE ONLINE