Heraldry and other Good Time Works.
These works, all 2021, form part of the artists’ research into the decline of heraldic symbolism, and the restructuring and removal of the holders of institutional power; images of swans and heraldic lions appear in various states of entropic decline. Displayed in state of being only partly ‘exhibited’, (either about to be hung or having just been removed), the paintings and their display address ideas of constant states of flux; of the ever shifting centres of power and control, and of an implied sense of past or future action, reaction and rebellion. The heraldry, centre of feudalistic symbology, is caught and frozen in a dismantled state.
Harry Hurlock (b 1992, UK) is a painter and visual artist. He completed his Undergraduate Degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Camberwell College of Arts in 2014, and has just completed his MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. Notable solo and group exhibitions include, ‘Harry Hurlock’ at Marie Blythe Gallery (solo-show, 2017), ‘Hahahaha’ at Doomed Gallery (solo-show, 2017), and a solo show at Hutt Gallery in Nottingham in 2015. Group shows include ‘Like the green fig tree, MILK x WORKPLACE, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (2017) and Da Thirst x Baltic 39: Dawn of Justice, Baltic Contemporary, Newcastle (2017), and the 195th Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, 2021.