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REUBEN COLLEY - SKATE PARK EXHIBITION SEPTEMBER 2022

REUBEN COLLEY - SKATE PARK EXHIBITION SEPTEMBER 2022

Colley Ison Gallery - Colmore Row, Birmingham
10th September 2022 - 8th October 2022
Click artists below to see art featured in the exhibition:
The reflection of a stand of trees shimmers on the surface of a small body of water.  The kind of scene which has inspired landscape artists since the 17th century.  But these are 21st century trees, and this is a profoundly modern puddle.
To find inspiration for his new collection, Reuben Colley has been standing in a skateboard park in the rain.  Every element of the scene becomes grist to the mill:  concave slopes of concrete;  splashes of colour courtesy of the local graffiti artists;  surfaces slick with rainwater;  fences with their complex grid patterns.  'Henrietta Lockhart'

The urban landscape and it's unexpected beauty has been a constant theme in Reuben's work and we are delighted to present this siginificant collection, his first since 2017, coming to the gallery in September.