A major British artist is to exhibit a body of new work in Middlesbrough's Platform A Gallery.
DJ Simpson whose work was paired with Jackson Pollock’s in mima’s opening exhibition ‘Draw’ back in 2006, is to return to Middlesbrough to work with the new Platform A gallery situated on platform 1 of Middlesbrough railway station.
Simpson’s practice is one of reflecting on the qualities and behaviour of materials and material processes and is known for its highly inventive techniques of routing and cutting away layers of manufactured materials including aluminium, plywood, Formica and plexiglass
In his new works, Simpson combines powder-coating (an industrial process used for painting products such as car bodies) with simple hand-folding of thin aluminium sheets.
The exhibition opens in conjunction with the Turner Prize being held at BALTIC this year. The first time in its history it has been held in the North East of England and only the second time outside of London.
Platform A artist and co founder of the gallery Tony Charles says “This exciting and timely opportunity to exhibit such a major British artist alongside the Turner Prize event, contributes and reinforces the growing cultural integrity of the region as a whole.”
The exhibition ‘DJ Simpson, New Works’ opens on Thursday 20th October and runs until 2nd December.
Exhibition preview takes place 19 Oct 2011, 6pm - 8pm.
Platform A Gallery is located on Platform 1 of Middlesbrough Railway Station, Zetland Road, TS1 1EG. Opening Hours are 10am-4pm Tues-Sat.