Hardback, 60 pages
This catalogue accompanied British artist George Shaw's first major solo exhibition which took place at Ikon in 2003. What I did this Summer showcased the artist’s acclaimed style of painting involving a rigorous academic approach and a meticulous rendering in Humbrol enamel paint.
Shaw’s paintings are rich evocations of place and memory, depicting the council housing estate in Tile Hill, Coventry where he grew up. Both romantic and oppressive, the paintings incorporate empty playing fields, pubs, bus stops, lock-up garages, run-down housing estates, war memorials and graveyards.
This publication features an essay by Michael Bracewell.