Press release, Maj 2019
KH7artspace is delighted to present the first international solo exhibition by UK artist Frederick Hubble.
Through materials including glass, water, snow, chocolate, fish, wine, wood and brass, Hubble’s practice responds to place through sculpture, video, photography, performance, drawing and ephemeral gesture.
For Hypha, Hubble will transform the gallery with a body of new site-specific works that respond to the contexts of Aarhus and its surrounding areas. Hypha takes its title from the branching filaments that form mycelium in fungi. Using this natural structure as a starting point, the exhibition beings together interconnected spaces, places and peoples. From the cool of the forests, to the saltiness of the sea and the blueness of the sky, Hypha explores climate, transit and the changing experiences of place that link Aarhus to the West Midlands region of central England.
The idea of the “foreigner” and the skewed Romantic ideals (both historic and contemporary) attached to international travel, the impact of tourism and the slow unfolding of time all play a part in the works produced for KH7. Via Hypha, the gallery becomes a site of production, experimentation and display, with works made in anticipation of the exhibition, as a direct response to the site and after the exhibition ends as part of the ongoing legacy of Hubble’s practice. Hypha is curated by UK-based curator and writer Anneka French, with critical curatorial support from artist Mette Boel.
Fred Hubble (b. 1993 Birmingham, UK) received his MA Fine Art from Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University, UK in 2016. Recent exhibitions include Forward, Medicine Gallery, Birmingham, curated by Ikon Gallery (2019); Silent Stage, Yaga Gathering, near Vilnius, Lithuania (2018); Firn, Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton (2018); Slow Cooker, Stryx, Birmingham (2017); Lunch at the Nipple Dome, Art Licks, London (2017) and The Twin, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art (upcoming). He has undertaken residencies at JOYA Arte + Ecologia, Sierra Maria, Almeria, Spain and at Stryx, Birmingham (both 2017).
Launch: Friday 24 May 4pm - 7pm.
Exhibition period: 24 May - 7 June 2019.
Opening hours: Thursday - Saturday 2pm - 5pm. By appointment: 26354078.
The exhibition is generously supported by Aarhus Kulturudviklingspulje.