Feature: 'Culture at Coopers' Exhibition Opens

All this week, local artist, Alistair Kennedy displays his latest work at Burton's Coopers Square.

This March, Coopers Square Shopping Centre is bringing the art gallery direct to you with an exclusive pop-up exhibition, giving Burton shoppers the unique opportunity to view the latest works by Burton based artist, Alistair Kennedy.

The ‘Culture at Coopers’ free exhibition, launches on Monday 11th March and runs until Sunday 17th March 2013 and will give shoppers the exclusive access to view recent paintings by Alistair Kennedy, outside of the traditional gallery environment.

There will also be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and discuss everything from his inspiration to the techniques he uses to create his pieces.

Alistair is showcasing paintings from his new series of work titled ‘Recall, Forget, Occupy’ and says, “It's really important for me to move my work outside of the gallery and into such a publicly visible place. It enables me to engage the attention of a vastly increased and diverse set of people.

It's also slightly scary as I've taken a distinct and measured move away from realism in these works, looking instead at repetitive, copied and repeated gestures. A move further into abstraction, colour & texture. So the work is quite challenging. Although the paintings are visually quite abstract, the new works often still retain faint echoes of the landscape.”

Coopers Square, Centre Manager, David Chadfield added, “following on from the success of the last two year’s, we wanted to invite Alistair back to display his latest collection within the Centre. It is a great opportunity for people to experience contemporary art and hosting the exhibition at Coopers Square opens up the visual arts to a wider audience.”

Based in Burton upon Trent, Alistair Kennedy is a visual artist who produces a wide range of work in different media, thriving on exploring different techniques and processes, pushing the medium and combining media, creating experimental surfaces.

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