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New Year exhibition for Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on 9 January 2015

A new exhibition featuring the work of multi-media artist Benjamin Brown opens at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery on 12 January.

Curated by student Catrin Podgorski , Free Beer will feature photograph collages, paintings, and sculpture, playing on ideas of post-modernist cynicism and British Neo-Pop and satire.

Drawing influences from Dada and Pop Art, and from artists such as Meret Oppenheim and Melanie Mosat, Brown’s work has a humorous edge that encourages play in the gallery.

An opening night preview event will run from 7.00pm – 9.00pm on Monday 12 January, and the exhibition will run from 13 January – 6 February 2015.

Catrin Podgorski, curator of the exhibition and a second year undergraduate in History of Art and English Literature, said: “It's really exciting to be featuring the work of Benjamin Brown, a Slade School of Fine Art undergraduate, for our first exhibition of 2015. With the range of media being used, it promises to be a fun, unique exhibition."

The Norman Rea Gallery is run entirely by students at the University of York. Situated above The Courtyard in Derwent College, the gallery hosts exhibitions throughout the year and promotes the work of both student and professional artists. The gallery hosts three exhibitions a term with lectures, seminars and events. 

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