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ROADWORKS

9 October 2014 until 7 December 2014
System Gallery

ROADWORKS

An exhibition of paintings and installation works by Andy Slater.

System Gallery, 2nd floor 22-24 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle, NE1 4PG.
Preview: October 9th. 6 – 8pm.
Exhibition continues: October 10th. – December 7th.

At the ‘Big Lamp’ junction in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where the A186 crosses the B1600, the traffic islands have been re-modelled, and the road markings re-drawn. Leaning on the railings by the junction is a man with a feather in his cap, and a chip on his shoulder. A white van has ignored the new traffic filtering system and has pulled up to the lights, well within the designated bus lane. The man behind the railings rails against this transgression of the painted boundary. He gestures up to the camera by the traffic light: the van driver’s actions have been documented, he will be issued with a fine. Inside the cabin of the van, the driver responds with his own gesture to the camera: two fingers. The lights change, a handbrake is released, and the van moves off.

System Gallery, 2nd floor 22-24 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle, NE1 4PG.

www.systemarts.co.uk
www.andyslater.org

Posted by: Andy Slater