London Paint Club

Thomas Dane Gallery – Hurvin Anderson: Reverb

3 and 11 Duke Street St James's, St. James's, London SW1Y 6BN - (12 October - 4 December, 2021)
Hurvin Anderson, ‘Grace Jones’, 2020. © Hurvin Anderson, Image Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery

Over the last three years Hurvin Anderson has focused his attention on a particular subject – or ‘image’ as he
refers to it – a hotel complex on the north coast of Jamaica which he visited on a trip to the country of his
heritage. Reverb, spanning both spaces at Thomas Dane Gallery is the first time the artist will present works
exclusively from this series, and offers a unique insight into one of Anderson’s most arresting cycles of paintings
to date.

As often with Anderson the legibility and clarity of the scenes he presents is left ambiguous and open-ended. Is
the hotel derelict and slowly being taken over by vegetation, or is paradisiac nature losing the battle against the
concrete ruins? Anderson likes to entertain and draw upon that ambiguity: he calls it his ‘no-man’s land – where
structure and clarity intermingle with looseness and fluidity.

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