A solo exhibition by Greg Rook
Private View Saturday 23rd January 7-9pm
OFF-GRID 15 January – 11 February 2016
the storeroom L’Entrepot 230 Dalston Lane, London E8 1LA
the storeroom at L’Entrepot is delighted to present a solo exhibition of Greg Rook’s most recent work.
Off-grid comprises of a series of works on paper, etchings, prints and larger oil paintings that have evolved through the exploration of social experiments that are now considered to be over and largely discredited.
These recent works look at three distinct and remarkable forms of utopian social concepts from the past, each of which offered equal status and responsibility, and a real alternative to the contemporary society: the 1970's Hippy communes in the western United States; the English communitarian 'digger' projects; and the Soviet social experiment.
Rook is interested in the motivation behind them (whether they were born more from optimism or pessimism), the reasons for their failure and their relevance as contemporary potential futures.
Greg Rook was born in London in 1971. He studied at Chelsea School of Art 1997-2000 and Goldsmiths College 2000-2002. He has exhibited in Europe, America and Asia in both solo and group exhibitions and has work in several world-renowned private collections. Recent exhibitions have included surveys of contemporary painting at Ipswich Museum and Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery and placement in the permanent collection of Swindon Museum and the Madison Museum of Fine Art in Georgia.
Off-grid is Greg Rook’s twelfth solo show
230 Dalston Lane
London E8 1LA
020 7249 1176
Tuesday-Friday: 1pm -11pm
The Good Life
Oil on paper