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Paul Fryer studied art briefly at the Leeds College of Art in the 1980s but never did a degree in the subject. In the early 1990s he was instrumental in the creation of the widely acclaimed art-bas...
Paul Fryer studied art briefly at the Leeds College of Art in the 1980s but never did a degree in the subject. In the early 1990s he was instrumental in the creation of the widely acclaimed art-based clubs The Kit Cat Club and Vague. Before focusing on his own art, Fryer designed books for several galleries and projects, as well as working as technical consultant for a number of established contemporary artists. He has also written a book of poetry, ‘Don't Be So...’, which was illustrated by Damien Hirst and published in 2002.
He has exhibited in various shows and galleries since 1996, including ‘Lead By The Nose’, Livestock Market, 1996; ‘The Quick And The Dead’, Leeds City Art Gallery, 1998; ‘Sleight of Hand’, Transposition, London, 1999; ‘2001 A Space Oddity’, A22 Gallery, 2001; The Courtauld Collection Show 2002; ‘The BBC4 Launch’, Old Saatchi Gallery, 2002; ‘The Ark’, T1+2, 2005; ‘New Gothic’, T1+2, Tate Britain, London, 2006; ‘Reconstruction No. 1’, Sudeley Castle, 2006, ‘Young & British’, Galerie Jean Gabriel Mitterand, Paris, 2006; ‘Reconstruction Number 2’, Sudeley Castle, 2007; ‘Tempest’ (with Mat Collishaw, curated by James Putnam), Venice Biennale, 2007; ‘Avatar Of Sacred Discontent’, T1+2, Port Elliot, 2007. Solo shows include: ‘Carpe Noctum’, Trolley Gallery, London, 2005; ‘Petit Mal’, Masonic Temple, Kirsty Stubbs Gallery, London, 2006; ‘Radiations’, Julius Werner, Berlin, 2006; and ‘Potential And Ground’, Reconstruction and Kirsty Stubbs Gallery, London, 2007; and ‘In Loving Memory’, Guido Costa Projects and Reconstruction, Turin, 2007.
July 6, 2016
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
6 July – 24 August 2016
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April 14, 2014
‘Stations of the Cross’
Until 17th April 2014
St. Marylebone Parish Church Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT
This Lent, Art Below and the Missing Tom Fund return with ‘Stations of the Cross’ an exhibition of 14 artists’ representations of the Passion of Christ. Artists include Mat Collishaw, Paul Fryer, Polly Morgan, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz and more. Based at London’s St. Marylebone Parish Church, the exhibition will run for 40 days to coincide with Lent. The exhibition will be open to the public whilst the works are also intended for prayer and meditation within the parish congregation.
December 6, 2013
CHARITY BOOK: The Artist’s Colouring Book of ABC’s
A number of contemporary artists have collaborated on a charity project to create a children’s alphabetical colouring-in book, titled The Artists’ Colouring Book of ABC.
The project was created by Charlotte Colbert (of Humpty Dumpty Publishing) and the people behind Alteria Art. The funds raised will go to London based Kids Company Charity. The charity was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996, supporting vulnerable inner-city children.
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May 30, 2013
Glasstress — White Light/White Heat, Contemporary artists and glass
Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – LaBiennale di Venezia
Glasstress: White Light / White Heat will open at the preview of the Venice Biennale on 31st May at the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti on the Grand Canal and at the Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass accompanied by dynamic performances from Alice Anderson and Cai Guo Qiang.
The show presents the newly commissioned work of some of today’s most important contemporary artists, most of whom will be working in glass for the first time. Artists include Fiona Banner, Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin, Paul Fryer, John Isaacs, Michael Joo, Tim Noble & Sue Webster and others. The exhibition is co-curated by Adriano Berengo and James Putnam.
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- October 5, 2012 Undivided Light
March 23, 2012
The Electric Sky
23rd March - 3rd May
The Electric Sky - Paul Fryer
Pertwee Anderson & Gold
- March 28, 2011 Fraternise
June 23, 2010
The Term ‘Reality’: Collages 1970–2010
The Term “Reality”: Collages 1970 – 2010 at Paul Stolper Gallery
June 25th – August 3rd
Private View: June 24th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Helen Beard, Peter Blake, Joseph Cornell, John Dove and Molly White, Zavier Ellis, Magne F, Paul Fryer, Damien Hirst, Linder, Colin Lowe, Alex Gene Morrison, Simon Periton, Claire Pestaille, Genesis P-Orridge, Richard Prince, Jamie Reid, Peter Saville, Harry Thubron.
See images of the collages on our blog entry on the show