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Dominic From Luton: English Man Going Insane

Dominic From Luton has secured himself a substantial reputation as an innovative artist whose practice takes unexpected twists and turns. At the core of his practice is an intriguing and fascinating relationship with his home town of Luton.

English Man Going Insane is Dominic from Luton’s visual love letter to his home town. Uniting the anarchic energy of British contemporary art with a view of the world honed in Luton. It is a journey from the 1970s to the present, a tragi-comic personal history which re-visits some of the most spectacular moments on Dominic’s often contradictory journey from small town boy (and fanatical Luton Town supporter) to the global art superstar we know and love today!

Man standing holding a sign
An example of Dominic's verbal sophistry is to be found in a work called ‘White Pratt from Luton’ which is not, as many will assume, a disparaging reference to someone from Luton, but rather a list of the names taking part in a group exhibition that Dominic was part of in 2011.

Treating the storefront as the major art museum it will eventually become, English Man Going Insane might be described as a mid-career retrospective with some new work and some new interpretations of existing work.

Central to the enterprise will be a ‘boys own’ homage to the glorious day in April 1988 when Luton Town beat Arsenal at Wembley to win the League Cup.

It will also revisit Sunridge Avenue Projects, when Dominic took the opportunity presented by an Arts Council grant to exhibit the work of top international artists at his parents’ otherwise unremarkable Luton Semi. What modern visitors to Sunridge Avenue may overlook, as a peculiar and disembodied section of wall in the front garden of number 32, is actually an original work by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed. The process of commissioning and producing the Sunridge Avenue project will feature heavily in Dominic’s new exhibition English Man Going Insane.

Further reading on Dominic From Luton English Man Going Insane, Departure Lounge at The Storefront.

Opening Times:

Thursday – Saturday, 1pm – 6pm

You are scum written on the floor
The Moth, Archway collaboration with Justin Hammond & Chris from Watford, 2016 c–type print

Opening reception

Thursday 26 April, 6 – 8pm

As You Change So Do I invite you to attend the opening reception of English Man Going Insane.

Special Opening

Sunday 13 May, 2pm

Dominic From Luton will be in conversation with Curator Matthew Shaul, there will be a special opening for this event, all welcome admission free.

Location:

Bute Street,
LU1 2EY
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