29 April - 27 May 2023
Late Work is a book of forty-one etchings, a postcard and a stone. The etchings comprise three cycles: Midlands, Good and Bad at Waiting and Mine. Together they explore the creation of narrative, particularly aspects of deferral, continuity, and repetition (respectively). The connection between text and image is sometimes clear but sometimes more oblique, an elasticity which nods to the frailty of stories , but which also leaves gaps for the imagination to fill.
Alexander Massouras (b.1981) is an artist and writer. His work is in UK and international collections including the Ashmolean, the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was a member of the research project 'Art School Educated' at Tate; a Leverhulme Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford; and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre. Massouras’s work has taken a multitude of forms but is consistent in its visual exploration of time and narrative.