For the first half of the summer, in the foyer at The Economist Tower, London-based artist Amanda Beech presented a body of new works entitled The Patriot.
The exhibition includes four new poster works displayed in wall-mounted light-boxes. These feature digitally manipulated compositions that take their titles from Hollywood action movies and which also appropriate the bombastic propaganda of movie poster advertising.
Beech combines images from glossy magazines and advertising collaged with photography and drawing, in order to re-invent and re-play the epic narratives of these heroic adventures.Beech is currently researching a PhD in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London.
Recent exhibitions have included The Big Warm Open, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery (1999); Break, Galerie Clark, Montreal (2000);Trick Peaser, Mandarina Duck, London (2001); and Blow Up Your TV, York City Art Gallery (2002). Forthcoming exhibitions include Don’t Fight It! at Gasworks Gallery, London in June.