DKUK is pleased to announce a new work by Alan Kane opening in Spring 2015. Kane will be exhibiting a ‘useable’ sculpture which responds to the unique environment of the hairdressing salon at DKUK. In Vanity Suite/Sorry, Kane offers a wry take on the long tradition of contemplating mortality within art.
Alan Kane was born in Nottingham and lives and works in London and Great Yarmouth. Recent solo and collaborative productions include: Documentarium, a county wide touring exhibition for Kent County Council at Turner Contemporary and others (2014); Punk Shop, Ancient & Modern, London, (2013); The Trongate Codex, The Modern Institute and New Jersey (2012); The Unwanted, BQ, Berlin (2012); Home for Orphaned Dishes, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); Trove, Martos Gallery, New York, (2011); The ASBO Mystery Play and other public works, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2011) w. Simon Periton; Life Class: Today’s Nude, a series for Channel 4 Television w. ArtAngel, (2009); and Folk Archive: contemporary popular art from the UK, various venues, (2005-2015) w. Jeremy Deller. His work is represented in public collections including: Tate, Arts Council England, The British Council, V&A, The Collection Lincoln and the Government Art Collection, FRAC Champagne-Ardennes.