DICKON DRURY: Time Flies like an Arrow, Fruit Flies like a Banana

30 April - 29 May 2021
Kendall Koppe is thrilled to present Time Flies Like an Arrow, Fruit Flies Like a Banana. This is Dickon Drury's second exhibition with the gallery and features a new audio work by Amelia Barratt. Building a Building by Barratt is available to be experienced via headphones in the gallery and subsequently on the gallery website.
The exhibition is also acompanied by a new text by Natasha Hoare which can be found here.
Dickon Drury (b. 1986, Salisbury) lives and works in London. He is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art and a recipient of the Slade School of Fine Art, Desiree Painting Prize (2016). Recent solo exhibitions include: Dickon Drury, Condo London, Koppe Astner at Carlos Ishikwa, London (2020); To Be The Key, Galleri Opdhal, Stavanger (2019); Art Review Asia Xian Chang section at Westbund, with Koppe Astner, Shanghai (2018); Tennis Elbow, The Journal Gallery, New York (2018); Holed Up, Galleri Opdhal, Stavanger (2018); If The SeaWasWhiskey, Frutta Gallery, Rome (2017); The Who's Who of Whos, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2016); Optics Don't Make Marks, Spike Island Project Space, Bristol. Selected group exhibitions include: Generation Y, Platform Foundation, London (2019); A New Kitchen Sink, Josh Lilley, London (2017); Glossary, Safehouse 2, London (2016); Curse of the Laughing Hand, Rogue Artist Project Space, Manchester (2016); 2015 Imagine (Curated by Tomma Abts and Alistair McKinven); Londonewcastle Project Space, London (2015); Drawing Room, The Old Cycle Club, London (2014).


Amelia Barratt (b.1989, Reading) is an artist based in London working across text, performance and painting. She studied BA Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art (2011) and received an MFA from Slade School of Art, London (2016). She is a recent recipient of the Annotations II Outset Study Commission and residency at Drawing Room, London (2020-21). With Martha Barratt she founded live performance series Oral Rinse (2016-19), a vocal showcase of experimental work by visual artists, writers and musicians. Her performance works have recently been shown at: Seventeen, London (2020); Live Art Development Agency, London (2019); Museum of London (2018); Cubitt Gallery, London (2018); Glasgow International (2018); Assembly Point, London (2018); Edinburgh College of Art (2017); and CCA, Glasgow (2017). 


Natasha Hoare is Curator at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London (since 2018). Previously she was Curator at FKA Witte de With, Rotterdam (2014-18). She has curated and co-curated exhibitions including An unpredictable expression of human potential, Chapter II, Sharjah Biennial, Beirut Arts Center (2017), Self-Reflection: Mark Wallinger, Freud Museum, London (2016), and was Assistant Curator of the Marrakech Biennial 5 (2014). Natasha is Contributing Editor of ExtraExtra, and author of The New Curator (Laurence King, 2016). She has contributed to publications including Flash Art International, Cura, Art Review, frieze, Elephant Magazine and The White Review. She holds an MA in Curating from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and a BA in English Literature from Edinburgh University.