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Stuart Brisley

Stuart Brisley - performance artist, painter, writer and teacher - achieved notoriety in the 1960s and '70s for his disturbing physical performances, but his work has extended over four decades and has also embraced painting, print, sculpture, installation, films and fictions and large-scale participatory projects. He has exhibited and performed internationally, primarily in Britain and Europe.

Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006 was held at England & Co in 2006. An early assemblage wall relief was acquired from the exhibition by The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Museums & Galleries (with assistance from The Art Fund). In 2008, Brisley exhibited drawings and sculpture in the gallery exhibition Persistent Obsessions. The artist's second solo exhibition at England & Co, Stuart Brisley, was held in October 2009, when he concurrently exhibited films and performance photographs with the gallery at the Zoo art fair. A drawing from this exhibition was subsequently included in Modern Times: Responding to Chaos at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and the De la Warr Pavillion, Bex Hill, UK (2010).

The British Museum acquired five works by Brisley addressing political issues from England & Co in 2008; and in 2010, Tate added to their existing holding of his work with the purchase  from England & Co of an early painting and the film Arbeit Macht Frei. 

Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006 Exhibition catalogue/monograph published by England & Co: 56 pages, 56 works and performances illustrated in colour and b/w, 2 further b/w illustrations. Introduction by Jane England; Essay: 'Fragments - Stuart Brisley's films and videos' by Sandrine Meats; Extensive chronology, exhibitions, selected bibliography including selected sound tapes and videos. (ISBN  1 902046 36 6). Copies available - contact the gallery.

An archive selection of works exhibited with England & Co are reproduced on these pages.

Drawings & works on paper   Film & video   Paintings   Photography   Prints   Sculpture   


Performance



12 Days – i - Details


12 Days – i Kunst Forum, Rottweil, Germany 1975

Four photographs mounted together
Each 11.75 x 8.25 inches

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009


12 Days – 1 - Details


12 Days – 1 Kunst Forum, Rottweil, Germany 1975

Four photographs mounted together
Each 11.75 x 8.25 inches

 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009.



12 Days – iii - Details


12 Days – iii Kunst Forum, Rottweil, Germany 1975

Four photographs mounted together
Each 11.75 x 8.25 inches

 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009.



12 Days – iv - Details


12 Days – iv Kunst Forum, Rottweil, Germany 1975

Four photographs mounted together
Each 11.75 x 8.25 inches

 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009.



12 Days – v - Details


12 Days – v Kunst Forum, Rottweil, Germany 1975

Four photographs mounted together
Each 11.75 x 8.25 inches

 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009.



Artist as Whore - Details


Artist as Whore 1972

Photograph (exhibition print)
14.75 x 9.75 inches

 

Exhibited at Zoo art fair with England & Co 2009. Private collection



Bath Works - Details


Bath Works 1974

Photograph (one of a pair)


 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



Moments of Decision/Indecision - Details


Moments of Decision/Indecision 1975

Three photographs mounted together


 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



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Moments of Decision/Indecision - Details


Moments of Decision/Indecision 1975

At the Teatra Studio, Warsaw


 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



ZL 63 65 95 C - Details


ZL 63 65 95 C 1972

From a sequence of photographs


 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009.



Between - Details


Between 1979

From a sequence of photographs


 

Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006.



Between the Wall and the Floor – Part 2 - Details


Between the Wall and the Floor – Part 2 Project Arts, Dublin 1979

Three photographs mounted together
Each 8.5 x 13 inches

 

Exhibited at Zoo art fair with England & Co 2009.



Between the Wall and the Floor – Part 1 - Details


Between the Wall and the Floor – Part 1 Project Arts, Dublin 1979

Three photographs mounted together
Each 8.5 x 13 inches

 

Exhibited at Zoo art fair with England & Co 2009.



Between the Wall and the Floor – v - Details


Between the Wall and the Floor – v Project Arts, Dublin 1979

Photograph


 

Exhibited at Zoo art fair with England & Co 2009.