Ed Cross presents Standing Still, an exhibition of new work by Jamaican-born British artist Eugene Palmer.
Sourcing images from life, pop culture and beyond, Palmer begins with a photograph before passing it through his painterly filter; figuring his own family as a repository of cultural history and memory, archival images and family photographs have been at the core of his practice since the 1980s. In Standing Still, Palmer presents paintings based upon two recent family celebrations: one the marriage of his youngest daughter, and the other a family reunion spanning four generations.
Eugene Palmer lives and works in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1955, Palmer moved to Birmingham, UK, in 1966. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Arts in 1978 and completed an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1985. Closely associated with the BLK art group, whose members included Eddie Chambers, Lubaina Himid and Sonia Boyce, Palmer’s work is held in several public and private collections, including Arts Council Collection and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.