artist robert montgomery is known for crafting works that reference the situationist tradition of capturing the audience’s attention in unexpected ways within the public realm. montgomery's poetry can be seen on hijacked advertising billboards in london, on the sides of trucks in istanbul, and this coming spring lit up in the brooklyn sky at night. but before he's off to the big apple he lands at kkoutlet for a solo show dubbed it turned out this way cos you dreamed it this way, opening there thu - feb 2 [7pm-9pm]. for this show montgomery will create a series of three large billboard poems on nearby old street, which reference the moral failure of capitalism, the concerns of the occupy movement, and new ideas of freedom in the city.
montgomery arguably is the contemporary artist most aligned to the moral concerns of this movement. complementing the outdoor showcase, a major ecologically solar-powered new work from his recycled sunlight series will be featured on the façade of the gallery. in sharp contrast, a collection of montgomery’s subtle drawings and watercolours are on display inside the gallery, in addition to new work by fellow goldsmiths graduate david fryer in the back gallery space and in the bookstore a t-shirt collaboration with graffiti artist krae. location: 42 hoxton square [shoreditch].
© kkoutlet / robert montgomery - oscar night poem