Ey Up Chris Alton
A couple of years ago whilst doing an exhibition at Turf Projects in Croydon I met Chris. He had quite wisely come to a crit session I was asked to lead at the gallery, not so we could discuss his work, but because he was going to be leading the next one. It struck with me as quite a smart and sensible thing to do, and something I probably wouldn’t have thought to do myself. Since then I’ve noticed him frequently putting out really great work and projects, which have the nice habit of often wanting to exist much more within the real world.
The morning before the opening of a collaborative exhibition with Liam Geary Baulch at serf in Leeds (with another group exhibition at the brand new LOWER.GREEN opening in Norwich) it was nice to sit down with Chris and probably get to know him.
Chris Alton will also be part of this years New Contemporaries and Jerwood Space’s upcoming Survey show.