He likes to make a point, does Robert Montgomery, and make it in some style, in block capitals up in lights, on prominently placed billboards, and even crowned with fire, almost always right in the heart of the action. The London artist is currently exhibiting at his first solo New York, at C24 Gallery, who have gathered together a selection of his past work which is notable not only for its method of delivery but the message itself, which is a sort of distilled retort to modern life and the morals of society.
Montgomery’s installations are grand scale interventions, and take text based art to a zenith of visual impact and profundity. Whether it be railing against the Powers That Be and their warmongering ways, to personal comments on the nature of being, his work has made people stop and take notice in London, Paris and Berlin. The gallery show will feature new work as well as previous billboard pieces and a “fire poem”. Best not wear any man-made fibres then. The exhibition will open on 12th September, and there’s an audience with the artist on 14th September. Closing date is 19th October.