STOURBRIDGE conceptual artist Cal is launching his latest solo exhibition at St John’s Church in Stourbridge tonight (Thursday July 3) from 7pm.

To Be Tethered To is an exhibition based on religion “but not as you know it” according to the 36-year-old Norton based multi-media artist who is showcasing his work as part of Black Country Day celebrations.

Cal, who moved to Stourbridge from Worcester, said: “I felt extremely honoured when asked to be a part of Black Country Day. I have lived here for 15 years and love the area and consider it home.”

The artist, who aims to create debate and provoke thought, has been busy working on a new body of work including paintings, sculpture and installations over the past six months - relating to subjects including art, addition, emotion, economics, media and politics.

He said: “This year I lost my mother and gained a son three weeks later so understandably this has affected the recent work I have produced. It has made me look harder and deeper at the things we are tethered to.”

The exhibition, supported by Dudley Arts Council, Leaps and Bounds, Gigcaritas and artspace, can be seen in the church, located off Stourbridge ring road, between 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2.

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