I Can’t Believe It’s Mortar (Boards)

Chris Horner LG has five new mortar-based sculptural paintings on display at The George Alton. Part of an ongoing collaborative exhibition between Chris and the pub.

The exhibition also features five mortar board artworks which have been on display in the pub since November 2023. 

I Can’t Believe It’s Mortar (Boards)
The George Alton
Butts Rd
Hampshire GU34 1LH
Mon-Wed 12-11pm, Thurs-Sat 12pm-12am & Sun 12-9pm

The George is proud to present 10 artworks by Chris Horner. Chris’ works are developed from experimental processes with building materials. His experience of supporting his dad in the building trade initiated the working process for each artwork displayed in the pub.

The surface in these artworks is either mortar, a building material made of cement, sand and water that is spread between bricks or stones to hold them together, or a mortar board, a bricklayers tool which keeps liquid where it belongs in the mortar.

Mortar and mortar boards are building materials that Chris works with occasionally when helping his dad on the building site. As an artist, however, he has tested the physical property of mortar by putting it through many experimental processes, which provides a new sense of appreciation. Chris is also interested in challenging the perception of what a mortar board could be by transforming it into something that replicates a canvas. Instead of going into the skip and then to landfill after the completion of a job Chris has given these materials a new life and purpose as works of art. It also avoids any wasteful behaviour and supports the environment. chrishornerartist.com