19 March - 30 April 2018

Including works by:
Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Edward Burra, Patrick Caulfield, Eduardo Chilida, Prunella Clough, Robert Colquhoun, John Craxton, Merlyn Evans, Barry Flanagan, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, Ronald Brooks Kitaj, Peter Lanyon, Tony Longson, Mary Martin, Margaret Mellis, Paul Nash, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, Terry Pope, Julian Trevelyan, Keith Vaughan

Our current exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture also includes a number of recent acquisitions.

J.Y.M. Seated in the Studio III by Frank Auerbach is one of a series of eight paintings undertaken in 1988 and forms part of an important group of works with J.Y.M. sitting by the stove. A regular motif in Auerbach’s studio portraits, the stove is given prominence with vigorous looping paint strokes in palest green and orange which is then further articulated in the dynamic electric green and orange used to draw us into the centre of the painting where Julia sits.       

Also included is a rare surviving example of Victor Pasmore’s early reliefs: Relief Painting in White, Black and Maroon, 1952 exhibited in his major Retrospective exhibition at Tate in 1965. Pasmore’s renewed interest in the relief came in 1950 and was influenced by his friendship with Ben Nicholson and the ideas of American artist and theorist Charles Biederman. In his book Art as the Evolution of Visual Knowledge Biederman theorizes and suggests that machine age materials such as the use of plastic and metal was the next logical step for painting to extend into three dimensional forms.

Please contact the gallery for further information.