I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart
15 March – 29 June 2014
Standard entry charge
An exploration of painting in Britain today, presenting the recent work of 21 living artists whose practices span six decades.
The display highlights a range of issues that are of significance to contemporary painting. Included are works that have been created by dripping paint, applying it ultra-densely or beginning with a single dot. Others utilise ornamental mirrors, tin foil, sculpture, photography or collage, while some have been created through acts of destruction.
The exhibition juxtaposes iconic works by Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff with those by emerging artists such as Gary Wragg, Phoebe Unwin and Joella Wheatley in order to reveal surprising connections, contrasts and underlying preoccupations.