John Bartlett: London Sublime

Guildhall Art Gallery

12 October 2012 – 20 January 2013

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John Bartlett's extraordinary narrative paintings are fixated on the paranoia of modern urban life.

This major mid-career show includes the artist's large-scale canvasses alongside more intimate, everyday scenes which capture contemporary London in all its glory.

Bartlett revisits and adapts traditional genres of painting to evoke the world we live in today. Throughout the exhibition he will be creating a large wall drawing on the subject of the August 2011 riots entitled Rise of the Invisible. This new work will echo the monumental History Painting, a depiction of the Poll Tax Riots currently on display at the Museum of London.

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Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 12 – 4pm Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan (and occasionally for special City/State events - please check the Guildhall Art Gallery website)

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