CLASSICAL REMAINS will show work selected from a private collection and explores the influence of classicism through neo-classical and conceptual practices. The exhibition shows work from seven artists, both contemporary and historical. Etchings after the seventeenth century landscape painters Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain explore the resurgence of classism during the Enlightenment and Baroque periods. Ian Hamilton Finlay, an artist inspired by these two artists, used the garden as an artistic medium and his diverse and complex output is widely recognised as a crucial development in 20th century art.
The exhibition also shows work from four living artists. Stephen Bann CBE, FBA is the Emeritus Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol and University of Kent, Canterbury. Gary Hincks is an illustrator who worked with Ian Hamilton Finlay throughout his life and whose work is included in most major museums around the world. Joseph Black and Antoine Espinasseau are two young contemporary artists working in both painting and sculpture exploring the classical tradition and its relevance today.
STEPHEN BANN - JOSEPH BLACK - ANTOINE ESPINASSEAU - IAN HAMILTON FINLAY - GARY HINCKS - CLAUDE LORRAIN - NICOLAS POUSSIN
28-29 APRIL 2018
CURATED BY JOSEPH BLACK