State of the art in Rugby

1 05 2009

We have written about the excellent Rugby Art Gallery and Museum before but we want to bring to your attention the current exhibition which we highly recommend.

The collection to see

On until the 21st June 2009 the main gallery has a selection of works from the Rugby Collection which is described as:

Our annual exhibition, showcasing an exciting selection of works from the Rugby Collection. Established in 1946, Rugby’s British art collection includes work by L.S. Lowry, Paula Rego, Stanley Spencer and Bridget Riley as well as more recently acquired works by Paul Richards and Terry Atkinson.
This exhibition will also include works on loan from Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum including pieces by Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Sylvia Gosse, and Mary Kessel.

We don’t know who curated this exhibition but based on the works here they clearly have a similar view of art to us as there were very few paintings that didn’t produce strong reactions, and mostly positive ones. There is even a Lucian Freud pencil drawing that we liked!

Details of future exhibitions are listed below, taken from the 2009 exhibition leaflet.

Walk into focus

out of the ordinary / extraordinary: Japanese contemporary photography
30 June – 26 August
This exhibition introduces the works of eleven Japanese artists, mostly from the younger generation. These artists, with their differing values and viewpoints, confront an increasingly complex world and attempt to come up with new forms of critical expression. With a delicate touch, they attempt to change the world – even if only slightly.

Special litter here

Lucy McLauchlan
8 September – 1 November
Armed with a paintbrush, Lucy spontaneously covers almost any surface with her unique style of mark making. The organic undertones and character driven, often densely populated images are made on surfaces that range from breasts to water towers, and from ceramics to cars, covering millimetres to metres.

Walkin' the bricks

— Words and pictures by Paul

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2 responses

2 05 2009
Mitch

We had spotted the forthcoming Japanese photography exhibition from some promotional leaflets at the Herbert and really want to visit.

2 05 2009
Inversion Layer

We’ll have to make a date!

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