A terrific exhibition is on at the Burton Gallery and Museum in Bideford. Rare for such an esteemed artist to honour us down here, so it’s well worth a vist for anyone interested in good modern art. More details follow… please catch it if you can.
Some details …
Turner Prize winner and subject of a major retrospective at Tate Britain, Howard Hodgkin is one of the UK’s most celebrated and best loved living artists. Hodgkin is best known as a painter, but over the past forty years he has explored the possibilities of printmaking, producing a substantial body of work, as accomplished as his oils. He has produced around 130 editions of striking prints, large and small, using a variety of media and techniques, 40 of which are shown at the Burton. They take print-making to a new level of intensity, with remarkable effects of colour and surface in the service of emotion.
On tour from the Barbican, London, Prints is the first large scale exhibition spanning the printmaking career of painter Howard Hodgkin.
“My subject matter”, Howard Hodgkin has said, “is simple and straightforward. It ranges from views through windows, landscapes, occasional still lifes, to memories of holidays, encounters with interiors and art collections, other people, other bodies, love affairs, sexual encounters and emotional situations of all kinds even including eating”. (Interview with John Tusa, Radio 3)
Howard Hodgkin was born in London in 1932. His works are in the collection of the Tate Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Over four decades Howard Hodgkin has searched for a way of making prints that possess all the poetry and energy of his paintings. His pictures have been compared to passionate love songs in a foreign language: evocative, moving, with a heart of enigmatic mystery.
An exhibition organised and toured by Barbican International Enterprises, London. Barbican International Enterprises
The Howard Hodgkin Prints exhibition is generously supported by Westcountry Maintenance and Bibendum Wines. The 2011 exhibition programme is generously supported by the Friends of the Burton Art Gallery and Museum.
I saw this first at artist website