Interesting exhibition and well worth a visit, here is what the gallery has to say about it:
Transatlantic features a carefully curated selection of editioned works on paper by some of the greatest 20th Century British and American artists. Included are renowned pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, painter and collagist Robert Motherwell (husband and influencer of colourist Helen Frankenthaler), colourist Frank Stella, Pop Artists Tom Wesselmann and Andy Warhol alongside Sol Lewitt, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Rauschenberg, with work by British Pop Artists Sir Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, Patrick Caulfield and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.
Although Pop Art is now seen as dominated by American titans such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Britain played a ground-breaking role in the movement.
Emerging in the mid-1950′s but with roots that stretch back to Paolozzi’s ground breaking work in the 1940′s and born out of the ‘Independent Group’, a number of London-based RCA artists including David Hockney and Patrick Caulfield, organised themselves to bring together the seminal ‘Young Contemporaries’ show of 1961, the first appearance of British Pop Art.
The cultural exchange of artistic conceptualism and practice between Britain and America is entrenched throughout the twentieth century with many emerging movements inspiring each other, most notably Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. The postwar art world saw lively interaction between British and American artists and sculptors, critics, curators, teachers, and institutions.
The ‘Transatlantic’ exhibition particularly complements and contrasts with those offered at Margate’s Turner Contemporary for the first half of 2014, featuring Sol Leweitt’s Wall Drawing #1136, a vibrantly coloured piece that creates an overwhelming chromatic environment enveloping the viewer, on display from 3rd Decmber 2013 – 8th June 2014 and ‘Paintings by JMW Turner and Helen Frankenthaler’ juxtaposing the work of the most original genius in landscape painting alongside that of Abtrstract Expressionist and leading proponent of Colour Field painting, Frankenthaler, which runs from 25th January until 11th May 2014.
Below are the pictures of the exhibition that I took on Saturday.
The pictures should expand if you click on the, bumbling around outside the gallery and failing to take a picture of the outside of it, that I was happy with, I did notice that it seems to be on line between two churches.
Would that be a ley line?
Here is the link to the gallery's website http://www.updowngallery.co.uk/