THIS EXHIBITION TOOK PLACE IN 2010
GALLERY OPENING TIMES
Taking as its subject the view through the window, this stunning exhibition looks at the way artists have treated the relationship between interior and exterior space and examines the development and variation of the motif in the work of major twentiethcentury and contemporary British painters. This modernist trope had its roots in the ground-breaking work of the Cubist and Fauve artists at the beginning of the last century. In Britain, the artistic revolution in Europe was greeted eagerly by those artists wishing to break with tradition, evident in the earliest works in the exhibition by the Camden Town and Bloomsbury Groups.
The deceptively straightforward challenge to portray the dynamic tension “from the space, through the space, to the space” continued to provide artists with the opportunity to reflect developments and movements in twentieth-century art at home and abroad and to explore and extend their own visual repertoire.
Without from Within takes the viewer through the journey of these artistic movements as represented by leading figures such as Duncan Grant, Paul Nash, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, Patrick Caulfield and Howard Hodgkin, and offers a rare opportunity to view their work in the context of some of their European contemporaries including Raoul Dufy and René Magritte. Without from Within has been curated for the Djanogly Art Gallery by Anne Goodchild, formerly Curator of Art at Museums Sheffield, and develops the theme of her exhibition The Absent Presence Graves Art Gallery 1991.
Thanks to Nottingham Visual Arts for this latest review of the exhibition: Catching the Light
THURSDAY 8 APRIL
DJANOGLY ART GALLERY
Guided tour with Neil Walker, Visual Arts Officer, Djanogly Art Gallery
THURSDAY 22 APRIL
DJANOGLY ART GALLERY
Guided tour with Ruth Lewis-Jones,
Galleries Education Officer, Lakeside
The talks are free but space is limited so please book in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. If after booking you are unable to attend, please let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.
Image: Paul Nash (1889-1946)
Harbour and Room 1932-6, Oil on canvas 91.4 x 7.11, Tate: Purchased 1981 © Tate, London 2010