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LOWRY

Wednesday 16 November 2011 - Sunday 5 February 2012 Djanogly Art Gallery Admission free Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm Sat 28th/Sun 29th Jan: 10 - 6pm Sat 4th/Sun 5th Feb: 10 - 6pm All Gallery Tours are now full. *PLEASE NOTE* Due to unprecedented demand numbers in the gallery at the weekend will be restricted. This is to comply with fire regulations and for the comfort of our visitors. During very busy periods please queue at the reception desk and wait to be guided into the exhibition. Out of courtesy for others please restrict your visit to 1 hour. Last entry 5pm. *Many thanks for your understanding* L S Lowry occupies a unique position in 20th-century British art; by the end of his life, his instantly recognisable street scenes and industrial landscapes had achieved an unrivalled popularity in the public imagination. This exhibition focuses on Lowry’s work from the beginning of the 20s to the immediate post-war period, from his early forays into the industrial scene to the point at which he began to achieve a degree of commercial success and his interests shifted into the territory of figure painting. In the 1930s, personal crisis brought about by the death of his parents, and the artist’s growing sense of isolation, produced a kind of artistic derailment resulting in an extraordinary body of work whose subject matter chimes with the national zeitgeist of pre-war angst: his views of empty industrial wastelands, derelict buildings and a disturbing series of staring portrait heads will all come as a revelation to those who only know Lowry as the poet of the Lancashire mills. LS Lowry, Head of a Man 1938 ©The Lowry Collection Salford