Francis Bacon | Ellen Gallagher

This exhibition will shed new light on each of Francis Bacon's and Ellen Gallagher's work.

Francis Bacon, Study for Figure VI, 1956-57 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2018

Dates

Until Saturday 18 May

Visitor Information

Time

10am-5pm, Mon - Sat

Price

Donations welcome, free entry

About

This is the first exhibition in a new strand of programming at the Hatton Gallery premised on the visual synergies between different artists’ bodies of work. This curatorial strategy seeks to deal creatively with the Hatton’s collection, providing an alternative to strictly art-historical approaches.

Francis Bacon’s piece Study for Figure VI, 1956-57, one of the most iconic works in the Hatton collection is the catalyst for  Francis Bacon | Ellen Gallagher which sheds new light on each artists’ work. Specifically, the exhibition presents a dialogue between oil paintings by Bacon and Morphia, a series of works on paper by Ellen Gallagher, considered to be one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists to have emerged from North America since the mid-1990s. 


Image credit: Francis Bacon, Study for Figure VI, 1956-57 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2018


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