Upstairs in the Warwick Arts Centre. Mead Gallery Home Page
Thursday 5 October 2017 - Saturday 9 December 2017
Opening Party - Wednesday 4 October - 6pm - 8pm
Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art
An Arts Concil Collection Touring Exhibition
British art of the 1960s is noted for its bold, artificial colour, alluring surfaces and capricious shapes and forms, yet these exuberant qualities are often underpinned by a strong sense of order, founded on repetitiion, sequence and symmetry. Kaleidoscope looks across media and movments - from the mind-bending surfaces of Op Art, the flattened repetition of Pop, the mathematical order of Constructivism, and the sequential placement of brightly-coloured abstract units found in New Generation Sculpture - to find a common language shaped by sequence and symmetry.
This exhibition brings together outstanding examples of painting and sculpture from the Arts Council Collection and other major UK collections. It brings into focus the relationship between colour and form, rationality and irrationality, order and waywardness in art of the 1960s and through the work of over twenty artists including: David Annesley, Anthony Caro, Robyn Denny, Tess Jaray, Phillip King, Kim Lim, Mary Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Tim Scott, Richard Smith, William Tucker and William Turnbull.
The exhibition has been curated by Sam Cornish and Natalie Rudd. Arts Council Collection Exhibition managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.
Open Mon - Sat 12pm - 9pm
Full information can be found on the Mead Gallery Home Page
A full archive of past exhibitions can be found on the Mead Gallery website - Archive
Summer 2017 - Room -Curated by Laura Lord from Sadie Coles HQ, London
Spring 2017 - Subodh Gupta - From Far Away Uncle Moon Calls
Autumn 2016 - The Human Document - The Photography of Persuasion from 1930s America to Present Day
Summer 2016 - Another Minimalism - A Touring exhibition from the Fruitmarket Gallery
Spring 2016 - Gerard Byrne 1/125 of a second
Autumn 2015 - Making It - Sculpture in Britain: 1977-1986 A Touring Exhibition from the Arts Council Collection
Summer 2015 - Imagining a University -Fifty Years of the University of Warwick Art Collection
Spring 2015 - Close and Far: Russian Photography Now - A touring exhibition from Calvert 22 Gallery and John Akomfrah: The Unfinished Conversation
Autumn 2014 - Unreliable Evidence, The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour - The Execution of Maximilian by Edouard Manet
Summer 2014 - Jeremy Deller Curates All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
Spring 2014 - Uncommon Ground Land Art in Britian 1966 - 1979
Autumn 2013 - The World Turned Upside Down Buster Keaton Sculpture and the Absurd
Summer 2013 - Katie Paterson: In Another Time and Artists' Plans for Sustainability
Spring 2013 - Workplace: Work by Adel Abidin, Emily Jacir, Joao Onofre, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, John Wood and Paul Harrison.
Autumn 2012 - Aeneas Wilder - Untitled #162 & Transitions - Drawings from the collection of mima
Summer 2012 - Maestros - Douglas Gordon - Feature Film - Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno - Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait