21st March - 27th April 2019
Ellsworth Kelly, Albert Irvin RA, Oliver Doe & Josh Raz
In Formations, two giants of 20th Century abstract painting, Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) and Albert Irvin (1922-2015), collide with the work of young Newcastle-based painters Oliver Doe and Josh Raz in an exciting trans-historical exhibition that will explore how we see the modern world through painting and printmaking. It will also explore the influence of modernism on contemporary art, and how elusive views of our world can be rendered through bold colour and dynamic forms.
Just seeing Peter Quinn’s bright watercolours is like taking a holiday, immersing yourself in the vibrant colours and spirit of foreign cities, each work capturing a true sensation of its location. Whether painting vivid street scenes in Crete or Mexico City, verdant riverside scenes in London or Glasgow, or the architectural wonders of Venice and Ljubljana, each image has its own life and vitality.