Kenneth Armitage: Sculpture and Drawing of the 1950s27/02/2017
Upcoming exhibition celebrating the work of Kenneth Armitage
Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
15 March – 15 July 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 6-8pm. Free, all welcome.
Guest speaker: John McEwen, trustee, the Kenneth Armitage Foundation
Kenneth Armitage RA is one of Britain’s most important sculptors of the post-war period and was Gregory Fellow at the University of Leeds from 1953-55. The exhibition at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery tours a selection of works following the centenary retrospective at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath in 2016. The exhibition brings sculptures and drawings of the 1950s coinciding with the time when he undertook the prestigious and pioneering Gregory Fellowship back to Leeds and includes loans of work drawn from public and private collections across Britain. It aims to highlight the artist’s strengths, especially his enduring focus on the human figure and his expressive linked figures in particular.
Guest curated by Ann Elliott and supported by the Kenneth Armitage Foundation.
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