Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Damien Hirst's John Hoyland tribute show 'Power Stations' at new London art space, Newport Street Gallery, London

(Paintings 1964–1982)

This show will mark the opening of Newport Street Gallery in Lambeth, south London, a major new space which will be free to the public.

See Damien interviewed below on the forthcoming exhibition of John Hoyland, 'Power Stations' (Paintings 1964-1982) where he discusses the influence he had on Hirst's painting, also how he has the Hoyland painting from the sixties in his office.

Press Release information:
'The paintings are all drawn from Damien Hirst’s art collection – known as the Murderme Collection – and span a particularly important period in Hoyland’s career when he was starting to make a name for himself with his first solo museum show at the Whitechapel Gallery (1967). It also covers the time from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s when Hoyland was first engaging with the New York art scene. Curated by Hirst, the exhibition takes the viewer from the vast colour-field works of the 1960s, through the textured surfaces of the 1970s to the more spatially complex paintings of the early 1980s.
It is the first major exhibition of Hoyland’s work since his death in 2011.'

Further information
8 October, 2015 – 3 April, 2016
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am–6pm
Admission free

I think its great that Hirst is opening his new gallery with a bold declaration of a painter, a great British painter of the post war years and an abstract painter, and a maverick abstract painter who went against the grain of the stuffy British establishment of the time. 

This will, I am sure, be picked up and discussed in art magazines more abroad, where Hoyland has a more defined reputation, both in Europe and the USA, than in London, a brave decision and Abstraktion applauds it! (see our earlier posts on the Hoyster here and his last interview with Peter in Turps Banana #9. )

Our Pete and the Hoyster
 Also, there is a great interview between Hirst and Hoyland here. Curtesy of Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery in Lambeth, South London (an artist's impression). Curtesy of Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.

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