OXFORD.- Modern Art Oxford
presents a major exhibition of paintings by Howard Hodgkin through 5 September 2010. Comprising over twenty works, Howard Hodgkin: Time and Place spans the last ten years of Hodgkins career and includes paintings not previously seen by a broader public, including a powerful body of new work.
The exhibition comes more than thirty years after Hodgkins seminal 1976 survey at the Gallery, Forty-five paintings 1949-1975, initiated by Nicholas Serota, and offers a fresh view of the artists work, revealing his continuing relevance as one of the most vital, radical and compelling painters of our time.
Howard Hodgkin: Time and Place is organised by Modern Art Oxford in partnership with the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands and the San Diego Museum of Art to where it will travel in September 2010 and February 2011 respectively.
A fully illustrated book designed by Peter B. Willberg, featuring an essay by Sam Smiles, Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of Plymouth and Tate Research Fellow 2009-2012, will accompany the exhibition.
Born in London in 1932, Hodgkin attended Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. In 1984, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale and in the following year won the Turner Prize. He has exhibited internationally for over four decades and his work is included in major public and private collections all over the world. Museum surveys include Paintings 1975-1995, organised by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and toured to Fort Worth, Düsseldorf and London, and a retrospective presented at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006), Tate Britain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. A survey of his small paintings was presented at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (2007), and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and in 2008 Gagosian Gallery, London, presented an exhibition of twenty new paintings.