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John Hoyland: Power Stations Paintings 1964?–1982

08 October - 03 April
Organized by: Newport Street Gallery
Newport Street Gallery
Newport Street
London
SE11 6AJ
 Paintings are there to be experienced … [they] are not to be reasoned with, they are not to be understood, they are to be recognised. – John Hoyland, 1979

 

John Hoyland (1934–2011) is one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. Renowned for his intuitive manipulation of colour, form, line and space, Hoyland emerged at the forefront of the abstract movement in Britain in the early 1960s, and remained an energetic and innovative force within the field, until his death in 2011.

 

‘Power Stations’, Newport Street Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, presents a selection of Hoyland’s large-scale works dating from 1964 to 1982, displayed throughout all six of the gallery’s exhibition spaces. The first major survey of the artist to be presented since 2006, ‘Power Stations’ spans a pivotal period in Hoyland’s career, punctuated by his first solo museum show, at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1967, and his defining retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery (1979–80).