Reality Exhibition 27 Sept 2014 – 1 March 2015
Without a doubt, this is probably the longest journey I have made to see an exhibition: 8 hour round trip in total, but definitely worth the drive to Norfolk….AND then the train back to Manchester.
“Reality” is a fantastic exhibition – a collection of modern and contemporary British Artists, who all share a commonality: “painting”. The exhibition goes back to the traditional roots of art, i.e. celebrating painting in its purist form, taking place in an age when digital images and photography saturate our everyday life. As I wandered through the gallery I couldn’t help but notice how each piece conveys a small part of the artists’ own life and experiences of the world that surrounds them, and collectively this tells an intriguing story.
Based at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia (hence the long drive) the ‘Reality’ exhibition spans over 3 large galleries. Featured artists are Lucien Freud, LS Lowry, Francis Bacon, Jenny Saville, Phillip Harris, Caroline Walker, Clive Head and Chris Stevens to name but a few.
It’s definitely worth the journey…whether you take the train, plane or your trusted automobile.
For more information on the exhibition visit www.scva.ac.uk.