SOME OF the biggest names in art from the last two centuries are being showcased in Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition.
‘The Artist’s Folio’ looks at how prints or artwork are sometimes designed as part of a group, rather than displayed individually – telling a different story from just one print on its own.
While at its most basic level the folio represents a good way of marketing an artist’s work, it also provides a means of ensuring a set of work is kept together and can be seen as a whole concept.
The folios on show are predominantly from the print collection at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery and there is a real range of styles and techniques.
The show includes names such as David Hockney and L S Lowry and also features work by contemporary artists such as Chris Ofili, Rachel Whiteread and Hew Locke.
The Glenn Baxter series is funny and playful, in stark contrast to William Rothenstein’s drypoint prints, documenting the impact of the First World War on the Belgian landscape.
Maggie Kufeldt, Executive Director Health and Wellbeing, said: “This exhibition gives residents the chance to see works by some of the biggest names in the art world from the last 100 years under one roof so I’d encourage them to go along and see it.”
There will be workshops and talks alongside this exhibition. Keep an eye on www.galleryoldham.org and Twitter/Facebook/Instagram for more details.
The exhibition, which runs until July 9, has been curated by Bradford Museums and Galleries and Paul Coldwell, Professor in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London.
The exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council of England and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.