Friday, 8 May 2015
Prussian Blue by Michael Fullerton
Don’t miss the last week of Prussian Blue by Michael Fullerton, closing this Saturday 9 May.
S1 Artspace presents a new commissioned exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Michael Fullerton. Prussian Blue is a major new body of work that will unfold over three exhibitions in 2015 commencing at S1 Artspace this spring, which will subsequently be presented at Carl Freedman Gallery, London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
Fullerton’s new work examines the power of aesthetic beauty, the recording of history and the relationship between painting and its social and historical significance. It expands the artist’s ongoing exploration of the social and civic relevance of art – and in particular painting in an age of information and mass media circulation.
In 2014, S1 Artspace invited Fullerton to work with the city’s historical collection at Museums Sheffield whilst developing this new series of works. Continually drawn to the aesthetics, politics and social history embodied in portraiture, Fullerton has selected a number of eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits specifically for their aesthetic virtues to show alongside his new body of work. This includes portraits by Sir William Beechey, Charles Brocky, William Etty, Jean-Baptiste Greuze and Sir Thomas Lawrence.
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