6 - 8pm, Thursday 14th Nov
This will be the second show of the British artist’s work to be staged at the gallery. The exhibition follows a recent survey, ‘Shine Out Fair Sun’ at Hastings Contemporary, which marked the artist’s first major public gallery exhibition in Europe. The works on display will span from 1978 to 2006.
The artistic practice Oxlade developed throughout his six-decade career was grounded by spontaneity and instinct, with colour shaping the essence of each work.
The diaristic quality of his portrayals, which echo daily life, is also emphasised by frequent references to the artist’s wife, fellow painter Rose Wylie, who was Oxlade’s lifelong muse. “He was very picky about what he painted,” Wylie recalls. “Painting the figure was fundamentally very important to him.”
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