Main Galleries 12-17
R.B. Kitaj: Obsessions
23 February – 16 June 2013
R. B. Kitaj (1932–2007) was one of the most significant painters of the post-war period. His work defied the trend in abstract art prevalent in the 1960s and brought him to the forefront of British figurative painting. In spring 2012 Pallant House Gallery and the Jewish Museum London will concurrently present the only UK showing of the major Berlin retrospective R.B. Kitaj: Obsessions. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of the oeuvre of Kitaj since his death and the first major retrospective in the UK since his 1994-5 exhibition at the Tate Gallery. The exhibition at Pallant House Gallery will feature over50 major paintings, sketches and prints presenting an overview of all periods of Kitaj's extensive oeuvre from the 1960s to his death in 2007.
Main Galleries 4 and 5
Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings
16 February – 2 June 2013
In the late 1940s Barbara Hepworth embarked on a series of studies of the operating theatre at the invitation of her friend, the surgeon Norman Capener. The remarkable drawings demonstrate Hepworth's consummate skill as a draftsperson and the synergy she felt between her work as a sculptor and the surgeon's craft. This exhibition of over 30 drawings comes to Pallant House Gallery as part of a three venue tour.
Main Galleries 12-17
Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture
6 July – 13 October 2013
Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 - 2005) was one of the most inventive and prolific of the British artists who came to prominence after the Second World War. Collage was central to his methods, both as printmaker and sculpture.He once states that “All human experience is one big collage.”, which was particularly true for his own life. This exhibition draws on the extensive selection of Paolozzi works in Pallant House Gallery’s Collection and includes drawings, prints and sculpture from throughout his career.
Sean Scully: Triptychs
October 2013 - February 2014
In a career spanning over thirty years, Sean Scully (b.1945)
has gained international prominence as one of the most
admired painters in the abstract tradition, fusing the
traditions of European painting with the distinct character of
American abstraction. This exhibition features a selection of
Scully's Tryptych paintings to mark the Gallery's major
acquisition of the work ‘Pink Dark Triptych' (2011)