Collage has been at the centre of artistic practice since the beginning of the twentieth century. In its simplest form, whether pasted, painted, assembled or constructed, the technique represented a radical restructuring of the pictorial tradition. Through Surrealism and Pop Art, it evolved from a marginal and purely synthetic process to become an intrinsic part of the modern aesthetic.
This exhibition will explore the role of collage in the trajectory of modern British art through collage, prints and paintings by artists in the Gallery's Collection such as John Piper, Ben Nicholson, Eileen Agar, Nigel Henderson, Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake and John Stezaker.
Supported by Toovey’s Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers