Menu

Close

Close X
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Nick Goss: Morley's Mirror

[ Exhibition )

Buy Gallery Admission >
A painting by contemporray painter Nick Goss

Nick Goss, Dolphin Express, detail, 2018, pigment oil and screenprint on linen, 180 x 230 cm (c) The Artist

The first museum show of one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary painters.

Nick Goss (b. 1981) reimagines his home city of London, transforming the cityscape and its interior spaces to explore themes of displacement, natural disaster and the psychology of place.

In this exhibition of 12 of Goss’s large-scale narrative paintings, he combines observations of everyday life in his South London urban surroundings with impressions of the Netherlands’ 1953 Zeeland flood, as recounted by his maternal grandmother, and JG Ballard’s pioneering work of climate fiction, The Drowned World. He uses a collage-based approach that layers scavenged imagery drawn from personal memories, contemporary culture and historical events, collapsing time and space. Glimpses of the familiar reflect back at the viewer, rendering the city uncanny, warped and transformed.

To create a visual conversation with his paintings and a number of works on paper, Goss has selected works from the Gallery’s collection by Modern British artists who continue to inspire him, including Michael Andrews, Edward Burra and Paul Nash.

Goss’s work is collected internationally and he has had exhibitions in Berlin, New York and London, but this is his first museum show. It includes two major new paintings and marks a critical point in the connection of ideas in Goss’s De Ramp (2017) and Dolphin Express (2018) series.

Supported by Josh Lilley, London.

 

Please note that photography is allowed in this exhibition (no flash allowed). View our photography policy.

 

Download the press release

 

Discover the work of Nick Goss

Commute (2018)

Oil, pigment and screenprint on linen, 250 x 150 cm © The Artist

Morley’s Mirror (2018)

Oil, pigment and screenprint on linen, 230 x 180 cm © The Artist

Nick Goss, King Rooster, 2017, Oil, pigment and screenprint on linen, 230 x 180 cm, Private Collection © The Artist

King Rooster (2017)

Nick Goss, King Rooster, 2017, Oil, pigment and screenprint on linen, 230 x 180 cm, Private Collection © The Artist

Nick Goss in his Studio, 2017, photograph: Liberto Fillo