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Upstairs in the Warwick Arts Centre. Mead Gallery Home Page

Tuesday 1 May - Thursday 21 June 2018

John Piper

John Piper (1903-1992) was a major contributor to the artistic and cultural landscape of twentieth-century Britain. Through landscape paintings and collages, photographs, abstracts, theatre designs and relief constructions, Piper expressed a senstitivity to the physical characteristics and atmosphere of his native land while drawing influence from Paris-based abstract artists including Jean Helion and Alexander Calder. In this, the first major exhibition of John Piper's work since 2003, is presented a selection of works starting with the artist's idyllic images of rural Britain in the late 1920s and 1930s through to the depictions of bombed out churches made during the Second World War as Offical War Artist, as well as his romantic landscape paintings which were a preoccupation after the 1940s.

Opening Party - Monday 30 April - 6pm - 8pm

Open Mon - Sat 12pm - 9pm

Everybody welcome

Free

Full information can be found on the Mead Gallery Home Page

Past Exhibitions

A full archive of past exhibitions can be found on the Mead Gallery website - Archive

Spring 2017 - Clare Woods - Reality Dimmed

Autumn 2017 - Kaleidoscope - Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art. An Arts Council Touring Exhibition.

Summer 2017 - Room -Curated by Laura Lord from Sadie Coles HQ, London

Spring 2017 - Subodh Gupta - From Far Away Uncle Moon Calls

Autumn 2016 - The Human Document - The Photography of Persuasion from 1930s America to Present Day

Summer 2016 - Another Minimalism - A Touring exhibition from the Fruitmarket Gallery

Spring 2016 - Gerard Byrne 1/125 of a second

Autumn 2015 - Making It - Sculpture in Britain: 1977-1986 A Touring Exhibition from the Arts Council Collection

Summer 2015 - Imagining a University -Fifty Years of the University of Warwick Art Collection

Spring 2015 - Close and Far: Russian Photography Now - A touring exhibition from Calvert 22 Gallery and John Akomfrah: The Unfinished Conversation

Autumn 2014 - Unreliable Evidence, The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour - The Execution of Maximilian by Edouard Manet

Summer 2014 - Jeremy Deller Curates All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Spring 2014 - Uncommon Ground Land Art in Britian 1966 - 1979

Autumn 2013 - The World Turned Upside Down Buster Keaton Sculpture and the Absurd

Summer 2013 - Katie Paterson: In Another Time and Artists' Plans for Sustainability

Spring 2013 - Workplace: Work by Adel Abidin, Emily Jacir, Joao Onofre, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, John Wood and Paul Harrison.

Autumn 2012 - Aeneas Wilder - Untitled #162 & Transitions - Drawings from the collection of mima

Summer 2012 - Maestros - Douglas Gordon - Feature Film - Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno - Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait

The Indiscipline of Painting - International Abstraction from the 1960s to now

Mel Brimfield / Dickinson & McCarthy / Tom Hunter - Autumn 2011

Hubert Dalwood - Landscape into Sculpture and Anni Albers - Design Pioneer

Hannah Starkey - 29 Pictures - Spring 2011

Traverse Me & Journeys into the Disregarded - Summer 2010  

Miguel Palma - Jaguar & Destination - Works from the University Art Collection  

Unpopular Culture  

A Duck for Mr Darwin  

Afterwards  

Hijack Reality  

Stint - Phyllida Barlow  

Double Agent  

Girl Rider Cullinan + Richards  

João Penalva  

The Painting Show - Slipping Abstraction.  

Jonas Mekas - Brief Glimpses of Beauty.  

Hurvin Anderson and Henriette Grahnert