Bringing together over 100 pots and ceramic murals, including items from Brickell’s own collection, visitors are privy to his skill as a potter and his passion for steam. Engineering and conservation of the environment inform many of his larger murals, while the well-known clay ‘morphs’ demonstrate Brickell’s love of contorting shapes and his fascination with bodily forms.
In the most comprehensive retrospective of Vettriano’s work, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery have brought together 100 of the Scottish artist’s paintings. Vettriano has, in the past, been derided by some critics, yet he has a number of dedicated collectors and counts Jack Nicholson, Sir Tim Rice and Robbie Coltrane among his fans. Many of the works have not been displayed in public for 20 years, so this is a rare opportunity to track the course of the self-taught painter’s career.
This will be the first US retrospective of the influential German artist’s work. Known predominantly for her eccentric and humorous sculptures (incorporating flowers, Slinkys, mirrors and baby dolls) this collection divulges the breadth of Genzken’s achievement, highlighting her painting, photography, drawing and film. Visitors are treated to 150 objects, tracing Genzken’s career since her early exhibitions in the 1970s. In-depth essays from the four curators accompany the retrospective.