Mark Lancaster 1938-2021

Thinking and Feeling: Paintings 1960-1990
5 April 2023

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Lancaster's name is wedded to the mythology of the 1960s and 1970s, his story interwoven with those of some of the most renowned cultural figures of the era. Lancaster inhabited many worlds, and the extensive list of his friends and collaborators includes such luminaries as the artists Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, and the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham.


Active for three decades from the early 1960s onwards, Lancaster worked most often in series, each group of paintings informed, conceptually and stylistically, by those that preceded them. Over the years, his work gradually changed, from the highly controlled hard-edged abstraction of his earliest work as a professional artist, to gestural paintings in which there is a constant negotiation between the abstract and the figurative.


This first posthumous exhibition includes works from each of the artist's major series of paintings. It reveals him as a significant artist of great intelligence and sensitivity.


Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Ian Massey.


Private View: 4 April, 2023, 6-8pm

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