Basil Beattie: Paintings from the Janus series II 2010
22 January - 6 March 2010
Abbot Hall starts the year with an exhibition by the artist Basil Beattie. (b.1935). Beattie has been described as ‘one of the most significant of bridges in the generations of contemporary abstract painters’. His career spans the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the late 1950s to a more recent emphasis on the ambiguities of signification that have dominated visual art practice since the 1980s.
Janus - Roman god of doorways, passages, bridges, beginnings and endings.
- Basil Beattie When Night Sidles in (Janus series) 2007 (detail). Oil and wax on canvas, 213 x 198 cm © Basil Beattie, courtesy of Eagle Gallery London