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

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. 

Exhibition in association with the Eagle Gallery and Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

Supported by - Arts Council England, Northern Rock Foundation

 

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  • 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