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Big Paintings | Jim Hunter + Frank Bowling

Collaboration at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth - The Gallery . 2008
Date: 4 February, 2008 until 8 March, 2008
Organiser: Text + Work/The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

From the text+work website: “Jim Hunter is a writer, lecturer and painter. Since his student days at the Royal College of Art, and time at a studio in the Cite des Arts, Paris, Jim Hunter has had an enduring interest in modernism and the potential of abstraction. In this he was always aware of the work of Frank Bowling. However, a much closer knowledge of Frank Bowling’s work, and friendship with the artist, developed from the research that Jim Hunter undertook for his public lecture on “Abstraction, Expression and the Paintings of Frank Bowling’ to coincide with the exhibition “Frank Bowling: The White Paintings’ at ArtSway in 2006.

Jim Hunter is Director of the School of Art at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth where he is also Chair of the Gallery Group. In this role he instigated the text+work concept and programme of exhibitions, each with its related critical text, and he has been responsible for 25 publications in the programme. Six exhibitions were planned between January and April 2008 around the UK. Two solo shows in London (ROLLO March and Poussin Gallery April), a group exhibition (ROLLO Preview Jan 08), and an exhibition in Brighton dedicated to ending of the slave trade (Redemption Song, Feb/March) were scheduled.

The touring show Big Paintings, which is part of the text+work concept, was exhibited at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth and Wolverhampton University Art Gallery between February and April 2008 (where Bowling recently received an honorary doctorate). The exhibition at ROLLO demonstrates that, when it comes to juxtaposing intense colours harmoniously, with both audacity and subtlety, Bowling is still very much the unrivaled living Master.”

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Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Exhibition venues

»  The Arts Institute at Bournemouth - The Gallery

Bournemouth, United Kingdom