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Introduction to exhibition

Article relating to an exhibition, 1990
Year published: 1990

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Introduction to exhibition by Helen Robertson, Maurice Hobson, Helen Usherwood and Donald Rodney in Bristol. No further details given. Written by Emmanuel Cooper in 20/20 magazine, August 1990, pages 86/87.

The preview is most notable for its erroneous reference to Donald Rodney’s death: “Autobiography also informs the large-scale work of Donald Rodney. His images, made up of X-ray plates of the body, are further imprinted with silhouettes of the figure along with a text to touch on issues of illness and race. Rodney, who suffered from a rare blood disease, did not live to see his work in this show, which adds a poignant note to his plea for tolerance and understanding.” Accompanied by an uncredited colour reproduction of “The House That Jack Built“, with a credit erroneously reiterating Donald Rodney’s death: “Work by the late Donald Rodney can be seen in Bristol.”

Related people

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998