Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was an English surrealist who became a major figure in the international avant-garde, particularly in Mexico. In advance of the 2017 centenary of Carrington’s birth, this exhibition repositions her work in relation to contemporary responses, including ‘Leonora’ (2006) by Lucy Skaer (b.1975), and performance-based research-practice by Samantha Sweeting (b.1982) and Lynn Lu (b.1974).
The exhibition complements a forthcoming essay collection co-edited by the curator and Jonathan P. Eburne, Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (Manchester University Press).
Leonora Carrington/Lucy Skaer is kindly supported by Viktor Wynd’s Museum Collection and The Mexican Embassy.
Curated by Catriona McAra
Preview: Thursday 14 July, 5-7pm
Image: Lucy Skaer, Harlequin is as Harlequin Does, Murray Guy, 2012. Silkscreen photograph. Reproduced with kind permission of the artist.
- 15 July - 02 September 2016
- The Blenheim Walk Gallery