John Minton (1917-1957) The Hop Pickers, 1945. Watercolour, pen, gouache and chalk © The Estate of John Minton Image courtesy of JP Bland Photography
The Lightbox was the museum partner of London Art Fair 2017 and presented major works from The Ingram Collection in a unique exhibition titled ‘Ten Years: A Century of Art’, at the Fair.
With The Lightbox celebrating its tenth anniversary since opening in 2007, the exhibition included key works by twentieth century artists such as Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Eric Ravilious. Curated by Peter Hall (Curator, The Lightbox) and Jo Baring (Curator, The Ingram Collection) the display demonstrated the breadth, depth and quality of The Ingram Collection spanning a century rich in artistic innovation and discovery.
Ten Years: A Century of Art
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) Maternity, concieved 1913 and cast 1965, Bronze with a dark brown patina
Historical highlights will include the Vorticist strategies of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, C.R.W. Nevinson and William Roberts; the Neo-Romantic tensions expressed through the landscapes of John Craxton, John Minton and Keith Vaughan; and the Pop art attitudes of Nigel Henderson, Allen Jones and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Intimate works, more suited to domestic settings will be on view such as Frank Auerbach’s Drawing for Mornington Crescent painting, 1972 and John Nash’s Bristol Docks, 1925. These will be juxtaposed with monumental masterpieces such as Peter Howson’s Resurrection, 1999 and John Tunnard’s Messenger, 1969.
Further information can be found in this press release
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About The Lightbox
The Lightbox, Woking © Ian Rudgewick Brown
Since its opening ten years ago, The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking has become one of the most important and successful arts venues in South East England. Three stunning galleries host a regularly changing programme of exhibitions by nationally significant artists, alongside a local history museum, an arts and crafts Shop, canal-side Café, and a dynamic programme of talks, tours, workshops and events.
The museum is home to The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art, on generous long-term loan from media entrepreneur, philanthropist and local resident Chris Ingram. The Ingram Collection; one of the most significant privately owned, publically accessible, collections of its kind in Europe; is comprised of 650 works of art, of which over 400 are by the most important artists of the Modern British era.
General admission to The Lightbox is free and an annual pass to visit Main and Upper Gallery exhibitions costs just £5 (£2.50 with a National Art Pass). More on The Lightbox
The London Art Fair Museum Partnership
The London Art Fair museum partnership was first introduced at the 2014 Fair to offer a London platform for significant, regional collections of Modern British art. The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield (2014), Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2015), Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2016) and The Lightbok, Woking (2017) have so far shown.