Masterstrokes: Great Paintings from York Art Gallery

25 May 2013 - 26 Aug 2013

An exhibition of 33 paintings from York Art Gallery’s fantastic collection with commisions from Contemporary artists.

Launching at The Collection, Masterstrokes: Great Paintings from York Art Gallery is an exhibition of 33 paintings from York Art Gallery’s fantastic collection on tour to six regional venues while the Gallery is closed for a major refurbishment programme. This exhibition provides a unique snapshot of the collection, bringing together a selection of some of York’s most significant and popular oil paintings from 600 years of art. Ranging from the 15th century to the 20th, the exhibition will feature works by William Hogarth, L.S. Lowry, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson and William Etty, among many others. 
The Collection have taken this unique opportunity to present this collection alongside contemporary works from the Arts Council Collection including works by Anne Hardy, Henry Bond and Liam Gillick.
This includes commissions by six young artists: Rachel Adams, Laura Aldridge, Joana Cifre-Credà, Tim Hattrick, Calvin Sangster and Christopher Schulz.
Vase is a performance by Joana Cifre Cerdà that will take place at intervals throughout the exhibition. The performance is a response to one of the exhibition pieces The Flagellation of St Barbara by the Master of Vienna. You can see Joana's performance in the gallery on these dates:
24/05/13 [Opening Night]
14/06/13 [1pm-2pm]
13/07/13 [1pm-2pm]
13/08/13 [1pm-2pm]
26/08/13 [1pm-2pm]