Artist nominated for Turner Prize to show at Jerwood

Four Feet in the Garden, 1995. By Gary Hume.  � the artist Courtesy the artist and Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Four Feet in the Garden, 1995. By Gary Hume. � the artist Courtesy the artist and Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

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AN exhibition by Turner Prize-nominated artist Gary Hume is coming soon to the Jerwood Gallery.

Gary Hume: Flashback traces a path from the artist’s early work to the present day, and is a touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection.

Some early acquisitions such as Four Feet in the Garden (1995), as well as key works from the artist’s own collection are included.

The exhibition at the gallery on The Stade, opens on July 14, and runs until September 23.

Liz Gilmore, Jerwood director, said: “Hume is an important figure in British contemporary painting and we are thrilled to be showcasing both paintings and sculptures spanning his career to date.

“It is particul-arly appropriate to be hosting this show in our inaugural year.

“Hume was born in nearby Kent and has strong family ties to the area.

“He went on to win the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997, then one of the UK’s most prestigious painting prizes.”

Hume was part of the Freeze exhibition in 1998, which launched a generation of British art, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996, and represented Britain at the Sao Paulo and Venice Biennales in 1996 and 1999.

Catherine Douglas, head of Arts Council Collection, said: “It is a great privilege to be working with a brand new gallery in such a distinctive location. Gary Hume is one of the most important artists of his generation, and this exhibition gives audiences outside London an opportunity to explore his work over two decades.”

This exhibition follows Big Boys Sit in the Front, a retrospective of Kent artist Rose Wylie’s work, which ends this Sunday (July 1).

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