Glenn Brown : Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, United Kingdom

16 June - 28 October 2018
Group Exhibitions, Projects

In 2017, the Laing Art Gallery was the first recipient of the Contemporary Art Society’s ‘Great Works’ scheme. A spectacular work by Glenn Brown was gifted to the collection, and this exhibition will continue to build on the Laing's relationship with the artist. 

Glenn Brown's work, In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core, 2016, installed at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.

Photography by Jack Cornish, image courtesy of Laing Art Gallery.

Glenn Brown was born in nearby Hexham and is one of the most renowned British artists working today. Known for his use of art historical references in his paintings, Brown appropriates images changing their shape, form, colour, and dimension, traversing artistic time zones from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo through to Impressionism, Expressionism and Surrealism and referencing artists such as Jean Louis Fragonard, Salvador Dalí and John Martin - who was also born in the north east.

This exhibition will feature new works created especially by Brown, shown alongside his own rehang of the Laing’s painting collection.

Curated by the artist, together with Julie Milne, Chief Curator at the Laing, and generously supported by the Friends of the Laing Art Gallery. 

The artwork In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core by Glenn Brown was kindly donated to the collection as part of the Contemporary Art Society’s Great Works scheme, with the support of the artist and the Sfumato Foundation.