Peter Lanyon (1918-64) made constructions throughout his career as a painter. Built from everyday materials, they are seldom exhibited; Lanyon himself referred to them as ‘essentially throwaway things’. They were however crucial to the unique approach to painting landscape developed by this central figure to twentieth century British art.
This exhibition examines the relationship between constructions and Lanyon’s paintings. Where possible, the constructions are reunited with the paintings they relate to. By focusing on Lanyon’s working methods the show presents an unfamiliar perspective on this innovative artist.
A national Touring Exhibition sponsored by BT in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre. Following its London showing, a selected version will visit Coventry, Sheffield and Newlyn. The London showing is supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.