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Eduardo Paolozzi – Exhibition of Screen Prints

10 February at 10:00 am - 10 March at 5:00 pm

Eduardo Paolozzi

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A Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition from the Southbank Centre, London

A new Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition of screen-prints by Eduardo Paolozzi will open at St George’s Arts Centre in February as part of a national tour.

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. He is equally revered for his mechanistic sculptures and his kaleidoscopic print projects. The artist, who described himself as ‘a wizard in Toytown’, transformed the mundane, the derelict and the mass-produced into images that zap with electric eclecticism and impress with their graphic complexity. ‘Carrots into pomegranates!’

The prints, which bear idiosyncratic titles such as Totems and Taboos of the Nine-to-Five Day; Twenty Traumatic Twinges and Cary Grant as a Male War Bride, do not occupy a rigid sequence but can be assembled and viewed in any order. For Paolozzi, the modern age, exposed as ephemera, is a necessarily fragmented collision of visual stimulus and influence, and his work is a ‘health warning for an uncreative and thriftless society’.

Location:  St George’s Arts Centre

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

 

Details

Start:
10 February at 10:00 am
End:
10 March at 5:00 pm
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Venue

St George‘s Arts Centre
Units 18-20, St George's Shopping Centre
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0TA United Kingdom
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Phone
01474337389
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Details

Start:
10 February at 10:00 am
End:
10 March at 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

St George‘s Arts Centre
Units 18-20, St George's Shopping Centre
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0TA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone
01474337389
View Venue Website