Art First projects
26 March – 17 May, 2014
In Perspective: The Late Works
Open The Box
When Wilhelmina Barns-Graham died in January 2004, she was 91 years old, and was hard at work on an exhibition of new paintings for Art First. The show did indeed take place that April, almost exactly ten years ago. It celebrated her life-long commitment to art, and brought to a close the happy and stimulating final decade of her life as a painter, exhibiting in London with Art First.
Open the Box offers an engaging body of work in which family life, with its focus on the creative antics of young children, has become the principal subject. Humour abounds in the rich, spontaneously worked surfaces and in the speedy line of drawings, monotypes and etchings, where the artist’s observant eye follows the constant activity of her small subjects.
22 May - 28 June, 2014
(Guest curated by Simon Christopher)