Glenn Brown, On the Way to the Leisure Centre, 2017, oil on panel, 48 1/8 × 96 1/8 (122 × 244 cm) © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce

Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

On view June 16 through October 21, 2018.

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 was born in nearby Hexham and is one of the most renowned British artists working today. Known for the use of art historical references in his paintings, Brown appropriates images changing their shape, form, colour, and dimension, traversing artistic time zones from the Renaissance, Baroque and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 northeast.

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


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