Location: Alan Cristea Gallery, London
The first major survey of prints by Sir Howard Hodgkin (b. 1932), one of Britain’s most celebrated living artists, will inaugurate Alan Cristea Gallery’s new premises in Pall Mall on 5 October 2016. The exhibition After All, on display from 5 October – 18 November 2016, is also the title of a new series of prints by Hodgkin which will be shown alongside the best examples of Hodgkin’s printmaking from across five decades.
Works dating from 1977 to 2015 represent traces of locations, travel experiences, personal encounters and seasons, themes that Hodgkin has returned to over the years. The marks on his new works on paper are sure, deft, direct, and vital. They have a spontaneity that belie their lifelong gestation. These visual gestures have synaesthetic qualities, a colour that evokes a touch, a brush-mark that conjures up a taste or an aroma.