Gordon House: Paint to Print, will go on display from 24 November 2017-28 January 2018, featuring a variety of paintings and works in print. The exhibition centres on a selection of abstract works from the 1960s, a key moment in House’s career when he was immersed in the ‘swinging London’ art scene.
Laura Dennis, Curator for the Broadway Gallery, said: “The idea for the exhibition of Gordon’s work came about through a conversation I had with the late Richard Smith, whose work was exhibited in the opening exhibition at the Broadway Gallery last year. It was fascinating to discover how these two key figures of the ’60s art scene had grown up together in Letchworth.”
House’s family moved to Letchworth in the 1930s, where he became friends with Smith, with both artists later attending Luton School of Art and St Albans School of Art. Both artists went on to feature prominently in the British Pop Art scene alongside artists such as Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi.
Laura added: “The exhibition focuses on Gordon’s work from the 60s, demonstrating his rare and remarkable talent as both an artist and designer. Thanks to his expertise across these two fields, Gordon was able to recognise the artistic opportunities offered by the technique of screenprinting. And by generously encouraging other artists to create works in print, Gordon played an instrumental role in the development of British Pop Art.”
The show will highlight the significant contribution House made to contemporary abstract painting and the development of artist printmaking, including examples of his graphic design for galleries and musicians, most notably his work on album designs for the Beatles.
To find out more about the exhibition, visit broadway-letchworth.com, or call the Broadway Gallery directly on 01462 476110.
Images © Gordon House, courtesy Gerrish Fine Art