Alex Katz - Give Me Tomorrow
Opens: 19/05/2012 Closes: 23/09/2012 Tate St IvesWork from a career spanning six decades by the 85-year-old American painter Alex Katz is accompanied by pieces from the Tate collection, chosen by the artist. Discover what influenced his practise - one that took in Ab-Ex and Pop - and how he became an influence himself, in a show that pays special attention to his beach scenes. This is Tate St Ives, after all. For more information visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/exhibition/alex-katz-give-me-tomorrow Buy: https://tickets.tate.org.uk/selectshow.asp
Financial Times“Time is his greatest theme...” In an overly conceptual era, he has become our pre-eminent painter of modern life by acknowledging that surface has depths, and “painting must try to get to the most mysterious thing, which is appearance”...
Guardian“It's an edge, but not a cutting edge...” At his best, Katz the portraitist, Katz the maker of big and small scenes, Katz the painter and printmaker, and maker of stand-up cut-outs does justice to pleasure, on a human scale, and to what the eye seeks when freed from grander demands...
The Telegraph“Apparently bland, yet undeniably stylish images...” Concentrating on Katz’s beach scenes, as is appropriate in this glorious seaside gallery, Tate St Ives’s exhibition is a welcome opportunity to see if there’s more to this enigmatic artist than meets the eye...
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