Exhibition runs to Feb 8 2008
‘Collected’ collates a sample of modern and contemporary works by nationally and internationally recognised artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries that have been acquired by five Merseyside based private collectors over the years.
The exhibition aims to shed some light onto normally hidden national treasures, by giving the Cornerstone*s audience the rare opportunity to compare and contrast the private works on view, in addition to contributing to learning and contemporary debate within the arts.
Loaned works to be exhibited that have been removed from public view since their initial acquisition include pieces by Alan Davie, Paula Rego, John Piper, Ken Kiff, Patrick Proctor and Chris Orr.
In addition, work by Martin Greenland winner of the last John Moores Painting Prize is joined by works from previous winners Lisa Milroy and John Hoyland, and poignantly for the Capital of Culture Year there will also be work exhibited by Liverpool’s own Terry Duffy.
One of the five private collectors, owner of Liverpool gallery, Editions Ltd is loaning the exhibition work by Sir Terry Frost, which
will later form part of an exhibition at the Editions Gallery in January 2009.
Joint curator and Cornerstone Gallery Manager, Jason Jones and co-curator, Peter Dover commented: ‘We are thrilled that we were able to secure such a rare exhibition to launch the Cornerstone Gallery’s exhibition programme for 2008.
Usually when works enter into private collections they are never seen again in the public domain, but thanks to the five generous collectors we are able to unveil some of the amazing wealth of artwork that resides in Liverpool.’
The exhibition will launch to an invited audience on Thursday 10th January, one day before the official opening of the Capital of Culture Year and it is hoped that the event will be seen as setting the standard for the fantastic events that are due to take place throughout the year.
The ‘Collected’ exhibition, which runs through to Friday 8th February can be found at The Cornerstone Gallery at Liverpool Hope
University. It is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and is free to enter. For further information about the exhibition please contact The Cornerstone Gallery on 0151 291 3997.