A NEW contemporary art exhibition has been launched at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.
Modern Painters: Contemporary Art from the Collection runs until June 27.
The Grosvenor Museum has been collecting local contemporary art since 1992. Acquiring from artists connected with Cheshire and North Wales, the collection celebrates the quality and variety of the region’s artistic creativity.
Peter Boughton, the museum’s Keeper of Art, said: “This exhibition presents most of the paintings from our contemporary art collection, with works in oil, tempera and acrylic.
“The subjects extend from landscapes and architecture, figures and still life, to the realms of the imagination. Stylistic approaches are equally diverse, ranging from figuration to abstraction, and from the highly detailed to the boldly expressive.
“We hope that this exhibition will enable our visitors to discover some of the many pleasures of contemporary art.”
The exhibition’s title refers to Modern Painters, the magazine founded in 1988 by the art critic Peter Fuller.
The programme of accompanying events includes:
May 5 – Beneath the Painted Smile: A survey of faces in art lecture by Adrian Sumner.
May 8 – Discover the Art of Portraiture art workshop for adults with Mary Gregis.
May 18 – Exhibition tour with Peter Boughton.
May 26 – Rome: Baroque to Transavanguardia lecture by Adrian Sumner.
June 4 – Sunlight and Shadows family activity.
June 19 – Still Life acrylic workshop for adults with Julie Nicholls.
The Grosvenor Museum is open Monday–Saturday 10.30am-5pm and Sunday 1-4pm, admission free.