Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jennifer Douglas and Laura Lancaster: "Past as Present" York Art Gallery, UK

19 January - 13 April, 2008

Historic works from York Art Gallery's prestigious old master collection have been paired with pieces by some of the most exciting contemporary artists in this refreshing new exhibition.
Passed as Present brings together historic work from York's collection - paintings and works on paper -with contemporary pieces from the Lodeveans collection of international contemporary art. The collection was put together by a father-and-son team and this is its first major public showing.
Pieces dating from as far back as the 14th Century up to the 19th Century are compared and contrasted against the modern pieces to show how themes, techniques and styles compare and contrast - with some surprising similarities emerging.