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Artist Talk: Claire Kerr in conversation with Hisham Matar

3 May 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Purdy Hicks Gallery to meet the artist Claire Kerr at a preview of ‘What Else Do I Believe in?’ (Patti Smith, M Train).  Claire explains, “In some sense,  making a painting or a poem is the process of imposing the imagination on the world – in Wallace Stevens’s words, ‘the imagination pressing back against the pressure of reality’.  These paintings are explorations of things, situations and stories in which real, imagined and wished-for significance are on equal terms.  They celebrate the way the fanciful and the far-fetched can have a resonance.”
She will be joined in conversation with renowned author Hisham Matar whose debut novel “In the Country of Men” was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. 
Drinks will be served at 6:30 for a 7:00 pm start.
Tickets:  no charge for Patrons; £10 Friends; £15 Guests
RSVP to Please make cheques payable to UK Friends of NMWA and post to Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS.


Claire Kerr

Claire Kerr ‘Linear B’


3 May 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Purdy Hicks Gallery
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