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Eileen Agar @ Jerwood Gallery

15 March 2017 - 4 June 2017

This exhibition is part of the gallery’s In Focus series, in which a work from the Jerwood Collection is exhibited alongside loans from public and private institutions including Tate Collection, Tate Archive, the Royal Academy of Arts, Government Art Collection and Arts Council Collection. Director Liz Gilmore says, ‘There has been renewed interest in Agar’s work during recent years, with contemporary artists taking inspiration from her incredibly varied body of work. She has always had credibility and had a relationship with Sussex, often visiting Farley Farm House, near Chiddingly, to see her friends Roland Penrose and Lee Miller.  In essence, Eileen Agar is representative of Jerwood Gallery’s own values – to be credible, to inspire and celebrate female and/or often overlooked artists.  In ‘Bride of the Sea’ visitors can expect a delightful insight into her work and life.  Her vibrant colours, dynamic brushwork and exciting portraits reveal her to be an inspiring, free spirited leading light in British Surrealism.’


15 March 2017
4 June 2017
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Jerwood Gallery