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Gillian Ayres @ National Museum Cardiff
8 April 2017 - 3 September 2017
This major exhibition celebrates the bold and colourful work of one of Britain’s most important and internationally renowned abstract artists. Featuring major paintings from across the artist’s career, this is the largest exhibition of Gillian Ayres’s work ever seen in the UK. In the 1950s, Ayres was a pioneer of abstract painting, making work on a vast scale. She explored colour and space by pouring, dripping and staining paint onto the canvas. She was a leading figure in a generation of British artists who were responding to the latest international developments in Paris and New York, including the work of American Abstract Expressionists. This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see Ayres’s greatest works from the 1950s to the 1980s.