Basil Beattie Paintings, Ian Tyson Sculpture

1 Dec 2006 – 19 Jan 2007

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The Eagle Gallery is delighted to be hosting a joint exhibition by two distinguished British artists in a show that combines painting and sculpture.

Basil Beattie shows a new series of small scale diptych canvases that employ his familiar motifs of perspectival 'thresholds': tunnels, steps and diagonals. The new paintings show a heightened use of colour in the work which has become more apparent in the last two years and the paintings play with spatial sensations across the divide of the two supports.
Beattie is featured in a solo display at Tate Britain in March - June 2007 and the Eagle Gallery is producing a short film (with the kind support of Peter and Maria Kellner, directed by Emma Hindley) for the occasion.

Ian Tyson shows a series of four maquettes, which were developed towards a major sculpture commission for UEA, which was installed in July 2006.
Proximity was commissioned in memory of the distinguished philosopher Ilham Dilman by his wife Anne. The striking, minimal tubular steel work is sited on open parkland by the Sainsbury Centre and Norfolk Terrace, referencing the lines of the Lasdun Foster building it stands beside.

For further information or images please contact Christian Bonett or Emma Hill on 020 7833 2674 or email: emmahilleagle@aol.com


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