Saturday, October 6, 2012

"Patrick Procktor: Art and Life"

Friend of "Oh, By The Way" Ian Massey has written to tell us of a marvelous art show in York featuring the underrated work of artist Patrick Procktor (1936-2003). Mr. Massey wrote a biography of Procktor, profusely illustrated with examples of the artist's work and with documentary photographs, called PATRICK PROCKTOR: ART AND LIFE, published by Unicorn Press. And now Mr. Massey has curated an exhibition of Procktor's oils and watercolors at Huddersfield Art Gallery. Take a look at the video below, shot during the installation of the show, and listen to Massey and Robert Selby, Co-Director of the Redfern Gallery in London (watch for the Procktor watercolor portrait of Selby from 1991) talk about the life and work of this great artist. Some stunning pieces are shown as well, such as "Figures In A Corridor" (1963), "6AM At Heaton Hall" (1966), and "The Beach: Figures In Red And Black" (1962-63).

The exhibition's original closing date of November 10 has been extended through December 1, 2012. If you are in Yorkshire, do enjoy this rare opportunity to see such a large collection of Procktor's work.

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