Charles Harper: A Retrospective
LCGA is delighted to present Charles Harper’s A Retrospective exhibition reimagined from the Retrospective held in the RHA in 2018
“The advantage of a retrospective is the opportunity to review works produced through periods of experimentation, before the artist has developed their distinctive methods of working, and that often comprise little know examples, many of which may have been retained by the artist and rarely seen in public; gems whose value becomes particularly evident in retrospect. It is an opportunity also to see how ideas may develop from their earliest manifestations, to reach a fuller realization or give way to competing interest.” (Excerpt taken from catalogue essay by Dr. Yvonne Scott)
Harper’s signature style is associated with the grid, a style he adopted in the 70s, when it was also being deployed by American artists working within the rigour of Minimalism and Serial art. However, Harper’s adaptation was less functional and more metaphorical with societal and other restrictions at its core.
The exhibition will feature works from the mid ’60s to the present throughout the ground floor galleries at LCGA.
A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition with texts by Patrick Murphy, Director of the RHA, and Dr. Yvonne Scott and Aidan Dunne.
Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 20:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00