Opening of Terry Frost exhibition,The John Hoyland exhibition and the Barbara Hepworth garden
November 3, 2015
This last seven days with the opening of Damien Hirst's gallery, The Frieze Art Fair and the opening of the exhibition celebrating the centenary of my late friend and mentor Terry Frost has been both exhilerating and exhausting. Damien Hirst's new 33,000 square feet gallery is stunning the exhibiting spaces are up there with the best in London. The exhibition he opened the gallery with was thirty paintings from 1962 to 1982 of another of my friends John Hoyland. The paintings are all part of Hirst's own private collection. All the paintings are large scale upto 20 feet in length and the colour structure of each painting works to it,s very best in this terrific space the exhibition is really magnificent.
The John Hoyland Exhibition at Newport Street Gallery
With Anthony Frost at the Terry Fost openings
The following four days were packed with openings for Terry Frost centenary exhibitions firstly at Beaux Arts in London then a five and a half hour train journey down to Penzance, The following day saw two openings of Terry's work organised by the Tate gallery. The first of these shows contained work from the 1950's and 60,s and contained some great paintings particularly "Brown Harbour". In the exhibition of the later work the paintings use a much higher colour key and express an intense sense of being alive. What is really fasinating is to see such a boidy of work spanning over fifty years and to witness the struggles the sucesses and the whole spectrum of the creative act. Saturday another show of works on paper by e sculptures sitting so complimentary alongside the Mediterranean plants of the gardeTerry and a visit to the Barbara Hepworth studio and gardens (which are fantastic th