Pre-Pop to Post-Human and Things at The Grundy

Pre-Pop to Post-Human and THINGS are the two exhibitions currently in display at the Grundy Art Gallery. They fill the whole downstairs gallery space. The show promises some wonderful objects, art works, and ‘things’ on display.

Major artists from the Pop Art movement through to today’s interpretations of that style will entice visitors. These include a lithograph of ‘The Dove’, produced in 1949 by Picasso. Pre-Pop to Post-Human is a Haywood Touring Exhibition and includes work on loan from four major galleries such as The Whitworth in Manchester and The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Encompassing decades, the exhibits on show are sure to tease the senses. Artists include Brian Griffiths, Haroon Mirza, Helen Marten, and Heather Phillipson. Also on show will be works by Gilbert & George and Peter Blake all exemplifying the British Pop Art movement. Works by Julian Trevelyan will also be on show in the back gallery, where two of his pieces hang. They juxtapose nicely and are of similar theme. In the same room is an elongated ‘Bronze Jug’ glass jug which appears as if it has been pulled in some way or other.

Also on display is BUNK, a work by Eduardo Paolozzi who is known for collages. He heralded, or pioneered, the Pop Art movement in Britain with his collages. BUNK comprises a colourful collage from torn magazines.

Pre-Pop to Post-Human sits alongside a new exhibition drawn from the Grundy’s very own collection. THINGS is the culmination of a century of works purchased with the Contemporary Art Society. All exhibits are reminiscent of objects found around the home, or in everyday life, just made a little more interesting.


Pre-Pop to Post-Human and THINGS run until 11 April.

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