David Bainbridge : Paintings
David Bainbridge was one of the four founder members of the Conceptual art group Art & Language. He left the group in 1972 and in the 1990s he turned to painting to address scenes from his earlier working life in and around Sheffield and his later experience as a local councillor with insights into workings of the West Midlands Enterprise Board.
Although seeming very different communities, from the 1960s Sanquhar shared the declining industries of coal-mining and brick manufacture.
The exhibition at MERZ opens informally on the 9th March with a talk being arranged later to compare and contrast the local changes and history with those represented in Bainbridge’s paintings and accompanying catalogue. Copies of the catalogue may be taken away together with its invitation to be advised about the talk later in March or April.
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