Serpentine Gallery

17 Jan 1987 to 10 May 1987

Ken Currie

The series of oil paintings presented by Ken Currie in this exhibition tell stories of the Scottish working class in the twentieth century.

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Currie used the relationship between an elderly activist who had been involved in the struggle for jobs and better conditions and a young unemployed man growing up in Glasgow as a cantilever for this show. The paintings told a dynamic and hopeful story, in spite of hardship and struggle.

This solo exhibition took place the same year that the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art presented its groundbreaking survey exhibition of emerging Scottish art, The Vigorous Imagination, in which Currie also featured.  

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