Clyde Hopkins: Painting

Serpentine South Gallery 1–31 Mar 1986 Free

This exhibition presented a selection of Clyde Hopkins’ paintings made during the previous two years.

In the paintings selected for this exhibition, Hopkins (b. 1946) responded to current social and political issues. Even though the paintings he presented were abstract, landscape and the natural world were still important and acted as a starting point, as is evident in the picture From Kent to Yorkshire (via the D.T.). The covert reference in the title to a moment of political confrontation was manifest in the turbulent nature of the painting.

Other works in the exhibition included From the left, Law and Order, and In Iceland there are no Indigenous Butterflies.


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