Rodney Gathercole, Nigel Hall, Ken Lee, David Prentice
The Serpentine Gallery’s third exhibition brought together four young British artists.
Even in these very early exhibitions, the Serpentine Gallery approached its exhibition spaces as offering an opportunity for four concurrent solo exhibitions – an idea that continued throughout much of the 1970s.
Among the featured artists was David Prentice (b.1936), a graduate of Birmingham School of Art who in the mid-1960s co-founded Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. As an artist, Prentice is best known for his landscape paintings.
Also featured in the exhibition was Nigel Hall (b.1943), a graduate of both the West of England College of Art in Bristol and the Royal College of Art, London, where he later taught. Hall went on to become a Royal Academician and, while admired for his drawings, is almost certainly best known for his sculptural works, and in particular his outdoor works. He has also served as head of the MA in sculpture at Chelsea School of Art and Design, and has always maintained a busy international exhibitions schedule.