Summer Show 2 [1979]

Serpentine Gallery 21 Jul — 19 Aug 1979 Free

This was the second instalment of the Serpentine’s 1979 open-submission summer show.

Kim Earley showed her work on the East Lawn for this exhibition. Works inside the gallery included drawings Geoff Rigden made in 1977 while at the Cyprus Summer School of Art. Two larger paintings on paper of Rigden’s, completed later in London “reflect on the landscape of the island, particularly the region of Paphos; its coast, country buildings and ancient sites inspired my motifs.”

Patrick Jones showed new paintings in the North Gallery, including Best Yellow Painting. He wrote that his new pieces, “have been painted quickly with a little paint and a light touch.” In the West Gallery, David Walker-Barker presented paintings, including Limestone Gorge and Architectural Forms in a Landscape, “derived from an exploration of the varied aspects of landscape environments, the seemingly permanent structural forms, and the changing qualities inherent within landscape.”

This edition was curated by Prunella Clough, Jennifer Durrant, Katherine Gili, and Judy Marle.


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