Peter Lanyon (1918-64) made constructions throughout his career as a painter.
Built from everyday materials, they are seldom exhibited; Lanyon himself referred to them as ‘essentially throwaway things’. They were however crucial to the unique approach to painting landscape developed by this central figure to twentieth century British art.
This exhibition examined the relationship between constructions and Lanyon’s paintings. Where possible, the constructions are reunited with the paintings they relate to. By focusing on Lanyon’s working methods the show presented an unfamiliar perspective on this innovative artist.