Big Paintings 1994 - Camden Art Centre

Patrick Heron (1920-1999) was one of the leading artists of his generation. His abstract paintings are at once evocations and celebrations of the visible world.

Heron Started working on these large scale canvases at the beginning of this year. At 6 feet 6 inches tall and ranging from 11 to 17 feet long, they were conceived with Camden Art Centre’s galleries in mind. Startling in their freshness, these works challenge Heron’s own picture making conventions. Unsettled and charged dialogues with new images and spacial configurations open up new formal possibilities, while at the same time continuing the process of discovery and consolidation which has characterised Heron’s work over six decades.

This was Heron’s first public gallery show in this country for nine years.

The exhibition was organised in collaboration with Arnolfini, Bristol, where it was shown between 14 January and 26 February 1995.