- 7 February 2019
George Shaw’s major retrospective A Corner of a Foreign Field, which was first shown at the Yale Center for British Art last year, is now on display at the Holburne Museum in Bath until 6 May. The exhibition covers the artist's career from 1996 to the present and includes some new works never shown in the UK. Shaw’s paintings, made with enamel model paint, focus on the Tile Hill estate, a post-war development on the outskirts of Coventry where he grew up, and the ancient woods surrounding it. Steeped in modern and historic fine art traditions, Shaw’s work alludes to twentieth-century painting and photography, and the legacy of such European masters as Titian.
The Centre's current Drawing Room Display Secondhand Daylight, which gathers together some of the cultural materials that shaped Shaw's adolescence, has been created to complement the exhibition and can be viewed for free during the Centre's opening hours.