Exhibition preview: Tate St Ives Summer 2013, Tate St Ives, St Ives, until September 29 2013
Exploring the ways in which languages, ideologies and discourses travel across generations, this exhibition showcases some of the best American and British contemporary artists along with those local to the distinctive sights and smells of St Ives.
© Linder, courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London and Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, USA
Following the successes of Tate St Ives' biannual group shows, Summer 2009 and Summer 2011, the St Ives gallery now presents us with Summer 2013, which promises to be just as, challenging, eclectic and interesting.
By way of a series of one-room displays, the work of eight artists addresses themes including performance, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking.
Particularly notable are the offerings of Punk collagist Linder. Following her recent stint at the Hepworth Wakefield, which channeled the work of the gallery's namesake and St Ives resident Barbara Hepworth, Tate shows a series of her trademark collages in which ballet stars are magnificently adorned with birds, insects and woodland creatures.
A collage exhibition featuring sculptures and personal effects of Hepworth is also accompanied by a screening Linder’s ballet, specially commissioned by the Hepworth and featuring members of the Northern Ballet, The Ultimate Form.
Another highlight is an installation by veteran American conceptual artist Allen Ruppensberg. The Never Ending Book 2007 contains thousands of digital images encompassing the eclectic range of the pioneering artist's work including drawings, poetry and advertising imagery.
Visitors are encouraged to choose a selection of pages in order to create and assemble their own book.
A collection of rarely-seen textile designs, created by St Ives painter Patrick Heron whilst he was the principal designer for the family textile company Cresta Silks, is another delight.
- Open 10am–5.20pm. Admission £7.70/£4.95. Follow the gallery on Twitter @Tate_StIves.