Andy Warhol and Michael Craig-Martin head 49 artists in Indiscipline of Painting at Warwick

By Culture24 Reporter | 17 January 2012
An image of an abstract grey and blue painting surrounded by prints of scorpions
Exhibition: The Indiscipline of Painting, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, until March 10 2012

Originally curated for Tate St Ives last year, acclaimed painter Daniel Sturgis' selection of 49 artists spans the 1960s to the contemporary, whizzing through 50 years of abstraction with the aim of drawing a line between modernist ideologies and contemporary theories.

The idea is to demonstrate the vitality of conceptual painting to a new generation, which is hardly difficult in a show peppered with inspiration courtesy of everyone from Andy Warhol and Michael Craig-Martin to Bridget Riley and younger perfectionists such as Tomma Abts and Jacob Kassay.

Taking to the Art Centre’s Mead Gallery, it's also notable for a recreation of Gene Davis' work, Franklin’s Footpath, which became the world’s largest painting when it arrived outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1972.

Stretching between the main campus road and the venue entrance, the 400 square metre incarnation will be installed throughout the exhibition run.

  • Open 12pm-9pm (closed Sunday). Admission free.

More pictures:

An image of a square of oblong shaped yellow and blue colours on a white gallery wall
Francis Baudevin, The Only Truth (2010)© Francis Baudevin
An image of dozens of large circles of differently coloured bright paint overlapping each other on a canvas
Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 100 No 3 (1980)
© Collection of the artist, courtesy Simon Lee Gallery, London
An image of a painting of lines of dark blue, light blue and black with white snowflake-style patterns lining each one
Richard Kirwan, Depth of Field (2011)© Richard Kirwan / Galerie Hollenbach Stuttgar & Zurich
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