21ST JULY – 10TH AUGUST 2020 | TRINITY HOUSE MODERN, BROADWAY
We are delighted to be exhibiting an exciting range of works from internationally renowned artist PJ Crook, who has a high repertoire of global exhibitions since the 1970s. PJ Crook received significant recognition of her contributions to art in 2011 when she was awarded an MBE.
Art magazine described Crooks work as having “a highly distinctive style with extraordinary technical mastery. No contemporary artist is more accomplished at depicting perspective or depth of field.” PJ Crook places great importance to the viewer, and she certainly has a way of inviting them into each painting, get lost in her imagination with her exclusive range at Trinity House. Discover more about the artist and works available in the upcoming exhibition.
‘We deliberated whether or not to go ahead with the exhibition in this era of Covid-19 but since Trinity House successfully auctioned my watercolour Heroes of the Hour along with work by four of their other artists, for the NHS Heroes Together Covid-19 Emergency Fund, it seemed to bode well and suggest that life and art go on and that we should embrace new ways of doing things as the human condition and our ever changing situation require.
Although this exhibition is not a retrospective it does show three works from very early in my career. Passe, Present, Futur hung in the Royal Academy in 1983 from where it went to the USA (it was part of a series of paintings I made conveying my preoccupation with time) I also managed to acquire The Seven Ages and The Dream which was one of my first bigger paintings, back from America too.
Newer works are still making reference to the plight of the planet through The First Extinction Rebellion and Noah’s Child and climate change in Happy New Year 2020. We also now live with the pandemic thus other pieces The Night Watch; Distanced Dancing and The Prayer are my humble way of addressing this. Running concurrently with the coronavirus we are also witnessing the Black Lives Matter movement across the globe so I have included Black Nativity to reflect my thought that we should learn to love and respect each other regardless of colour or creed and all that inhabits our beautiful World.’
We have great pleasure in inviting you to attend PJ Crook ‘A Wing & A Prayer’ Exhibition, featuring some of Crooks latest works.
If you would like to view the exhibition in our Trinity Modern Gallery, we kindly ask you to book an appointment so we can adhere to social distancing. Please send us an email with your preferred date and time to view the works.
Our gallery experts will be on hand to show you around the exhibition as well as being able to talk about the works. We do hope many of you are able to join us.
We have recently acquired a number of artworks by artist Jeremy Houghton at Trinity House. These works form our Trinity House Modern Summer Exhibition, and will be on display, and available for purchase at our Modern gallery in Broadway.