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Nicolas Party: Boys and Pastel

2 May – 21 June. Tues - Sun, 10am – 5.30pm

Nicolas Party: Boys and Pastel
Exhibition: 2 May - 21 June 2015

Inverleith House is delighted to present Nicolas Party, Boys and Pastel, the first major solo exhibition in a UK public gallery by the Swiss artist (b.1980, Lausanne. Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium).

For Boys and Pastel, Nicolas Party has transformed the formal Georgian interior of Inverleith House into a contemporary ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ with the most expansive installation of his decorative wall paintings and charcoal drawings to date. Spanning every available inch of the seven gallery spaces, these patterned murals act as a framing device and wondrous stage set for a new series of pastel compositions. Running concurrently in the lower ground floor gallery is a programme of Party's rarely seen short films which provide further insight into the artist's unique aesthetic language.

 Exhibition Supported by The Modern Institute/Toby Webster, Ltd., ProHelvetia, the Swiss Cultural Fund and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.

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Philip Guston: Late Paintings

This publication documents the acclaimed 2012 Inverleith House exhibition of the same name – voted one of the top 100 exhibitions worldwide in 2012 by Artforum magazine – and features photography by Michael Wolchover and texts by David Anfam, Paul Nesbitt and Philip Larratt-Smith.

Philip Guston: Late Paintings
Edited by Paul Nesbitt. Texts by David Anfam, Philip Laratt-Smith, Paul Nesbitt. 

In 1967, Philip Guston (1913 - 80) left New York city for Woodstock where - abandoning the Abstract Expressionism of the previous decades - he revisited the figurative imagery of his youth. Cartoon-like in quality, these paintings began to incorporate motifs familiar to him since childhood, from the hooded figures of Ku Klux Clan, to everyday objects such as lightbulbs, shoes and cigarettes. When these paintings were shown for the first time in 1970, they proved highly controversial, but soon gained critical recognition and are now widely regarded as some of the most compelling and influential works of the late twentieth century. Published from the acclaimed exhibition, Philip Guston: Late Paintings held at Inverleith House (which was featured in Artforum's Top 100 Exhibitions of 2012) this handsome volume includes installation views, colour plates, an illustrated interview, essays and additional plates in both colour and black and white

Published by The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Hardback, 13 x 12 in. 60 pages.
(P&P £5.00)

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