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Raoul De Keyser: Paintings 1967 to 2012

14 February – 12 April 2012

The Atelier of Raoul De Keyser. Photograph Hilde D'Haeyere, 2013

Inverleith House is pleased to announce the first major UK solo exhibition in over a decade by Belgian painter Raoul De Keyser (b. Deinze, Belgium, 1930, d. 2012). De Keyser’s paintings combine elements of both abstract expressionism and figuration inspired by the natural world. His unique approach pushed the boundaries of painting and explored its very nature through the lens of everyday experience, this exhibition presents works spanning the breadth of the artist's career.


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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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Nicolas Party

2 May – 5 July. Tues - Sun, 10am – 5.30pm

Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.Image Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. 

The first major exhibition in the UK by Swiss artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne) will present an ambitious installation of wall murals painted in situ by the artist covering the entirety of Inverleith House including the seven galleries, stairwells, hallways and corridors in Party’s characteristically exuberant style. Also on display will be new charcoal drawings and canvases including landscapes, portraits and still life, portrayed with joyful exuberance.

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