CHRIS GOLLON – Beyond The Horizon

Huddersfield Art Gallery (until 18th January 2020), Princess Alexandra Walk, HD1 2SU. Open: Tue – Sat, 10 – 4pm. 

This major museum retrospective shows Chris Gollon’s paintings partially inspired by music or music lyrics, from those of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Talk Talk, Thurston Moore to those of Eleanor McEvoy, with whom Chris Gollon collaborated in the last 2 years of his life. A selection of Chris Gollon’s paintings inspired by and/or related to music, which shed light on Gollon’s interest in ‘boundary crossing’, how one art form can influence another and take it into new areas of thought and feeling. It includes ‘Einstein & The Jealous Monk (after Bob Dylan)’, which was acquired in 2005 by Huddersfield Art Gallery for its permanent collection, where it hangs with works by Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Frank Auerbach and Walter Sickert. Having represented Chris Gollon for 25 years, IAP Fine Art has co-curated this major survey exhibition, which is accompanied by a full-colour exhibition catalogue with texts by leading writers.  Pictured: ‘Gimme Some Wine – Final Version’ (after the song Eleanor McEvoy wrote for Chris Gollon), 36″ x 48″ (91 x 122cm) acrylic on canvas 2017. The exhibition is kindly sponsored by Williams & Hill. Daniel Dylan Wray ‘s extensive article on the exhibition in the Yorkshire Post’s magazine is here: Chris Gollon.  

In 2019, IAP Fine Art and the Sleaford Mods have been embarked on a collaborative film project, entitled Firewall. This unique film installation—combining Chris Gollon’s imagery with the Sleaford Mods’ track ‘Firewall'(Eton Alive album, 2019)—will be shown a first time at the private view on October 12th 1.30-4pm and throughout the duration of the exhibition. Exhibition catalogue available here: SHOP

Firewall will also be shown at 2pm on Saturday 9th November at the Louder Than Words Festival in Manchester, supported by Arts Council England, and will be accompanied by a discussion and a Q&A session with the film makers. 

An official Spotify playlist to accompany this exhibition has been created by IAP Fine Art, featuring the songs related to the paintings. To listen, follow the link to CHRIS GOLLON: Beyond the Horizon. To purchase the exhibition catalogue, with all paintings reproduced and texts by Nick Soulsby, Thurston Moore, Tamsin Pickeral and Laura Gascoigne, click: museum catalogue



A Little Time Out…

Having represented him for 25 years, following Chris Gollon‘s tragic and untimely death in April 2017, we have taken time out to help manage his artistic estate and legacy. We are currently working with museums, authors and critics as new books and exhibitions are planned; as well as working with a TV production company on a forthcoming Gollon documentary. (Click Future Exhibitions to see new projects we are working on). Following the commercial success of our move from London to Monmouth,  we are currently between premises and online only, since we are now looking for the right building to buy in the town.

We continue as usual to sell paintings and prints by Chris Gollon and Maggi Hambling, Howard Hodgkin, David Hockney, Paula Rego and others, either online or by private viewing appointments (in London or Monmouth). Potential purchasers can still buy from us by email/phone and/or make appointments to view specific works (in Monmouth or London). Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.  Pictured: ‘I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock n’ Roll (after Eleanor McEvoy’s version of the Nick Lowe song)‘ by Chris Gollon (48″ x 36″, 122 x 91cm, acrylic on canvas 2016), one of the music-related paintings by Chris Gollon available from our gallery, which will also feature in the forthcoming museum retrospective CHRIS GOLLON: Beyond the Horizon.