Huddersfield Art Gallery (12 Oct 2019 – 11 Jan 2020)
This major solo museum exhibition will be a retrospective of 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. This retrospective exhibition of Chris Gollon’s major music-related works, will include ‘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 Artwill co-curate this major survey exhibition, which will be 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.