For the month of April, CCA Galleries International will be transformed into a dedicated space for contemporary British Artist, Bruce McLean.
‘Tulbagia’ hand-painted silkscreen print with collaged elements, Bruce McLean 2013
The exhibition will feature his most recent paintings and prints exploring nature, flora and plant forms which have a dynamic and abstract quality.
Born in 1944, McLean studied at Glasgow school of art and at St. Martin’s in London, under, amongst others, Anthony Caro. McLean has gained international recognition for his paintings, ceramics, prints, work with film, theatre and books. He was Head of Graduate Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art London from 1985 until 2009.
Mclean has had numerous one-man exhibitions, including the Tate Gallery in London, The Modern Art Gallery in Vienna, Kunsthalle, Basel, and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. In 1985, he was awarded the John Moores first prize for painting. He is currently exhibiting ‘Another Condition of Sculpture’ at Leeds Art Gallery and in June this year is having a major survey show at firstsite Gallery, Colchester.
McLean is pleased to bring his work for the first time to the Island and says; “Jersey is a unique place to exhibit, and I love the space – it lends itself to a rich, vibrant show, highlighting my use of different media – collage, painting, sculpture and print.”
Managing Director of CCA Galleries International, Gillian Duke is delighted to showcase McLean’s work to a Jersey audience and says; “We look forward to celebrating the work of one of the most important artists of this generation. The exhibition will feature a variety of paintings, prints, monotypes and ceramics. Collectively entitled ‘Son Caragol’ these works are inspired by his garden in Menorca, where he spends part of the year.”
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 9th April until Saturday 30th April.