Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Stephen McKenna

I trawl through a lot of modern-art tripe while researching my blog. Today I found nails in blocks of wood and pipe-cleaner men in black iron. Here is the one really great oil painting I spotted today: Stephen McKenna's Custom House Lisbon (2008). Sadly his exhibition is north of Watford Gap, the wilds of North Yorkshire in fact. Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) is showing Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014, his largest solo exhibition in over a decade. Oil paintings, watercolours and drawings of his travels around Europe from 1980 to the present day are all included. CLICK to see more at MIMA.


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