Upcoming Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named it Once

14 Feb – 31 May 2020

York Art Gallery presents Harland Miller’s (b. York, 1964) largest solo exhibition to date. Featuring both new and existing works, the show includes perhaps Miller’s best-known series; the ‘Penguin Book Covers’ and the ‘Pelican Bad Weather Paintings’. These works directly refer to the artist’s relationship to York, the city in which he grew up, as well as making wider references to the culture and geography of Yorkshire as a whole. In addition to these dust jacket paintings, the artist shows works from his recent ‘Letter Painting’ series; canvases made up of overlaid letters to form short words or acronyms in a format inspired by the illuminated letters of medieval manuscripts.

Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

12 June – 20 September 2020 

The touring exhibition, developed by the Holburne Museum in Bath, is the first to celebrate Grayson Perry’s earliest forays into the art world and will re-introduce the explosive and creative works he made between 1982 and 1994.

The remarkable 70 works included in the exhibition have been crowd-sourced following a national public appeal. These ‘lost’ pots will be on display together for the first time since they were made.

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