ELIZABETH PEYTON

  • In Conversation: Elizabeth Peyton
    December 13, 2019 - December 13, 2019
    National Portrait Gallery

    13 December 2019, 19:00

    Ondaatje Wing Theatre, National Portrait Gallery

    Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

    Elizabeth Peyton talks to curator Lucy Dahlsen about her current exhibition Aire and Angels.

    Elizabeth Joy Peyton (b.1965) is one of the preeminent artists working today. She paints still lifes and landscapes, but above all, portraits: of friends, lovers, heroes, admirations, inspirations and fascinations. Her subjects include artists, activists, actors, athletes, dancers, musicians, queens, princes, politicians and poets. Captured from life, memory, literature and imagination, through found images and photographs, amongst many things her art explores love, individuality, beauty and the passing of time.

    Lucy Dahlsen is the curator of the exhibition Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels and former Associate Curator, 20th Century and Contemporary at the National Portrait Gallery. Whilst at the Gallery, Lucy Dahlsen curated solo displays of work by contemporary artists including Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Samuel Fosso, Luc Tuymans and Thomas Price. She also co-curated the Gallery's exhibition Michael Jackson: On the Wall and was assistant curator on exhibitions including Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends and Giacometti: Pure Presence.

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  • Aire and Angels
    October 3, 2019 - January 5, 2020
    National Portrait Gallery
    St Martin’s Place
    London, UK

    Created in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition is accompanied by a series of displays within the Collection, positioning Peyton’s art within the context of historic portraiture. Having occupied a central place within visual art since coming to prominence in New York in the early 1990s, her work demonstrates an intensely personal and increasingly expansive understanding of the genre.

    Elizabeth Joy Peyton (b.1965) is one of the preeminent artists working today. She paints still lifes and landscapes, but above all, portraits: of friends, lovers, heroes, admirations, inspirations and fascinations. Her subjects include artists, activists, actors, athletes, dancers, musicians, queens, princes, politicians and poets. Captured from life, memory, literature and imagination, through found images and photographs, amongst many things her art explores love, individuality, beauty and the passing of time

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