Fabulously renowned painter alert!
Former Turner Prize nominee Glenn Brown – born in Hexham, don’t you know – is feted for the use of art historical references in his paintings. He appropriates images, changing their shape, form, colour and dimension, and traverses artistic time zones from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, through to Impressionism, Expressionism and Surrealism. He also references plenty of different artists as he goes on his merry way, from Jean Louis Fragonard to Salvador Dali to another of the north-east’s favourite sons, John Martin. This exhibition will feature new works created by Brown (includingIn the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core– pictured) shown alongside his own rehang of the Laing’s painting collection.Glenn Brown, 16 June-21 October, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. laingartgalllery.org.uk