Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow 6 October 2012 – 13 January 2013
This autumn, the remarkable work of one of America’s most important and respected living artists comes to Margate.
Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927 and his prolific career spans an incredible six decades. This major exhibition at Turner Contemporary brings together a selection of Katz’s works from the 1950s to now, including paintings, collages and a 3D cut-out.
Katz often works with classical themes of portraiture, landscape, beach scenes and flowers. His paintings are bright, bold and capture an everyday America of easy living, leisure and recreation.
To reflect Turner Contemporary’s seaside location, the exhibition places a special emphasis on Katz’s seascapes and beach scenes, as well as images of family holidays and friends painted in his seaside retreat of Lincolnville, Maine, where he continues to spend his summers.
Victoria Pomery, Director of Turner Contemporary said – ‘Alex Katz is one of the foremost artists of his generation and we are thrilled to have this exhibition at Turner Contemporary. His work is vibrant, thoughtful and very relevant to our seaside location – I am sure that visitors will love this exhibition and his selection of great paintings from the Tate Collection.’
Alex Katz on Painting: Masterpieces from Tate 6 October 2012 – 20 January 2013
To accompany the exhibition, a selection of works from the Tate collection, chosen by Alex Katz, will be on display in our West Gallery. Katz’s illuminating display brings together works by George Stubbs, Walter Sickert, William Nicholson, Henri Rousseau, Piet Mondrian and Marlene Dumas, spanning over 200 years and revealing a keen interest in the European tradition.
Opening celebrations: Saturday 6 October
Please note that on Saturday 6 October, the opening date of the exhibition, Turner Contemporary will open at 12.30pm instead of the usual 10.00am. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the gallery will then remain open until 8.30pm and we are hosting two very special events:
3pm Alex Katz in Conversation with Matthew Collings
Tickets £10, available in advance from September at turnercontemporary.org.
See the artist in conversation with leading art critic Matthew Collings.
6.30 -8.30pm Late night opening: an evening of live Jazz
Free entry, no need to book.