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Lucy Jones: Awkward Beauty PUBLIC PREVIEW

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Attenborough Arts Centre

University of Leicester

Lancaster Road

Leicester

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Join us on Friday 26 July, 5.30-8.30pm, for a glass of something cool to celebrate the opening of Lucy Jones' major new retrospective.

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Join us for our free exhibition opening, and enjoy the first glass of something cool on us, to celebrate the opening of Lucy Jones' landmark exhibition, Lucy Jones: Awkward Beauty.

Lucy Jones: Awkward Beauty is the artist’s first career retrospective, spanning 25 years of work. For the first time her self-portraits, landscapes, and works on paper will be exhibited together, offering a deep insight into Jones’ prolific and varied practice. Expressive colour, painterly brush work and bold simplicity distinguish her as one of the most significant British painters working today. Often viewed as divergent, Jones sees her portraiture and landscape painting as closely linked, equally important within her practice and contributing to each other.

Jones studied at Camberwell School of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art, where she won a Rome scholarship in 1982. Born in London, she now lives in Ludlow, and is much inspired by the landscape area bordering Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

“Her unflinching self-portraits could rival any Hockney”. The Guardian, June 2019

The exhibition will also feature a new portrait of Grayson Perry, titled The Seeing Orator, recently commissioned by the Attenborough Arts Centre, and a stunning collection of Jones’ landscape paintings.

The public preview is a free event but please book to claim your free drink on arrival! Doors open 5.30-8.30pm on Friday 26 July 2019. Free parking available in the Maurice Shock Building car park next door on Lancaster Road and we have a limited number of Blue Badge spaces at the Centre. The building is fully accessible - all very welcome.

The exhibition will continue from Saturday 27 July – Sunday 6 October 2019 (closed Mondays).

We will also have free children's workshops in the gallery most Saturdays between 1-3pm - please call 0116 252 2455 or visit our website for all the details.

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