Looking At: Abstraction with Stephen Snoddy – Southampton City Art Gallery

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Looking At: Abstraction with Stephen Snoddy


When Stephen Snoddy was invited to select a display from the collection, he proposed that he select 10 abstract paintings and paint his own response to each to create a ‘couplet’. He uses elements from the chosen works to construct his own paintings.

Snoddy wishes the audience to view the works together by ‘Looking At’ the pieces, comparing the structure, colour and form. The paintings (‘The Southampton Suite’) are deliberately made the same size as the originals and all are unframed so that the focus can be on the work alone.

Stephen will also will be in conversation with Tim Craven, Curator of Art at Southampton City Art Gallery on Friday 17 February from 1-2pm. Join them for an interesting discussion focusing on Snoddy’s current exhibition Looking At and his fascinating career in the arts world, including his former role as director here at gallery. £2 per person – pre-booking essential, call 023 8083 4536 to reserve a place.

Image above: Howard Hodgkin, The Second Visit, 1963

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