Essay on the Sixties work of Brian Rice
I have recently completed an essay for the catalogue of a show of Sixties paintings and prints by the abstract artist Brian Rice. The exhibition will take place at The Redfern Gallery, London, in February (more details to follow).
The work falls into two categories; painterly abstractions dated 1960/61, and works in a more economic, formal vocabulary from 1962 onwards. Though not widely known, Rice’s paintings and prints of the Sixties constitute a highly impressive body of work, and the show promises to be very strong.
The Redfern Gallery will show a selection of the work on their stand at The London Art Fair, 15-19 January.
See also Brian Rice’s website: http://www.brianrice.info/
Photograph: Brian Rice in Somerset, 1960
© Brian Rice/Courtesy of the artist