• This week I travelled to Northampton Art Gallery, where I had an appointment to view Trevor Bell’s superb White and Near Blacks (1961) currently held in storage. The Contemporary Art Society presented the work to the gallery in 1965. It is one of the paintings I will write about in my forthcoming text on the artist for the Public Catalogue Foundation.
• The show of abstract painting I was due to curate for Huddersfield Art Gallery (to open September 2015) has unfortunately been cancelled. Planned as part of a series of exhibitions in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield, a funding bid for the programme was unsuccessful. I hope to be able to work on a show of abstract painting elsewhere at some point in the future.
Image: Detail from Trevor Bell’s White and Near Blacks, oil on canvas, 196 x 166cm (1961) © The Artist
The painting can be seen in full on this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/white-and-near-blacks-49587