Things to see in August: John Hoyland and Ed Ruscha at Tate

Pay Nothing Until April by Ed Ruscha

Some additions to my list of things to see and do this month.

Ed Ruscha (above) is the latest artist showing at Tate Modern’s Artist Rooms gallery, in the Blavatnik building. Running until spring 2020, the free exhibition will feature work from his vast six-decade output, including the famous text-based paintings (my favourites). See more here.

Meanwhile, Tate Britain has a display of John Hoyland paintings going up on 26 August as part of its Spotlights series. I only know the later blobby, impasto acrylic stuff, which I love (below). The six paintings on show will demonstrate the evolution from his 60s Motherwell-inspired work, to the 2010s.
John Hoyland at Tate Britain

This weekend I’m aiming to go to the SummerZine self-publishing fest in Cambridge Heath, and to see Almodovar’s Pain and Glory screening and talk at the Barbican.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: ‘Pay Nothing Until April’ by Ed Ruscha;’ Story from Nature 12.9.96′, John Hoyland, 1996
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