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Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

Exhibition

York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7EW

Tel: 01904 687687

Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

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A major new exhibition featuring the earliest works and "lost pots" off one of Britain's most well known artists is coming to York next summer.
Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years will be showcased from 12 June - 20 September 2020 at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA).
The touring exhibition, developed by the Holburne Museum in Bath, is the first to celebrate Grayson Perry's earliest forays into the art world and will re-introduce the explosive and creative works he made between 1982 and 1994.
The remarkable 70 works included in the exhibition have been crowd-sourced following a national public appeal. These 'lost' pots will be on display together for the first time since they were made.

Dr Helen Walsh, curator of ceramics, said: "We are delighted to be showcasing the ground-breaking early works of such a renowned and influential artist.
"It is fascinating to see how his craft has progressed and evolved since he began working as an artist. His early ceramic works show that the distinctive style, themes and characters have always been central in his decoration.
"To be able to bring these works together for public display, many of which are usually hidden away in private collections, is absolutely thrilling.
"We are very much looking forward to seeing Grayson Perry's ceramic works displayed in the beautiful Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery alongside our own collection of Britsih Studio Ceramics."
Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

The exhibition will shine a light on Perry's experimentation and exploration of the potential of pottery to address radical issues and human stories. For art lovers, Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years represents a unique opportunity to enjoy the artist's clever, playful and politically-engaged perspective on the world through a number of pieces, many of which have not been seen in public since they were first exhibited. Often challenging and explicit, these works reveal the early development of Perry's distinctive voice that has established him as one of the most compelling commentators on contemporary society.

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Opening Times

Season (12 June 2020 - 20 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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