COUNTERPOINT: Stanley Spencer and his Contemporaries

In an exciting partnership, The Stanley Spencer Gallery is working with The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art to offer a new perspective on Spencer’s art.  Our exhibition COUNTERPOINT: Stanley Spencer and his Contemporaries will show works by Spencer alongside those by a stellar cast of 20th Century British artists. Amongst those represented are: Barnett Freedman, C.R.W. Nevinson, Edward Burra, Mark Gertler, William Roberts, Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.  Some of these artists were fellow students of Spencer at the Slade School of Art, but others worked later in the century. 

These artists worked independently, but together created an era of creativity and originality.   Counterpoint is a musical term in which separate melodies complement each other but maintain their independence. This exhibition will provide a context for Spencer’s work and also encourage new perspectives on the artistic interplay of Modern British artists.