An exhibition featuring some of the most famous names of modern British art is coming to Ferens Art Gallery this summer.
Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change explores over a century of creative achievement by a diverse body of artists whose loves and fears, doubts and dreams mirror our own.
Featuring more than 130 works drawn from the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art and the permanent collection of the Ferens Art Gallery, Reflection presents vision of Britain and British art which asks questions about identity and belonging.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 17 August and runs to Sunday 5 January.
As well as paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints, curator James Russell has selected works created over the last century that employ collage, photography and video.
Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, John Piper, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth and Elizabeth Frink will all feature in the exhibition.
James said: “It isn’t the medium or the date of the work that matters, it’s what the artist is saying about the world and their place in it. Works that are by turns troubling and funny, serene and dystopian, straightforward and strange – reflecting the very different views and experiences of the artists.”
Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “I’m delighted that the Ferens is able to present such an outstanding collection of work. Ferens Gallery has had an incredible few years and is now recognised as one of the country’s premier art galleries.
“It is this reputation that allows us to work with partners like the Ingram Collection to bring such incredible work to Hull.”