Early Work 1955 - 1977
September 26th - October 25th 2008
Delaye Saltoun and Jonathan Clark Fine Art have joined forces to present a museum-quality retrospective of Robyn Denny’s work from the 1950s to the 1970s – a period when the artist was at his peak.
During this period, Denny’s work defined how London felt at that time: cool, distanced, urban, always elegant. Covering the extraordinarily broad range of Denny’s output of three decades, the exhibition clearly demonstrates the artist’s constant innovation and groundbreaking experimentation, as well as his radical new approach to abstraction. With a number of key works not seen for forty years, the show begins by extensively recapitulating the ebullient energy of the Royal College of Art of the 1950’s, marking a clean break from the School of Paris led earlier generation, and opening up to the international scene like never before in Britain.
His work is represented in (amongst others) Tate Gallery, London; Arts Council & British Council Collections; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; MOMA New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; National Gallery of Australia, Sydney; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Exhibition in two galleries: Delaye Saltoun and Jonathan Clark Fine Art, 18 Park Walk, London SW10 0AQ. Telephone: 020 7351 3555. Opening hours Mon - Fri 10am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-2pm. www.jonathanclarkfineart.com