Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
This exhibition will bring together a series of largely unseen paintings by Ansel Krut (b.1959) in what will be the most significant exhibition of Krut’s work to date.
Krut’s painting subverts still life by linking objects to make playful and often dark characters and forms. His provocative and comic inventions, drawing on paradoxes, vaudeville and peep show, are poised between absurdity and moral criticism.
The exhibition will bring together a selection of Krut’s paintings, profiling the work of this extraordinary and influential artist.
“Ansel Krut upsets the traditionally straight-faced genre of the still life by bolting together objects to create improbable human forms that inspire not only humour but also pity, scorn or repulsion.” Frieze Magazine
“These paintings emit energy: they explode outwards with a centrifugal force and draw invisible lines between seemingly random subject matter… [In] all this riot of color and form… the cartoon-noir humor is never far from the surface.” – Art in America
03 May 2014 – 09 July 2014
Tel: + 44 (0)1424 728377
Please note that the gallery is closed for exhibition turnover and maintenance from Thursday 9 – Friday 31 January 2014.
Standard opening hours:
Saturday- Sunday 11am-6pm
Closed Mondays (with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays and during East Sussex school holidays)
Extended opening hours operate during East Sussex school holidays
Adult £8.00 † (Local Resident* Adult £3.00)
Child 5–16 yrs £3.50 † (Local Resident* Child £1.50)
Family ticket † (max 5 people – up to 2 adults) £20.00 (Local Resident Family* ticket £8.00)
Concessions (ID Required) £5.50
Students, Registered Disabled, Unemployed
Art Fund Members £4.00
Group entry (10 or more people) £5.50 per person
Members / Carers for registered disabled / Under 5s Free
* Local Residents are those living within Hastings Borough. Proof of residency (e.g. utilities bill or driving licence) is required on admission
† Includes free return visit within 12 months
First Tuesdays: on the first Tuesday of each month entry is free from 4-8pm.
Please note: visitors are asked to refrain from photography inside the Gallery due to copyright restrictions.