Martin Naylor: Between Discipline and Desire, Selected Works 1977–86

Serpentine South Gallery 18 Oct — 23 Nov 1986 Free

A touring exhibition of Martin Naylor’s work.

The title of this exhibition suggested the emotional conflict that was the key subject of Naylor’s work of the time. The exhibition, a touring show curated by Alister Warman, concentrated on Naylor’s more recent work which, although described as painting, remained difficult to categorise. The works involved high-heeled shoes, engine parts, knives, and photographs incorporated within the dark tableaux and assemblages of the previous few years.

A publication, published by the Arts Council of Great Britain, was produced to accompany the exhibition, featuring texts by John McEwen and Jeremy Lewison.

Following its presentation at the Serpentine Gallery, the exhibition travelled to Leeds City Art Gallery and to the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.








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