GEORGE SHAW - A Corner of a Foreign Field

Yale Center for British Art - 4 October - 30 December 2018

George Shaw A Corner of a Foreign Field will be the artist’s first solo show in the United States. 
Spanning three decades of Shaw’s prolific artistic practice, the exhibition will feature nearly seventy paintings, more than sixty drawings, numerous prints, and a range of sketchbook and notebook materials, as well as several new works. Shaw is celebrated for his paintings depicting the postwar Tile Hill council estate, where he spent his childhood. 

A series of short films commissioned from the British filmmakers Lily Ford, Jonathan Law, and Jared Schiller will explore different aspects of Shaw’s life and creative output. They will be screened at the Center throughout the exhibition’s run, offering visitors a dynamic introduction to the artist’s ideas and work, and their continued resonance.

George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field is organized by the Yale Center for British Art in collaboration with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Holburne Museum in Bath, UK. The lead curator is Mark Hallett, Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre. The organizing curator at the Center is Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of Art Collections. The exhibition will subsequently travel to the Holburne Museum in Bath, UK, where it will be on view from February 8 to May 6, 2019.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a 350 page catalogue of the same title. Edited by Mark Hallett and published in association with Yale University Press, the book will feature essay contributions from leading scholars, including Catherine Lampert and David Alan Mellor, as well as an interview with Shaw by the British artist Jeremy Deller.

September 28, 2018