Nick Goss: Morley's Mirror

2 March–9 June 2019

Exhibition Overview

Nick Goss.jpg

Nick Goss, Dolphin Express, 2018, pigment oil and screenprint on linen, 180 x 230 cm. © The Artist.

The first museum show of one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary painters.

Nick Goss (b. 1981) reimagines his home city of London, transforming the cityscape and its interior spaces to explore themes of displacement, natural disaster and the psychology of place.

In this exhibition of 12 of Goss’s large-scale narrative paintings, he combines observations of everyday life in his South London urban surroundings with impressions of the Netherlands’ 1953 Zeeland flood, as recounted by his maternal grandmother, and JG Ballard’s pioneering work of climate fiction, The Drowned World. He uses a collage-based approach that layers scavenged imagery drawn from personal memories, contemporary culture and historical events, collapsing time and space. Glimpses of the familiar reflect back at the viewer, rendering the city uncanny, warped and transformed.

To create a visual conversation with his paintings and a number of works on paper, Goss has selected works from the Gallery’s collection by Modern British artists who continue to inspire him, including Michael Andrews, Edward Burra and Paul Nash.

Goss’s work is collected internationally and he has had exhibitions in Berlin, New York and London, but this is his first museum show. It includes two major new paintings and marks a critical point in the connection of ideas in Goss’s De Ramp (2017) and Dolphin Express (2018) series.

Read Less
Read More

Similar Exhibitions

Load More

We use our own and third party cookies to enable you to navigate around our Site, use its features and engage on social media, and to allow us to perform analytics, remember your preferences, provide services that you have requested and produce content and advertisements tailored to your interests, both on our Site as well as others. For more information, or to learn how to change your cookie or marketing preferences, please see our updated Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy.