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Tate summer show reveals rarely seen side of St Ives artist

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: June 10, 2013

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Continuing its biennial series of summer shows, Tate St Ives is presenting the work of artists whose works respond not only to the history, geography and location of the West Cornwall town but also to the building they occupy.

Described as being "neither surveys nor retrospectives", it is hoped the seven displays, involving eight artists "will open up various dialogues across the generations of artists, addressing a number of inter-related themes, including performance, fashion, design, dance and print".

Whether it achieves all those objectives remains to be seen but, if nothing else, it does pay a long overdue tribute to one of this country's leading constructivist artists, Marlow Moss, who attended sculpture classes at Penzance School of Art and spent the last years of her life at Lamorna.

It also allows us to look at a rarely seen side of celebrated St Ives artist Patrick Heron. Textiles designed for his father's company, Cresta Silks, point towards the way he would go later as an artist, while the letters to his parents when he was away at school are most moving. He is quoted as saying: "The first design was done in 1934 when I was fourteen. It was a large square called Melon. My father was always tremendously supportive. Later, after the war, when I got married, I became chief designer for Cresta. He paid me a retainer, which we lived on really as I wasn't selling anything to speak of. I actually had a studio in the factory."

Other contributions are made by acclaimed artist and feminist, Linder, who presents a group of her own collages with sculptures by Barbara Hepworth. There is also work by contemporary American painter R H Quaytman, British artist Gareth Jones, New York-based British artist Nick Relph and American Allen Ruppersberg.

Martin Clark, artistic director of Tate St Ives and Laura Smith, exhibitions and displays curator, have come up with seven exhibitions in one that really are "surprising and thought provoking, contemporary and historic". They can be seen daily until September 29.



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