Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy
29 January 2022 - 07 May 2022
Venue Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds Art Gallery presents Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, a major retrospective of the artists work.
Developed in partnership with the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and the Mjellby Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden, the exhibition is the largest presentation of Agar’s work to date. It features over 100 paintings, collages, photographs and archive material, much of which has been rarely exhibited.
Agar had a fascinating life and career and the exhibition explores how early inspirations of Cubism and Surrealism rapidly developed into her very personal style that reflected society over a period of tremendous social change. Fascinated by classical art, ancient mythologies, the natural world and sexual pleasure, Agar mined these subjects for the forms and content that filled her works.
*Please note that due to the popularity of the exhibition, we may need to limit visitor numbers during busier periods (including weekends and lunch times between 12-2pm). Please expect queue’s at peak times but believe us, it’s worth the wait!
Featured image: Eileen Agar, Dance of Peace, 1945 ©Estate of Eileen Agar/ Bridgeman Images