Francis Bacon & Ørnulf Opdahl
Gallagher & Turner present a small selection of original Francis Bacon lithographs from French magazine Derrière le Miroir, edition No. 162, printed in November, 1966.
Derrière le Miroir was an art magazine designed as an art object, published between 1946 and 1982, by the French publisher and gallery owner Aimé Maeght of Galerie Maeght. Most of the major artists of the second half of the twentieth century created lithographs for the magazine, including: Bacon, Léger, Miro, Calder, Tàpies, Chillida, Braque, Matisse, Giacometti, and Chagall. For many years Galerie Maeght was the most important gallery in the world for contemporary art.
Edition No. 162 was published to coincide with an exhibition of Bacon’s paintings and features colour lithographs.
As well as Bacon’s signature unflinching psychological intensity and eye for composition, what is remarkable about these prints is the visceral surface quality of the ink and vivid colour. This exhibition features individual works and triptychs from this edition.
“We dream of travelling through the universe – but is not the universe within ourselves?” Friedrich von Hardenberg Novalis, Miscellaneous Observations, 1978
Ørnulf Opdahl, Norway’s most distinguished landscape artist, makes atmospheric paintings and prints of the west coast of Norway, where he lives and works. This exhibition features watercolour paintings and lithographs, in a range of scales, showcasing Opdahl’s ability to capture a powerful and humbling poetic encounter with place.
Images of the enigmatic Sunmøre mountains and fjords that Opdahl reveals to us, are more concerned with resonance than representation. Through layers of watercolour and lithography, light refracts and splits for us to admire both its beauty and the intimate surface of the paper itself. They describe an encounter with a landscape that is sensitive and dramatic, romantic and dangerous.
Gallagher & Turner was established in 1990 in Newcastle by Clare Turner and Paul Gallagher. Our gallery on St. Mary’s Place hosts a lively programme of changing exhibitions, featuring well known, international and local emerging artists. We have exhibited and framed work by many highly regarded artists, including David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Barbara Rae, Antony Gormley, and Elizabeth Blackadder.
Open: Tues – Fri 10:30am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 4pm
Preview: Friday 14th October, 5-7pm
For more information about Gallagher & Turner and this exhibition please visit our website https://gallagherandturner.co.uk/