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Derek Boshier: It’s Only When the Tide Goes Out… Selected works and ephemera, 1976 – 2018

16 March 2019 - 30 June 2019

Exhibition

  • Derek Boshier, Guadalupe Mountains, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Gazelli Art House.

  • Derek Boshier_It's Only When the Tide Goes Out.... Installation detail at MOSTYN, Wales UK, 2019. Photo by Jamie Woodley.

  • Derek Boshier_It's Only When the Tide Goes Out.... Installation detail at MOSTYN, Wales UK, 2019. Photo by Jamie Woodley.

  • Derek Boshier_It's Only When the Tide Goes Out.... Installation detail at MOSTYN, Wales UK, 2019. Photo by Jamie Woodley.

  • Derek Boshier_It's Only When the Tide Goes Out.... Installation detail at MOSTYN, Wales UK, 2019. Photo by Jamie Woodley.

We are pleased to present works by English pop artist Derek Boshier who first came to prominence as part of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s.
Boshier is also known for his work with cultural icons such as The Clash and David Bowie.

The exhibition includes a range of drawings, paintings, prints and videos, along with lesser known photographic and sculptural works, and ephemera from the artist’s personal collection. Through this broad collection of works and artefacts the exhibition reveals how Boshier’s creativity steps beyond the studio or gallery space. Containing works from the last four decades of the artist’s career, presented here is a never before seen portrait of an artist whose own work he has described as “art that’s political, not political art”.

The exhibition also includes works and archive photographs made in the 1970s when Boshier lived in the Welsh village of Llangadfan.

S Mark Gubb talks about curating Derek Boshier’s exhibition It’s Only When the Tide Goes Out…

Watch Derek Boshier and S Mark Gubb in conversation with Chris Fite-Wassilak at the exhibition opening in March 2019.

The two exhibitions form part of MOSTYN’s continuing ‘In Conversation’ series which brings together two solo exhibitions and presents the dialogue, collaboration or similarity in exploring themes that can occur between artists. The exhibition is curated by the artist S Mark Gubb, whose exhibition The Last Judgement is showing concurrently, and by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director.

To accompany this exhibition, and that of S Mark Gubb shown ‘In Conversation’, a combined catalogue, funded by the University of Worcester, will be produced containing a new essay by Jonathan Griffin.

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to generous support of Colwinston Charitable Trust and the assistance of Gazelli Art House, London.

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