Golden Age

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07/02/2020 10:30 - 09/02/2020 17:00
Saul Hay Gallery
Address: Railway Cottage, Behind Bass Warehouse, Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ

Solo Exhibition: 'Golden Age' by Christopher Cook at Saul Hay Gallery

Following his involvement in the major exhibition at York Art Gallery: “Making a Masterpiece”, Saul Hay Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of internationally renowned artist Christopher Cook. The pieces in this exhibition were created in response to ideas and images from the seventeenth century ‘Golden Age’ of Dutch painting, particularly Still Life, and its subgenre, Vanitas painting.

Cook’s approach is to regard the Golden Age as a mixed blessing, in which cultural and scientific progress is undermined by colonialist and capitalist exploitation, and he captures some of these contradictions in these works, updating the debate for our contemporary age.

Exhibition Date: 7th - 23rd Feb 2020