20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

Michael Bennett, it's getting exciting !

13th August, 2013

Michael Bennett, Winged Figure Michael Bennett, Winged Figure
Michael Bennett, Birdtree with Moon No. 1 Michael Bennett, Birdtree with Moon No. 1
Michael Bennett, Split No. 1 Michael Bennett, Split No. 1

Well, there's nothing like being prepared, but what with holidays and print lead times, we're close to completing the catalogue for our Mike Bennett retrospective which starts in September. All I can say is that it's been a joy to work with Mike and put this exhibition together. We have almost forty works spanning near sixty years. We've put four on the New Work section of the web now, as a sneak preview of what can be seen http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/new-work/. Three are from the 1960s, and one is a new work produced by Mike. We'll have works from every decade from the 1950s onwards, including his stunning 1960s abstracts, wonderful examples of printmaking from the late 1970s and great works recently produced. In truth, I just want to hang this now, but I need more patience, as Christine will testify.

Also on the New Work section are recent arrivals by the likes of Barbara Rae (Broadhaven, one of the best screenprints we've ever come across from Barbara), Alistair Grant, Jim Malone, Carel Weight, Helen Glassford, Karen Wallbank and John Bratby, to name just a few. Our mixed summer selection will continue until the Michael Bennett retrospective in September, with a real mix of works on show, ever changing. Pop along and say hello.

Steve and Christine