A retrospective for any artist is a time to re-examine and reflect on their past work, and how it informs and influences their current work. In this exhibition we see how Helen Eager transforms from an artist who depicts interiors and everyday objects with an incisive vision.
Shapes, colours and shadows interplay, sideboards, chairs and tables become tableaux, either dramatic or subtle. During a New York residency the shapes and forms of a domestic interior became the shapes of new abstracted pictures. Outlines of tables and lamps becoming first blocks then later the triangles that remain the quintessential cornerstone of her work.
The Drawing Room online catalogue, available at this link is a wonderful journey through Helen Eager's career.
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