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Other Motifs: The Search for Meaning

An exhibition of less familiar, more unusual paintings by the late John Ogburn

The exhibition includes some atypical subject matter which Ogburn explored from time to time as well as various examples from his earlier work. These can be of a more interior, sometimes almost surrealist automatism, and at other times of a highly symbolic or personal iconography. The exhibition reveals Ogburn’s extensive search for a meaningful approach to painting within the Western tradition.

In his maturity, and after considerable discernment, Ogburn made the then unfashionable choice to embrace seeing through the motifs of landscape, still life and the nude. We have come to identify these with him and his vibrant colourist art.

The artist’s style changed and developed throughout his lifetime, but as he said in 1999, “I have not been required to contradict or disown my approach at any particular time.”



Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm

Sunday 8 October to Sunday 5 November 2017



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