Enos Lovatt, Sculpture and Works on Paper, 1960’s – Exhibition preview

When:
12/09/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Where:
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek
ST13 6AD.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Charles Walker
01538386112; 07708421574

You are very welcome to join us for the preview on Thursday 12th September, from 7-8.30pm.

The Enos Lovatt exhibition starts on Saturday 14th September and runs till Saturday, 2nd November.

Enos Lovatt British abstract artist was born in 1937 on the outskirts of the Potteries and spent most of his formative years first in Gillow Heath and latterly, until his marriage in 1971, at Mow Cop. His parents had a small holding on Mow Lane where they brought up their five children. Enos Snr had been a miner and after an accident worked in a factory and at his small holding. His wife Gladys had studied art before her marriage and, along with her husband, was very encouraging and nurturing of the creativity of the children.

Much of the subject matter of Enos’ early work, before he went to the Royal College of Art in 1959, was informed by his surroundings and in particular his family. He created a large number of images of himself, his father, his mother and his siblings.

Before attending the Royal College of Art, Enos attended Portland House in Burslem and then studied for his NDD at Stoke on Trent College of Art (Burslem College of Art) from 1954-54. He then did his National Service as a trainee medic and was based in Scotland, mainly Glasgow, where he sometimes attended classes at the Glasgow School of Art.

At the Royal College of Art, Enos was a contemporary of Peter Blake and David Hockney and his work captures that great sense of the Art History of that era. On leaving the Royal College in 1962, Enos took on the role of part-time lecturer at the Burslem School of Art until 1968 and latterly was a full-time lecturer in painting at North Staffordshire Polytechnic from 1970 until his retirement in 1992.

Enos once said “When I have finished at the Royal College, I want to come back and paint in and around the countryside where I live.”

His heart was and still remains tied inextricably to Mow Cop and the Potteries where he spent most of his life.

The works on paper are all original and signed and dated by Enos and they are striking in their vibrancy and boldness and the exhibition will also include  some of Enos’ inspired sculptures.   The works on paper are all priced below £400 and this exhibition is a great celebration of such an exciting period of Art History.

 

The exhibition starts on Saturday, 14th September and runs through to Saturday, 2nd November.

Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month (11am-4pm)

We now have a team of artists to coordinate the Gallery exhibitions on a rotating basis.

For further information about exhibitions, please contact the current Gallery co-ordinator:

Charles Walker – e-mail: charlieandsally1@outlook.com; tel: 07708421574, who will also email an enquiry form for artists wishing to be considered as exhibitors in the Gallery.

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