23 June - 16 September. A major exhibition of work by Cambridge artist Jenny Saville from the early 1990s until the present is currently on show in Oxford. Despite being internationally acclaimed, this is the artist's first solo exhibition in a public British gallery.
Born in 1970, Saville rose to prominence for her large-scale, graphic paintings of naked women, whose flesh is painted in a masterful, richly-coloured but rarely-flattering style reminiscent of the work of recently-deceased British artist Lucian Freud.
Saville's paintings often explore the medical and social boundaries of the body, as well as life and death. Some of her new works on display in Oxford include unusual, multi-layered paper pieces that take their inspiration from Renaissance Virgin and Child paintings.
Tues-Wed 10.00-17.00. Thurs-Sat 10.00-19.00. Sun 12.00-17.00. Mon closed.
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Gallery 43, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, tel. +44(0)1865278002.