When Dreams Confront Reality: The Sherwin Collection at The Hepworth Wakefield

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Max Ernst, Poster for the International Surrealist Exhibition, 1936 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2022. The Sherwin Collectio

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One of the most most important privately-owned collection of British Surrealism, the Sherwin Collection, has found a permanent home at The Hepworth Wakefield.

The Surrealist movement originated in in 1924, with poet André Breton announcing his Surrealist Manifesto, ‘I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality.’ The movement engaged in both the political and social issues of the time, as well as taking a keen interest in the fantastical journeys of the subconscious.

The exhibition features a plethora of work from the period, including paintings, collage, works on paper, ceramics and sculpture by artists Eileen Agar, John Banting, Max Ernst, Henry Moore and Roland Penrose, and notably also a number of female surrealists who are only now receiving the recognition their work truly deserves, such Leonora Carrington, Ithell Colquhoun and Edith Rimmington. When Dreams Confront Reality also highlights significant elements of British Surrealism.

 

 

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