|Drift. 2013. 54 x 60 in. © Julie Umerle|
'Present Tense' showcases contemporary painting and photography featuring more than 40 works from the Swindon collection including works by Lisa Milroy, Magnus Quaife, Steven Pippin, Maggi Hambling, Tony Bevan, Eileen Cooper and Julie Umerle among others. The exhibition challenges the idea that contemporary art is elitist or incomprehensible. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and looking at history and society, the exhibition investigates the way artists continue to react to the world around them and create new realities.
Through painting and photography, the exhibition will examine how everyday life, place, memory and repetition influence contemporary British art.
The exhibition showcases painting and photography produced since 1990s and in the collection of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.
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