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Adrian Heath part of "thrilling" new exhibition at the Barbican

March 9, 2022

Adrian Heath is among the 48 artists represented in Postwar Modern, a critically-acclaimed exhibition that has just opened at the Barbican.


Exploring the art produced in Britain in the two decades that followed World War Two, Postwar Modern features the paintings of Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and David Hockney; the sculptures of Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink, and William Turnbull; the photos of Bill Brandt, and Shirley Baker; and the installations of Gustav Metzger. 


The exhibition has been awarded five-star reviews in The Independent, i NewsThe Observer, and Time Out, while The Guardian describes it as a "fascinating exhibition crammed with surprises and delights".    


Postwar Modern is divided into fourteen narrative sections, with Heath shown alongside Robert Adams, Kenneth and Mary Martin, Victor Pasmore, and William Scott, as part of a room dedicated to abstract, Constructivist art. These were among the Nine Abstract Artists who unveiled their new work in a landmark exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, in 1955.    


Postwar Modern runs from 3 March to 26 June 2022 at the Barbican Art Gallery.