Paul Feiler: One Hundred Years
Paul Feiler: One Hundred Years will present the first major retrospective since the artist's death, bringing a dynamic selection of previously unseen works to public view, at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, from 21 April to 8 July. The display will include works that span his long and productive career, from the figurative paintings of the 1940s to the Perspex square reliefs he made in his later years, which will be displayed across the ground floor of the gallery. Works have been borrowed from the Tate, the Arts Council Collection, Royal West of England Academy and the Paul Feiler Estate to create a truly inspiring and revealing exhibition of an artist who was constantly innovating, even in his final years.
Liz Gilmore, Director of Jerwood Gallery said: “In this centenary year of Paul Feiler’s birth we are delighted to be showcasing the diversity of his work. The piece of his (Chrome & Lemon, 1956) in the Jerwood Collection is such a favourite of our visitors and this exhibition puts that work in the context of his wider oeuvre. As the last of his peer group working in St Ives, he represents a critical point in art history from a place where such talented creatives had found each other. Feiler took inspiration from landscape and coast, which was so evocative of his time and place and is so suitable for our coastal gallery in Hastings”.
The exhibition has been reviewed in various publications including The Art Newspaper, Apollo, Forbes and The Hastings Observer.