Alan Davie & Helen Baker Exhibit at Northumbria University Gallery

artwork: Alan Davie RA - "Boom Boom (Opus OG.215/60-7)", 1960 - Oil on paper - 42 x 53.5 cm. Image courtesy of © Alan Davie. On view at the Northumbria University Gallery and Baring Wing in Newcastle in the "Alan Davie: Boom Boom" exhibition from June 10th until July 22nd.

Newcastle, Tyne & Wear – The Northumbria University Gallery and Baring Wing in Newcastle is to present concurrent exhibitions from two of the UK’s best contemporary abstract painters. “Alan Davie: Boom Boom” and “Helen Baker: Red Rag” will both be on view from June 10th until July 22nd. Represented in many of the world’s major museums and collections, the Scottish artist Alan Davie is one of the few British painters of the last fifty years to attain an international reputation on the scale of such Americans as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Paintings, brush drawings and gouaches are included in this exhibition of Davie’s work as he improvises and develops primitivistic compositions in ‘magic landscapes’ as redolent of the esoteric mysteries of Caribbean religion as they are of the music of ancient Asian ritual. Helen Baker is a local artist, who has lived and worked in the North East of England for most of her life and is currently the Gallery Director for Gallery North at the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University.