Leading Contemporary Figurative Painter John Wonnacott Exhibits at Agnew’s

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LONDON.- Agnew’s presents its fifth solo exhibition of the work of leading contemporary figurative painter John Wonnacott, A Tale of Two Houses. The show will comprise an entirely new body of the artist’s work and demonstrate his recent focus on fresh themes. A Tale of Two Houses sees Wonnacott stepping away from his more familiar subject matter of family, local friends and the Essex coastal landscape, and firmly establishes his interest in the formal and lyrical aspects of dance, choreography and the filmmaking process. The exhibition will also include recent drawings, including three made during his spell in hospital in 2010 following major heart surgery, as well as several small still life paintings from the previous year. The artist’s carefully-arranged depictions of meats, cheeses and wine seem wittily prescient given his subsequent “brush with mortality”, which may have resulted from a s