21 May - 17 June
Pioneering British Pop Artist: Peter Phillips 80th Birthday Retrospective.
A selling exhibition of works on paper spanning the course of his influential six-decade career. Showcasing at ‘The Viewing Room’ located within Kommune - a beautifully repurposed 1965 department store ‘Castle House’ in the centre of Sheffield.
The work of Peter Philips goes a long way to prove that Pop Art remains as relevant today as it was in that crazyand perpetually fascinating decade in which it was born.His early works continue to exude a provocative power and freshness to our 21st Century eyes yet his contemporary pieces deliver the same undiminished punch with Philips continuing to offer back to us fragments of our cultural landscape in an unrelenting and unsettling expose.
As an artist Philips has remained fully committed to the
central tenets of his original line of enquiry, a rare integrity,and has simply evolved along a continuum. Thus allowing his entire body of work to sit together in a most complimen-tary way, a seamless narrative spoken over six decades.