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An exhibition exploring the exploring the life of Hungarian-born, and Yorkshire-adopted artist, György Gordon.
Sixty years since the violence of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery explores the life and work of Hungarian-born painter György Gordon. Gordon settled in Wakefield after escaping as a refugee from Hungary during Autumn 1956. The exhibition will include paintings and drawings spanning the 1950s-1990s reflecting on Gordon's life and artistic journey, from his experience as a refugee to later work exploring isolation, alienation, and old age.
György Gordon (b. 1924), gained his diploma in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1953, however he soon fled his native country following the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. After a failed attempt to take refuge in America, and a short period in London, Gordon moved to Wakefield and took up post as Lecturer at the College of Art in 1964 where he taught for over 20 years. Calm and gentle in person, it was in his art that Gordon expressed the dramatic personal and political turmoil he experienced.
This exhibition is open Mondays, 1 - 5pm. Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am - 5pm.
Image: György Gordon, _Self Portrait with Window I_, 1991-92, oil on canvas
OPENING RECEPTION: TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2016, 6-8PM. FREE, ALL WELCOME.
|Tue 21 - Sat 25 Feb 2017||10:00 to 17:00|
Events at this Venue
|Sat 11 Feb - Sat 10 Jun||Future Legacies: Collections, Collecting and Artis|
|Tue 21 - Sat 25 Feb||György Gordon (1924-2005) A retrospective|
|Sat 4 Mar||Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield|
|Tue 14 Mar||Opening Reception - 'Kenneth Armitage: Sculpture a|
|Wed 15 Mar - Sat 15 Jul||Kenneth Armitage: Sculpture and Drawing of the 195|
|Wed 29 Mar||Interlinking Armitage - Wire Sculpture Workshop|
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From Leeds city centre take the A660 towards Skipton. After one mile the main University building is on your left. The Gallery is situated in the Parkinson building on Woodhouse Lane. The entrance is off the south end of the Parkinson Court (turn left at main reception desk). There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the north entrance of the Parkinson Building (via Chemistry) with a disabled parking space nearby.
By Public Transport:
Buses 1,56,85,96,96A,97,97A and X84 from Leeds city-centre stop outside the Parkinson Building.
: 1 mile from Leeds station
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