The Cortege of the Magi
29th October - 17th November 2021
Open daily 11am - 5pm
Graham Ward returns to the Pie Factory with new works from 2020 and 2021
His works continue to explore themes of pilgrimage and journey-making – and reflect his personal realm of matter and of spirit.
The centrepiece of the exhibition will be entitled ‘The Cortege of the Magi’, a large-scale work directly inspired by a fragment of 12th-century sculpture currently housed in the museum of the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
The enigma of it’s appearance has been the inspiration for a number of paintings that Graham has undertaken over the years which feature three horses as the focus of this subject-matter; that which continues to be an inspiration and a pivotal theme of these ‘pilgrim’ works.
This new piece is likely to be the largest painting that Graham has attempted in his chosen medium, and hopes to adequately reflect the gravity of the sculpture that has directly inspired it.
Working in acrylic, with overlays of egg tempera and often embellished with gold leaf, Graham Ward continues to explore his themes of Child Kings and Holy Fools, as well as his familiar painted bestiaries of birds and animal subjects.
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