Now Open: JAMES TOWER: Ceramics, Sculptures & Drawings, 7 - 30 September 2022
7 - 30 September 2022
Ceramics, Sculptures & Drawings
Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to present an exhibition of work by artist, James Tower (1919-1988).
This exhibition aims to present the many sides of James Tower’s artistic explorations. It encompasses not only his ceramics, but also sculptures, bronzes and works on paper that help to remind us of his beginnings as a painter.
The majority of the works in the exhibition have come directly from the Tower family, with the earliest dating from 1952 and the latest from 1986.
This is the second solo exhibition by James Tower at Erskine, Hall & Coe, and as with the first it is a team effort with the Tower family who have helped in many different ways. In particular, we are grateful that Tower’s children, Theresa and Nicholas have contributed a text looking back at the extraordinary experience of growing up with Maureen and James.
Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue which contains extracts from Tower's archive of papers. This is a fascinating resource that reveals the artist’s creative perspective and making process, as well as the complex life he led. Some of these writings have appeared in the two important books on Tower by Timothy Wilcox: The Ceramic Art of James Tower (2012) and James Tower, Ceramics, Sculptures and Drawings (2019).
Two studies for Copse, c. 1965-67
black chalk and watercolour on paper, 46 cm (h)
Winged Form, 1960
terracotta, 40 cm (h)