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Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.U.N.

Saturday 11th Jun 2022 — Sunday 24th Jul 2022, The Base Gallery

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Gallery will be closed on Sunday 24 July - anyone with tickets pre-booked will be contacted by our Box Office team. On Saturday 23 July we will be operating on reduced hours and will therefore be open from 12pm until 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wake up your eyes with fifty works by Pop Art master, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.

A new Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition of screen-prints by Eduardo Paolozzi comes to The Base Summer '22 as part of a national tour.

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. He was the first to appropriate images from advertisements to create work representative of the shinier, happier lifestyles that were touted in American magazines and media. He is equally revered for his sculptures and kaleidoscopic print projects. The artist, who described himself as ‘a wizard in Toytown’, transformed the mundane, the derelict and the mass-produced into images that impress with their graphic complexity.

General Dynamic F.U.N, features a series of fifty screenprints and photolithographs created between 1965 and 1970. Here Paolozzi employs the technologies of mass-reproduction and gorges on its idols – the household names and familiar faces of consumer advertising, high fashion and Hollywood. The artist’s friend and sometime collaborator, J.G. Ballard, described General Dynamic F.U.N as a ‘unique guidebook to the electric garden of our minds’.

I suppose I am interested, above all, in investigating the golden ability of the artist to achieve a metamorphosis of quite ordinary things into something wonderful and extraordinary.

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Bass Pass

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Sat 11 Jun – Sun 24 Jul

Open Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Parent & Baby Session Thu 23 Jun & Sat 9 Jul

As part of our Parent and Baby sessions, enjoy Songs and Stories in the Gallery

Visit Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic Fun with your little one and enjoy 30 minutes of stories and nursery rhymes which is free with your ticket purchased for the designated time slot.

Relaxed Day Thu 7 Jul

SCHOOLS: Eduardo Paolozzi General Dynamic F.U.N. is perfect for those of you studying pop art, printing, collage or colour. Please get in touch with our Learning team to chat about what we could offer your class: getinvolved@cornexchangenew.co.uk