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Gavin Watson: Home Alone - Jonathan Cooper

Exhibition preview

FOLLOWING the success of his first solo show with the gallery in 2015, Gavin Watson will be returning to Jonathan Cooper with Home Alone. An exhibition of twenty-five new paintings, it will be on display from February 2 to February 25, 2017.

Suffused with warmth, light, and the artist’s signature humour, these works portray the world from a dog’s-eye view, imagining just what occurs when we close the doors on our canine friends each day.

Playfully referencing literary, artistic, and popular culture, Watson creates a unique cast of characters, from Pugs to Whippets, Jack Russells to Dalmatians, and takes us on a journey through a spectrum of emotions, from jealousy to joy, through melancholy, expectancy, and contentment.

While dog-owners will particularly enjoy this heart-warming exhibition, Watson’s thoughtful exploration of our own relationship to hearth and home promises to enchant and delight all visitors to the show.

Gavin Watson (b. 1962) lives and works in rural Northumberland, and is inspired by the landscape and history of the region, and by the rich experience of his North East childhood. His paintings have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and are held in private collections in the UK, US, and Europe.

Image: Lucky Jim, oil on canvas, 32 × 30 inches by Gavin Watson.

Jonathan Cooper, 20 Park Walk, London, SW10 0AQ