Legacies: JMW Turner and contemporary art practice
Legacies: JMW Turner and contemporary art practice is a major 2017/18 group exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall which considers Britain’s greatest ever artist through the lens of contemporary art, highlighting the ongoing relevance of his work for artists practising today. The work of Turner has influenced a wide range of filmmakers and artists working with film over the decades. Gerry Fox’s video works pay homage to specific paintings Turner made in response to travel: Staffa, Fingal’s Cave, 1832 and Venice: the Church of San Luca, c.1840. Fox retraced Turner’s two journeys bringing the paintings back to life in evocative slow-motion with digitally created, vivid Turner brushstrokes.