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Maggi Hambling: 'Edge' at Marlborough Fine Art

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Time 10:00
Date 02/03/17
Price Free

An exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by one of Britain’s most significant and controversial artists.

The exhibition follows Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper, a retrospective at the British Museum.

Hambling has exhibited with Marlborough for 20 years and this is her eighth solo exhibition with the gallery.

These new works succeed in in convincing us that we are present at, and indeed become part of, their making. We are “on the edge”, confronted by the fragility of existence, both ours and that of the planet.

The artist has never been afraid of addressing big themes and delivers simultaneous presence of life and death in her work. In this new series, polar icecaps melt, a trafficker drifts, Aleppo and its inhabitants fall, ghosts hover and Hamlet questions. Human vulnerability is continually – and viscerally – expressed.