Norman Toynton: Pegging Reality
28th April – June 2nd 2017
Toynton’s paintings marshal all the sensuous force of color and oil paint to induce us to look with truly questioning attention, attention coordinated with thought, not just primed for consumption. If these paintings, with their tremendous sensuous generosity, arouse and satisfy the mind, it is because the mind has an appetite.”
– Kenneth Baker, Artforum
Dadiani Fine Art is pleased to present ‘Pegging Reality’, an exhibition of Norman Toynton’s paintings on pegboard, at 30 Cork Street.
Born in London in 1939, bombed out during the war, Toynton attended the Royal College of Art and was one of the early British Pop Artists, exhibiting with Hockney and Allen Jones in such seminal shows as ‘Image in Progress’ at the Grabowski Gallery. He then exhibited widely in Britain and Europe before moving to America, where he would live for thirty-seven years and his art became increasingly abstract. Read more…