Daniel Sturgis












Bauhaus: Utopia in Crisis

The exhibition Bauhaus: Utopia in Crisis explored how contemporary practitioners have been drawn to the social, utopian and transgressive aspects of Bauhaus history. The exhibition was part of the University of the Arts London's ourhaus festival, which coincided with Bauhaus 100, the international celebration of the famous Bauhaus design school’s centenary.

Camberwell Space, 16 September 2019 - 9 November 2019

NOVA, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar 26 May 2021 - 14 June 2021

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an exhibition of paintings and other works by david troostwyk

This exhibition introduces the work of David Troostwyk (1929-2009) to a new audience, underlining its originality and vitality. David Troostwyk’s work with text, objects and painting displays a reduced elegance and focus on the way art can communicate ideas. Although pared-back, his work can be seen as moral.

Camberwell Space, 24 January 2019 – 22 February 2019

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Against Landscape brings together the work of fifteen artists and Grizedale Arts, a rural arts organisation in the Lake District. The artworks all position themselves against landscape— sometimes aligned to the landscape tradition or supported by it—but at other times seemingly running counter or against it. 

Coniston Institute, 6 June 2017 – 24 June 2017
Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art,  30 June 2017  – 26 August 2017

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John M. Armleder for Newlyn Art Gallery
This one-person exhibition of John M. Armleder's work was staged to coincide with the Indiscipline of Painting exhibition at Tate St Ives. The exhibition focussed on Armleder's poured paintings

Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, 8 October 2011 – 3 January 2012

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The Indiscipline of Painting
The Indiscipline of Painting was a major international exhibition that examined how the position of abstract painting, from the 1960s to 2012, could remain critical and urgent for artists through a renegotiation with past painting and ideas in past abstract painting. It proposed this could be done within the boundaries of painting itself. The exhibition brought together work by 49 international artists. 

Tate St Ives, 8 October 2011 – 3 January 2012
Mead Gallery, Warwick Art Centre, 14 January 2012 – 10 March 2012 

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Liz Arnold
This posthumous exhibition was Arnold’s first in a public gallery and comprised of work from all periods of her all too short career.

Curated by Daniel Sturgis, Richard Kirwan, Bridget Smith & Brighid Lowe

Camden Arts Centre, London, 20 February – 19 April 2009

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Between Letters and Abstraction
This exhibition, commissioned by the Wordsworth Trust, brought together work by five international artists that through painting explore the formal properties of two languages, painting and writing, and whose work can be seen to oscillate in the gaps ‘between letters and abstractions’.

The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, 20 November 2004 – 31 January 2005

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Daniel Buren, Voile/Toile Toile/Voile
This exhibition re-contextualise a seminal work by Daniel Buren by ‘re-activating’ it at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere.

Grasmere, Regatta, 2 July 2005
The Wordsworth Trust, 2  July 2005 – 30 September 2005

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Jeremy Moon – a retrospective
This was the first significant exhibition of Jeremy Moon’s work since the 1976 memorial exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London. It re-evaluated Moon’s abstract painting for a contemporary audience and helped reposition Moon as one of Britain's premier painters of the 1970s 

Curated by Daniel Sturgis and Richard Kirwan

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, 10 November 2001 – 6 January 2001 
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 10 February – 11 April 2001
Graves Gallery, Sheffield, 22 December 2001 – 2 March 2000

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Perfidy began as an intervention to mark the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier's famous monastery, La Tourette. Artworks which were selected that engaged with ideas of modernism and faith, and these were spread throughout what is still a working and living religious community. The exhibition was then reconfigured with photographs of the monastery, taken by one of the monks, for Kettle's Yard in Cambridge.

Curated by Daniel Sturgis and Martyn Simpson

Sainte Marie de La Tourette, Eveux-sur-l'Arbresle, Lyon, France, 9 September – 30 September 2000
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, 11 November 2000 – 7 January 2001

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