Daniel Sturgis












Between Letters and Abstraction

Keith Coventry, Joan Key, Des Lawrence, Kay Rosen, Lily van der Stokker

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 abstraction’.

A full colour catalogue accompanied the exhibition with essays by Daniel Sturgis and Robert Woof, and a poem The Letterman by Matthew Hollis. 

The catalogue is available mail order from the Wordsworth Trust or Amazon.

Des Lawrence Scratch painting: Eliot's Wasteland 1994, oil on canvas, 214 x 150 cm


Keith Coventry Junk & Junk No.7 2002, oil on canvas, wood and glass, 84 x 74 cm & 55 x 45 cm


Kay Rosen Pendulum 2004, latex paint on wall, 240 x 510 cm