Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

28 September – 15 December 2018

After four years touring the world, Blackpool is now hosting this exciting Arts Council Collection touring exhibition, and as the last venue of an extensive tour, don’t miss this final opportunity to see it in its current form.

This series of six large-scale tapestries by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry sees the artist exploring his fascination with taste and the visual story it tells of our interior lives. Inspired by William Hogarth’s moral tale, A Rake’s Progress (1732–35) the tapestries are composed of characters, incidents and objects Perry encountered while gathering inspiration for the television series, ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’ which first aired on Channel 4 in June 2012. Elevating the common place dramas of everyday life, Perry weaves the characters that he meets into a narrative every bit as acute as that in Hogarth’s 18th century paintings.

 

Caption: Grayson Perry Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, 2012

Further information:
  • Opening times Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5.00 pm; closed Sundays and Mondays; Bank Holidays, 11am – 4pm.
  • Location Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool FY1 1PX.
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Further information 01253 478170
  • Email: grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk

http://www.grundyartgallery.com/