Virtual Gallery Tour – Dorothea Tanning

Event Details


When: 19 Jun -
Friday 10:00 am
Price: £20pp (£30 for two)

Friday 19 June


£20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).

Join artist and lecturer Nick Pearson for a Virtual Gallery Tour – Dorothea Tanning.

You could visit the exhibition in Tate Modern between February and June 2019. If you missed it, join Nick on this retrospective virtual tour.

This was the first large-scale exhibition of Dorothea Tanning’s work anywhere, for over 25 years. It brings together 100 works from her seven-decade career – from enigmatic paintings to uncanny sculptures.
Tanning first encountered Surrealism in New York in the 1930s and later moved on to etherial abstract paintings. She wanted to depict ‘unknown but knowable states’: to suggest there was more to life than meets the eye.

Nick’s Virtual Gallery Tour – Dorothea Tanning takes the form of illustrated slide lectures. If you sign up, he’ll send you a pdf with high-resolution images that you can easily flick through on screen, or print out and follow as he takes to the floor on Zoom, with projected images on his studio wall. These projected, filmed and transmitted images won’t be as sharp as those we’ll be sending you on the pdf, but will allow Nick to point things out as he speaks, in an attempt to make the presentation as much like a live lecture as possible.

The two hour tour and Nick’s notes (emailed afterwards) costs £20 (£30 for two on one email account, to accommodate couples who may be sharing the screen).

About the Tutor

Nick Pearson is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us (made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices) deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of ‘ordinary’ objects. Nick first studied on the Art & Design Foundation Course at Leeds (Jacob Kramer) College of Art and continued his studies at The Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Stourbridge College of Art.

He lectures on modern art and design history and runs other, short art & design units at London College of Contemporary Arts, OPEN Ealing and Richmond Adult Community College.