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'Painting not painting' broadens horizons at Tate St Ives

Terry Frost exhibits new works alongside those which inspired them

After Tate St Ives’ foray into video art this winter it returns to more traditional ground with an exhibition centred around new work by St Ives painter Terry Frost (8 February-11 May). Frost has created a large group of new paintings, collages and sculptures in red, black and white, using bold circles and lines. These are exhibited alongside works by painters who have influenced Frost, such as Kandinsky and Barnett Newman, as well as recent and newly commissioned pieces by Jim Lambie (above, “Zobop, 1998), Victoria Morton, Julie Roberts and Richard Slee. This is part of the director Susan Daniel-McElroy’s programme of broadening the gallery’s remit from just showing art in a Cornish context. The contemporary works relate to Frost’s paintings in their use of colour and form. The older works have been selected by Frost himself from the Tate’s holdings and reveal his formative influences, which include Ad Reinhardt, Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia Delauney, Roger Hilton, Frantisek Kupka, Nicholas de Stael and Robert Motherwell.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'What's on:Painting not painting'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 133 February 2003