Heads Roll installation view, Graves Gallery, Sheffield 2018 – Daniel Pettitt

Heads Roll

11th August - 24 November 2018 | Graves Gallery, Sheffield 

12th - 19th April 2019 | 49 West Princes St, Glasgow 

11th August - 24 November 2018 

Graves Gallery, Sheffield 

The depiction of the head or face is one of the most compelling images in our visual language. Heads Roll, curated by artist Paul Morrison, presents a constellation of historical and contemporary perspectives to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity.

Ian Anderson | Frank Auerbach | John Bellany | Glenn Brown | Phong Bui | Matthew Burrows | Patrick Caulfield | Nigel Cooke | Michael Craig-Martin | Al Daw | Jessica Diamond | Machiko Edmondson | Jacob Epstein | William Etty | George James Frampton | Deme Georghiou | Robert Edward Glassby | Charles Green | Dudley Hardy | Gerard Hemsworth | Richard Jacobs | Augustas John | Gwen John | Scott King | Alexej Koschkarow | Klara Kristalova | Henri Laurens | Edwin Landseer | Èlise Legal | Fernand Léger | Percy Wyndham Lewis | L.S. Lowry | Caroline McCarthy | Ryan McGinness | Dawn Mellor | Paul Morrison | Ryan Mosely | Ben Nicholson | Mary Obering | Julian Opie | Carl Ostendarp | John Baptiste Perronneau | Daniel Pettitt | Ged Quinn | Jusepe Ribera | Bede Robinson | Ruth Root | Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Carlo Saraceni | Walter Sickert | Tomoaki Suzuki | Luc Tymans | Rembrandt van Rijn | Unknown Artist | Henry Weekes | Mathew Weir | Richard Wentworth | James White | Christopher Wood. 

"A mesmerising treasure trove" - The Guardian

"A remarkable journey to unpick one of the world’s most popular and enduring artistic genres: the portrait" Sara Jaspan, Creative Tourist Exhibitions

The depiction of the head or face is one of the most compelling images in our visual language. Heads Roll, curated by artist Paul Morrison, presents a constellation of historical and contemporary perspectives to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity.

Ian Anderson | Frank Auerbach | John Bellany | Glenn Brown | Phong Bui | Matthew Burrows | Patrick Caulfield | Nigel Cooke | Michael Craig-Martin | Al Daw | Jessica Diamond | Machiko Edmondson | Jacob Epstein | William Etty | George James Frampton | Deme Georghiou | Robert Edward Glassby | Charles Green | Dudley Hardy | Gerard Hemsworth | Richard Jacobs | Augustas John | Gwen John | Scott King | Alexej Koschkarow | Klara Kristalova | Henri Laurens | Edwin Landseer | Èlise Legal | Fernand Léger | Percy Wyndham Lewis | L.S. Lowry | Caroline McCarthy | Ryan McGinness | Dawn Mellor | Paul Morrison | Ryan Mosely | Ben Nicholson | Mary Obering | Julian Opie | Carl Ostendarp | John Baptiste Perronneau | Daniel Pettitt | Ged Quinn | Jusepe Ribera | Bede Robinson | Ruth Root | Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Carlo Saraceni | Walter Sickert | Tomoaki Suzuki | Luc Tymans | Rembrandt van Rijn | Unknown Artist | Henry Weekes | Mathew Weir | Richard Wentworth | James White | Christopher Wood. 

"A mesmerising treasure trove" - The Guardian

"A remarkable journey to unpick one of the world’s most popular and enduring artistic genres: the portrait" Sara Jaspan, Creative Tourist Exhibitions

Heads Roll installation view, Graves Gallery, Sheffield 2018 – Imge courtesy Graves Gallery, Sheffield – Daniel Pettitt
Heads Roll installation view, Graves Gallery, Sheffield 2018 – Imge courtesy Graves Gallery, Sheffield – Daniel Pettitt
Heads Roll installation view, Graves Gallery, Sheffield 2018 – Imge courtesy Graves Gallery, Sheffield – Daniel Pettitt
Heads Roll installation view, Graves Gallery, Sheffield 2018 – Imge courtesy Graves Gallery, Sheffield – Daniel Pettitt
Heads Roll installation view, Graves Gallery, Sheffield 2018 – Imge courtesy Graves Gallery, Sheffield – Daniel Pettitt
Heads Roll installation view, Graves Gallery, Sheffield 2018 – Imge courtesy Graves Gallery, Sheffield – Daniel Pettitt
Heads Roll poster

Works exhibited

Plucked, 2018, oil on canvas – Daniel Pettitt

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