Dave Pearson was a highly prolific artist throughout his life. Since his death in 2008, a group of friends and colleagues have unearthed an enormous body of work from Pearson’s packed studio in Haslingden, Rossendale. This extraordinary legacy of drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures reveals Pearson’s boundless imagination and his unwavering belief in the transcendent power of art. Central to this exhibition were the spectacular Byzantium paintings, first exhibited at The Turnpike in 1994 and designed specifically to sit within the gallery’s architecture. Jewel-coloured and brilliant with energy, these huge paintings take us on an extraordinary visual journey.
This exhibition was made possible by the Dave Pearson Studio.