Aleah Chapin painting on display at The Lightbox Gallery

22 April 2014

Aleah Chapin painting on display at The Lightbox Gallery

We are pleased to announce that The Tempest by Aleah Chapin has now gone on display at The Lightbox Gallery in Woking as part of The Ingram Collection. Created by Media entrepreneur Chris Ingram, the Ingram collection is widely recognised as the biggest privately owned publicly accessible collection of Modern British Art.  On loan to The Lightbox - the Art Fund Prize-winning gallery and museum in Chris' hometown of Woking - The Collection comprises almost 600 paintings and sculptures of which over 450 are by the most important artists of the Modern British era, amongst these Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Eduardo Paolozzi.  In addition to creating a unique local opportunity to see world-class Modern British art, the Ingram Collection loans to major exhibitions and galleries and has earned Chris Ingram deserved acclaim as "one of the most active and thoughtful collectors of Modern British Art today." (Stephen Deuchar CBE, Director, The Art Fund).

Chris Ingram says of Aleah Chapin: "She is such an outstanding talent - the way she depicts the human body is reminiscent of Freud. Yes, I know that is quite a compliment! So I decided to break my rule of buying only British artists. I think the way she has chosen to celebrate female nakedness is clever and enlightened. Older women are portrayed in a dignified and beautiful way."

Aleah Chapin will exhibit a solo show of new work at Flowers Cork Street 8 October - 8 November, 2014.