ARTIST ROOMS Gerhard Richter – Kilmarnock
Dick Institute: Display
6 September – 6 December 2014

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Gerhard Richter, 'Abstract Painting (809-3)' 1994
Gerhard Richter
Abstract Painting (809-3) 1994
Oil on canvas
support: 2300 x 2048 x 75 mm
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008© Gerhard Richter

Opened in 1901, the Dick Institute is one of the most important cultural venues in the south-west of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries in Ayrshire.

This exhibition will present a selection of work by Gerhard Richter. Since the 1960s Richter’s work has explored the various possibilities offered by the medium of painting through experimentation with a wide range of subject matter both abstract and representational, often using photography as a starting point. Through a variety of techniques Richter examines the very nature of painting itself.