Kevin Carr A Memorial Exhibition
This exhibition was planned prior to Kevins death and is now going ahead as a memorial to a much loved and talented west Cumbrian.
20th April 2019 until 18th of May
Florence Mine Show – ‘Kevin Carr – a Retrospective’ (curated by Kevin Weaver)
Carr’s show at Florence Mine includes some forty oil and charcoal portraits of local Whitehaven characters including Alfie Dagg, John Dempsy, Angela Stewart, ‘Bertie’, ‘Nickett’ and ‘Pagan Pete’ he has met, mainly in the pubs of Whitehaven but there are also copies of famous photo portraits of such celebrities as Marylyn Monroe, Margaret Thatcher, Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, Johnny Cash, Rupert Murdoch, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton and Rembrandt. There are also two large oil paintings 6 by 4 ft of Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard (given to Cleator Moor Boxing Gym and signed by the boxers themselves)
There are also some 30 mini installation pieces in small wooden caskets with glass fronts which use cigarette packets to create contemporary pieces of political art around the glamorising of smoking, Arafat’s Peace process and Kate & William’s Royal marriage. Finally there are a couple of pieces called ‘Dr Carr’s Spanish Watter’ again using his homour and local dialect.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm (and during evening events)