Anthony Caro, John Hoyland, Kenneth Noland will explore the matrix of concerns—colour, form, material and working in series—that these figures shared with a selection of work by each artist from the 1960s and 1970s. It will allow the viewer to consider the inner relations between important works by these modern masters.
Hoyland, Caro and Noland all emerged in the wake of the first generation of the New York School and sought to continue the legacies of their abstract forebears. Hoyland first met Noland in 1964 having already been deeply impressed by Caro's historic show at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1963, the year before his own appearance there with the influential 'New Generation' Exhibition. Caro's work had shifted ground dramatically during his time in the United States, and his capacity for inventing new forms had made Hoyland recognise the value of meeting the artists, including Noland, who had had such an impact on his friend.