Between 1960 and 1968, David Hockney was exploring a myriad of styles. He took cues from abstract expressionism, but infused his works with an autobiographical quality that departed from his core artistic influence. Now on view at the newly opened Nottingham Contemporary, David Hockney: 1960-1968, A Marriage of Styles offers a portrait of Hockney as a young artist. During the time he was living between Los Angeles and London, the sun filled Southern California landscape bringing him towards (but not fully into) pop art.
Art Observed has produced a full round-up of exhibition reviews, which I highly recommend. Just as I recommend visiting the exhibition (very upset I won’t have the opportunity). It runs through January 24, 2010.