Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Dreams and Nightmares, 22 May – 15 July 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 21 April – 28 June 2015;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017;
London, Mall Galleries, The Art of Collecting, 27 June – 6 July 2018;
London, The Sammy Ofer Centre, London Business School, Metropolis, 23 July 2018 – 23 April 2019;
Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change, 17 August 2019 – 5 January 2020
Andrew Lambirth, John Armstrong: The Paintings, London 2009 (illustrated, no. 233, p. 177)
A pair with Civil Aviation, this work was commissioned by the United Steel Companies Ltd for an advertisement in The Architectural Review. The brief was to celebrate the role of the civil engineer in creating the new cityscape of swooping highways – a revolution planned before the war but not fully implemented until the 1960s. While the cars may look mildly sinister, it is the flyover itself, with its fabulous twisting form, that steals the scene.