Chichester, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Ingram Loan Exhibition, March – April 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Dreams and Nightmares, 22 May – 15 July 2012;
Chichester, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Circles of Influence: British Art 1915-50 – A Diarist’s Perspective, 6 February – 19 April 2016;
Woking, The Lightbox, In Their Own Words: Artists’ Voices from The Ingram Collection, 20 May – 30 July 2017;
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwick Visual Arts (Granary Gallery), Spirited – Women Artists from The Ingram Collection, 26 May – 13 October 2018;
Woking, The Lightbox, Anna Liber Lewis, 1 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Eileen Agar was associated with the Surrealist movement. In the 1930s she explored themes of life, death, the passing of time and seasonal cycles. In this dream-like image, The Sower can be seen as a metaphor for the beginning of life, sowing the seeds which will bring forth the crops. The Reaper, 1938, in the collection of the Tate, depicts a highly mechanised and abstracted reaping machine superimposed with a collage of a pressed, dry leaf, the last part of the process and the symbolic end of life.
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