Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: The Human Face, 22 July – 28 Sept 2008;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Dreams and Nightmares, 22 May – 15 July 2012;
Somerset, Hestercombe Gallery, A Personal Passion, 25 April – 5 July 2015;
Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, The Human Face, 27 January – 12 March 2016
Ken Currie’s work is both provocative and harrowing, dealing with social and political issues and raising philosophical questions. His kind of portraiture is not circumscribed by a diplomatic need to flatter or accentuate the positive, rather it is a close, uncompromising scrutiny of the face which raises issues of ageing and illness. Labelled one of the New Glasgow Boys along with Peter Howson and Adrian Wisniewski, with whom he studied at the Glasgow School of Art.