When the artist Dave Pearson died in 2008 he left behind a colossal body of work - well over 15,000 paintings, drawings and prints - in a ramshackle studio in the small mill-town of Haslingden, in Lancashire.
The large, dilapidated building was crammed tight with art works that were the result of his unique vision and prodigious creative energy.
For months after his death the fate of the work hung in the balance, but a small group of his friends and family were determined to rescue it from destruction and oblivion. They formed a Trust to acquire and restore the studio and to preserve and make accessible this important work, much of which has never been exhibited.
This show covers selected work from some of Pearson's late major series, while making links with earlier ones, and characterising the way in which Pearson always worked, it is intense, personal and inspiring in its depth and monumental creative energy.
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