Eric Gill: The Body
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex
29 April - 3 September
Eric Gill was an interesting, if rather odd fellow—graphic designers will likely be most familiar with his work in typography, but this was only one facet of his practice, which spanned sculpture, calligraphy, stonecutting, printmaking and draughtsmanship. In recent years, he's become almost as well-known for certain very questionable sexual proclivities as he is for his work, and this new exhibition at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, focusing on his exploration of the human body, asks whether it's possible for us to reconcile an appreciation for his art with a knowledge of the more disturbing aspects of his lifestyle.