Wednesday, 3 March 2010


We were delighted to be able to show Michael Flynn’s work in The Gallery's last exhibition. This particular piece generated a lot of interest and is typical of the energy and exuberance that so often characterises his figures.

Catching the Cock shows how well Michael interprets the classical Meissen figurines, which are undoubtedly one of his influences, and yet still produces sculptures which are very much of our day.

This figure is almost alive. The loose potting and painterly decoration gives the work a real sense of movement and purpose. It is this freedom which is so often the signature characteristic of his body of work.

This piece has only been shown in museums before and we are therefore particularly happy to be featuring it at this time.

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