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Thomas Monnington (1902-1976), Study for Allegory, c. 1924.

Thomas Monnington (1902-1976), Study for Allegory, c. 1924.

Private view:
Must-see gallery shows opening this July and August

By Anna Brady and Margaret Carrigan

New commercial gallery shows – from a sense of spirituality in Liverpool to Long Island loving in New York

Art, Faith & Modernity

Liss Llewellyn, Mercers’ Hall, London, then Liverpool Cathedral, until 26 July (London), 6-30 August (Liverpool)

In their mission to raise awareness of lesser-known figures in Modern British art, Paul Liss and Sacha Llewellyn are working with institutions to mount a series of exhibitions. Their next, which takes its title from the art historian Alan Powers’ essay, includes 172 works (some for sale) by 73 artists including John Tunnard, Winifred Knights and Stanley Spencer, “loosely grouped under the umbrella of religious art”. Religious art is perhaps a misleading term – what unites the works here is spirituality in its broader sense.