Dom Sylvester HOUÉDARD: Typestracts

26 May - 14 July 2017

Richard Saltoun Gallery presents a rare solo exhibition of the British monk Dom Sylvester HOUÉDARD, a seminal counter-culture figure of 1960s London. The exhibition, curated by Andy Hunt, is the first in London in almost 50 years.

 

1960s America gave the world Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and a roster of other Beat poets. In Britain the Beat movement was altogether more sedate, but in typical low-key fashion, it did produce one truly outstanding counter-culture figure: Dom Sylvester Houédard, Benedictine monk, artist, poet, intellectual and theologian.

 

This first substantial presentation of the artist in almost five decades aims to reinstate the importance of Dom Sylvester Houédard as a key figure of the counter-cultural and transnational art movements of the 1960s and early 1970s.