Gander’s works illustrate the enduring power of Peanuts within popular culture, and display his appreciation for Schulz’s constant, honest depictions of failure and vulnerability. This is best seen in two newly commissioned site-specific works, including Swansong, 2018, in which a replica of Charlie Brown’s famous red kite is found tangled in the metal signage for Somerset House’s annual ice rink. A flag that will fly from the building’s roof for the exhibition’s duration (Out of many, one, 2018, pictured) is designed by Gander’s four-year-old daughter, and depicts a simple, Schulz-like landscape scene and classic cartoon speech bubble, left empty for visitors’ interpretation.
‘Good Grief, Charlie Brown!’ runs until 3 March 2019. Find more information on the Somerset House website