Please see below for upcoming exhibitions
ART SHOW 10th - 15th December 2013
Art Show will be hitting Shoreditch this December with a range of artists and works starting from just £50 for originals.
Artists include PURE EVIL, ABC, Kunstrasen, BISSER, P.A.O.E and Victor Van Gaasbeek.
There will be new releases every day of the show and FREE art giveaways every day, so come along, see, buy and maybe win some art to hang proudly upon your walls
Tuesday 10th 4pm-9pm
Wednesday 11th 11am-7pm
Thursday 12th 11am-7pm
Friday 13th 11am-7pm
Saturday 14th 11am-7pm
Sunday 15th 11-5pm
For More Information Please See: www.artshow1.com
by Thomas Knights 16th -22nd December 2013
RED HOT is a groundbreaking stills and video exhibition that celebrates red-haired male beauty while attempting to reverse the stigmas attached to ginger men in the UK.
.Taking place at the Gallery in Redchurch Street between the 16th until the 22nd of December, the RED HOT exhibition will be the result of a year-long photography project by Thomas Knights. Working as a fashion photographer and music video director Knights has drummed up an impressive portfolio; his work featuring in Vogue Italia, Dazed and Confused, and Marie Claire, and has also worked with Marina and the Diamonds, Labrinth, Rosin Murphy and Maya Jane Coles.
A natural redhead himself, Knights has experienced personally the negative perceptions that come with being ginger, and, having no red-haired male public role models to persuade him otherwise, he grew up feeling ashamed of his red roots. With RED HOT, Thomas has devised a photography and video concept that re-defines the perceived image of the redheaded male. The men showcased here are masculine, chiselled, cool, and proud of the way that they look. These men will be the new icons for what will hopefully be a new positive rebranding of the ginger.
We have been conditioned to think ginger men are ugly and weak. I wanted to flip this on its head and present the redheaded male as the 'ultimate' alpha male.
With celebrities like actress Nicole Kidman and model Lily Cole as elegance and style incarnate our western culture has put the ginger female on a pedestal, leaving their male counterparts outside of the limelight. No other hair colour experiences a gender inequality in the same way. Just a couple of years ago none of the London modelling agencies had any red-haired male models on their books, and red-haired actors were hugely underrepresented in TV and film. However with the popularity of Prince Harry, Damian Lewis and Eddie Redmayne - brilliant ambassadors for the red-haired male - public opinion does seem to be changing.
Supporting Knights light hearted and positive drive for change is the Anti-Bullying Alliance, helping to highlight the seriousness of the problem in the UK.
"The Anti-Bullying Alliance is delighted that Thomas Knights is using his incredible talent and the RED HOT exhibition to celebrate the beauty of red hair. We have a long history of singling out people with red or 'ginger' hair as the recipients of jokes in this country - and for children in the playground this can be used as an excuse to bully and intimidate, bringing real misery and unhappiness for those on the receiving end. We hope that through this exhibition all children and adults can be proud to be red and stand up to anyone that says otherwise!"
Gallery Opening Times :
Mon 16th : 10am - 9:00pm
Tue 17th : 10am - 5:00pm
Wed 18th : 10am - 9:00pm
Thu 19th : 10am - 9:00pm
Fri 20th : 10am - 9:00pm
Sat 21st : 10am - 9:00pm
Sun 22nd : 10am - 5:00pm
RED HOT Press Launch: 17th December, 6pm-10pm
For press information, please contact Kapranos PR T: 0203 174 1154, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanja and Boon
'00:00. How often I catch the clock at that precise moment. Strange. But I am still asleep. It is getting cold.
I can hear the City in the distance. Fleeting faces remind me of the bustle of rush hour. I know them. But we might as well be strangers.
My mind is distracted by the flickering shadows around me. I press on nonchalantly as the day becomes an uncertain memory.
Thoughts pass without judgment, consciousness recedes into dream. The weight and confines of reality no longer determine what unfolds. Phantasmagoria'
Sanja and Boon have known each other for many years. Both work in the City, a place not immediately associated with art. But it is through art that Sanja and Boon became fast friends.
Sanja likes to paint. She can't pinpoint one inspiration for what she paints - painting just happens. "I guess I take in all experiences, emotions, reality, imagination, dreams. What is really interesting is if it stirs something in you, the spectator. Anything: good or bad, pleasant or disturbing, joyful or frightening. Light or dark. Darkness in particular is not widely accepted or welcome, but it is an inescapable part of all of us. And acknowledging and exploring it can be liberating!"
Boon has always loved being behind the lens, capturing glimpses of the surreal while wandering the streets of cities around the world. Whilst her photography always begins with an offhand snapshot of reality, her final works project anything but the quotidian. Chiaroscuro features prominently in Boons images, with dramatic twists and shadows deliberately obscuring any trace of realism to create a unique world of her own. The photographs are an invitation to share the moment with Boon, evoking a feeling familiar yet dreamlike, a fleeting sense of déjà vu almost entirely untethered from the everyday. Boundaries blur between light and dark, life and daydream.
Having spent years independently pursuing art in their respective media, Sanja and Boon were surprised to find their work sharing a common theme. Perhaps offering an escape from life in the City, perhaps giving shape to emotions they themselves are oblivious to, Sanja and Boon's images evoke fantastic dreamscapes - surreal, sometimes menacing worlds asking to be explored.
Both Sanja and Boon love art that evokes. Their preoccupation is neither with technical process nor with any premeditated effect, but rather they hope to create personal images that resonate. As Oscar Wilde wrote in his preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray, "it is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors"
Paloma Faith 28th November - 1st December 2013, 10am - 8pm daily
Paloma Faith, along with Album Artists, is curating an art exhibition comprising a selection of her album artwork and iconic imagery since her debut album was released in 2009. The exhibition will display stunning, limited edition and critically acclaimed images by photographers David Standish and Finlay Mackay, and live photography by Saul.
Paloma, whose striking and unmistakeable image has quickly elevated her into a style icon, has been steering the creative direction of her promotional images from the start of her career. Couture, custom made clothing, dazzling hair and makeup, have all been captured in photo form for public display to become some of the most dramatic and celebrated album art images available to own.
The works, ranging from 50 cm to 1.6 meters in length, and
Include posters, limited edition high quality prints (signed by Paloma and the photographer), and very limited, large beautifully printed and framed photographs, also signed by Paloma and the photographer.
For those unable to attend the exhibition,
all artworks are available to view and purchase here: www.albumartists.co.uk
Form and Process 29th October - 10th November 2013
Piers Ottey is to exhibit new work with Zimmer Stewart Gallery.
As the title of the exhibition suggests, the artworks to be shown will demonstrate the artist's view on both form and process in art. Piers Ottey sees art in most things: An old Brough Motorcycle, buildings, a chair and the landscape (both natural and built).
When a chair or other object is right there is something "otherworldly or supernatural" about it, the converse is also true. it is the same with the landscape and also with a painting.
It is not always an instant reaction or epiphany to come to this view on the object, sometimes it can take years. Piers Ottey appreciates the work of Mondrian, Bacon and Giacometti: Similarly, the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright are also close to perfection, their lines are not computer generated as with many buildings today, they are more natural - showing the "artist's hand at work".
The Process of something is how it is conceived, planned and then created: this is a conscious progression from inception to completion, albeit one step at a time, and is the same whether the object is a motorcycle, a chair or a painting.
Piers Ottey's paintings do not just "happen", he follows his process; they are planned. That is not to say that the final image is predicted at the start, the process is an evolution and each decision influences the next: Painting is an adventure, a complete mystery.
Born in London, Piers trained at Chelsea School of Art in the 1970's and has been painting professionally ever since. He moved to West Sussex in 1980 and set up The Mill Studio Art School in 1994.
Painting mostly in oils, his subject matter has often been influenced by his travels (to The Alps and Europe) but he always returns to painting from the human form, London and local Sussex landscapes.
Piers' work has been exhibited in London, the provinces and abroad and can be found in private and corporate as well as public collections around the world. In June 2007 Piers won the University of Bath painting prize.
The paintings are very personal with a mischievous quality, bordering on the subversive. The 'code' of colours often seen around the edge of his canvasses form a diary, a record of all the colours used to make the image and in the order they were made and used. For Piers, the edges of the picture are important, so is the geometry between the edge and the centre. The square is his most common format; primary red and blue form his initial drawing.
"Surface quality should be special" he says and viewers should feel free to feel the surface of the work.
The Zimmer Stewart Gallery, based in Arundel, have shown Piers Ottey's work for a number of years now; James Stewart, founder and director says "Piers Ottey's exhibitions are always exciting, original and well attended. His works are always in demand."
Norbert Lynton in his essay of 1999 says of Piers Ottey's exhibition of the same year "His many conscious and instinctual choices, rooted in his experience of art itself as well as working with the visible world, give his pictorial statements some independence of it."
Mary Rose Beaumont, art historian and critic, writes "Artists with a sense of humour are agile, deft and defy categorisation, which is wonderfully refreshing when the work is as challenging as is Piers Otteys. He revels in his power to puzzle the viewer, both visually in the paintings and verbally in some of his titles. He has a propensity to leave out important features in his landscapes whilst still titling them as if they were there, in other words the artist plays at being a conjuror."
Zimmer Stewart Gallery
A contemporary gallery established in 2003 showing new work by emerging and established artists through an on going programme of eight to ten exhibitions each year. The work on show includes paintings, original prints, ceramics, sculpture and textiles.
For more information or images please contact James Stewart directly on 01903 882 063 or visit our website at http://www.zimmerstewart.co.uk select Exhibitions or Artists pages.
JSR 22nd - 27th October 2013
Hot on the heels of Playstation 4s launch comes Multiplayer, an Illustration Celebration of all social and interactive gaming in all its analogical glory!
JSR's roster of international artists will be dotting their info-graphic i's and crossing their technicolour t's in a mega mix of gaming graphics old and new. Eighties neons clash against the simplicity of a sixties blueprint, complex diagrams are turned into intricate patterns and space invaders eat up old skool pixel characters. They've raided boardgames, dipped into Amstrads and worshipped at the feet of X Box One. Working in 3D, 2D, screen print, paper, pen and ink are:
Allan Deas, Benji Charnock, Carla Lucena, Lydia Shirreff, Marguerite Sauvage, Middleboop, Raid 71, Shaun Mills and Simon Wild.
Come play with some of the finest artistic talent working in illustration today at: 50 Redchurch Street London E2 7DP from 21st- 27th October
About JSR: A boutique visual communication agency JSR represents the most exciting commercial photographers and illustrators working today. Since 2005 it has built a solid reputation as the agency to turn to for cutting edge advertising and editorial imagery.
For more information on JSR visit http://www.jsragency.com
About the Artists: JSR illustrators work in a variety of media, using illustration tools old and new, collaborating in both large and small-scale campaigns from Vodafone to Nike, Khiels to Diesel, Random House and The New Yorker.
Find out more about JSR illustration talent from email@example.com
Poetics of Space presented by Four Square Fine Arts 16th - 20th October 2013
As Rilke said 'Through every human being, unique space, intimate space opens up to the world....' from Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard (La Poetique de ll'Espace, 1958) a phenomenological interrogation into the meaning of spaces which preoccupy poetry, intimate spaces like a home and expansive spaces such as landscapes and forests.
A curated mixed exhibition of new paintings, photographs and sculpture from our portfolio of artists.
For more information please visit www.foursquarearts.co.uk
Tomorrow 4th - 13th October 2013
Curated by Timothy Holt and Jess White, Tomorrow at The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London, is an ambitious exhibition featuring new and recent work by inspirational artists who use found objects in the fabrication of their practices. Comprising of Holly Hendry, Russell Hill, Timothy Holt, Phil Illingworth, Catriona Robertson, Eugénie Scrase and Alice Steffen, these establishing practitioners perpetuate a long tradition, from Duchamp to Hirst, in their discussion of the current economic climate and the relationship between industrially-made artworks and their intent.
Set in Shoreditch's former hat factory, these contemporaries challenge the viewer with the manipulation of artefacts within their environments, asking questions of familiarisation, humour and our relationship towards physical matter at odds with prosaic settings.
In association with the opening, as part of the Whitechapel Gallerys First Thursdays event, mobile exhibition venue The Caravan Gallery will support Tomorrow presenting their transportable space directly outside the entrance. This opportunity provides audiences a chance to examine clichés and cultural trends, adding an original dynamic within the gallery context and spectators. Furthermore, Phoebe Gardiner, Arts Education Facilitator, will lead a programme of free hands-on workshops and activities for schools and learning groups. Participants will experience artistic styles, processes and techniques with cross-curricular and interdisciplinary learning approaches, being actively involved in researching and creating their own artwork. Throughout the exhibition, schools and community groups will be encouraged to visit, join in artist-led activities, participate in workshops or enjoy guided tours.
The works on show place the viewer within an artistic dialogue; heightening our bonds to objects. Stemming from the historical values from the Young British Artist era in the late 1980s, this multi-disciplinary exhibition will bring these artists considerations on chance connections finely into focus.
Holly Hendry was born in England (1990) and currently lives and works in London. She graduated from BA Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2013. Recent exhibitions include The Woon Foundation Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne (2013); Research Laboratory, Camden Arts Centre, London (2012); Airspace, The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich (2012); The Fragmented Figure, Rockefeller Building, London (2011) and Scribbles & Murmurs, The Rag Factory, London (2010). In 2013 she won the Woon Tai Jee Art Fellowship, funded by art collector Wee Teng Woon and hosted by Northumbria University. She will use the earned bursary to fund her fellowship at the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at Baltic Arts Centre, Gateshead for the coming academic year.
Russell Hill was born in England (1988) and currently lives and works in London. He graduated from BA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Confined, NEST, The Hague (2012); Tryouts, Great Brampton House, Hereford (2012); Likeable, Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects, Blackpool (2012); Expansive Mood, Mansion House, London (2011); Connection Point, Bermondsey Project Space, London (2011) and Anticipation, Selfridges Oxford Street, London (2010). In 2010 he was selected for Anticipation, curated by Kay Saatchi and Catriona Warren, and featured in The Catlin Guide subsequently wining the Catlin Art Prize in 2011. He is presently doing his Masters at the Royal College of Art and is due to graduate in 2014.
Timothy Holt was born in England (1988) and currently lives and works in Guildford. He graduated BA Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Festival of Contemporary Visions, Multiverso, Florence (2013); Què On Quan (What Where When), "untitled"BCN, Barcelona (2013); Young Artists Incubator, Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin (2012); Interesting Times, Vibe Gallery, London (2011); Situated Encounters, Bargehouse, London (2011) and Space Cadets, Blyth Gallery, London (2010). His work is held in private collections across Europe and America.
Phil Illingworth was born in England (1955) and currently lives and works in England and France. He graduated BA Fine Art at Portsmouth College of Art and Design in 1978. Recent exhibitions include North South Divine, WW Gallery, London (2012); Say what you see, Aspex, Portsmouth (2012); Salon 2011, Matt Roberts Arts, London (2011); ARC, Aspex, Portsmouth (2011); Travelling Light, WW Gallery, London (2011) and Travelling Light, Venice Biennale, Venice (2011). In 2010 he was selected for exhibition in John Moores, the UK's most prestigious painting prize and shortlisted for both Marmite Prize and Jerwood Drawing Prize, judged by Kate Brindley, Michael Craig-Martin and Charlotte Mullins in 2013.
Catriona Robertson was born in England (1987) and currently lives and works in London. She graduated from BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Incidental Hazard, Arcane Gallery, London (2013); IllumiTate, Tanks at Tate Modern, London (2012); Bridges, FOLD Gallery, London (2012); Transient, Freies Museum, Berlin (2012) and Vanishing Point, Elevator Gallery, London (2010). She was a member of youth programme Raw Canvas at Tate Collective at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, organising events and peer-led workshops. She is presently working as a Fine Art Technician at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Eugénie Scrase was born in France (1989) and currently lives and works in London. She graduated from BA Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Conceal/Reveal, Curran Studios, London (2012); Off the Beaten Track, Studio Voltaire, London (2011); Newspeak: British Art Now (Part 2), State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2010); Newspeak: British Art Now (Part 1), Saatchi Gallery, London (2010) and Company Property, Sassoon Gallery, London (2010). She participated and won BBC television series School of Saatchi in 2009 with her work being objective to audiences.
Alice Steffen was born in England (1989) and currently lives and works in London. She graduated from BA Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art in 2011 and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Recent exhibitions include I Kissed an Essex Girl and I Liked It, The Vic, Glasgow (2011); House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (2010); Eyebrow Says Relax, Barnes Building, Glasgow (2010); Cast Shadows, East Carolina University, Greenville (2010) and Fake, Creeden Warehouse, Chicago (2009). In 2010 she assisted artists Gabriel Bizen Akagawa and John Lamonica. She was part of the casting and fabrication team for the sculptures on the prow of the Queens Jubilee barge in 2012, led by Alan Lamb, Head of Historic Carving at the City and Guilds of London Art School.
Jess White was born in England (1988) and currently lives and works in Chelmsford. She graduated BA Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham in 2011. She has volunteered in numerous workshops and training courses, comprising of Tate Collective at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tanks at Tate Modern. Recent volunteering roles include Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); Invisible Spaces of Parenthood, CCA, Derry (2013) and Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, London (2013). She is currently working on a project incorporating children at Whitechapel Gallery, London opening later in the year.
A selection of images is available and downloadable from www.tomorrowshow.co.uk
PDD 17th - 22nd September 2013,
Join PDD in Looking, Understanding and Making--the key HCD skills for facilitating creativity. We'll be in Shoreditch throughout the week of London Design Festival (17th to 22nd September) running free Human-Centred Design taster workshops and showing an exhibit that explores the role culture and context plays in design and graffiti.
In the exhibit we look at how the work of graffiti writers and street artists from around the world is influenced by the cities and cultures they inhabit. We are also running street art tours in collaboration with a local expert. So book your place for a graffiti tour to discover a different side of East London.
For more information please visit: www.pdd.co.uk/hcd
Berthram's Fashion Agency 22nd July -31st August 2013
Anne sofie Madsen
10 degrees - Bath Spa University 17th - 21st July 2013
2013 will see Bath Spa University's first photography alumni take their collection of final year pieces to London for a one week exhibition. The exhibition will host a collection from 10 graduating students whose work spans various themes, exploring portraiture, still life, architecture, documentary, fashion and moving image.
Work by Simon Collington, Aimie Desoisa, Rachel Forester-Bennet, Marc le Galle, Holly Hayes, Stephanie Jane-Fogg, Lucy Mcleod, Joshua Michael, Adam Reid and Chennel Wright
Surfaced 10th -14th July 2013
Surfaces are scratched with investigation, broken with momentum and moved with determination. They are worked on, reconstructed and polished. They shift, they evolve and they protect the integrity of the whole.
In 2013, the Manchester School of Art's photography students have SURFACED.
The SURFACED exhibition showcases selected works from artists from across the United Kingdom and beyond. Using analogue and antique methods, as well as the digital hybridisation of traditional techniques, these emerging talents present the culmination of years devoted to theoretical inquisitions and development of craft that has facilitated their transition from students to independent practitioners.
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.'to one in the dark '2nd - 7th July 2013
Jake Wood-Evans and Chris Kettle
Following the success last year of their show The Shock of the Old, Jake Wood-Evans and Chris Kettle bring new work to The Gallery in Redchurch Street. The exhibition celebrates a return to classical craft and aesthetic mastery: these award-winning artists dare to be traditional even as they engage the modern subject. Haunted by spectres both of the artistic past and their personal histories, these artists vivid, sombre and beautiful paintings explore light, solitude and the many senses of darkness to startling and moving effect.
Sponsored by Accordance. 10% of the value of sales on 4th July will be donated to the charity Mind.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07887 775094
LOOP2013 18th - 23rd June 2013
LOOP has held eight exhibitions since 2006, bringing together recent graduates and established artists who have exhibited internationally, set up print studios or pursued teaching careers. LOOP is artist-led, and encourages creative freedom by offering artists with a background in print the opportunity to show their most recent work in any media. The focus has been on print, and the variety and vitality of contemporary print has been evident in all the LOOP exhibitions.
LOOP2013 at The Gallery in Redchurch Street will show the work of 17 artists: Kirsten Baskett. Alice Valentina Biga, Anthony Broad, Lynne Blackburn, Ian Brown, Frank Dolphin, Marianne Ferm, Jane Lacy Hodge, Julie Hoyle, Samuel Lawson, Scarlett Massel, Heather Meyerratken, Ann Norfield, Sumi Perera, Annee Robson, John Tate and Susan Williams.
Presented by Roberta Moore Contemporary 11th -16th June 2013,
The End of Year Show 2013 4th - 9th June 2013
Photography students from North West Kent College and The University of Greenwich present their final year show.
Middlesex University 28th May - 2nd June 2013,
Fashion Communication final year show
COLOUR AND CULTURE:
AN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF COSMETICS LA CARTE. 21st May - 26th May 2013
To commemorate forty years of cosmetic innovation and cultural significance, we are proud to announce COLOUR AND
CULTURE: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF COSMETICS LA CARTE; an anniversary exhibition, which will take enthusiasts back
to the birthplace of beautiful colours, choice, and creativity.
It was 1973 when Lynne Sanders and Christina Stewart set up Cosmetics à La Carte with a clear message, Find your look
and be fabulous. Suddenly, beauty had a purpose and offered women the chance to try products, in private, before
buying - unheard of at the time women were offered friendly, informed advice on colours and styles to suit their
personalities, look and thirst for experimentation.
40 years later the same philosophy applies to our new generation of women and in the hands of some of the industries
most innovative, unique and creative make-up artists. Cosmetics à la Carte has not only revolutionized beauty but graced
the pages of VOGUE, Marie Claire and ELLE reaching out to trend led publications including Volt, Twenty6 and Tirade to
name a few. Cultures finest including Grace Jones, Debbie Harry and Ana Matronic have championed bespoke products
designed by Lynne Sanders at their Battersea laboratory in London.
COLOUR AND CULTURE will be a vibrantly curated story of Cosmetics à la Carte spectacular history, including the first nude
lipstick ordered by Princess Diana in the 1980s, to bubblegum gloss and flush blush which Lady Gaga raved about.
The exhibition will be showcased in four parts: taking the viewer through the brands impressive history as well as unveiling
a rich and fresh take on product knowledge, demonstration, and experimentation.
PART I: MOTCOMB STREET A HISTORY
PART II: BESPOKE BEAUTY
PART III: ICONIC MOMENTS
PART IV: THE CULTURE OF COLOUR
Curated by beauty and Fashion Curator Ryan Lanji, the man behind the UKs first Nail Art exhibition NAILPHILIA (2011) &
ENAMOURED: 80 YEARS OF REVLON (2012), Lanji will showcase each decade of what is set to be London's most prominent
anniversary and contribution to the fascinating and constantly evolving beauty industry.
COLOUR AND CULTURE will be a destination exhibition for beauty aficionados as well as a celebration for Founders and
Cosmetics Chemist Lynne Sanders and Christina Stewart.
With collaborative projects from some of London's most inspiring artists and exhibition design
by Anna Lomax, Colour & Culture will celebrate the vivid past, present and future of beauty and Cosmetics à la Carte.
#COLOURANDCULTURE @ALACARTELONDON May 21st May 26th 2013
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Francesca Foley 14th - 19th May 2013
One Photograph is Francesca Foleys debut solo exhibition. Formerly first assistant to the fashion photographer Tim Walker, she showcases four series taken in Bolivia, Argentina, Peru and India. Her photography explores the relationship between people and their environment with a sensitivity to the traditional and the extraordinary in everyday lives. From cowboys in Argentina to ice creams on the beach in India, the exhibition is full of colour and vibrancy. Her photographs are shot on a Rolleiflex camera and the beauty of analog is celebrated in her work.
The photographs are paired and displayed as 25 diptychs. The photographs will be available to buy as limited edition handprints.website: www.francescafoley.com / www.francescafoleyphotography.com
phone: 07813 879970
Half-truth 1st - 5th May 2013
New Work by Emma Hartley
In her recent paintings, Emma Hartley frees the image of place and time into a world of mystery and wonder. The subject is not pinned down, we the viewer are free to roam and interpret. They inspire and challenge ones own imagination like 'sound waves travelling across the screen'.
Hartley's ritualized stroke can not help but represent something else. The work has a rythmn, a continuous hum/wave, echoing a long journey or a just a short moment in time. There is 'growth' in the line, a weight, a quality reflecting on changing perspectives. They are landscapes with Zen like qualities, possessing distilled tension, engaging the viewer's eye travelling horizontally.... looking for answers and clues evoking the idea of, 'No protest without ideal'. These paintings have a readiness to reject what has been and allow us to be seduced by what is.
Yoko Ono - On White
'Whiteness is the most conceptual colour..... it does not interfere with your thoughts.....'
from an interview 'have you seen the horizon lately?'
Cambodia Losing Ground by Emma Hardy 26th - 31st March 2013
Oxfam invites you to view new work from acclaimed photographer Emma Hardy
The collection from Cambodia show the impact of dispossession on people's livelihoods and how individuals are coming together to fight for their rights to land.
The exhibition was based on the article, Beyond the Killing Fields, published in Intelligent Life and was created to support Oxfam's work on land.
Powerful images by the acclaimed photographer Emma Hardy, depicting the affect that losing land has on poor people as they try to rebuild their lives in Cambodia. The exhibition, Losing Ground, is in support of Oxfams global land grabs campaign.
The beautiful but disturbing images take a harrowing look at the impact of dispossession on peoples livelihoods. Hardys photographs document how poor communities in Cambodia are coming together to fight for their rights to own, live and work on land against the global backdrop of a rush for land as a vital commodity.
Hardy said: To meet and photograph people who have been disenfranchised, even de-humanised - who have lost their livelihoods, and often their way of life, whose lives in some cases have been reduced to mere existence is not only humbling but also inspiring. Since many of these people have been deprived of mostly everything, but their spirit, its exactly their spirit which keeps them fighting for their rights: for land, for food, for work, and for a life as opposed to an endurance
The exhibition is in support of Oxfams land campaign to tackle land grabs around the world. The international development agency says that the rush for land is putting poor communities at risk of losing the land where they live and that they rely on for food to eat and make a living, often violently and without compensation.
Oxfam argues that the global land grabs crisis is caused by a lack of international regulation of those investing in land. Oxfam is calling for global action on land grabs and is specifically calling on the World Bank as an investor in land, an adviser to developing countries on land policies, and an institution that sets standards that many private investors follow - to temporarily freeze its investments in large scale agricultural land. This would give the Bank space to get its own house in order and provide a standard for others to follow so that land grabs can be prevented.
After its stint in London, the exhibition will open in Washington DC, where Oxfam will be calling for the World Bank to take action to tackle land grabs at its annual Spring meetings next month.
Ben Phillips, Oxfams Campaigns Director, said: This exhibition shows what it can mean for people to lose their land when they are already struggling to make ends meet. The World Bank can make a real difference in tackling land grabs around the world and we are calling for them to take decisive action when they meet in April.
To find out more about Emma Hardy's work, visit www.emmahardy.com .
And to learn about Oxfam's work on land visit www.oxfam.org.uk/land
Ed Tyler 26th Feb - 3rd March 2013
Architects and the buildings that inspire them
Building Designs monthly Inspiration series has established itself as a much-loved institution with British architects. Forty-five architects have reported on the buildings that made a powerful impact on them. Photographer Ed Tyler selects his favourite images from the series in this, his first solo London exhibition.
The architects selections have covered a wide historical spread - Hardwick Hall (Stephen Bates and Jonathan Sergison) to Miralles Tagliabues Utrecht Town Hall of 2000 (Stephen Witherford and William Mann) and a significant range in scale Hexenhaus (Takero Shimazaki) to the Gardens of Versailles (Deborah Saunt and David Hills). Some choices have been obscure David Kohns selection of Milans Villa Necchi Campiglio but many of the worlds most celebrated buildings have featured too including Veronas Castelvecchio Museum chosen by Paul Williams of 2012 Stirling Prize winners Stanton Williams.
When asked about the work in the exhibition, Ed Tyler comments, It has been such a privilege visiting and photographing so many interesting buildings with these architects. Their enthusiasm, knowledge and joy in the architecture is infectious each trip has been an enlightening delight.
Ed Tyler is a professional photographer based in London specialising in portraiture and corporate communications. His work has featured in a number of publications and he was selected as a finalist at the National Portrait Gallerys Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in email@example.com
Tim Vyner 4th - 9th December 2012
Tim Vyner uses digital illustration on an iPad to capture the atmosphere of the Olympic games and to create a unique snapshot of London 2012. This exhibition is a chance to re-live a memorable summer in the capital and to give visitors the chance to buy their own record of the Games with affordable limited edition archival prints.
There is a spontaneity about the drawings that I really like and working as a reportage artist, capturing moments as they happen, give these images a sense of being in London at an extraordinary time.
Benedict Pulsford, Emma Douglas and Stuart Dawso 20th -25th November 2012
These recent paintings continue to explore the figure/ground relationship which still
occupies and fascinates. Colour and tone is dictated by the form. The images are constructed
inventions, their associations, hopefully, reflect our own confidences and anxieties.
The pieces in this show have been completed since the death of my son eighteen months ago.
They are at times a conversation with him, about his life and the love and the loss that I feel and
the grief that has engulfed me. The colours reflect the mood that I am in, the place that I go to
with memories and the sadness of a future without him.
If Pulsfords work shows a kind of dance, it is a festive, restive, modernist, synesthetic one akin
to that of Klee and Kandinsky. This is painting of great musicality and, whether it is melodious or
atonal, it is always lyrical. Pulsfords appropriations from other artists and the visual devices he
employs can be ironic - deliberately archaic or retro - but they are also sincere in their
celebration of the devices and strategies of local modernism, such as the Festival of Britain style.
In this way Pulsfords is a festival dance of intense moods and feelings in which his subjects are
variously disported, whether processional, a corps de ballet, or an anarchic chorus line.
Whatever they are, they articulate themselves in what is often a scenic plane - a vast stage or
backdrop over which Pulsford presides as set designer, artistic director, composer, conductor,
choreographer and stage carpenter.
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Tim Wright Exhibition 6th November - 11th November 2012
Figurative painter Tim Wright reassembles his cast of characters in
an unspecified interior space. They bide their time in seemingly empty
moments. In a series of interludes the painter studies how they
negotiate their social awkwardness. By tracing their gestures and body
language he reveals a subtle interaction, layered with art historical
allusion, redolent of a drama without words. The paintings explore the
atmosphere of the heavy pause with all its potential and threat.
We have kept our appointment and thats an end to that.
ZEITGEBER 24th October - 4th November 2012
The group show Zeitgeber explores the influence of emotional, social and environmental
signals, and their effect on the mind, body and spirit. Kristof Jeney, Stephen Davies and Harriet
Clare present work that merges the practices of painting, sculpture, installation and
photography to represent their interpretations and studies.
For Stephen Davies the body has become the central focus of his explorations into issues of
personal identity. The various aspects of sexuality, religion, and interpersonal relationships are
touched on through his arrangement and montages of images garnered from photography, art
historical narratives and life models. His references are often made apparent in their
representations and in the naming of the work, whereas possible meanings and interpretations
are deliberately left more oblique and open. Stephen works across a range of media but is
primarily concerned with painting and sculpture.
Kristof Jeney's practice is an exploration into human consciousness. His work plays with
reflection and illusion in response to his opinions of our devolving society. The viewer is
prompted to consider their own existence within Jeneys dualism of perspectives. The use of
body, nostalgic accumulations and transformative imagery underpins the reoccurring themes
of mortality and life cycles. Working in both photography and sculpture Jeney presents a series
of work that carefully captures our fragility.
Harriet Clare's Woebegone series reconfigures nature into a kaleidoscopic fantasy, in what is her second
photographic series that responds to the northern European winter of her adoptive Berlin. Her work hints
with fleeting wonder and melancholy at that which has just transpired, or awaits, in the quietly ceaseless passing
of time. Here subtly tinted signs of life cling to otherwise barren branches as winter strips the trees,
exposing them to the elements and revealing their vulnerable beauty, musing on how we thrive and languish
in response to our built and natural environment. The images turn in on themselves in the introspective nature
of the season, both accepting and rejecting the Woe that winter brings. Though somewhat sombre, the resulting
image is harmonious and meditative. The emphasis of line and texture draw the viewer in to the fragility that
manages to endure the winter beast in a cycle of flourishing and floundering.
Zeitgeber will participate in Whitechapel Gallery First Thursday late night evening.
November 1 2012 till 9pm. www.firstthursdays.co.uk
October 24 to November 4, 2012
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Four Square Fine Arts presents Nature as Mind; Mind as Nature 9th - 14th October
Four Square Fine Arts presents Nature as Mind; Mind as Nature, bringing together an exciting and diverse range of work from artists observing, questioning and reflecting on the natural world. In a climate of environmental uncertainty, nature is often portrayed as a threatening force to be controlled and subjugated. Yet as science remaps our understanding of reality, with huge discoveries in all areas of science but specifically in particle physics likely to be announced during 2012 by the CERN Institute in Geneva, it reveals an infinitely more complex web of connections and interdependence a world where we are inextricably woven into the texture of nature and indeed the whole universe with an implicit responsibility to the world we inhabit our home.
Artists exhibited: Ellen Bell, Nick Bodimeade, Margaret Cahill, Marco Crivello, Cara Enteles, Linda Felcey, Brendan Jamison, Eberhard Ross, Sonia Stanyard and introducing Martha Winter and Thomas Zika.
Ross Watson 25th September - 7th October 2012
London Exhibition in aid of
Terrence Higgins Trust
Ross Watson has exhibited in over 30 solo exhibitions in
Australia, the USA, UK and Europe. This is his third solo
exhibition in London.
His art has been included in important surveys of
Australia and International contemporary art at the
National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria
and in the Toronto and Melbourne International Art Fairs.
His art is collected by the National Gallery of Australia,
the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Victoria.
It is also held in numerous significant private collections
including that of Sir Elton John and J. D. Wolfensohn (former
President of the The World Bank).
VARIANT 18th - 23rd September 2012
Variant is a collective of London based designers, newly graduated this summer from Kingston University. The exhibition focuses on materials and user behaviour. Objects range from tools for the home to furniture solutions, providing a diverse look at design from different aspects, such as utilitarianism and social commentary.
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.'Back to School' Pop up 10th September -16th September 2012
Never Fully Dressed X London loves LA for a Back to School pop up.
Fashion brands collaborate for a 'back to school' themed pop -up shop. Includes live performances and DJ sets
Berthrams 13th August - 2nd September 2012
Berthram's is London's first members only fashion agency
Representing some of the most inspiring and contemporary new brands in UK & Ireland. Brands with visions, staying power, and lots of passion...
Berthrams is all about giving the best brands and most discerning buyers a chance to interact more professionally and creatively in a multi channel setup with a buying website and gallery showroom.
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Samuel Wilkinson Studio
ATHLETES ; ACTION ; ART 25th July - 11th August 2012
Rosemary Taylor - An artist retrospective
A retrospective exhibition of original paintings by the artist Rosemary Taylor will be at the Gallery in Redchurch Street, London this Summer during the 2012 Olympics.
Her paintings are powerful studies of athletes that show a fascination for the human body in disciplined movement. These sports paintings are on a vast scale and feature striking contemporary images of well-known athletes. Many of these paintings have never been shown in public before.
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MILK MONEY UCA Farnham 17 - 22nd July 2012
MILK MONEY is an exhibition comprised of recent graduates from the University for the Creative Arts Farnham.
Standing both individually and collectively strong, the graduate's inventive and broad range of practices makes for an exciting show. Different paths of intrigue and new approaches to making set them apart.
An ever-calling comfort and familiarity must be left behind; MILK MONEY pushes these graduates forward, to make better and work harder.
MILK MONEY raises and offers up an opportunity for challenge and curiosity.
Manchester to London 10th July -15th July 2012
Manchester School of Art Photography Graduate Show
Hollie Myles, Sophie Stafford, Matthew Williams, Martyn Green, Josh rothery, Luke Sampson, Emma Lindsay, Isabel Taylor, Alice De Saulles, Alex Marrs, Martin Wilson, Will Sharp, Hannah Radford, Chloe Fettes, Sara Philbin, Theo Merrington, Joel Peck, Alejandra Angel, Rosie Butcher, Richard Smillie, Stephanie Parnell, John Tyler, John Merril and Jamie Martin.
2012 will see Manchester School of Art's latest photography alumni take their current eclectic collection of final year pieces to London for a one-week exhibition. This will be the first time this course has exhibited in the South.
The exhibition Manchester to London will host a vast collection from 25 artists whose work spans through various themes, exploring portraiture, still life, architecture, documentary and fashion.
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. presents: Neil Pinkett and Alisdair Lindsay 3rd July to 8th July 2012
In the summer of 2011, west Cornwall based artists Neil Pinkett and Alasdair Lindsay chartered a helicopter to fly over The Thames. The resultant photographs and sketches they made whilst on board became the source material for paintings in this new exhibition. In early 2012 Neil Pinkett also chartered an airplane to fly over the coast of Cornwall to create the second part of this remarkable series of paintings.
Both extremely well known and celebrated landscape artists in their own right - Neil Pinketts paintings have toured the USA and original paintings by Hunting Prize winner Alasdair Lindsay hang on board the luxury cruise liner Queen Mary, this exciting exhibition offers admirers of their work a completely different perspective on much loved views.
The Cornish paintings feature coastal scenes of Mousehole, St. Michaels Mount, Newquay, St. Ives and the rocky cliffs on the North Coast. Alongside the Cornish scenes hang the contrasting urban cityscapes of the London paintings. Featuring well known landmarks that border The Thames including St. Pauls Cathedral, The London Eye and The Houses of Parliament, the exhibition provides a fascinating look at the capital by two artists who see and paint with completely different and unique voices.
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Northumbria University 26th June - 30th June 2012
School of the Built and Natural Environment
Over the preceding eight months, the Master of Architecture students at Northumbria University have looked behind the public facade of NewcastleGateshead, reading the rich palimpsest they found there and embracing the appropriation of spaces left hidden in plain sight.
The exhibition features proposals by the first year M.Arch students for the ubiquitous exurbia. Through a prolonged interaction with Britains first ever Enterprise Zone, Team Valley Trading Estate, in the year of its 75th anniversary, the projects challenge current planning orthodoxy. They hint at an inclusive, eclectic and creative built environment which neighbourhood forums could herald if only we are brave enough. This work is contributing to discussions for a pilot Local Development Order to establish planning priorities for the TVTE area.
Individual theses by second year M.Arch students represent the culmination of their full-time education. The selected works shown here demonstrate a diversity of interests and approaches but which all embody the ethos of the school; to address real issues, grounded in specific contexts, with unique and appropriate architecture simultaneously of our time and timelessly of its place.
The contingent and ephemeral use of the city as playground is documented in photography and video work inspired by the Cultural Olympiad, produced by skateboarders and BMXers on Tyneside themselves, as part of a research project.
Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision June 13- June 23 2012
Twenty-four outstanding glassmakers, among them world-class artists and exciting new talent, reveal the passion and the ingenuity of contemporary glass art in this stunning Olympic-inspired show.
Much of the work is being specially made for the exhibition. David Reekie will create Throwers, a lost wax glass sculpture using found objects; Louis Thompson, who won a 2012 Jerwood Makers award, will create an installation of 30 mouth-blown solid glass bottles, each containing a specimen that captures the essence of the Olympic spirit.
Rowan van der Holt will reinterpret the Olympic rings in flameworked flowers and insects, representing the different continents coming together for the Games, but also the issues of our environmentally and politically fragile world. International sculptor Helen Maurer will use light and glass to explore ideas of physical stamina, competition and the drive for excellence.
The artists are: Pilar Aldana-Mendez, Philippa Beveridge, Heike Brachlow, Sabrina Cant, Rachel Elliott, Siobhan Healy, June Kingsbury, Alison Lowry, Helen Maurer, Keiko Mukaide, Yoshida Nobuyasu, Susan Purser Hope, David Reekie, Torsten Roetzsch, Cathryn Shilling, Boris Shpeizman, Helen Slater, Nancy Sutcliffe, Louis Thompson, Angela Thwaites, Deborah Timperley, Rowan van der Holt, Liz Waugh McManus and Chris Wood.
Thursday, June 14 evening event with the V&As Reino Leifkes and glass artist Angela Jarman.
Thursday, June 21 Mad Hatters party in the gallery.
The exhibition is the central event of the Contemporary Glass Societys Olympic-inspired Glass Games 2012 a nationwide celebration of the magic of glass and of the skills of glass artists. From June 1 to September 30, there will be exhibitions, tours, workshops, have-a-go sessions and more in a packed programme of glass-related events.
STRAY 5th June - 10th June 2012
a group of artists who stray beyond their comfort zones
Seeking new opportunities to show their work, this diverse group of Cambridge based artists have come together to present an eclectic mix of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media and print.
With work ranging from the personal to the political, engaging with notions of identity, myth, memory and the moment, this show offers the viewer a rich experience.
Mohammed Djazmis dark visions explore the general effects of immoral politics on society, while Deanna Tyson combines the exoticism of the east with a comment on current politics in her embroidered and painted kimonos.
Myths and the role they play in our deepest fears and desires are at the foundation of the work of Rosemary Catling and Stefanie Reichelt. The sculptor, Sue Law, offers the visitor an alluring image of glass slippers while Jeremy Mulveys paintings depict moments of enchantment, when the ordinary is transformed, releasing new possibilities of being. Painting is represented in various forms, lyrical abstraction, memories of vanished industrial landscapes, encaustic works of lost objects. Drawing as process and repetition; the body evoked through absence in cast resin pieces.
A diverse group that have a common passion for exploring what it means to be alive- aware of desire, loss, celebration and the need for change.
On the Wall 30th May - 3rd June 2012
Graduate Show, BA (Hons) Photography
Barking & Dagenham College 2012.
On the Wall is a group show of 13 photography exciting contemporary graduates coming together to share there passion for visual communication with a diverse audience. Working within the approaches of documentary, fine art, landscape and staged photography, the exhibition celebrates the conclusion of their studies on the BA Photography programme in which these artists have truly blossomed. The exhibition will be used as a platform to show-case their work and is a potential starting point to launch us into the photographic industry. The show will be co-curated by Olu Michael Odukoya (Creative Director) and David Bennett (Photographer and Academic).
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Shards 22nd May - 27th May 2012
from The Griffin Rayne Gallery
Every person has many different faces; those we show the world in order to survive, those we see when we are alone, and those we cannot acknowledge even to ourselves. The human character is a fine and delicate construct. We are each of us scraps of unique memories and emotions enclosed in a seemingly strong, yet infinitely fragile shell.
There is an inherent vulnerability, a frailty, within each of us which at times can overwhelm and nearly destroy. But, at the exact same moment, we all posses a flinty determination and almost primitive strength of will which speaks of our ability to survive against all odds. It is these dichotomies of character, these subtle hints at character and even subtler hints of pain and hope, which have captivated artists for centuries. It is they, above all others, who perceive these shifts and cracks in our masks, and in so doing expose our natures to the world
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!2 Exposures 14th May - 20th May 2012
12 Exposures is a group of twelve photography honours students who, during their studies, have expanded and enhanced their photography skills to develop an exhibition comsisting of a broad variety of styles that will absorb diverse audiences. The group exhibits an eclectic mix of photographic artists whose work encompasses a broad range of genres within photography. The displayed creative works integrates thier skills, techniques, interests and competencies to illustrate the voyage of discovery embarked upon by this diverse group of artists.
Oxford School of Drama 8th May - 12th May 2012
The Oxford School of Drama celebrates 25 years with Work of Art, an exhibition.
Like any artistic endeavour, the School began as nothing but an idea with a spiritual more than educational
energy and found its way to an old farmhouse set in the fields of Oxfordshire. Work of Art celebrates the journey of this idea through the many narratives of the environment and the public and personal challenges as told by current students through film, photography and music.
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Contemporary Argentinian Art 1st May- 6th May 2012,
.Gallery Nosco 13th April - 28th April 2012
"IT FELT LIKE A KISS"
A Solo Show with
What is it that thou wouldst have in a silver charger, O sweet and fair Salomé, thou that art
fairer than all the daughters of Judaea? What wouldst thou have them bring thee in a silver
charger? Tell me. Whatsoever it may be, thou shalt receive it. My treasures belong to thee.
What is it that thou wouldst have, Salomé?
Salome. The voluptuous young princess who performed the seductive dance of the seven
veils inflaming King Herod to the point that he would bring John Baptistes head in a silver
Judith. The beautiful widow who allured the enemy general Holofernes and managed to
decapitate him to save her city of Bethulia from the Assyrians. Delilah. The woman who
became the object of Samsons desire and was able to deceive him by making him unveil
his deepest secret concerning his immanent great strength.
Ferocious attractive women that cunningly exploit men are drawn out from the cosmos of
Jeudo, Christian and ancient Greek mythology and become the central subject matter in
Alexandros Vasmoulakis new work. Moving from his previous depiction of vigorous and
dynamic reclining nudes that sarcastically gaze at the male viewer, the artist once again
unleashes the forces that control the conflicting relationship between men and women and
enhances the infamous personality of a femme fatale.
Through a colorful mixture of oil, ink and acrylic, Vasmoulakis female protagonists are
rendered as supernatural creatures. Deities that deviate from images of mere objectification.
The artists rough brush strokes and abrupt lines intensify their Dionysiac nature, which is
playful and humorous, as well as liberating. According to Vasmoulakis, the patterns of a
patriarchal society throughout history have been established due to mens lustful desire and
simultaneous fear of women. An issue that reverberates to the mythical association of Eros
and Thanatos with the disquieting charm of female beauty.
However, the artist distorts their features, suggesting their physical attractiveness without
representing it. He portrays the castrated man, who, disarmed and powerless, witnessed
Death and Desire, confessing that this revelation felt like a kiss. Once more Vasmoulakis
figures become strange amalgams of the past and present that can never be captured and
solidified, but somehow perfectly trigger a stream of consciousness of the eternal game
between the two sexes.
Herode, from Salomé: A Tragedy in One Act by Oscar Wilde
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Body Language byTony Heath 6th-11th March 2012
In this work, intimate and challenging body positions explore and celebrate the variety of emotions generated by their complex permutations. Unusual flesh tones and colours are combined with strength of line and emphasis of volume. With a contemporary approach to life painting and drawing, semi abstract compositions not only express feelings about the models but also interpretation of the models body language. Strong and positive gestural marks produce depth and ambiguity. Fluid brush strokes combined with patience and determination, gently evoke the arousing essence of the female nude. A sensitive approach to the form has created a beautifully alluring and provocative collection of paintings.
Tony studied Fine Art Painting at University of Gloucestershire graduating with BA (Hons) in 2003. His work has been included in exhibitions including the Jerwood Drawing Competition, Cheltenham, England, Jerwood Drawing Exhibition, Westend Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany, Royal West of England Academy Open Competition, Bristol, England and Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, England, England. Influences include Modigliani, Abstract Expressionists, Schiele, Cecily Brown, Titian, Goya, Matisse, Rembrandt, Picasso and Auerbach.
His work has been sold in various locations in the UK and in the USA; Washington and New York. Works in his latest subject and method are being shown for the first time
North West Kent College 28th February- 4th March 2012
The exhibition consists of photographic images based around the theme of Truth and the work is by students from The University of Greenwich Foundation degree and BA Photography programmes studying at North West Kent in Dartford.
Collective Perspectives 31st Jan - 5th Feb 2012
A Collection of Works by Cass Art Staff
COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVES brings together the works of over 40 young, emerging and unrepresented artists in an exhibition designed to showcase the artistic accomplishments and talents of the Cass Art workforce. The Cass Art manifesto states Our Staff are Artists, many of whom are graduates from Londons top art colleges including Goldsmiths, Slade School of Fine Art, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea School of Art and Design among others. With work from a variety of disciplines the exhibition will be an eclectic mix of painting, drawing, photography, illustration, sculpture, mixed media and print.
CASS ART: LETS FILL THIS TOWN WITH ARTISTS!
Cass Art, supplier of the worlds top creative art materials, has five stores across London. The company is committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents, believing that art brings freedom through creative expression. Cass Art regularly collaborates with artists and supports numerous art initiatives and community projects across the capital.
Now Is My Winter 6th - 11th December 2011
from The Griffin Rayne Gallery
During the winter, Nature absorbs all into itself, leaving a seemingly blank canvas onto which the spring will write itself. It is a time of increasing darkness offset by sparkling frosts and dangerous snows; white and black, life and death, bleak and beautiful.
There are those who would write the depths of winter off as an exercise in white, the ultimate blank canvas. This is akin to calling spring green, or autumn brown it misses the ever present subtlety of the spectrum which is polarised from white to black. These two contrasts absorb all between them, but that is not to say that other shades do not exist for fleeting moments in splendid isolation before they are subsumed. The pieces in this exhibition are understated in their colouration