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COLOUR AND CULTURE:
AN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF COSMETICS LA CARTE. 21st May - 26th May 2013 10-6 daily
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 Londons 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 Londons 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.
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North West Kent College 4th - 9th June 2013, 11am - 5pm daily
LOOP2013 18th - 23rd June 2013 11am-6pm daily
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.
'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.
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London and Other Paintings 29th October - 10th November 2013
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.
Pier's 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. There is also the issue of the 'code' of colours often seen around the edge of his canvasses. These 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 all 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. He is one of the few artists we have had sell-out shows with."
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."
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
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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.
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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
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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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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, rarely straying beyond light or dark, but with enough of a hint at alternative pigmentation to elevate them from predictable to subtly unexpected.
Masters of subtle colouration such as Bernard Farmer, Roy Turner Durrant and Martin Bradley sit comfortably beside the remarkably restrained Derek Boshier, Frank Auerbach, Luna Lee, Andrew Salgado and Gerald Dillon, in a mixed exhibition of both 20th Century greats and young Contemporary Masters
For those works that repose at either pole, their drama comes from the way they are created collage, impasto, construction by using singularity of colour to their advantage, the emphasis falls on formation rather than subject. This too is similar of winter, where one becomes so much more aware of the formation of the landscape when it is stripped back to its bare essentials; natural construction takes centre stage over fleeting colour and seasonal embellishment.
Street artist Maneka leads the way for the mono-tonal artists, along with the likes of Nigel Hall RA, Ben Snowden, Jemma Appleby, William Gear RA , Robert Adams, Bernard Meninsky and Yuma Tomiyasu.
A delicate and profound balance is struck time after time; a blank canvas with all the hallmarks of life and past life writ with both subtlety and drama.
I prefer winter when you feel the bone structure of the landscape the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesnt show.
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London Loves LA 29th November - 4th December 2011
Created by two sisters who spend time between London and LA, London Loves LA is a bespoke online boutique dedicated to delivering hand-picked, high quality American vintage and 90s thrift directly from LA to the UK.
London Loves LA is fun and exciting, girlie yet grungy, feminine yet boyish - adult teenagers living for nostalgia in the form of photos, scrapbooks, memories, first loves, Harleys, music, friends, stickers and grunge.
From tie-dye to denim to stonewash to much loved worn tees, LOLA incorporates friendship, fun, sisterhood, the 90s, Americana, fashion, music, and festivals in to their everyday mantra. The LOLA sisters place as much importance on the journey of the clothes as the products themselves. London Loves LA has a nostalgic road trip feel wrapped up in teenage excitement and best friendship.
London Loves LA will be celebrating its launch with a pop up shop in The Gallery on Redchurch St from Tuesday November 29th- Sunday December 4th.
Seven Characters in Search of a Painting 22-27th November 2011
In this reaffirmation of portrait painting and the power of the
individual, Tim Wright takes a contemporary cast of full-length, clothed
figures and assembles them to reveal their splendid isolation. The
subjects are combined and recombined in indeterminate social spaces --
"like people plonked in a room with people they don't know"-- without
injuring their integrity.
Against the spirit of the age, Wright eschews celebrity subjects and
cropped images in favour of a classical tradition of portraiture which
privileges the body, the clothed form and the painted surface. While the
characters may be drawn from obscurity, they assume roles which show off
their inner and outer lives in life-size grandeur. By insisting on full
scale, Wright sets up and proposes that appreciation can best be derived
from a critical distance.
This is portraiture that starts with flesh and blood and alchemises into
a virtuous reality of paint, layered with the past.
"The proper study of Mankind is Man"
(Alexander Pope, Essay on Man)
Contact: Tim Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Day - A Life in Art 8th Nov - 20th Nov2011
A Celebration of his life in Art
Ed was born on 3rd January 1937 in Strood. He attended Rochester Art School and then won two painting scholarships. The first was to
study at the Royal College of Art. He then furthered his painting ambitions by attendind Yale University in the States.
Much of his career was spent in publishing, working with International publishers and creating a large number of highly illustrated and beautifully designed books. However, he was always an artist at heart and spent much of his time working on his painting projects.
In the latter part of his life he moved to Wiltshire, where he focussed on his art, working in his studio. He had a number of exhibitions and was working on his latest collection at the time of his sudden and unexpected death.
Nocturnal by Snik 1st November - 6th November 2011
Of or pertaining to the night; that Space in the Heavens which the Sun, Moon, or Stars run thro' from their Rising to their Setting
Delamain Arts is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Contemporary Urban Artist, Snik. This young British talent pushes the boundaries of the spray can creating works of intense beauty in otherwise dull and mundane spaces.
Effortlessly transitioning from Urban Streets to Gallery space, the artist here is aiming to alter the pre-conceptions so obviously associated with stencil art.
Nocturnal is a celebration of the night, not only is it a diversified mix of subject matter; it is a merging of textures and materials, a fusion of techniques; an exploration of the beauty and soul that can be seen once the darkness falls.
Whilst many pertain to be the masters of stencil culture, few deliver the meticulous detail that can be seen in this show.
4 3 2 1 25th October- 30th October 2011
Nichollas Hamper, Clio Heath, Howard Michels and Benedict Pulsford joined the Slade School of Art in 1975. Drawn together by the passion and dynamism of tutor Mick Moon and his colleagues they worked and played hard over the following four years. After graduating they stayed friends, but during the next 32 years ventured in quite different directions. We revisit the Slade degree show of 1979 to see what glued these artists together and then jump to the present day to reveal where their individual journeys have led.
At the Slade, Hamper abandoned the rigid approach to observational painting under the liberating influence of tutors Mick Moon, John Hoyland, Tess Jaray, Howard Hodgkin and others. He flourished and blossomed into a proto-punk renegade, habitué of the Vortex Club, whilst also enjoying cups of tea in the studios of venerable artists and acquiring what some might describe as an artistic education. Now living in self-imposed exile in rural France he works furiously, crafting his neo-vorticubist paintings, constructions and ceramics.
Heath works quietly in north London, her paintings are about realising the tensions of a simple and restricted subject matter. She explores a wide variety of defined sets of shapes through drawing. And by a process of repetition, reflection, rotation and division an arrangement with depth, rhythm and an inner dynamic is sought. The composition is extended and new connections are introduced via colour and tonality. The last stage is to relate the composition to the edges of the canvas where, finally, the balance and energy of the work is realised
Howard Michels lives in the East End, but Michels has a passion for the Far East. In the summer of 2011 he visited secluded parts of the Chao Phraya river, encountering friendly strangers there as he painted through the night. Making these watercolours in the instantaneous moment and often in total darkness provides them with a fluidity and sense of abandon. Their almost unhinged quality gives the work both its strength and vulnerability. They express the rarity of the encounter and Michelss need to include the anxiety of the situation in his paintings.
Contrasting themes of revelation and concealment, light and dark, joy and sorrow, mirth and menace pervade Pulsford's work. These motifs conspire to create rich paintings of mystery, colour and musicality. The soundtrack in his studio and the titles he chooses may be steeped in the juke joints of the Mississippi hill country, but his bold colours and fluid brushwork are more akin to the bright lights and dark corners of a seedy jazz club.
4 painters..... 32 years later.... 1 exhibition.....
Dedicated to the memory of John Hoyland 1934-2011
Hyperbolic Pigment from The Griffin Rayne Gallery 18th - 23rd October 2011
Gluttony is a sin, and a little sin is good for the soul.
This exhibition is our greediness, an unapologetic and shameless over-indulgence of one of our
favourite things paint. It is a joyful tribute to pigment in two ways exalting paint and honouring
colour. Our treat to all of you who love pigment in all its overblown, vital, visceral and luscious
There is something about paint, particularly when it is impasto, which speaks to us; grown people
writhe with a childlike desire to reach out and touch the canvas. Pigment can cross a barrier
between painting and sculpture, and as soon as it does so it engages with the viewer in a much more
personal way. It becomes something to handle rather than view remotely.
Skilled and great painters can also use their mediums to tell stories which appeal to something in our
souls. Just as a great story teller can capture you instantly with the words once upon a time, so an
artist can transport you into their world with a few strokes on the canvas. The difference between
them is that a painting is personal; the work is a nudge into human drama, lost landscapes,
nightmares. It is a visual foil to own imagination.
Not all the works have to be colourful that would be a sensory overload but hyperbolic by its very
definition is overblown, and one could not have a discussion about hyperbolic pigment without
bringing in colour. Some argue that removing colour from an artists palette is akin to a musician
performing an acoustic set Weve done acoustic before, so this time were letting the artists go to
town with all the pomp that colour, light and vivacity bring.
Artists contributing to this visual feast include Andrew Salgado, Sandra Blow RA, Ben Snowden, Carla Groppi, Cyril Wilson, Haidee Becker, Jenny Evans, John Bratby RA, John Christoforou, Leon Underwood, Pierre Alechinsky, Henry Inlander, Roy Turner Durrant, Stanley William Hayter, Terry Frost, Sharon McPhee, Neil Hedger and William Gear RA.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
LOOP 11th-16th October 2011
LOOP 2011 brings together recent graduates and established artists who have exhibited internationally, set up print studios or pursued teaching careers. 16 artists will be showing in The Gallery in Redchurch Street this October: Anna Alcock, Daniel Alexander, Anthony Broad, Ian Brown,Frank Dolphin, Erica Donovan, Marianne Ferm, Jane Hodge, Gail Mallatratt, Scarlett Massel, Ann Norfield, Handan Sadikoglu, Kitty Reford, Terry Steckler, John Tate and Susan Turner.
LOOP is an artist-led initiative highlighting the variety and vitality of contemporary print. LOOP encourages creative freedom by offering artists working in print the opportunity to show their individual subject matter in their choice of media, from the oldest to the most recent print technology.
If Not Now, Whenever 4th - 9th October 2011
NEW WORK FROM CAMBRIDGE LEADS THE WAY
The first Masters of Fine Art to graduate from Cambridge School of Art are celebrating their achievement by bringing a rich mix of exciting and challenging new work to London. If Not Now, Whenever is an exhibition of visually stunning and critically engaged art that ranges across installation, sculpture, painting and projection. From the personal to the political, from the handmade to the readymade, the seven artists explore their chosen fields with style, rigor and wit.
Works on display include Matthew Wilsons elaborately constructed chandelier made from empty medicine bottles, Patsy Rathbones dystopian handmade wallpaper and Josepa Munozs suspended canvas tarpaulins.
Artist Robert Good said: We all feel that we have now reached a moment in time where we want to get our work out there and join in the debate. If Not Now, Whenever offers up a refreshing set of new ideas from a city that is starting to put itself on the map.
Robert Eadie Shallow Seas 27thSept- 2nd Oct 2011
In Shallow Seas, artist Robert Eadie presents over thirty canvases, including three large triptych paintings, which fill The Gallery in Redchurch Street and take the viewer on an abstract and imaginative journey through landscape. Inspired by solitary wanderings through wilderness, these paintings are a distillation of memory and emotion. Influenced by the scale and grandeur of contemporary abstract painting, and by the soundscapes of Ambient music, Eadie has reduced both form and colour to a minimum, and each painting is charged with accident, spontaneity and emotional impact.
In a world which has been irrevocably changed by the influence of human beings I find it consoling and calming to imagine a natural landscape which is utterly untouched by the human presence, for example one that may have existed in geological time. I am interested in trying to make paintings that evoke this sense of timeless and pristine beauty
Robert Eadie trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art where he won the Bateson Mason Award for Drawing, Heatherleys School of Art and Brighton School of Art. His last solo exhibition was held in 2010 at The Air Gallery in London. He lives and works in West Sussex.
The Concept Lounge, featuring Seymourpowell: Ideas Generator. 20th- 23rd Sept 2011
NOTHING FIXED 6th Sept- 17th Sept 2011
Alice Browne, Varda Caivano, Christopher Green, Ralph Hunter-Menzies, Raoul de Keyser, Shaun McDowell, Wendy McLean
Marcelle Joseph Projects is delighted to present Nothing Fixed, an abstract painting group show curated by artist Shaun McDowell and featuring work from seven artists, Alice Browne, Varda Caivano, Raoul de Keyser, Christopher Green, Ralph Hunter-Menzies, Shaun McDowell and Wendy McLean. Shaun McDowell has named the show Nothing Fixed as he is interested in works that have movement and life but do not attempt to portray recognisable objects or figures. In his own words, McDowell has selected works that begin and do not necessarily end, are open, finished but not fixed.
Nina Torres Fine Art 30th August-4th September 2011
World Tour of Contemporary Art curated by Nina Torres
First WORLD TOUR EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART to be unveiled in London
Miami based Nina Torres Fine Art brings the first World Tour Exhibition of Contemporary Art to London, a show that features an international line-up of 40 progressive artists, who individually reflect todays art scene. The Gallery in 50 Redchurch St, London will be the venue from August 30 through September 4, 2011 with a private opening reception on September 1.
The artists practices rely on exploratory techniques with material, form and sound in various mediums ranging from photography to video. WTECA brings together a select group of artists who have exhibited internationally and many have won important awards, they all share an impulse to re-imagine and rescript our relationships to everyday objects and characters.
This exhibition promises an intriguing sample of the art being produced in 24 countries and will be exposed to audiences in Dubai, Mexico, Madrid and Berlin where the WTECA will continue to tour in 2012 and 2013. Today, the world has witnessed a progressive intellectual and creative evolution of its contemporary art. A myriad of painters, print-makers, sculptors, digital artists and photographers represent a new and ever-growing modern art scene that demands exposure around the world. In acknowledgement of the selected artists achievements, this project contributes to revealing the best of their artwork while also unveiling it to a wider international audience.- said Nina Torres, Director and Chief Curator.Please visit www.WTECA.com for full information, photos and lists of artists. (Virtual catalogue and Press Release)
DSC 19th-26th July 2011
Delight and Destroy
Lust, power and consumption are the themes behind DSCs latest body of work. An alternate world has been created where consumer brands are laid bare with a message that could be speaking from their collective subconsciousness. This is communicated by vivid urethane paint on steel and aluminum performance car bonnets. These represent racing car teams without the veneer of pretence, a world where brands, money, consumption and power feed off each other and consumers. The results are striking, high gloss panels that appear almost as lustful totems to modern society.
University of the West of England 12th-17th July 2011
'Break a lead'
Break-a-Lead brings you the latest and greatest from Bristol, the heart of British illustration. This years graduate exhibition from UWE Bristol Illustration students encompasses a wide variety of styles and approaches, embracing both traditional and contemporary practices. All artists work starts from the humble beginnings of a lead pencil, but quickly grows into new, inspiring and diverse avenues. Break-a-Lead demonstrates this, presenting a collective of driven, exciting and passionate artists united in their enthusiasm and talent for their craft. We take pride in our diversity, but are unanimous in our ambition and expertise. We are bold, we are brave: we are Break-a-Lead.
The UWE Illustration program is unique as it places equal emphasis on both technical training and personal style, nurturing each students individual approach to the subject. It has a long history of success and is highly regarded within the industry, with students frequently winning awards such as the MacMillan and Penguin/Puffin prizes. Students go on to work in all areas of the visual arts, from the animation industry to curatorship. UWE Illustration is proud to present its latest up and coming graduates, and invites you to sample Bristol's brightest and boldest artistic delights this July at the Gallery in Redchurch Street."
BRIDGE an exhibition by NEIL PINKETT 7th July -10th July 2011
presented by Cornwall Contemporary
Neil Pinkett is one of the foremost landscape painters in Britain today. His paintings have been exhibited extensively across the UK and have also toured the East coast of America. In the spring of 2011, Neil chartered a helicopter over the city of London and the Thames, this was to form the basis of his paintings for the exhibition Bridge to be shown at The Gallery in Redchurch Street and then at Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance from12th Aug to 12th Sept.
The exhibition features not only London bridges but bridges across the UK including The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, the North Parade Bridge in Bath and the Tamar Bridge which links Cornwall to Devon. Neil Pinkett was born in St. Just, Cornwall in 1958. His early artistic career saw him work as a successful illustrator and visualiser but he moved into the fine art arena with a hugely celebrated debut solo exhibition in 1996. His work has been exhibited at a large number of venues throughout the UK and has also toured in America. Neil Pinkett portrays the landscape of Britain from a uniquely different perspective and the paintings are intrinsically linked to the land and sea. He evokes a real sense of experience beyond what is merely captured within the picture frame.
Painting trips form a fundamental basis to his painting practice and include a 1000 mile cycle journey from Cape Wrath in Scotland to Cape Cornwall in 2006. The expedition was meticulously planned and he cycled through Scotland, North West England and Wales and the entire Atlantic coast of Devon and Cornwall. The physically demanding trip saw Neil produce a prolific amount of watercolours and sketches along the way of sweeping valleys, mountains, land and seascapes. In 2008 he canoed down the River Shannon in Ireland painting from an easel stashed across the bow of a specially adapted canoe. The Shannon is the longest river in both Ireland and Britain at over 200 miles long from its source to the sea.
In 2009, Neil undertook a second epic canoe and painting trip starting near the Forth Bridge in Scotland, through the Forth and Clyde and Glasgow and then out to the Inner Hebrides of Arran and Mull.
'A Bridge can be a place of peace and space, a lofty vantage point spanning estuary, gorge, river and road. A point of departure and arrival; joining countries and counties and in some cases island to mainland. Their structures vary from simple stone arches to towering edifices of steel and stone defying tide and wind. To me they represent adventure and give me a thrill akin to those found in childhood. Each one of the structures painted in this collection is special; it has a personal story associated with it and evokes many memories.'Neil Pinkett
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Long Live the Art School 17th & 18th June 2011
Students and staff of the Graphic Design BA (Hons) UCA Epsom invite a range of contributors and creative collaborators to answer the question; 'What is the Art School?¹
A tricky question especially as there aren¹t many left, in the strict sense but one that seems to continue to be asked. The notion of the 'art school¹ is multifarious, but with the shift from the definite or indefinite to the zero article it becomes as with 'Punk¹ at once anthemic and chimeric. Not so much an educational structure, establishment or movement but an approach, a way of thinking, a cultural institution of a much more elusive yet pervasive kind than anything as prosaic as bricks and curriculum. 'No school is a school without an idea.¹ states Madoff But what exactly is the idea? What is the 'Art School¹ today? A 'Permanent Autonomous Zone¹. . . An area insulated from the financial and temporal restrictions and expectations of 'everyday life¹? A zone of irreverent cultural experimentation and production? Workshop, studio, laboratory, hothouse, alembic, crucible, apprenticeship. Camelot, Atlantis, Shangri-La, lost horizon. Long Live the Art School!
With contributions from: · Why Not Associates · Tomato · Adrian Shaugnessey · Rick Poyner · Ken Garland · Lynda Relph Knight · Atelier Works
Janus Youth 7th - 12th June 2011
from Griffin Rayne Gallery
Youth culture an interesting concept; we revere it by saying culture, but in the next breath we revile it. Do we long for it, in all its rose-tinted glory, or fear it as an unknown, restless and angry quantity? There is an inescapable but dark quality to the idea of youth: we love it, cannot be without it, but it stalks our ordered selves, watching, knowing and gloating. If you subscribe to the view of when I was young it was all different, we suggest you look at this exhibitions traditional, cultural references, see what you perceive to be past perfection and glory. If your poison however is the youth of today, then embrace its continuing counter-culture, energy, anger, sex and militancy represented by the contemporary movement. This exhibition brings together elements of the yesterday and tomorrow of humanity. It makes an interesting juxtaposition; mature artists retrospection of youth bound together with young artists vision of themselves and the world as they see it now. Together these artists show a perspective which is often lost in generalisations.
Harold Eldridge leads traditional views of what was; his innocent and beautiful depiction of Penny for the Guy is surely the epitome of everything innocent about adolescence. Running in this same vein are artists such as John Christoforou, Bernard Meninsky, John Bratby, Patrick Proktor, Sarah Lederman and Stanley Lewis. As a counter balance to these is a grungier, deliberately toughened view by the youth of todays experience. Andrew Salgado leads the way in both respects; romanticism to a point but underscored with rebellion, frenetic energy and passion. Sharon McPhee, Azadeh Fatehrad, Jenny Evans and sculptor Neil Hedger enhance a line up which cuts across modern painting and sculpture to produce a vision of ourselves which in some cases uncomfortable, is more often than not, utterly true.
Every young person, like every artist, strives against what has gone before in the effort to create a newer, brighter, more liberated present. Whether traditional or contemporary in approach this contribution is invaluable, history will judge if it is good.
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Camera Obscura & Other Stories 24th - 29th May 2011
Solo Exhibition of new work by Ellen Bell from Four Square Fine Arts
Have you ever picked up a photograph from a flea market or looked through a family album of relatives you have never known and wondered what they were thinking or feeling? Have you ever imagined what dialogue may have taken place before and after the click of the shutter?
Ellen Bell's new collection of work seeks to explore these questions. She is concerned with familial memory - conversations had, clothes worn, books read, intimacy lost and found. Pre-digital images from bygone eras that reveal children and adults caught in stiff awkwardness before the camera are the starting point for these pieces. Bell extracts outlines of figures and extraneous details from these photographs and deftly inserts undulating threads of words and sentences cut from works of contemporary fiction into these forms. Universal stories flood these vessels filling in for the silent, the mis-remembered, the forgotten and the unknown conversations of the past.
Bell is represented by Four Square Fine Arts. She has exhibited in London, New York, Chicago and Miami and her works are held in private collections in Europe, Australia and the USA.
For further information about the works, please contact Sonia Crivello, Four Square Fine Arts, 5a Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DA.
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Julia Caprara School Of Textile Arts 19th - 22nd May 2010
Coming Through: BA Graduate Show. What is textile art and when does a craftsperson become an artist? The questions run like a thread through the work of the seven students graduating this year from the Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts. Some of them embarked on the part-time BA (Hons) programmes with backgrounds in design, fashion and fabric retail; others in government, healthcare, journalism and teaching. But all of them have a passion for stitched textiles that has carried them through six challenging years of juggling jobs and family with developing their creative voices.
What has emerged on the other side? The work is diverse both in technique and concept a result of distance learning where no one style prevails. Hand and machine embroidery, knitting, felting, quilting and appliqué combine with paper, plastic and painting in an exhibition that may stretch the definition of embroidered textiles almost to breaking point but has its origins firmly and respectfully in its traditions. Themes range from the natural world and the role of women to binge-drinking, religious hypocrisy and the dark meanings of fairy tales. For the graduates themselves, as they break through to pursue their separate creative and professional paths, the results are more enduring. One graduating student says of her work: I now have the confidence to say this is from my soul, and I believe in its validity as art. The exhibitors are: Diana Bliss, Diana Halbert, Valerie Huggins, Chris Spencer, Sass Tetzlaff, Barbara J West and Wendy Harris Williams.
Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts offers the opportunity to study on its unique distance-learning course leading to a BA (Hons) in Embroidered Textiles, validated by Middlesex University. The course is a combination of experimental textile and theoretical modules, taught as either a full-time or part time-programme. The school was established by Julia Caprara under the name Opus in 1998, and since then many graduates have set up successful art practices, become tutors at prestigious art colleges or studied to MA or PhD level. The graduating group acknowledge their debt to Julia and to those who have continued her legacy.
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ROBERT WYATT 'at Home' 10th - 15th May 2011
Robert Wyatt is a fashion photographer who has been working commercially for 15 years. He has spent the past three years working on a photographic project called 'at Home'. After working with models and celebrities for a number of years on high profile campaigns for the likes of Prada, Valentino, Ferrari, British Airways and others which involved hair & make up artists, stylists, lighting crews, locations and prop stylists, he decided to embark on a project using real women, with no hair or makeup, no lighting, no stylist, no clothes, no retouching, photographing them in their real homes doing real things. Models have been getting younger and younger and this drew him towards wanting to get back to photographing women. The images are intimate colour portraits of real women in their own homes. A snapshot of a moment in a womans life. Its the lack of manicured glamour that makes these shots exciting. An insight into someones private space. The women look strong and in control of the sitting. The images remind you more of how a woman would of sat for an oil painting without being dated or classical. It is this reason that they appear to be more of a portrait than a nude. Each woman and location is a surprise to Robert until he arrives and likewise for the woman. She has agreed to be photographed in her own home by a complete stranger. The women are therefore in control of when, where and almost how these images are taken. They determine many of the stylistic elements of the session, thus having editorial control. They have chosen the model, location, lighting etc. It is this bizarre dynamic that gives these intimate portraits their unique look. The body of images ask many questions not of the photographer but of the subjects. Why would a woman choose to be photographed by a stranger? Are there cultural differences that predetermine a subjects willingness to participate? Is there an apparent confidence a subject has with their own self or is this a test of ones confidence? Is there a certain body shape or size that a woman is happy with that allows her to participate? Likewise, a body shape that rules certain subjects out? Its the lack of editorial control that brings surprises to the sessions. On show are thirty six images taken in London, Paris, Berlin, Cape Town, Los Angeles and New York
Adobe Youth Voices 27th and 28th April 2011
Adobe Youth Voices is one of the world's fastest growing initiatives for young people to invest in their creative talent. It has been active in the United Kingdom for five years and currently engages over three hundred young people aged 13 to 18 years old. This group exhibition focuses on the participants' photographic and digital artwork as we wrap up another year of creativity. Adobe Youth Voices begins again in September 2011.
North West Kent College 6th - 9th April 2011
'IMAGE' is an exhibition of photographic work by Foundation and BA Hons Degree students studying at University of Greenwich. The work explores a broad number of themes which examine how 'image' and 'images' shape the world around us and determine our relation to it . Ansel Adams claimed that "there is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." Yet one might argue that the concept of 'image' is itself somewhat fuzzy. For when we ask ourselves what an image is, we inevitably run up against a number of contradictions. Images appear to be at the same time both things in themselves and pointers to things elsewhere. What's more, it is difficult to say where any given image resides. Is an image in the world or in our heads? Or is it both simultaneously? Furthermore, to what extent does the image we have ourselves influence how we interpret or read an image?
One thing is sure, our world is a world filled with images, and these images determine the shape and form of the world itself. Images win wars and Presidential campaigns, destroy marriages, create friends, incriminate the guilty, sell cars, provoke eating disorders, educate students, titillate lovers, evoke memories and traumatise children. In the modern era the world has come to resemble its own image and so, it has become increasingly difficult to identify what is image and what is world. Perhaps, more than any other type of image, it is the photographic image that has enabled this to happen.'
EXHAUSTED COLOUR 8th - 13th March 2011
from Griffin Rayne Gallery .
Do we fear the dark?
Be that a question about night, darkness, black, the unknown, the void, the fading of light and colour or absence, human history is marked by our natural hesitance concerning any one, or a combination, of these. In the modern world, do we still harbour superstitions about an absence of colour; a natural reticence about a shade whose acknowledged state is a scarcity of everything we seem to gravitate towards? Sometimes it seems that we can get bogged down in pigmentation, luminosity, tone and saturation so that the depth of the piece suffers as a result.
The works here are not black; one can perceive in many the odd flash of jewel-like colour, or artworks created in more muted shades; subtle rather than statement. In some cases the colour seems to have been washed out and leached away by the passage of time, a reminder of our own transient natures.
There are some extremely well known artists who flourish with a darker palette as well as their sometimes better known brighter works. Names such as John Walker, Keith Milow, Roy Turner Durrant, Clifford Fishwick, Francis Davidson, Norman Neasom, Jeremy Annear and William Johnson to name but a few, thrive within these restrictions, and the work produced is some of the most striking and potent in their portfolios. The chosen emerging artists cover a range of subjects from Saatchi short-listed Rachel Cosgrave's emotive landscapes to newly award-winning Yuma Tomiyasus spiritualism; newcomer Ben Snowden's figuration, to flourishing artist Jemma Appleby's architectural compositions. Respected contemporary artist Sarah Lederman adds the finishing touch with her beautifully naive but worldly wise figures.
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Versailles 9th - 13th February 2011
Curated by: Lucia Quevedo and Matilda Moors. . Versailles, as inaccessible now as it was then. Often envied and imitated, has always been a place where representations win over reality. We may be aware that it is a historical landmark however Versailles can seen objectively, from all angles. Though unattainable the best that can be done is attempt to reflect the different layers of'The Château made of a pack of cards'.
Meli Melo: Its a mess! 1st - 6th Feb 2011
Curated by:Victoria Genzini, Marsida Rexhepaj, Riddhi Bhansali
On the 1st of February The Redchurch Street Gallery in London is opening a group show Meli Melo: Its a mess! curated by Victoria Genzini, Marsida Rexhepaj and Riddhi Bhansali. The three curators are aged between 19 and 21 are currently studying For a BA in Curation at Central Saint Martins.
The selection of artists in this show is in fact a Meli Melo: that in English translates as mishmash. Every artist goes through a very different thought process, research and work: using mixed media such as sculpture, fine arts and photography. But most importantly they are all under 35 and come from very different countries and exhibiting experiences. For example Celine Lafevre, from France, is a self-taught artist, works in a small boutique and has never showed before. Just as Matt Loglan sculpturer, from England has never shown before. Whilst artists like Tom Gallant, from England, Masa Suzuki From Japan and Thomas de Falco from Italy, have already showed in many galleries in different countries. Universities of the Arts students showing are Jean Feline from France, Sean Hedman from Sweden, Alice Munteanu from Romania, Tais McBean from France. Vittoria Piscitelli is an art student in Naples and Alessandro Teoldi, is a Milan based artist. Yvana Pejovic is a video artist from Montenegro
Four Square Fine Arts 1-5th Dec 2010
Four Square Fine Arts based in Lewes, East Sussex regularly represents artists by putting on solo and mixed exhibitions in hired galleries in London and Sussex and by attending major art fairs in the capital. This Christmas Exhibition is a chance to view and purchase artwork from many of the artists from their portfolio including Ellen Bell, Erin Burns, Colin Booth, Margaret Cahill, Marco Crivello, Pete Hoida, Annabelle Nicoll, Eberhard Ross, Sonia Stanyard and Helen Turner.
ADRIAN SWINSTEAD 11th - 14th Nov 2010
Ancient Trees/ Current Work
Sculpture, Furniture, Images by Adrian Swinstead
In this exhibition Adrian Swinstead explores the sculptural, textural and graphic qualities of ancient and historical trees. He has a fascination with the history of the trees he works with and this body of work encompasses trees planted 300 400 years ago as well as truly ancient trees which were part of the forest in the UK thousands of years ago.
This has led to Adrian working with a burr oak tree, which dates from a 17th century formal garden, horse chestnut from an estate planting in 1735 and obtaining a 20 ton oak planted in 1610 next to Woburn Abbey on the estate of the Duke of Bedford the oak reputed to have formed the gallows of an abbot of Woburn Abbey.
Over recent years Adrians fascination with the historical trees has focussed on Bog Oak grown between 4000 and 8000 years ago and preserved in the peat landscape of the Fens. The link between the standing stones erected by our ancestors at the times these trees were growing is echoed in the sculptural forms of Adrians work.
The combination of ancient and modern is nowhere more evident than in the series of tables and benches that form part of this exhibition, whilst the sculptures and objects resonate with echoes of the past. The images and cabinets that also form this body of work showcase the natural forms and designs inherent in the trees used to create them. This exhibition showcases Adrian Swinsteads creative vision making the ancient current.
A Parallax in Sight and Sound 2nd - 7th Nov 2010
Talented painter, composer and Westminster School maths teacher Giles Hayter synthesizes abstract geometric art and uplifting contemporary music in his fifth exhibit A Parallax in Sight and Sound
The 29 year old Oxford Maths graduates approach to art is experimental and multi-sensory, drawing on themes in abstract geometry for his inspiration. Allowing nature to determine the final outcome of his pieces, Giles develops innovative techniques to define the flow of paint, utilizing items ranging from cocktail sticks and nails to hairdryers and umbrellas. His canvases are often arranged onto custom-built surfaces to create 3D contours, onto which the paint is overlaid. Giles introduces his first series of glass-like collages to this exhibition, produced by dragging mixtures of paint between sheets of card before arranging the pieces sequentially.
All of his compositions are charged with energy, burst with colour and plunge through numerous depths with their multi-layered surfaces. In the exhibition, three parallel displays of striking abstract art are each accompanied by symphonies composed by Giles to complement the theme and rhythm of the paintings.
Stoic Dream is a piano work, combining stride, ragtime, classical and jazz rhythms, the Songs After Summertime are performed by renowned vocalists Ann Bailey and Rachel Lynn and Crazy Music Paint Disco is a set of off-the-wall dance and electronica tunes. The music is transmitted via Silent Disco wireless headphones, combining the personal sensation of listening to music with the shared experience of others hearing and viewing the same thing.
Says Giles "I'm extremely excited to be showcasing my new artworks in the same space as my music. It has been a thrill making it all - I hope to create a truly unique, interactive and enjoyable experience for everyone who comes".
A Parallax in Sight and Sound is open from 10am to 9pm free entrance and free hire of Silent Disco headphones. To watch the Preview, and for more info, please visit www.gileshayter.com
"It would be an exaggeration to compare the art to that of Kandinsky but it does help to explain Hayter's artistic approach. All of his paintings sing with colour and have a sonic quality that's hard to put a finger on." The Londonist .
Newertown Art presents External: New Art from Further East 25th - 31st October 2010
Curated by Juan Carlos Farah
This October Newertown | Art is organising External: New Art from Further East, its second art exhibition featuring young artists from the Middle East, Iran and Turkey. Curated by Juan Carlos Farah, it is a showcase of innovative paintings, photographs and video installation. An exploration and insight into the thriving art world of further east, this exhibition invites its audience to address the importance and shortcomings of individuality and tradition in a region frequently subject to clichés and misconceptions. Throughout the week, we are organising a number of events to promote the artists' work and make External a true celebration of art and culture. These include two performances of short plays by new and established playwrights, a latenight viewing, a panel discussion and a film screening. Featuring: Athier, Noor Al Suwaidi, Asad Faulwell, Ruba Asfahani, Cyrus Mahboubian, Saeed Taji Farouky, Eda Aksoy, Shirine Osseiran, Kate Busby, Tini Meyer, Kholoud Sharafi andYazan Khalili
Events: 27 & 29 October 2010 7pm External: A Performance
28 October 2010 7pm Evening Viewing
30 October 2010 3pm Panel Discussion with Curator and Artists 30 October 2010 6pm Film Screening .For more information, please contact Juan Carlos Farah: T: +447531205955
FRESH CREAM from Opus Art, 12th -17th October 2010
An exhibition of contemporary art from eight compelling young artists. Fresh Cream celebrates new painting, photography and print from the cream of emerging contemporary artists. Fresh Cream includes new work from Chris Acheson, Kim Baker, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Hector de Gregorio, Hush, Chris Kettle, Andrew McAttee and Karl de Vroomen. Fresh Cream opens during the height of London's arts week, on Tuesday 12 October
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CEDRIC CARRE 5th - 10th Oct 2010
French painter Cédric Carré is to make his UK debut this autumn at The Gallery In Redchurch Street. The exhibition consists of recent work from his Urban Landscapes series, which sees him document the urban periphery - that space which sits, undefined, between city and countryside. Depicting, in an almost literal sense, these no-mans lands, Carrés paintings are eerily absent of people, or any sign of their existence, bar the man-made objects that occupy them. The work seems to present an abandoned, perhaps even alien world, yet the repeated inclusion of these constructions allows us a sense of comfort that can only come from recognition. Pylons and industrial buildings all feature highly in the paintings. Not generally considered to be things of beauty, but with which we are all familiar, in Carrés hands they become worthy in their own right of aesthetic appreciation rather than just objects of necessity to contemporary living. Roads, another of Carrés favourite subjects, reassure us by offering an escape from these deserted non-places back to, or away from civilization - and a chance to follow those natural instincts towards society or into the freedom of isolation. Cédric Carré has shown widely throughout France and his work can be found in private collections and public galleries throughout Europe, including the Musée de la Piscine in Roubaix, which this summer acquired, and exhibits, a second piece of his work. With Urban Landscapes, his debut show in London this October, recognition of Carré as one of our most exciting and important contemporary artists is sure spread even farther.
.LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 16th Sept - 2nd Oct 2010
MATILDA Exhibition: 13 of Australia's best designers launch in the UK as part of London Design Festival 2010
cloth * Dinosaur Designs * F!nk * ilias: wallpaper & textiles * Volker Haug * Husque * Trent Jansen * Korban Flaubert *Alexander Lotersztain * Luxxbox * Marc Pascal * Brian Steendyk * Street & Garden / Surya Graf
Australia is rich with contradictions - young and ancient, primal and sophisticated - and although it's the worlds largest island continent, it is also the country with more people living in towns and cities than any other in the world. Tyler Brûlé (founder of Wallpaper* and Editor-in-Chief of Monocle) has described Australia as the country that exported lifestyle to the rest of the world. All designers are a product of their environment and Australia has a lifestyle that is the envy of the world. The infinite space, sky and sea have provided these designers with the backdrop for product design that is simple, authentic and full of hope. Matilda lives in that space of endless potential, somewhere between Ikea and Eames, with designs that are destined to be part of your life, not just your living room.
DANNY FOX 7th- 12th Sept 2010
A Song For Someone Else is the latest solo exhibition by self taught 24 year old painter, poet and musician Danny Fox. Originally from Cornwall, Fox left the coastal town of St. Ives at 17 and has since traveled to various places. He currently lives in London. His last exhibition explored his own personal story of love and the security that it brings, this state commemorated by a shrine like mantle piece of belongings and keepsakes which he used in a installation called Evidence of Love. A Song For Someone Else explores the flip-side having lost everything, my love, my home, my belongings. States Fox. The exhibition is a collection of new works using a variety of media, exploring the territory of a broken relationship and the intoxicating solitude that remains. In the centre of the exhibition sits a full size tree painted white, stripped bare of its lush foliage, all that clings to the branches are used foil leaves. The exhibition is supported by Millennium, St. Ives. Director Joseph Clarke states Fox is an artist with a rare unguarded ability to be truly honest. His work is made because it needs to be made, for Fox this expression is cathartic. When viewing this exhibition how can we not be moved by such sincerity, but also reminded of our own isolation and our own difficulties in making sense of that which is dealt to us. For more information please contact Joseph Clarke or Sarah Goldbart at Millennium
BAREFACED THEATRE presents Candidates for Change: The Road to Con-Dem Nation by Stuart Barrow 26th - 31st July 2010
.Directed by Kenny O'Toole
This dry satire of UK politics and London life follows the lives of four women, a man of two dreams, and a mother caught up in the central contradiction of life under the Cameron coaltion: do we look out from the summit and let sunshine rule the day - or keep it real? And what does it mean if we lick the Bunty...? Over two acts, Barefaced theatre reveals all, introducing you to thrusting 'A list' (and wannabe A list) candidates and the effects of their ambition on themselves and others around them. A play about relationships, dreams and the nature of reality itself, with laughs along the way. A play for now. Innit, though... Playwright Stuart Barrow is a former adviser and speechwriter to numerous politicians including Michael Portillo, Michael Howard, Francis Maude and Jeremy Hunt. "Candidates for Change" is his first play.
For further details on Barefaced please visit www.barefacedtheatre.com
COLCHESTER INSTITUTE, School of Art, Design & Media - 6th - 11th July 2010
.Meta Tauta This show represents the culmination of three years of study in fine art: its conventions and techniques; its idioms and styles; its mediums and its craft. These students have not worked collectively or collaboratively, but there is a certain coherence here, echoes and crossovers between each personal project and the artefacts and images displayed. There is a fascination with medium that grounds and regulates artistic production and with materiality, the indexical and the real; a preoccupation with the crafting of styles and the learning of craft: we see tentative but increasingly confident steps within it. These students exhibiting here operate within and against histories and traditions of craft, art and aesthetics. They labour and have laboured to make surfaces: sewn, handmade and laborious, repetitive and overwhelming, delicate and dense, textural and textual, but always compelling. These surfaces can be impassive and bleak: post-Soviet cityscapes or the glamour of the images of fashion juxtaposed and cascading with the appearances of war.
A second exhibition of works from a selection of the artists will be on show at Slack Space, 19-29 Queen Street, Colchester 28th July-7th August 2010 www.iheartslackspace.blogspot.com For information about the B.A. Art and Design: Fine Art programme Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JULIA CAPRARA SCHOOL OF TEXTILE ARTS - 24th -27th June 2010
BA Graduate Show. This is an exhibition of 6 graduates in contemporary textile art practice who studied at Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts. This private, independent art school has built an unrivalled reputation for stimulating the creation of innovative, contemporary textile art. In existence since 1998 it offers a unique, distance-learning course which leads to a BA (Hons) in Embroidered Textiles, validated by Middlesex University. For further information see: www.jctextilearts.com or contact E: email@example.com or T: 01787376746 01787376746
DAVID MARSH - SOME PEOPLE ARE ON THE PITCH - 6th-18th June 2010
'Some People Are On The Pitch' is the first London solo exhibition of artist, David Marsh.' The project traces the movement of the players throughout the 1966 World cup final between England and West Germany to create a 'portrait' of the nation's most treasured sporting victory. Created by mapping archive footage at 1/2 real speed, using the pitch markings and the stripes of the cut grass as a coordinate system, the work follows the movement of each player against time, on and off the ball, as they move across the 'field' of play throughout the full 90 minutes, plus extra time. The recorded information is then coded through a system of line type, weight and colour to allow the narrative of the recorded information to be represented and read graphically, producing a work latent with information, yet seemingly abstract in its aesthetic. The exhibition consists of each player's individual traces, split into playing segments, and culminates in a final piece which combines the full team, stitched from the red fabric of the 1966 shirts, to form a collective 'team portrait.' www.davidmarsh.info email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE WHOLE UNIVERSE IN A GLASS OF WINE -4th & 5th June 2010
THE WHOLE UNIVERSE IN A GLASS OF WINE is a poem by the physicist Richard Feynman. Through the use of ink, print, music, performance and film, this event reacts to his exquisite dissection of the Universe into physics, biology, geology, astronomy and psychology. A show created and curated by Jennifer Crouch, Penelope Klein, Rosanne Eveleigh, Natalie Kay-Thatcher and Raine Allen-Miller Join us and enjoy the metaphor, while examining the artwork and listening to the live music and lectures. The festivities will begin at 6.30pm . Full cosmic soundtrack provided. Live music from Johnny and the Chemists (more to be confirmed) Spoken word from Adrian Holne and Steven Smyth. http://thewholeuniverseinaglassofwine.blogspot.com/
EBERHARD ROSS -25th 30th May 2010
Four Square Fine Arts are delighted to announce the first London solo exhibition of German artist, Eberhard Ross. Ross (born 1959) has been exploring and researching organic geometry, the rhythms and patterns that occur in nature through painting and drawing for the past twenty years. Calling himself a scientist in art he makes an "attempt to understand the system of nature," by comparing his personal observation and intuition with scientists which he meets at the Max Planck Institute in Northern Germany. The Space Between will focus on a selection of paintings, drawings and photographs depicting organic pattern and non-symmetrical order that we find in nature. A revealing and thought provoking film, commissioned by Four Square Fine Arts, entitled, Organic Geometries, has been released in advance of the exhibition in which Ross talks about his artistic practice and can be viewed at the gallery during the exhibition.
UNTAPPED 18th -23rd May 2010
'Untapped' is an exhibition on photography by 15 graduates from the University Centre at Blackburn College (UCBC). The exhibition will depict different types of photographic media, ranging from photojournalism to fashion and everything in-between. You can actually trace people's development, both artistically and emotionally, as you follow their work along the wall. Each student uses photography in a different way and for a different reason; the work is a snapshot of their progress over 3 years and showcases the wide range of ideas, interests and ways of working that give each person a special identity. Each person will be using their creative potential by undertaking a final integrated project. This practical body of work is supported by writing which will help critically inform those viewing. The work shows diverse images that have been taken in areas very different to London and will provide an interesting contrast. The ideal outcome for the end-of-year show is to create some professional opportunities for those involved. The capital city, at the centre of creativity and new talent, creates contacts and as, new graduates, enables each student to find creative and important roles within the wider art community. The students involved are Alicia Maughan, Alistair Francis, Arifa Patel, Emma Sudall, Giovanni Ruggieri, Grace Tatlow, James Brown, Joe Walsh, Matthew Osgood, Megan Goodwin, Penny Willcox, Richard Forsdick, Josh Vosper, Sam Kenworthy, and Ryan Peacock. Opening night of the show is Tuesday 18th May 2010, 18:00pm start. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07773688936 07773688936.
Kicks n Canvas - 9th- 18th April 2010
Soleheaven.com and Zero Cool Gallery present Kicks n Canvas. 21 artists including Goldie, Ben Frost, Anthony Lister, Copyright, Inkie, Dan Baldwin, and Meggs will be decorating a nice new pair of all white Nike kicks as well as having a matching 50cm X 50cm canvas piece on show. The official line is: "We've locked down a scorching line-up of 21 artists primed and ready to paint. The concept of the show is to confront traditional graffiti writers and artists with a new canvas, and that's a pair of pristine all-white Nike kicks. We are throwing down the sneaker gauntlet to see them transfer their styles from the metal shutters, concrete bridges and underpasses on to a pair of trainers. Every artist will be hand painting and customizing a pair of kicks and teaming it up with a 50x50cm piece"
BRICK 12th-21st March 2010
The Gallery chose 9 artists from over a 100 creative types working from studios in The Chocolate Factory, the former Rowntree sweet factory, now a thriving centre for creative industries known as Haringeys Cultural Quarter. The Exhibition BRICK consists of Sadie Lee, Robert Goldstein, Mark Entwisle, Sandra Turnbull, Roni Sarraf, Mark Oliver, Bernard Swift, Mark Longworth and Hilary Barry. Between them, they have clocked up shows at the National Portrait Gallery, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Cork Street, MOMA NY, Barbican Festival Hall, and the gentlemans toilet at Arnos Grove. Thenine have also featured in magazines including Vanity Fair, I.D. Harpers Bazaar and Italian Vogue; and in Fine Art books Art Today and Erotica The Best Modern Erotic Art. BRICK employs traditional disciplines of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture but with an emphasis on a clash between high and low culture. Sculptures of classic nudes rest uneasily alongside bravura pole-dancing strippers: traditional family snapshot groups grin proudly at New York drag queens. In BRICK, the real world jostles for position with the imagined world of fantasy and sensual desire - jarring pieces that together make a coherent whole. BRICK artists are: Sadie Lee , Robert Goldstein, Mark Entwisle, Sandra Turnbull, Roni Sarraf, Mark Oliver, Bernard Swift, Mark Longworth and Hillary Barry.
Epoh Beech The Marriage of the Thames and the Rhine- The Masque of the Inner Temple and Grays Inn 2nd -7th March 2010
A hand drawn animation and charcoal drawings. Epoh Beechs solo show consists of a hand drawn animation and 40 charcoal drawings depicting the relationship between the Thames and Rhine. The images are influenced by the mythology and music that surrounds the rivers and explores that they were once one single river. The work is inspired by the etchings of Samuel Palmer, the animations by William Kentridge, the music of Wagner and a 17th Century play by Francis Beaumont. For more information see www.epohbeech.co.uk or contact email@example.com
GUYS N DOLLS 10- 21 February 2010
Linked by a mutual fascination with dolls, artists Cathy Watkins and Daniel Barnard explore the sexualisation of childhood and beyond through a series of 2D and 3D constructions featuring Barbie and some of her less celebrated imitators. Playful subversions of gender stereotypes combine with explorations of the perils of consumer culture. For more information see: www.cathywatkins.co.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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AN ADVENTURE IN BEADS by Lebeado 12th January - 5th February 2010
The quiet contemplation of an East London art gallery is about to be shattered these weeks by one of the countrys fastest growing jewellery retailers, Lebeado. With their full range of stock at the exhibition, everything from the simplest make-it-yourself kits to their top-of-the-range designers like Jackie Brazil, Sorrelli and Swarovski. Also on hand will be the Lebeado Bead Artists ready to help you design and make your very own jewellery.
LOOP 2011 brings together recent graduates and established artists who have exhibited internationally, set up print studios or pursued teaching careers. 16 artists will be showing in The Gallery in Redchurch Street this October: Anna Alcock, Daniel Alexander, Anthony Broad, Ian Brown ,Frank Dolphin, Erica Donovan, Marianne Ferm, Jane Hodge, Gail Mallatratt, Scarlett Massel, Ann Norfield, Handan Sadikoglu, Kitty Reford, Terry Steckler, John Tate and Susan Turner.