Current Events #41. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 41 of 2017.
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30 September to 9 December 2017
A group exhibition featuring work by: Gabriele Beveridge, Maj-Gret Guapas, Poppy Jones, Rose O’Gallivan, Alexis Soul-Gray, Louise Thomas, Hannah Turner-Duffin. The exhibition is open every Saturday until 9 December 2017 10am–4pm.
Gerald Moore Gallery
Eltham College, Mottingham Lane
Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2017
5 -14 October 2017
Over 400 works, by many of the most celebrated marine artists at work today, will evoke the spirit of the sea.
Mall Galleries, Main Gallery and North Galleries
Keith Mountain: Retrospective
6 October – 8 November 2017
Keith Mountain’s work is primarily inspired by the love of the landscape and colour; this exhibition is a career overview.
Creative Arts Hub CIC
1st floor, 51-53 Huddersfield Road
From Mile End to Mayfair
2 September 2017 – 6 January 2018
The East London Group and their contemporaries. East London Group artists: Elwin Hawthorne, Walter Steggles, Harold Steggles, Cecil Osborne, John Cooper, Phyllis Bray, Grace Oscroft, Henry Silk, Albert Turpin. Artists from Southampton City Art Gallery’s Collection: Walter Sickert, Malcolm Drummond, Spencer Gore, Duncan Grant, Paul Nash, Charles Ginner, Stanley Spencer, Robert Bevan, William Nicholson.
Southampton City Art Gallery
On Reflection – Borderlands Artists’ Consortium
4 – 15 October 2017
Borderlands Artists’ Consortium are a long-established group of professional contemporary artists from the borders of Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire. They have exhibited regularly for many years with painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking and ceramics.
Robert Phillips Gallery
Riverhouse, Manor Road
Black Silence: Lu Chao
4 October – 18 November 2017
The first ever UK solo exhibition by the Chinese artist Lu Chao.
37 Rathbone Street
John Armstrong: Dream & Reality
16 September – 18 November 2017
John Armstrong was a Sussex-born painter, muralist and designer, notably a member of Paul Nash’s Unit One group, a collection of artists that embraced the twin poles of abstraction and Surrealism. This exhibition on the Cornish coast is the first major survey of his work since a 1975 show at the Royal Academy, two years after his death. Armstrong had been made an Associate member of the Royal Academy in 1966, a form of pre-selection for full Academy membership once a vacancy arose. Although Armstrong sadly did not live to become an RA, he produced a stunning body of work that took inspiration from both the English landscape and the major conflicts that took place during his lifetime, such as the two World Wars and the Spanish Civil War.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Aleah Chapin: Within Wilds
4 October – 4 November 2017
The latest paintings by American artist Aleah Chapin explore the passage of time as seen through the body; depicting friends and relations, all of whom she has known throughout her life growing up in a unique island community on the US Pacific Northwest Coast.
Flowers Cork Street
21 Cork Street
Impermanent Durations: On Painting and Time
16 October – 10 November 2017
an experimental exhibition and collaborative project by four contemporary painters: Beth Harland, Laura Lisbon, David Thomas, Ian Woo. The artists will work together in the gallery, responding to the space and reacting to each other to create an immersive installation. This is the third staging of the project following presentations in Australia and Singapore.
Peter Scott Gallery – Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University
Great Hall Complex, Lancaster University
Earthbound Women and Friends
11-17 October 2017
A group of artists who are influenced by and respond to landscape: sea, earth and sky: Barbara Colla, Claire Curtis, Ann O’Driscoll, Paul Fowler, Harriet Gifford, Gillian Highland, E J Laven
Ruth McDonald, Jill Pantony, Charlie Russell, Jane Sandoe.
The Horsebridge Centre, Somerset Maugham Gallery
11 Horsebridge Road
4 October 2017 – 16 December 2017
New paintings by Brice Mardens, his first exhibition in London since the Serpentine Gallery in 2000. He has extended and refined the traditions of lyrical abstraction, from the subtle, shimmering monochromes of his earlier career to the calligraphic compositions that characterize the last three decades. Recently, Marden has turned his attention to the qualities of monochrome again, turning his gaze to the expansive possibilities of terre verte (green earth), an iron silicate/clay pigment. Terre verte came into use during the Renaissance, its greenish hue and innate transparency serving as a base to balance flesh tones; Marden first used it in connection with the Grove Group paintings of the 1970s (exhibited at Gagosian New York in 1991).
Gagosian Gallery – Grosvenor Hill
20 Grosvenor Hill
Most Loved Most Far
16-28 October 2017
An exhibition of new watercolours by Penzance-based artist Kate Walters and an installation of delicate sculptures by London-based artist Julia Maddison. Private View: 17 October 6-8pm.
The Critic as Artist
10 October 2017 – 27 January 2018
Following on from the success of Inside at Reading Prison, Reading International present a contemporary art exhibition about and for the Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde, whose ideas and legend remain startlingly contemporary.
Reading Museum, Sir John Madejski Art Gallery
Dorothea Tanning: Night Shadows
4 October – 11 November 2017
A solo exhibition of rare ballet and theatre designs by Dorothea Tanning, dating from 1945 through to 1961. Last shown in a solo exhibition with accompanying catalogue at The Drawing Center in New York (2010), this body of work has previously not been exhibited in Europe. The series of ink, gouache and watercolour works on paper shown in London feature over twenty costumes and two set designs.
Alison Jacques Gallery
16 – 18 Berners Street
Jeremy Gardiner, Drawn To The Coast
4 – 20 October 2017
A new series of works by Jeremy Gardiner, featuring the coastal landscape of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.
“With these watercolours, I return to many of the locations featured in my last series of paintings, Pillars of Light.”
9 Bury Street
St James’s, London
4 – 15 October 2017
Lorraine Gill’s paintings are explorations into the nature of light and colour, using three primary colours plus white in many overlays.
5th Base Gallery
23 Heneage Street
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The image at the top is:
Black Star No.4, 2017, oil on canvas, 150x120cm
by Lu Chao who is showing at rosenfeld porcini.