Current Events #47. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 47 of 2017.
(click images for larger view)
The London Group Open 2017
Private view: Tuesday 21st November 2017, 6-9pm
Part 2: 22 November – 1 December 2017
The 83rd London Group Open shows work from artists selected from open call alongside the work of members from the artists’ collective, The London Group. The exhibition will feature works in a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, digital, mixed media, installation, video and an audio artwork. The second part of the exhibition runs from 22nd November to 1st December with half of the selected artists showing.
Non-member artists exhibiting in Part 2:
Susan Absolon, Art Venti, Jackie Berridge, Jo Brown, Stephen Buckeridge, Sara Choudhrey, Liz Collini, Richard Colson, Tim Cousins, Peggy Cozzi, Brian Deighton, Belinda Ellis, Zac Endter, Kira Enriquez, Gethin Evans, Paul Finn, Steph Goodger, Alexandra Harley, Lesley Hilling, Marigold Hodgkinson, Kaori Homma, Jane Hoodless, Marion Jones, Hywel Livingstone, Michael Major, Kieran Naish, Natalia Nosova, Paul Regan, Petra Regent, Amelia Kate Sampson, Lisa Traxler, Patricia Volk, Marta Wapiennik, Mandy Williams.
Video works will be shown in both parts:
Sandra Crisp, Annie Cunningham, Samantha Heydt, Emma Liebeskind, Christopher Madden, Gloria King Merritt, Dominic Negus, Micheál O’Connell aka MOCKSIM, Nikita Russi, Katy Shepherd.
The following London Group members will also be showing:
Moich Abrahams, Wendy Anderson, Victoria Bartlett, Bryan Benge, Slawomir Blatton, Frank Bowling OBE RA, Clive Burton, Robert Clarke, Peter Clossick, Tim Craven, John Crossley, Philip Crozier, Jeff Dellow, Mark Dickens, Mark Dunford, Anthony Eyton RA, James Faure Walker, Eric Fong, Cadi Froehlich, Marenka Gabeler, Genetic Moo, Tricia Gillman, Vaughan Grylls, Susan Haire, Julie Held, Bill Henderson, Aude Hérail Jäger, Martin Heron, John Holden, Gillian Ingham, Samantha Jarman, Annie Johns, Judith Jones, Richard Kemp, Matthew Kolakowski, Amanda Loomes, Jeff Lowe, Graham Mileson, Eric Moody, C. Morey de Morand, Peter Morrell, Charlotte C Mortensson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Janet Nathan, Darren Nisbett, Eugene Palmer, Ian Parker, Claire Parrish, Janet Patterson, Michael Phillipson, Christopher Poulton, Daniel Preece, Alex Ramsay, Victoria Rance, David Redfern, Tom Scase, Tommy Seaward, David Shutt, Philippa Stjernsward, Suzan Swale, Paul Tecklenberg, Almuth Tebbenhoff, David Tebbs, David Theobald, Mike Thorpe, Philippa Tunstill, Bill Watson, Tisna Westerhof, Neil Weerdmeester, Anthony Whishaw RA, Arthur Wilson, Susan Wilson, Erika Winstone, David Wiseman.
The London Group Open
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ
11 November 2017 – 20 Jan 2018
‘Imagine Falmouth’ is a biennial open exhibition and art prize.
The Winner of the artist’s prize was Angie Munro and Winners of the under 18s prize were Lucinda and Rosie Van Vestraut.
Artist’s Prize: £750
Public Choice Prize: £100
Under 18s Prize: Art materials
Falmouth Art Gallery
Winter Open Studios at the Chocolate Factory
Private View: Friday 24th November 6.30 – 9pm
24 November – 26 November 2017
Chocolate Factory’s Winter Open Studios is an opportunity to meet the wonderful collection of crafts people, artists and designers who work there, as well as seeing their emerging work in situ as it is being created and having the opportunity to buy straight from the studio.
The Chocolate Factory N16 is part renovated, part purpose built: it is a collection of 27 studios, filled by a thriving community of artists and designer makers. Each individual studio has a life and character of its own.
The Chocolate Factory N16
The Viral Sublime: Suzi Morris
Private View: 28 November 6.30 – 8.30 pm
28 November – 17 December 2017
Da Vinci Artists Brushes is delighted to present the inaugural London solo show of Scottish artist Suzi Morris at Herrick Gallery.
Morris explores the synergy that exists between the substance of oil paint and viral behaviour. She works in multiple layers of glaze using high resin oil colour to demonstrate its ability to modify and spread unpredictably.
During her project the Viral Sublime Morris went into laboratories and instigated collaborations with scientists.
‘These partnerships have a profound effect on her imagination and the decisions she makes in painting. The development of her painting and use of paint draws deeply on the imaginative processing resulting from a lifetime of medical treatment in suppressing Keratitis. The scientific and medical language that have become familiar to her in subduing this virus, notably words such as staining, scarring, opacity, blurring, spreading and trace, seep into her practice. The paintings of The Viral Sublime are in part, projections of her imaginary perception of the interior landscape of the body: cerebral images of abstract thoughts on parts of the body that remain unseen to the naked eye. Vertical lines function as ‘biomarkers,’ which reference the measurable indicators in the body and pay homage to the strengths and vulnerabilities of the human spirit.
Morris, co-founder of the da Vinci Artists Residency and former Art Director in Film, recently completed a practice based professional doctorate in Fine Art at UEL, supported by da Vinci Artists Brushes and Schmincke Paint. In 2012 Morris was offered a scholarship to Kingston and later received an MA in Painting from the City & Guilds of London Art School. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Germany, and features as part of collections globally.’
24 November 2017 – 20 January 2018
A new series of abstract, geometric constructions and paintings from the Artistic Director of Creative Arts Hub.
Mark Milnes’s work is abstract and geometric, and is formed by repetitions of similar or identical shapes, arranged in rhythmical sequences.
Control to Collapse
Private View: Tuesday 21st November 2017, 6pm – 8.30pm
22 November 2017 – 3 January 2018
Imperial College London
24 November 2017 – 20 January 2018
Yukhnovich in her paintings uses the expression of art historical aesthetic to review contemporary visual culture. In her recent work, she analyses the idea of the feminine through looking at rococo: the rococo as representative of the superficial and frivolous, and femininity as supposedly passive, submissive and decorative.
Hannah Brown: Nocturnes
16 November – 6 December 2017
A Solo exhibition of Hannah Brown’s intriguing, oil-painted landscapes at the Cross Gallery, Dublin.
Outside In: Judith Symons, Wuon-Gean Ho and Constance Johnson
19 November 2017 – 4 February 2018
1 Fairbridge Road
Tim Patrick: Drawings and Prints
21 November – 26 November 2017
A selection of drawings and works on paper by Tim Patrick.
ARTIST ROOMS: Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles
13 November 2017 – 29 April 2018
A two-room display of Ed Ruscha’s work exploring his fascination with West American Culuture, held in the Artist Rooms of the Scottish National Gallery.
Included works will range from photographic series, paintings and drawings dating from the early 1960s to the 2000s. Thematically this demonstrates Ruscha’s interest in urban landscape and architecture, cinema, brands, automobile-culture and language that refers and relates to the aspirations and seduction of the American Dream.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Road
Liz Douglas: Mire: Pools & Pockets
4 November – 29 November 2017
The work of Liz Douglas is about landscape with an emphasis on particular places. She uses drawing to collect information from a wide variety of sources when researching sites which interest her. She is trying to find a way of incorporating drawing into painting. What is drawing and what is painting – are they the same? This is a constant theme in her work.
Contemporary practices in both drawing and painting, in relation to traditional methods, are a constant challenge in order to find innovative ways of making work that challenges her perception of landscape. She paints often on a large scale, layering paint to create surface texture, colour and structure.
A Sense of Place: Heather Duncan
12 November – 17 December 2018
‘Dynamic landscapes constructed out of blocks of colour, textures of paint and numerous gestures, accents and modulations; these are the means by which Heather Duncan expresses a highly personal view of her environment. Places take on a remarkable importance, in particular the rugged northern landscape of vast Pennine moorland, striking fells and crags, monumental castles, and expansive coastlines.’ -Martin Goold
Homeland: Andrew Farmer
18 November 2017 – 11 March 2018
A selection of original oil paintings, drawings and sculptures, made from observation, on the theme of home by Andrew Farmer. The works range from plein air scenes of the local surroundings to indoor scenes of intimate, family life.
Andrew based in Sprotbrough and spent his childhood in the Doncaster before moving to study in Canterbury Kent. Andrew studied a degree in Fine Art, specialising in painting. Since then, Andrew has also attended the Royal Drawing School in London where he received the Richard Ford Award for drawing.
Andrew has also exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters all hosted at the Mall Galleries close to Trafalgar Square. Andrew received the Windsor and Newton award at the ROI in 2015.
Drawn Towards Light: Hazel Soan
29 November – 7 December 2017
Hazel Soan, a British artist who works out of studios in London and Cape Town, paints in watercolour and oil and is known for direct wet-into-wet watercolour approach. Her work focuses on strong contrasts of light and shade as well as shape, interval and tone.
Her work is in collections at the National Portrait Gallery, the Lister Institute, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, the Ritz, other London and International Hotels, the British Embassy in Ankara and the EU Delegation in Windhoek. She has participated in mixed exhibitions including ones with the Royal Academy, the Barbican Centre, the Midland Open, Mall Galleries and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
The Gallery, Soan Studio
Meffan Gallery: Winter Exhibition
18 November – 30 December 2017
The Meffan Winter Exhibition, features a variety of artwork from amateur and professional artists based in Scotland.
Works range from impasto landscapes where the textures of the Scottish countryside are captured in undulations of paint, to poetic delicate pieces carefully constructed in thread and fine paper, as well as brightly coloured and enthralling oils on canvas and screen prints.
Meffan Museum Art Gallery
20 West High Street
Recent Paintings: Elizabeth Meadows and Helen Douglas-Cooper
Private view: Thursday 23 November 6–9pm
21 November – 26 November 2017
A joint show of non-figurative work by Elizabeth Meadows and Helen Douglas-Cooper, both of whom explore the possibilities of pictorial space, colour and mark-making as well as the process of layering works, either in practice or by the simultaneity of their making.
Elizabeth Meadows interprets the relationship between one space and the next: the layered acrylic paintings focus on repetition and concentrated forms such as the bar, the curve, the stripe to invoke or resonate a sound which is either muffled or sharp depending on the colour.
Helen Douglas-Cooper explores in her work the space or tension between the actual, physical paint surface of materials and marks and the virtual space of the image. She develops paintings by adding and removing elements in alternating layers of saturated and muted colours until thee image reaches a point when everything holds together in a dynamic balance. An underlying geometry, experimentation with process, and the materiality of the paint surface are recurring themes; colour is an animating force.
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
Our Exhibition Calendar
Please let us know about your exhibition. We may be able to include it in future Current Events.
See more exhibitions on our Exhibitions Calendar.
all images are copyright of the artist