Current Events #52. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 52 of 2017.
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Screenprints: LPW Artist Bev Goodrich
11th October 2017 – 19th January 2018
An exhibition of a collection of screenprints by Bev Goodrich, who created them after taking part in several LPW courses, including their six week Introduction to Print course.
‘I was inspired by Leicester Market’s vibrancy and colour. It is a place buzzing with energy. Loading up in the very early morning, setting out all the fruit, vegetables and fish then packing it all away at the end of the trading day. It is hard work all done with boisterous good humour and noisy banter.’ – Bev Goodrich
The Print Room
31 Rutland Street,
8 December 2017 – 26 January 2018
Featuring new and recent work from:
Julieta H Adame, Caitlin Alexandra, Sam Baldwin, Steve Bee, Andrew Berry, Beyond Thrilled,
Leo Boyd, Louis Craig Carpenter, Darren Cullen, Dissent, John Doe, Susan Eyre, Luke Fairhead,
Harishazka Fauzan, Fernando Feijoo, 57 Design, Oli Fowler, Stanislaw Gajewski, Le Bear, Matteo Galesi,
Helen Grundy, Scott Hawkins, Daniel Hosego, Heath Kane, Stephanie Kilgast, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jaime Kiss,
The Krah, Matt Littler, Ryota Matsumoto, Steve McCarthy, Anil Mistry, Barbara Nati, Ray Noland,
Anni Onsager, Otto, Sian Pattenden, Mark Perronet, Vickie Perry, Attia Rashid, Mary Rouncefield,
Mark Scammell, Serigrafica 7585, Spizz Energi, Carl Stimpson, Theo Tagholm, Zoe Toolan,
David Vassie, Frederic Voisin, Walden Press and more.
127 Green Lanes,
Balraj Khanna: A Retrospective
23 November 2017 – 26 January 2018
This is retrospective of mixed media painting by Balraj Khanna to mark the 55th anniversary of Khanna’s arrival in the UK.
‘Khanna has been tenaciously loyal to a particular discipline – making art out of childhood memories and everyday events, representing emotion in a way which curiously embraces abstraction and figuration in equal measure’-Robin Dutt
Gallery Elena Shchukina
10 Lees Place
London, W1K 6LL
Rita Ackermann: Turning Air Blue
30 September 2017 – 1 January 2018
‘Turning Air Blue’ is an exhibition of new works by Rita Ackermann, who was born in Budapest, Hungary but is now based in New York.
The exhibition comprises of two galleries and thematically reflects its rural setting. The paintings are of a large scale and
‘The paintings here are large-scale compositions on canvas primed with chalkboard paint, on which washes of white chalk and green and blue pigments have been applied. These Abstract Expressionist-like works are reminiscent of actual chalkboards in a classroom, covered with unintentional erasures and marks, yet they have been conceptually executed by multiple deletions of figurative drawings and landscapes. By way of these gestures, the revenant outline of the erased drawings often emerges into the foreground. The final picture is a record of these movements.
The exhibition continues into the Bourgeois gallery, which comprises two bodies of work: Turning Air Blue and Nudes. The paintings titled Turning Air Blue are large-scale pigment paintings on canvas where translucent figures suggest a feminine shape. These works derive from the Fire by Days series – paintings inspired by accident being the true enemy of intention – which formed Ackermann’s introductory exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, London, in 2012. The palette of these new works is rendered by flesh tones shading into blue. The large paintings have an airy lightness about them, contrasting with the much smaller Nudes. While these smaller framed oils bear a similar pigmentation, they are painted more thickly to evoke the physicality of the female body.’
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Janet Boulton: Watercolours
29 November 2017 – 20 January 2018
Janet Boulton is known predominantly for her watercolours and paper relief works. This exhibition focuses on her works on paper and her paintings which have been inspired by music, still life and gardens.
40 years ago, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery hosted Janet Boulton’s exhibition, ‘Windows and Reflections’, inspired by her views from classrooms in the town, making this a welcome return to Swindon for this important artist.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Mini Picture Show: RWS & RE Winter Exhibition
30 November 2017 – 21 January 2018
A selection of small scale works made by artists from the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, including contemporary watercolours and original prints.
48 Hopton St
Turner & The Whale
7 October 2017 – 7 January 2018
This exhibition combines Hull’s whaling collections with works by Turner. This allows for an unusual dialogue between Hull’s great artists and one of the most renowned seascape painters of all time.
Included in the exhibition are three of Turner’s whaling scenes that date from the time when Hull was the UK’s largest whaling port.
Hull Maritime Museum
Queen Victoria Square
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