Current Events #2. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 1 of 2018.
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30 December 2017 — 10 February 2018
An exhibition of artwork by RBSA artists, all of which is being sold for £300 and under.
4 Brook Street
The Landscape of Time
13 January 2018 – 29 March 2018
This exhibition curated by Antonia Jackson, is hosted by Contemporary British Painting and displays the work of Helen Bermingham, Tom Down, Susie Hamilton, Antonia Jackson, Nicole Price and Ed Saye. Each explores the themes of time and memory through their painting which vary in style from figurative work to semi abstract pieces.
St Marylebone Parish Church
17 Marylebone Road,
London NW1 5LT
Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break
16 December 2017 – 28 January 2018
A selection of Turner Prize-nominee Cornelia Parker’s experiments with printmaking and photography resulting in large-scale photogravures.
‘For some years Cornelia Parker’s work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control, containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the ‘eye of the storm’. She is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’ – steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions. Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions her work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary.’
This is a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.
Royal West of England Academy
Henry Silk and East End Vernacular
18 January 2018 – 10 February 2018
These watercolours by the basket weaver and East London Group member Henry Silk (1883-1948) are hung alongside paintings by recent artists who have lived and worked in the East End. The Gentle Author of the Spitalfields Life Blog, has selected the works, all of which appear in his latest publication ‘EAST END VERNACULAR Artists: who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th century’.
“Complimenting the display of watercolours by Henry Silk (1883-1948), it is my great pleasure to curate a room of some favourite paintings from my book EAST END VERNACULAR, Artists who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th century.
While Henry Silk was one of the leading figures of the East London Group in the thirties, I have chosen works by post-war and contemporary artists who took the legacy forward. My selection includes a picture by Roland Collins from the fifties, rarely seen works by John Allin and Dan Jones from the seventies, Doreen Fletcher’s and Peri Parkes’ paintings from the eighties and concludes with recent works by James Mackinnon and Nicholas Borden.
Together these pictures – many never seen publicly before – illustrate an extraordinary and vital continuum of painting in the East End which spans the twentieth century and extends into our own time”.
– The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life
Abbott and Holder Gallery
30 Museum Street
-opposite the British Museum-
London, WC1A 1LH
The Drawing Year: End of Year Exhibition 2017
29 November 2017 – 16 January 2018
A group exhibition of students’ work from The Drawing Year, featuring an array of interesting and unusual pieces.
Clare Woods: Reality Dimmed
6 January 2017 – 10 March 2018
Clare Woods is a renowned British painter, who established her reputation with large-scale landscapes painted in household gloss and enamel on aluminium. Recently, the artist has moved into figurative painting.
This exhibition presents a new series of raw and powerful paintings by Clare Woods. She is a renowned British painter, who established her reputation with large-scale landscapes painted in household gloss and enamel on aluminium. Recently, the artist has moved into figurative painting. The works, which are frequently vast in scale, were inspired by found photographic imagery the artist collects.
‘These images often depict people at their most vulnerable, including in situations of conflict and confinement. Reinterpreted in oil paint using long, curved brushstrokes and sensuous colour, Clare Woods has created paintings which contain an intrinsic tension between reality and abstraction, beauty and its troubling undercurrent of ever-present danger.’
Warwick Arts Centre,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL
Paulina Pluta – Paintings and Drawings.
4 January 2018 – 24 January 2018
Paulina is a realist painter from London. She paints portraits, figure and still life. This exhibition will show some of her work from 2016 and 2017, including personal work from the studio and figurative work completed as a part of the project for Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
238 – 246 King Street,
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