Current Events #4. A selection of UK art exhibitions and events for week 4 of 2018.
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Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland
13 January – 8 February 2018
This exhibition brings together the iconic portraits of Scottish poets by Alexander Moffat. Including Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Norman MacCaig, Robert Garioch, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown and Edwin Morgan as well as paintings of the landscapes associated with the poets, by Ruth Nicol.
Lillie Art Gallery
Glasgow G62 8BZ
13 January – 11 February 2018
A show of seven contemporary abstract painters which explores space, colour, line and edge. ‘In developing the images, the artists favour intention over accident.’
Some of the assertions they are attempting to test are:
‘What is hard painting?
Painting that is hard edged, non-figurative and abstract
Painting that endures
Painting that is a complex and esoteric distillation of ideas’
10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton BN2 9NB
This Year’s Model! parts I and II ‘Does the Body Rule the Mind?…’
5 January – 28 January 2018
The annual members’ show of studio1.1. London.
Including work by Paige Perkins, Ute Kreyman, Julie Caves, Andrew Seto, Graham Carrick, Kelly Sweeney, Caroline Thomson, Henry Ward, Sonia Petrone, Ruth Philo, Stephen Buckeridge, Sacha Meaden, Euan Stewart and Katya Kvasova.
‘Duck or rabbit? Old crone or beautiful woman. The games the mind and eye can play are notorious. And then there’s muscle memory. Are de Kooning’s last paintings (made while supposedly of unsound mind) invalid? Someone has certainly decided they have less ‘value’ on the art market? Or are they just the most beautiful things he has ever produced? Is there a duality? A contradiction? Or is it just where you start from? Where do you want to get to? Well I wouldn’t start from here…
‘But we cannot cling
to the old dreams anymore
no we cannot cling
to those dreams
Does the body rule the mind
or does the mind rule the body?
The Smiths ‘Still Ill’’
Studio 1.1 Gallery
57a Redchurch Street
Upright Animal: Selma Parlour
5 January – 10 February 2018
Pi Artworks presents the inaugural exhibition of Selma Parlour’s immaculate paintings that are new or never have been exhibited before. The show has been curated by Sacha Craddock.
Pi Artworks Gallery
55 Eastcastle Street,
London, W1W 8EG
12 January – 25 February 2018
A collection of work by Aliki Krikidi // Babette Semmer // Grant Foster // Ben Westley Clarke // Denzil Forrester // Lucy Stein // David Harrison // Melissa Kime // Vanessa Mitter // Jack Catling // Robin Bale // Stuart Brisley. Curated by Vanessa Mitter and Ben Westley Clarke
“In a world that has really been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood“ – Guy Debord
“There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world” – Jean Baudrillard
46/47 Trinity Court (Ground Floor),
Whitgift Shopping Centre,
in with the new
17 January – 28 January 2018
‘January is the month which looks both ways: back to the old year and, more importantly, forward to the new.
So what better time for an artistic collaboration to infuse the New Year with creative energy?
This January, artists from The Artists’ Pool and London Visual Arts have joined together for an artistic expedition at Espacio Gallery.
Maureen Collier, Anisha Samani, Barry Moore, Ellie Atkins, Nich Batt,
Kay Singla, Ben Honey, Paula Koski, Becca Clegg, Nellam Markanday
The Artists’ Pool
Jesus David Gomez, Mario Bieletto, Rilexie, Manuel Miguel,
Oscar Martinez Olivera, Roberto Cortes Arellano’
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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