Current Events #12. A selection of UK art exhibitions on in week 12 of 2018.
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Beneath the Canopy
31 March – 30 June 2018
An exhibition that includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery that focuses on tress, birds and insects. Particularly the branches of trees and wildlife they support.
Here Bellido’s work looks at stillness and uses inks alongside silkscreen.
[city]Frequency: Make Zimmermann
22 March – 1 April 2018This exhibition explores urban experiences and is an audio-visual installation looking at documentaries and narrative as part of human ecology.
Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside
Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda
24 February – 20 May 2018
This major exhibition by Stephen Chambers introduces ‘The Court of Redonda’, a collective portrait of an imaginary court of maverick and singular individuals. it includes 101 paintings with artists imagining an alternative world.
‘Curated by Emma Hill, The Court of Redonda was made over a two-year period that coincided with Britain’s referendum about leaving the European Union and touches upon themes of identity, heredity and nationalism. She says, “The Court of Redonda is woven from a story about an uninhabited place, which writers and artists have envisioned. It is a work about the collective human spirit. The expression of the necessity and freedom of creative imagination, for art’s ability to reflect to us the moment we are living in and for an individual artist’s statement to carry the weight of this, is at the heart of images Chambers presents us with in the faces of his imaginary courtiers.”‘
The Heong Gallery
Downing College, University of Cambridge,
Regent St, Cambridge
Context: Gallery Artists & Collaborators
23 February – 31 March 2018
This exhibition includes the work of 19 artists, who are gallery artists or regular contributors, it includes painting, drawing, sculpture & installation.
Peter Ashton Jones, Emma Bennett, Kiera Bennett, Tom Butler, Dan Coombs, Florian Heinke, Sam Jackson, Reece Jones, Kate Lyddon, Eric Manigaud, Wendy Mayer, Hugh Mendes, Alex Gene Morrison, Gavin Nolan, Dominic Shepherd, John Stark, Geraldine Swayne, Barry Thompson, Gavin Tremlett.
Gallery Director Zavier Ellis states:
“In some ways a gallery artists show is a pretty dull and unimaginative thing to do. But, on the upside it enables our audience to digest our stable in context. We are mostly a painter’s gallery, albeit with a curatorial emphasis that embraces every medium when appropriate. The artists we exhibit are technical, but this is nowhere near enough in itself. You will find that each one of them makes work with an intense emotional, philosophical or psychological charge, and so their work operates in a challenging, profound way. ”
CHARLIE SMITH LONDON,
336 Old Street,
London EC1V 9DR
Width of Circle
22 March – 3 May 2018
This is the first of a series of exhibitions titled “WIDTH OF CIRCLE”, which is intended to explore the areas of interest that will shape the further series and identity of the overall project.
Lex Thomas, Olha Pryymak, Dominic Shepherd, Peter Burns and Ben Sadler.
Width of Circle
Old Wharf Road
Stations: Simon Carter
2 March – 6 April 2018
An exhibition of Simon Carter’s paintings.
2 Connaught Avenue,
Secret of the Landscape|
23 February 2018 – 6 April 2018
Curated by Rita Selvaggio this show deals with landscape as a mental, tactile, physical and spatial passage, an emotional geography that can be expanded, deconstructed, reassembled and reimagined.
Exhibiting artists include:
Isabelle Cornaro, Giulia Piscitelli, Jessica Warboys
‘Jessica Warboys’ Sea Paintings are made below the high water line at the sea’s edge. After immersion, the sodden canvases are pulled from the sea and laid out on the beach. Mineral pigments are thrown directly onto the sea beaten fabric; its folds and creases catching the grains of colour. The process is then repeated with the canvas returning to the sea or being left to dry on the beach. The sea, wind, and sand along with the pigment and the artist’s hand create forms through the movement of colour. The place and date of making is given in each work’s title, emphasizing the mirroring of location and time.’
Frith Street Gallery
Soho Square, 60 Frith Street
27 March – 1 April 2018
Private View: Thursday 29 March 6-9pm
#pengtings is an exhibition by a group of international female artists who are consciously choosing to confront how they present interpretations of the world and how they weave into this interpretation their own desire.
‘Social media has given us all carte blanche to reinvent ourselves as super-human, exaggerating how we look and artificially enhancing what we believe are our best features. The pressure surrounding body image is a real and growing issue and can occasionally manifest itself in anxiety and mental illness. There are numerous ways to define beauty and catching a moment to appreciate it can be a way to alleviate the stresses of life and escape into a world of imagination. This can be achieved with art that pushes the boundaries of what is real and can imitate itself within painting, drawing, and sculpture.’
Caroline Lovett, Diana Sandetskaya, Jacqui Grant, Josette Aitman,
Michelle Karpus, Tania Askar, Victoria Perloff
Curated by Jacqui Grant
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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