Current Events #13. A selection of UK art exhibitions on in week 13 of 2018.
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You are an ocean and I am a living thing: Thom Kofoed
19 March – 21 April 2018
This solo exhibition includes paintings, needlework and drawings by Thom Kofoed.
‘This exhibition represents my own personal anthology of female poets. Each of these women explore and interrogate the nature of poetry: through poetry itself or through novel writing, non-fiction writing, visual art, music or comedy. Many of them work across all of these artforms. They each take a radical approach to language and use it to the full extent of its power. They play with words, create incomparable images and tell stories that no one has heard before.
All of these women have also inspired my own work as a writer and an artist. When I was growing up, I wasn’t exposed to the wealth of work being created by female poets. I only knew the very few who were represented in my textbooks at school; I had to go in search of others myself. As I read more, I realised that the white male monopoly on poetry as an artform had required many women to work beyond the boundaries, and embed their poems in other artforms. I realised that every time I read a Toni Morrison novel or listened to Joni Mitchell or watched Victoria Wood’s stand-up, I was hearing and absorbing poetry in a powerful and important way. This collection is a celebration of these women.’ — Thom Kofoed
The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
Ann Oram: New Paintings from the studio
7 March – 31 March 2018
Ann Oram’s latest solo show at the Scottish Gallery focuses on architecture, still life and landscape. She has shown at this gallery for over 30 years and her work continues to explore the interior with still life and show the same expertise for demonstrating engaging shape and form.
The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street
From 10 March 2018
An exhibition of small paintings and prints by Susan Absolon, Sandra Miller, Nicki Vowls, Jackie Russell, Julia Hamilton and Caroline Yates.
Will & Yates Gallery
95 Beach Street
Night Realms: Arusha Gallery x Kristian Day
29 March – 29 April 2018
This group show is the first collaboration between Kristian Day and Edinburgh’s Arusha Gallery. It features the work of Hamish Pearch, Margaux Valengin, Markus Vater, Ana Milenkovic, Rafal Topolewski, Fiona Finnegan and Christopher Orr.
‘This cosmopolitan group, at different stages in their careers, produce work that is profoundly Romantic in nature. This Romanticism is strongly reminiscent both of the pan- European sensibility most associated with artists and writers such as Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, Caspar David Friedrich, Charles Baudelaire, but also profoundly modern in its desire for intimacy, meaning and security in a socially fragmented world.
Although the painting on show at Night Realms is predominantly figurative, it is also often dark and enigmatic, eluding clear definition. As such, it engages the darker, clandestine, side of the human psyche, where meanings are confused and space disorientating, vertiginous, dreamlike or hallucinatory.’
”WOMEN CAN’T PAINT…”
7th April – 12th May 2018
Private view Friday 6th April 6 – 9pm
Exhibiting artists include:
Roberta Booth / Jean Cooke / Stevie Dix / Jane Harris / Rosa Lee / Mali Morris / Hannah Murgatroyd / Cherry Pickles / Clare Price / Emma Roche / Geraldine Swayne / Josephine Wood / Rose Wylie
Turps Gallery & ASC Gallery
Taplow House, Thurlow Street
Tom Hammick: Lunar Voyage
16 March – 5 May 2018
‘British painter and printmaker Tom Hammick has described landscape in his work as a metaphor to explore an “imaginary and mythological dreamscape.” Drawing from a wide range of sources, from Japanese woodblock prints to Northern European Romantic painting, utopian Modernism and contemporary cinema, Hammick’s depictions of isolated human dwellings grounded in uncanny dreamlike settings summon the uneasy atmosphere of a psychologically-charged thriller, or a dystopian suburban nightmare.
In the present exhibition of woodcuts, shown in its entirety for the first time in the UK, Hammick conjures a metaphorical journey to outer space, weaving interstellar dreams and earthly relationships. A suite of seventeen images traces the cyclical path of his protagonist, an archetypal artist or poet, who leaves life on earth in pursuit of freedom and isolation on the moon – only to be haunted by memories of those he has left behind.’
21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ
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