Current Events #17. A selection of UK art exhibitions on in week 17 of 2018, including group and solo shows across the country. (click images for larger view)
Object: Madi Acharya-Baskerville, Hayley Harrison and Anne Parfitt
20 April – 29 April 2018 Private view: Thursday 19th April 6 – 9 pm with performance by Hayley Harrison at 7 pm Closing event – Sunday 29th April 3 – 5 pm with artist talk at 3:30 pm
‘Object’ brings discarded or pre-used materials and objects into a once abandoned building, each with their unseen and often multi-layered histories. Through the transformative nature of their works spanning sculpture, installation, drawing and performance, Madi Acharya-Baskerville, Hayley Harrison and Anne Parfitt re-imagine and re-construct both material and space, imbuing them with new meaning and associations. The works address our relationship with the empty, abandoned or defunct, reflecting on such as metaphors for absence or loss; as cultural signifiers to a nomadic way of life, and as memorial to the past. In so doing these artists invite the viewer to contemplate future ideas and possibilities as to how we may live in, and with, our world.
17 Harts Lane
SE14 5UP NEW CROSS GATE
Glimpses of Eternity: Alexander Creswell: Westminster Abbey
17 March – 16 May 2018
‘GLIMPSES OF ETERNITY’ is an exceptional exhibition of 35 paintings (plus their sketches) created by Alexander Creswell during his residency at Westminster Abbey 2011-2017 and to be shown in The Chapter House at the Abbey. This is the first collection and exhibition of paintings of Westminster Abbey to be made since it’s foundation. The entire collection was acquired by The Dean & Chapter of Westminster Abbey in 2018.
Abingdon St, Westminster,
London SW1P 3PA
Two Hours: To Ours
4 May – 31 May 2018
Tottenham Art Classes are very excited to hold their fourth annual group exhibition, ‘TWO HOURS : TO OURS’ at Craving Coffee in May.
The exhibition will showcase works by Watercolour Painters and Life Drawers who have attended their classes in Tottenham for the past year. Expect a range of artwork in a variety of media and styles, all nurtured in our local area.
Also let’s not forget the affordable ‘Silent Auction’ which will be back again this year where you will be able to bid on small original artworks from £7!!!
Elizabeth Blunt – Watercolours
Mark Ellis – Watercolours
William Jefferies – Watercolours and Life Drawings
Tom Davies – Life Drawings & Paintings
Read But Not Heard – Prints
Isabella Chwiluk – Life Painting Watercolours
Jai Chakrabarti – Life Drawings & Paintings
Alice Williams – Life Drawings
Susan Bryan – Life Drawings
Karen Raingold – Life Drawing
Troy Hyde – Life Drawings & Paintings
Margarita Hyde – Life Drawings
Victoria Hordern – Life Drawings
Jenny Kirner – Life Paintings
Catherine Collingborn – Watercolours
Claire Lauder – Watercolours
Michael Gillings Pattison – Watercolours & Life Drawings
Max Marsden – Life Drawings
Rachel Elliott – Life Drawings
David Clay – Life Drawings
Max Prentis – Life Drawings
Za Morad – Life Drawings
Pippa Kone – Life Drawings
Noel Treacy – Life Drawings
May Glen – Prints
Rachel Elliot – Life Drawings
Plus more to follow…
Most artwork will be unframed and some available for sale.
For any sales enquiries please contact Tottenham Art Classes directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Craving Coffee Uk
Print Rebels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the Origins of the RE
25 April – 13 May 2018
This exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Francis Seymour Haden. Prints by Haden and those who inspired him including Rembrandt and Durer will be included, along with works by his contemporaries including Samuel Palmer and JAM Whistler; members of the RA who were closely associated with the RE and current members of the RE responding directly to their Society’s heritage.
48 Hopton Street
London SE1 9JH
Studio Face : Kiera Bennett
6 April – 12 May 2018
Bennett continues her exploration of making paintings about the practice of painting, and the actions and emotions that accompany the process. Beginning by making repetitive line drawings, and then repeating the process when making the paintings themselves, Bennett relentlessly seeks to hone her line and form in order to arrive at an essence. This distillation replicates the process of depiction to abstraction that was so well refined by early 20th century Modernism, which in turn referenced perceived notions about early non-Western art.
“The work usually turns into conversations with other paintings by other painters. Painting for me is ultimately about creating structures within which I can try to paint in all the ways I want to and establish an ongoing dialogue with the history of art; the behemoth of art history to the present.”
This relationship is affirmative and autobiographical. Whether presenting us with a first or third person view, and therefore inviting us to at times be acting within the scene, and at other times to be observing the scene, there are always references to Bennett’s personal thoughts, feelings and experiences during making work: urgency; futility; meaning; humour; repetition; trance; mania; insomnia; obsession. Ultimately the painted plane becomes a threshold through which the artist and audience might access the history of mark making; shift identities; and touch upon the escapism, nostalgia and delusion that accompanies making paintings.
Charlie Smith London
336 Old St, 2nd Floor,
London EC1V 9DR
Claire Nichols: BAM-BOO
Private view: Thursday 26 April 2018 6-9pm
26 April – 29 April 2018
ArtWorks Open 2017 Prizewinner selected by Florence Peake and Tai Shani.
BAM-BOO is a solo show by Claire Nichols at the ArtWorks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust (BAGT). The exhibition brings together new tactile and geometric compositions using existing materials gathered from the area surrounding the BAGT and accumulated over time from different studios and artist residencies.
Treating the relations between these found objects more like aspects of an organism than an installation, this body of work materialises a process that has no clear ending. Nichols is interested in improvisation and movement, and each composition she creates is balanced and temporary; open to new configurations. Each day of the exhibition the viewer will witness a new iteration, as the organism shifts, collapses and renews. In this way, Nichols blurs the line between studio and gallery and proposes that the gallery becomes a site of interrogation with regards to the creative process, both for the artist and the viewer.
Exhibitions and performances include arebyte, London; Enclave Lab, London; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Art on the Underground, London; FormContent, London; Centre Cultural la Mercè, Girona; TwoHotel, Bahia; and Despina, Rio de Janeiro. Nichols was artist in residence at the Florence Trust between 2016-17 and her work is included in the Chelsea Special Collections and Goldsmiths Women’s Art Library.
ArtWorks Project Space
114 Blackhorse Lane,
26 April – 5 May 2018
Private View: 6-8pm Wednesday 25 April 2018
On view: 1 – 6pm 26 April – 5 May 2018
‘The incident’ might be thought one of the fundamentals of drawing – in the form of the mark, the point, the change. These incidents then form for the viewer, a drawing. The carom – in the game of billiards where one ball hits two balls at once, or more generally, to strike and rebound – forms the basis of this research project.
Starting with a work by C4RD Resident Artist Sharon Leahy-Clark, two artists will be invited to respond to this work; these works will form a basis as a response by two more artists per work, and each phase will continue in the same vein.
Artists taking part include Sharon Leahy-Clark, Neil Morley, Rui Matsunaga, David Dipre, Alison Hand, Aly Helyer, Will Peck, Liz Atkin, Paul Cole, Ben Coode-Adams, Ikra Arshad, Anna Jung Seo, Covadonga Valdes, Min Kim, Rosie Wyllie, Nahem Shoa, Piers Secunda, Sean Kennedy, Rosa Hewitt, Kelly Chorpening, Max K Weaver, Gordon Cheung, Mel Cole, Tony Walker, Jordan Mouzouris and Bella Easton.
The resulting work will form an accumulation, or drawing, of each such incident.
The work will be shown at the end of the project 26 April – 5 May 2018 (reception will be 6 – 8pm 25 April).
Concept: Andrew Hewish, with thanks to Rosie Wyllie and Sean Kennedy
2-4 Highbury Station Rd
24 April – 29 April 2018
Private View: Thursday 26 April 6-9pm
Performance Art: Marcia Mar at 8pm
As the title suggests, Context Free is an art exhibition with a free theme.
The show includes representational and non-representational artworks from any category of visual art: sculpture, assemblage, installation, painting, collage, textile art, printmaking, photography, filmmaking.
Whether your work is thoughtful or spontaneous, concerning serious concepts or playful ideas – all forms of artistic expression are welcome.
Evaldas Gulbinas, Ivanka Kutner, Marta Boros, Ida Ndoni, Jenny BM,
Diana Krilova, Patrick Newell, Boano Prišmontas & Ricardas Blazukas,
Mariwan Jalal, Peter Raynor, JC Trouboul, Markéta Popelková, Kofi Boamah,
Craig Hudson, Edson Costa, Javier L Cazenave, Marcos Buarque de Hollanda
Guest Performance Artist: Marcia Mar
Curated by Ana Cockerill
159 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 7DG
(Just off Brick Lane in East London)
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