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Art Night @ Brocket London Saturday 6pm – 2am

New AWAD London Member Brocket Gallery invites you to join them this Saturday 7th July between 18.00 & 02.00, as they celebrate Art Night, London’s largest free contemporary art festival, as they go south of the river for the first time.

Brocket will be hosting a bespoke event as part of Art Night Open celebrating the development of our current exhibition narrative by sculptor & ceramicist, Benedict Hughes. Through a number of ‘Loving Cups’ made especially for the event, Hughes continues his exploration of the historic artistic collaborations between the former Lambeth Pottery Works and the old Lambeth Art School (now City & Guilds of London Art School).

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Arteria Gallery Participates in Market Art + Design July 5th – 8th.

Global Member Chapter Arteria Gallery is delighted to participate in the Market Art + Design Fair, the East End’s premier modern and contemporary art fair, returns to the town of Bridgehampton this July 5 – 8 for the fair’s eighth edition.

From its coveted location in the heart of the Hamptons – just off Highway 27 at the Bridgehampton Museum – Market Art + Design will showcase presentations by 75 top galleries enhanced by a striking and tightly curated design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world.

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Sara Nightingale Gallery presents Monica Banks, Pulchritude and Paton Miller, Paintings

Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Monica Banks, Pulchritude and Paton Miller, Paintings, opening Saturday, June 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibition runs through July 26.
 
Pulchritude, a word that sounds ugly, means beauty. Monica Banks’ latest series of porcelain confections and celebratory cakes embrace this paradox. Rendered in sumptuous pastel hues, her ceramic monuments to domesticity examine ugliness, tragedy, creepiness and asymmetry, qualities that beauty must inherently contain in order to be deeper and more meaningful than mere “prettiness”. As usual, Banks’ reflections on problems in the world at large inform her depiction of tiny figures within and on top of the confections. Banks gives these disenfranchised creatures attention they would not otherwise receive. She has said, “All moments deserve a tribute, whether those moments are hopeful or tragic.” Her cakes continue to serve as empathic memorials honoring animals and humans, as well as objects and mythical characters. 
 
Paton Miller’s oil paintings depict ordinary scenes enhanced by his unique inventiveness. Inspired by world travel, as well as domesticity and family life, Miller employs an earthy, neutral pallet, reinforcing his connection to nature and the outdoors. Human figures, as well as animals and invented “species”, populate his canvases. These subjects bring to life Miller’s allegorical narratives that reference other places in other times. Several motifs appear repeatedly in his works: waves depicted as triangular blocks of color, mules and other animals carrying objects on their backs, boats, water and exotic foreign landscapes. When Miller travels, he paints the people he meets as a way to get to know them.
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TAG Fine Arts presents Adam Dant “Maps of London And Beyond”

To celebrate the launch of his new book ‘Maps of London & Beyond‘, TAG Fine Arts presents a solo show of Adam Dant’s works at The Map House, London.  Adam Dant’s new book is full of his brilliantly inventive maps which focus on the history and culture of London (and beyond). He looks in detail at the neighbourhoods of Shoreditch and Hackney, identifies characters commonly found in the squares of Hoxton and Soho, and charts the history of Gin in the city. There is also a geographical guide to London slang, and a tour of some of the city’s public sculptures. The exhibition includes an extensive selection of original works and limited edition prints that are featured in the book.

Friday 29th June – Saturday 14th July Private View & Book Signing Thursday 28th June 6 – 8pm (by invitation only)

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Erika Ranee’s Green Rose at the Ground Floor Gallery

Ground Floor Gallery is proud to present “Green Rose,” a solo exhibition of new works culled from Erika Ranee’s rich trove of abstract, mixed-media drawings informed by nature. This show is the Act3 of a five part exhibition series in celebration of the Galleries fifth anniversary. It opens on June 28th.

“It’s been reported that abolitionist Quakers in Maryland planted and/or wore green roses as beacons of safety for slaves along the Underground Railroad.I like the idea of nature as a beacon. It plays well with my works on paper as they explore the internal biology of plants and humans (in an abstract intuitive way, of course). I think of each work on paper as a journal documentation of energy and essence. Nature is the healer and neutralizer.” – Artist Erika Ranee

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