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‘Once Upon A Tomorrow’ a solo exhibition by Steve Quinn at the Curious Duke Gallery

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Curious Duke Gallery is proud to announce the apocalyptic new exhibition of collage artist, Steven Quinn, runs until April 1st 2017. ‘Once Upon A Tomorrow’ is one of the most politically and culturally relevant exhibitions you can visit in London at the moment. Combining cut-outs from old magazines and historic imagery, Quinn creates ominous collage narratives in which the threat of nuclear destruction and intergalactic conflict loom large.

Against these expansive, portentous backdrops are juxtaposed scenes of mundane domesticity taken from vintage magazines: a figure sunbathing in front of an ominous, expanding sun; a 50’s housewife preparing dinner as a mushroom cloud blooms in the distance.

The result is a beguiling melting pot of ideas, that’s at once thought-provoking, visually arresting, and seeped in dark humour.

“Recently, immigration, Trump, and privacy have been themes which have influenced me a lot. Most of the time I buy old books and magazines, then spend time breaking and cutting them up roughly, sorting them into subject matter. For me the paper quality is better with old magazines. If you’re lucky, you can score some really old 40’s magazines that have been screen printed.”

Steve Quinn, 2017

‘Identities’ Figurative Painting at Sarah Wiseman Gallery (until 25 March)

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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Image: Henrietta Dubrey’s Clean (Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Wiseman Gallery)

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Sarah Wiseman Gallery is proud to present the spring exhibition ‘Identities’ featuring the work of four prominent women painters Clare Bonnet, Toni Cogdell, Henrietta Dubrey and Veronica Wells.
In a diverse, exciting exhibition each of these artists explores a range of themes within figurative art; from personal histories to the influences of fashion and media. All four have a shared theme of seeking personal authenticity through their work, by exploring common and relatable experiences as artists and as women.

‘This exhibition didn’t start out as an exhibition of women’s art exclusively. We wanted an exhibition of contemporary figurative painting, and the four artists that came to mind just happen to be women.’

Sarah Wiseman, February 2017

It’s an undeniable fact that women’s issues are under the spotlight in recent months, so this exhibition is at a poignant moment in time. Throughout history, women’s artistic achievements have been far less well acknowledged than their male counterparts. However, with major solo exhibitions at Tate from artists like Marlene Dumas, Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O’Keefe; and at Modern Art Oxford, Jenny Saville, Barbara Kruger and currently Lubaina Himid, it seems that finally, women’s part of the story of art is taking its rightful place.

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Six AWAD Members are exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in London, Battersea, from 8 to 12 March

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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Image: Marie-Eve Proteau’s Organza Obscura (Courtesy of the Artist and Arteria)

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One of the early signs of spring arriving to London has to be the Battersea Spring Edition of the Affordable Art Fair and one more year, many AWAD Members are exhibiting. Click on the name of the galleries below for further information and for tickets to this fair that now showcases more than 100 local and international galleries.

Arteria Gallery

Caiger Contemporary Art

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery

The Linda Blackstone Gallery

One Church Street

TAG Fine Arts

 

Art Rickshaw at the Asia House Art Fair (16-19 March)

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Art Rickshaw presents ‘Traditional Art and Embroidery’, an exhibition that will take place during the Asia House Fair that runs from 16th to 19th March 2017 at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London.

Art Rickshaw is the authorized UK representative for XQ Vietnam, one of the foremost silk embroidery houses. The works featured in the exhibition is shown above (image courtesy of Art Rickshaw).
Each year Asia House, a Pan-Asian organisation in the UK hosts a bustling Asian Bazaar showcasing cultural products and experience from different regions of Asia. For more information visit the Asia House website by clicking here.

Bloom: Charlotte Hardy and Sally Stafford at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery (4 – 25 Feb)

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Sarah Wiseman Gallery is pleased to announce ‘Bloom’ with Charlotte Hardy and Sally Stafford, a joyous, beautiful exhibition exploring colour and pattern interpreting floral forms.

Painter and illustrator Charlotte Hardy finds inspiration in decoration and pattern found in the everyday. Exploring arrangements of pleasing design such as flowers in vases, a still life of a dining table or a shop window display, Charlotte’s work is both loosely expressive and closely observed. Her brushwork is often simple and straightforward but also contain studies of wallpaper design, textile pattern or decoration of ceramics. Take a look at available works here.

Sally Stafford is well known for her expressive landscape painting, using mixed media. Colours and textures develop through application of multiple layers of paint, ink, wax and pigment. There is an element of impressionism in her painting in the way she approaches her work, the intuitive feel of her brushwork, however the mix of different media keeps it resolutely contemporary. View works included in the exhibition here and shown below is Matriarch (courtesy of the artist and Sarah Wiseman Gallery).

Sarah Wiseman Gallery Sally Stafford Matriarch

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