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Susan Eley Fine Art presents “The Night Garden”

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Susan Eley Fine Arts is pleased to present Allison Green’s in “The Night Garden” from April 19th to May 31st. Green’s paintings celebrate plant forms enveloped in darkness, but illuminated by starry skies; migrating butterflies driven by their near mythic celestial navigation systems; and African Weaver Birds displaying their spectacular nest-making skills in surreal and allegorical settings. With each exhibition the artist has expanded the botanical content from single trees, bushes and weeds to now entire gardens–teeming with growth and rich with animal and plant life. Depicting plants blooming and thriving during the night, her cast of anthropomorphic characters includes Starlings, Stargazer Lilies, King and Queen Proteas, Peace Lilies, Royal Mushrooms and Monarch Butterflies. Enveloped in darkness yet illuminated by the starry sky, Green’s lush and mystical environments invite viewers to sit amidst the gardens of metaphors and uncover the stories within. 

Artist’s reception April 19th – 6:00 – 9:00.

FLOWER POWER at Garvey|Simon until April 28th

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Flower Power, featuring works by six contemporary artists exploring flora in a wide range of media, is the first-ever show co-curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan, of ODETTA Gallery and Elizabeth Garvey, of Garvey|Simon.The two gallerists share a common aesthetic and the exhibition combines artists from their respective programs. Artists include: Christopher Adams, Jackie Battenfield, Daisy Craddock, Sally Gil, Mel Prest, and Sung Won Yun. 

Flowers, gently seductive in their ability to indelibly imprint upon us memories of first meetings, euphoria, and romance, inspire wonder. Flower Power explores both the materiality of flowers through different artistic media, and the entanglement of biological and emotional phenomena they represent. The six artists shown represent a variety of artistic practices, including ceramic, works on paper, and acrylic, and demonstrate the full spectrum from abstraction to realism. Each artist attends to the duality of their subject, offering up an array of technical innovations with which to capture the physicality of flora, and a diverse perspective on flora’s symbolic charge. Flower Power at once enhances and unravels the romance of its muse.

The Gallerists, both members of AWAD who had previously met at Art on Paper, were delighted to co-curate this exhibition. “We were able to connect and re-connect over time because of AWAD, which has been great. We realize that through community we stand a much better chance of growth and strength.”

AWAD and the National Museum of Women in the Arts: Mayfair gallery tour

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

In collaboration with the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and to celebrate Women’s History Month, AWAD members were invited to attend a special evening visit to Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and Richard Saltoun in London.

We started with a tour of the exhibition ‘Vice Versa’ by Sturtevant given by the curator Julia Peyton-Jones at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The exhibition is the first posthumous London showing of the artist and the most recent in the UK since 2013. Featuring her iconic paintings, photographs, installation, video and wallpaper, it showcases why Sturtevant is acknowledged as one of the most important artists of the 21st century. Curated by Peyton-Jones in dialogue with Sturtevant’s daughter, Loren Muzzey, the exhibition consisted of works from the Estate and private collections.

The evening concluded at the Richard Saltoun gallery to visit ‘Women Look At Women’, an exhibition which explores feminine identity through the work of thirteen internationally renowned female artists. The works reflect a different aspect of the relationship women have with their own bodies and how they respond to other women. It is an exciting exhibition for Richard Saltoun, as it is the first in their new gallery space on Dover Street.

Vice Versa‘ is on at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac until 4th April.

Sarah Lee exhibition at Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Diana Ewer, a member of the AWAD London Chapter, has organised a show of photographs by London based photographer Sarah Lee at Leica Gallery in Los Angeles.

In 2015, Lee was commissioned by BAFTA to officially document its awards ceremonies. With unprecedented access, she was briefed to photograph whatever she wanted, in order to capture the unique narrative of these events. Lee chose to shoot in digital black and white with the aim of finding intimate and emotional moments amidst the public and formal nature of BAFTA’s events. Whilst drawn to the glamour and echoes of ‘old Hollywood’, she has refined a sensibility and approach, which revels in the territory of the unguarded, playful and surreal.

Lee’s photographs have already been published in a number of publications, including The Guardian, TIME, Billboard, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and Intelligent Life. She has also exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The exhibition is available to view at Leica Gallery Los Angeles until 2nd April 2018.

Three new showcases by ARTful

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

ARTful, the online gallery and advisory practice providing contemporary art for the corporate and private sector, run by Eleni Polycarpou of our London Chapter, have three showcases on in the City of London.

Four sculptures by Sam Shendi are on display at the St Botolph Building in Aldgate until September 2018. Shendi takes the human figure to its simplest form, enabling the exploration of the idea of the human form as a vessel. Sam has worldwide recognition and collectors and was the winner of the FIRST@108 Public Art Award in 2013.

At Tower 42, ARTful are exhibiting sculptures by Kim Youdan and Gemma Kelly in the first-floor reception area until mid-April 2018. Youdan has developed her mixed media technique using photography as the foundation of her work. Her approachable and colourful creations instill viewers with feelings of nostalgia, memory, and wanderlust.

Kelly’s emotionally expressive sculptures are both playful and confronting: from abstracts that draw on the aesthetic joys of dance, to human bodies that reveal pain and sorrow in their taught sinews and stressed limbs. Much of her work draws on personal experiences that she expressed boldly and without compromise, inviting the viewer into a world that is usually kept hidden and internal, such as in ‘Dance II’, featured below.

Gemma Kelly Dance II

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