Saturday, 31 August 2013

Phoebe Unwin: The Presence of People And Shapes - Wilkinson Gallery - 5th Sept. - 13th Oct. 2013

Image: Phoebe Unwin, "Photograph", 2013 - courtesy the artist/Wilkinson Gallery

For more information, visit the Wilkinson gallery website.

Hannah Maybank - Gimpel Fils - 11th sept. - 11th oct. 2013

Image: Hannah Maybank, "Bridled Briar", 2012 - Courtesy the artist/Gimpel Fils

Image: Hannah Maybank, "Mine Own", 2010 - Courtesy the artist/Gimpel Fils

Image: Hannah Maybank, "I Begin a Ghost", 2011 - Courtesy the artist/Gimpel Fils

Hannah Maybank has shown regularly at Gimpel Fils since 2002 and this exhibition is the recapitulation of a decade's work. She uses the flora that surrounds us to portray an expression of time and mortality through a painted process. Her manner of depicting this shows much variety.

From her earliest days, Maybank has used acrylic paint with latex in carefully layered single colours, to build up a relief on the canvas surface. The result, like a carved frieze, is a surface, which allows for delicate shadows to enhance the image. The relief areas are either left intact or peeled away to reveal an underlying colour which otherwise remains hidden. The contrast between the relatively tough nature of latex and an implied fragility, unmasked in a tear, sums up the captivating manner in which the artist uses this most unusual of paint surfaces.

When Hannah Maybank turned to paper and ink, she recreated her carefully detailed studies of trees as jet-black silhouettes. Maybank used a slightly unorthodox shellac ink, to obtain the deepest black image, set against a pure white background. More recently she has begun to tackle watercolour and graphite to paint delicate flower images, leaving some areas densely painted and others finely outlined. In these, as in all her earlier work, Maybank sets up a contrast between full and empty spaces, balancing quiet with noise, solidity with confusion. There is beauty in fragility, in impermanence.

Hannah Maybank has been commissioned to produce new work for this year's Wirksworth Festival: 6- 22 September, along with Rachael Champion, Emily Speed and Johannes Vogl. She will also be exhibiting in the group show 'Under The Greenwood-Picturing The British Tree' at The St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington: 12th October-23rd November.

For more information visit Gimpel Fils website.

Wirksworth Festival 2013 - 6th - 22nd September - Featuring commissions by Hannah Maybank, Rachael Champion, Emily Speed and Johannes Vogl

Image: Hannah Maybank, "Fontus' Posie", 2013 - courtesy the artist

Wirksworth festival is an exciting annual event that offers sixteen days of contemporary visual art and performance in the unique rural town of Wirksworth.
Wirksworth Festival has clearly established itself as a key event in the East Midlands cultural calendar.

Curator Rose Lejeune has commissioned four artists to create major new works for the 2013 Wirksworth Festival. They are Rachael Champion, Johannes Vogl, Emily Speed, and Hannah Maybank. In addition the Visual Arts programme will feature new works by Eddy Dreadnaught, Sally Lemsford & Sally Newham, Ella Hurman, Olivia Punnett, Tim Shore, Katherine Vaughan & Greg Storrar.

The 2013 Programme, explores the town as dynamic and alive; a meeting point of architecture, people, and time changing and reinventing itself through cycles of growth and decay  - the literal natural flow of germination, flowering, rotting and decay; the ways in which landscape changes through long geological movement and shorter cycle interventions by people, buildings and industries.
Using an eclectic range of media from installation, painting to video and performance, the commissions all will have some poetic, architectural or organic relationship with Wirksworth. 

The middle weekend of the Festival, 14 and 15th September, will focus on the visual art commissions and provide an opportunity to investigate the intersection between the major commissions and the town itself.

"Fontus's Posie" can be found in The Attic above The St Mary's Parish Rooms, Off Church Walk.

For more information, visit the Wirksworth Festival website.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Artworks Open 2013

ArtWorks Open 2013
30th August - 22nd September
Barbican Arts Group Trust is delighted to host ArtWorks Open 2013, running from 30th August to 22nd September at the ArtWorks Project Space London

Private Viewing 30th August 6:30 – 9 pm
(Prize winners announced at 7:00pm)

Barbican Arts Group Trust
Open 31st August – 22nd September Friday – Sunday 12-5pm
114 Blackhorse lane, E17 6AA

JUDGES: David Kefford and Reece Jones
This year the show was selected by artists Reece Jones and David Kefford. Each year one selector passes the batten to a new selector. Past selectors have been Timothy Hyman / Charlotte Hodes (2009), Graham Crowley / Timothy Hyman (2010), Kiera Bennett / Graham Crowley (2011), Reece Jones / Kiera Bennett (2012). The exhibition offers artists from all stages of development a chance to exhibit alongside unexpected juxtapositions with an added bonus of cash prizes.

Adam Kelly | Catherine Lindsay-Davies | Peter Everett | Helen Donnelly | Claude Vergez | Valentina Lari | Chrissy Hazell | Benjamin Heiken | Ashley Fitzgerald | Bettina Amtag | Eduardo Padilha | Ilona Szalay | Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin | Jennifer Campbell | Clare Parfree | Katherine Prendergast | Matthew J Johnson | Keiji Ishida | Catherina Lewis | Pina Lavelli | Elisa Noguera | Oriane Le Cheminant | Lee Marshall | Richard Starbuck | Russell Herron | Simon Leahy-Clark | Harriet Aston | Sharon Haward | Sharon Leahy-Clark | Catherine Cleary | Charlotte C Mortensson | Siobhan Barr | Irene Pérez Hernández | Gina Soden | Alicja Dobrucka

London Buddhist Centre's Shrine Room given a fresh coat of Lascaux Paint

The guys at the London Buddhist Centre here in East London have been busy decorating their shrine room, and have put Lascaux Studio acrylic to good use to deliver a bright new look. 
Well done to all involved and thanks for choosing AP Fitzpatrick Fine Art Materials.
If you would like more information regarding London Buddhist Centre, please visit their website.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Alexis Harding- Nunnery Gallery PV 2/8/13

Alexis Harding- In Progress- Works from the studio.
The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Private View: Friday 2nd August 18.00

 Pink Profile Gravitational, 2012, 120cm Diameter 

 3 spots, 80x60cm, oil and spray paint on MDF