This is an exciting first for Water Street Gallery – an exhibition with a sole focus on abstraction, both ‘pure’ abstraction and works towards abstraction derived from the visual world.
With the theme of ‘Towards Abstraction’ (rather than pure abstraction) many artists in this exhibition do work from reference points whether oriented in landscape, organic, urban and architecture, expressive, or looking inwardly and through personal experience. These elements are then broken down, abstracted, processed into new forms and visual language. Seeing the works in this exhibition – painting, sculpture, original prints, ceramics – it is apparent that the artists’ knowledge of pure abstraction of the early 20th Century has been absorbed and used freely, moving back and forth from purity to visceral reality, blurring the boundaries, in a good way.'
Featuring BEAT artist David Wiseman LG.
BEAT artists Gordon Cookson, woodturner, is showing his wooden wall plaque as part of The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition. It was inspired by The Prism Tapestry at the same size as the original (25” x 21” ) and is made out of an old pitch pine bench from the Ealing Meeting House.
Courtesy of Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, over 25 BEAT artists have got together to put on an art and crafts exhibition and sale. This will be a preview of what will be on show in September when BEAT holds its annual open studio art trail across the Borough.
Entry is free so why not come along and browse for a while... and maybe find something to buy!
Monday to Saturday - 10am to 5.30pm
Sunday - 11am to 5pm
Exhibiting BEAT artists
BEAT artist Gordon Cookson and his friends from the Middlesex Woodturners Association are exhibiting and demonstrating at the Combined Arts Exhibition in Ruislip. Gordon will be demonstrating on the Bank Holiday Monday, May 29th.
Friday May 26th 12-5pm , Saturday May 27th to Thursday June 1st 10am-5pm, Friday June 2nd 10am to 4pm.
'Iona Stern, Jo Vollers, Helen Adie & Caroline Atkins an exhibition of colour, theatre, intrigue and expression.'
TAKE 4 painters and printmakers – an exhibition of colour, theatre, intrigue and expression.
Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th 10am-6m daily
Featuring BEAT artists Iona Stern.
IMPACT Theatre a registered charity organisation is very pleased to invite you to:
'The Vibrant Colours'
an upcoming group Art Exhibition ( Free Entry) on Sat 20th May 2017 - 11am-5pm at The Old Bowls Club, Kenton Recreation Ground, Harrow, HA3 8AX.
Artists from IMPACT regularly study the work of both old Masters and Contemporary artists and the work displayed on Sat 20th May 2017 shows a sample of the studies they have made.
Looking closely at figure drawing the group copied the work of the American artist Norman Rockwell. They went on to focus on self portraits studying the work of Lucien Freud. The colour studies shown in the portfolio have all sold to a set designer for the film industry to be used in a television production.
In March the group visited the David Hockney exhibition at the TATE Gallery and the work you will see on shows the artists working in Hockney’s style. The artists will continue to study his work and inspired by the vibrant colours develop their own work.
Impact Theatre really does encourage its members to take part in the many aspects of the successful running of the company and facilitates as much input from its members as possible, and its main aims are to promote a positive image of disability and to develop communication and self-confidence, through participation in performing and creative arts.
BEAT artist Sarah Knight is currently exhibiting at the Skylark Art Galleries London
Her tranquil pastels and linocuts are available to buy direct from the wall from Skylark 2 Gallery, 1st Floor Riverside, Oxo Tower Building, SE1
The feature runs from Tuesday 16th to Sunday 4th June, gallery open daily (except Mondays) 11am-6pm
Featuring BEAT art group Off Road Art, Surface Tension is the new exhibition including paintings by Sam Rough, Maggie Le Rougetel, Naomi Healy and ceramics by guest artist Vinicius Les (also a BEAT artists).
The exhibition runs from 13-20 May at the W3 Gallery, 185 High Street, Acton, W3 9DJ.
Opening times are currently unknown.
'The ‘Lost and Found’ exhibition, showing for two weeks at Espacio Gallery, fills the two floors of the large, bright space with impressive historical sculpture, colourful painting, beautiful printmaking, skilful drawing, poetic installations, interactive games and augmented reality.'
Featuring BEAT artist Esperanza Gómez-Carrera, who will be exhibiting as part of the Stewkley House Artists.
'Peter Clossick focuses on faces, the single gure, men and women, the nature of physical sensuousness itself. The models are still, seated or lying; their eyes cast down or even blanked out, while the composition is enlivened by the physical act of perception. His is the moving and heuristic gaze, the act of discovering the world through the exploration of possibilities. “It’s about transformation in every session. Shall I keep something? Shall I push it forward to gain something and lose something else? There is always a multitude of directions in which one can go. But you have to make decisions to reduce the possibilities,” he says. Clossick’s ideas change in the process of working and experimentation on the canvas, opening up a more imaginative world. He revels in exciting and unlimited possibilities, the freedoms and attendant risks which are open to the artist. He wants to capture a sense of relationship between himself and the subject rather than describing the external appearance, the edge of things. It is a two-way interaction which is not from outside looking in or inside looking out, but meeting in the middle. This is never a simple description of the outer skin of things, but rather a multi-layered, multi-toned articulation of physical realities. Perhaps in uenced by his training at the Camberwell School of Art, the starting point remains the close observation of the living body through drawing. Clossick incorporates uncertainty, multiple moments and probability into his nudes and portraits through a protracted process, involving incessant drawing with pen and ink, oil stick and eventually paint. His thickly encrusted surfaces can take years to dry out. But he also enjoys the thrill of working with great speed and infectious impetuosity.'
A celebration of trees, with work almost exclusively by members of The Arborealists, a group of 43 artists with a national profile, from Wales to East Anglia and Sussex to Cornwall, of diverse art practice, philosophy, scale, medium, style and technique, who share the rich and versatile subject of the tree.
BEAT artist David Wiseman is exhibiting.
Felix & Spear Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by the award winning artist Susanne du Toit (born 1955).
At the centre of Susanne du Toit’s latest series of portraits, Motherhood, are three generations of the same family. The subjects of these paintings are her daughters, sharing intimate and often uncomfortable moments with their own children – in the womb, at the breast, finding their feet. Meanwhile, on the other side of the canvas there is du Toit herself, grandmother and painter, reliving the harsh and formative experience of motherhood through these scenes.
Susanne du Toit has always preferred to paint those closest to her. She explains:
“I like to use my family as subjects because I feel that this is my world, that it’s unique to me, and this makes my work personal rather than generic. I found this series especially rewarding to paint, because I can remember the inner-turmoil of motherhood so clearly. For me – and for many others I’m sure – having children was a decision I made freely but could never quite reconcile myself with. I certainly don’t regret it, but being a mother and being an artist are two very different realities, which I found to be in constant tension with one another. For many years, this led to a profound dualism in my life, and now I can see my daughters facing the same situation.”
One of, BEAT artist, Peter Esslemont's watercolours has been selected for display in the Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, showing at the Bankside Gallery from 3-15 March. The gallery is located on the south bank of the Thames, just next to Tate Modern, and is open daily from 11am to 6pm. Nearest tubes include Southwark (Jubilee Line) and St Pauls (Central Line).
"The Royal Watercolour Society’s annual Contemporary Watercolour Competition encourages innovation and experimentation in all water-based media and provides a platform for both established and emerging artists.
Works are selected by a distinguished panel of judges who work in diverse areas of the contemporary art world and are exhibited at Bankside Gallery.
As modern day humans, we are often very quick to judge, remark and make assumptions based on people’s appearance, but this striking series of intimate portraits leaves everything to the imagination – deliberately cropping out clothing, shoes, environment and posture.
In association with Ealing Soup Kitchen, photographer Remy Whiting sympathetically explores the people who make use of this amazing service.