This will be London based painter Nick Goss’ second solo exhibition of work at Josh Lilley Gallery. Entitled ‘Tin Drum’, the collection showcases oil and watercolour paintings of locations that Nick knows well and has inhabited, even if only very briefly. Working from drawings and photographs, the artist re-imagines familiar interiors such as his studio and band rehearsal room with ‘an unspectacular vocabulary of forms’. Items such as tables, lamps and chairs emerge partially before sinking back into the empty space, signalling the artist’s fleeting half memories and experiences of these places.
Josh Lilley Gallery
44-46 Riding House Street
London W1W 7EX
Belmacz began as a venue to showcase Julia Muggenburg’s striking jewellery designs and ‘alchemy-inspired beauty preparations’. Influenced by her creative relationships with artists, sculptors and craftspeople, the new Belmacz space on London’s Davies Street is ‘dedicated to all that’s unique and unexpected’, blurring the boundaries between shop-keeping and art curation. The space hosts regular exhibitions and has fast become something of a go-to cultural space! We are thrilled to have worked with Belmacz to frame several pieces for their upcoming exhibition ‘See-Through’, featuring five European artists.
45 Davies Street
This unique exhibition showcases preparatory sketches and previously unseen photographic scrap books by Trojan, a self-taught artist, make-up artist and fashion icon! During the late 1980’s, Trojan was immersed in the London club scene, partying at the likes of White Trash, Asylum, The Pink Panther and Taboo. In 1986 he sadly died of a drug overdose at the age of twenty, shocking the underground club scene. The sketches on display in this exhibition were drawn using biro and cheap pens in a raw and uncompromising fashion, providing a glimpse into Trojan’s humorous and chaotic lifestyle whilst also acting as preparation for his larger painted works.
Over the past two years contemporary artist and long-time John Jones client Chris Ofili has been busy producing a fantastic collection of paintings and work on paper inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The collection was created for 'Metamophosis: Titian 2012', a multi-arts project run by The National Gallery and The Royal Opera House as part of the Cultural Olympiad’s London 2012 festival. The works are now on display at the beautiful Victoria Miro gallery.
Victoria Miro Gallery
16 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW
The annual East Finchley Arts Festival is a great opportunity for locals to step out, enjoy the arts, and raise valuable charity funds in the process. This year’s beneficiary is the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in north London, providing support for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families. Festival organisers hope to generate revenue for the institution through an exciting fine art exhibition and auction.
All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, N2
The latest northern show to have caught our eye is the free exhibition ‘First Cut’ at Manchester Art Gallery. 31 international artists who ‘cut, sculpt and manipulate paper’ into stunning pieces have been brought together to transform the gallery space into a fantastical world of giant paper sculptures, forests of paper trees, wildlife cut from maps and guns fashioned from paper currency. Editions of these artworks are available to buy online from the Manchester Art Gallery website.
Manchester Art Gallery,
Manchester M2 3JL
We are excited to learn that The Genesis Foundation is currently gearing up to present the first solo exhibition of works by Spanish artist Greta Alfaro. Two site-specific videos and a collection of photographs will be showcased in the historic Fish & Coal building, an abandoned semi-derelict Grade II listed premises on Regent Canal. Greta’s work deals predominantly with tradition, art history, tales and religion, and ties these issues to concerns of the modern day. After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Photography in 2011, Greta was the first beneficiary of the Genesis Photography Scholarship.
Fish and Coal Building, Granary Square,
Off Goods Way, London, N1C
Howard Dyke is currently exhibiting his third solo show with Charlie Dutton Gallery. Titled ‘Keroscene’, the artist combines powerful gestural marks with an abstract expressive painting language to create startling and powerful images. Two paintings on display in this show continue the theme of the burka present in Howard’s previous work and the collection looks to reveal imagery which is ‘simultaneously political and humorous’.
‘His bombastic violent destructiveness, cuts, drips and gestural paint works have filled the gallery’.
The bold style and neon colour palette of Howard’s work demands attention and we highly recommend you pop down to investigate!
Charlie Dutton Gallery
1A Princeton Street,
London WC1R 4AX
We have been working with creative membership Love Art London to organise intimate studio visits with some of London’s most exciting and inspiring artistic talent. Our September event will continue the Olympic mania that has swept across the capital with a visit to the studio of Nicola Green, recently commissioned to create an artwork centred on Lord Sebastian Coe. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, Nicola’s work has been selected for renowned public collections including The Courtauld Institute of Art, London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She is perhaps most famous for her series ‘In Seven Days’ based on the 2008 Obama election campaign, and is an artist passionate about telling human stories.
This free exclusive event is taking place in Nicola's private studio in Finsbury Park on Tuesday 25th September 6:30 - 8pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend and learn more about the artist’s work, her career highlights and peek behind the scenes.
Internationally renowned dance venue Sadler’s Wells has recently commissioned a new series of work by Donna Huddleston for display in the theatre’s upper foyer. Entitled ‘Witch Dance’, the art has been created in response to an influential piece by modern and expressionist dancer Mary Wigman, providing a fitting subject matter for the venue.
Through this commission the artist has returned to her background in set design, with each piece being a proposal for future dance performances. Composed of nine separate panels, the works fit together to form a vast frieze which begins on the mezzanine floor and draws the eye upwards as the remainder of the mural unfolds.
Sadler's Wells Theatre
The John Jones team are really looking forward to the annual International Design & Architecture Awards, hosted by leading UK interiors magazine Design Et Al. The Awards offer a variety of categories across residential architecture, interior design and product design, and are not judged by a panel of experts. Instead, a shortlist is presented online, and voting is open to the public. These Awards aim to celebrate the best in design, and the winners are recognised as leading practitioners in their field. Cast your votes now before the Awards Ceremony on Friday 28th September.
The Dorchester Hotel
53 Park Lane, Mayfair,
London W1K 1QA
In this exhibition, the legendary painter ‘Bert Irvin returns to his place of birth for a show entitled ‘Royal Oak’. Named after his favourite local pub, this brand new collection of work on paper reflects the artist’s life in 2012 and will be on display at Advanced Graphics. At 90 years young, Albert still continues to work as a full time artist! Full of the energy, charm and wit of a teenager, he has a fantastic appetite for life. Many of the artworks on display in this exhibition are named after venues the artist enjoys visiting and that contribute to his creative language.
32 Long Lane