John Jones are pleased to have framed a new solo exhibition of work by our long-time client Julian Opie, now on display at Lisson Gallery. The artist is widely recognised for his contribution to contemporary art over the past three decades, and investigates ideas of representation and the means by which images are perceived and understood. By reinterpreting the vocabulary of everyday life, Opie opens a discussion between the ‘slick visual language of modern society and art history’. The exhibition includes a series of Opie’s signature walking figures. These depict unknown passersby from the streets of London, and are displayed in a layout which recalls Egyptian friezes.
29 Bell Street
The John Jones design team are pleased to have presented a diverse collection of work for display in the Barbican, marking the 50th anniversary of James Bond. This unique exhibition will showcase the design and style behind one of the world’s most iconic movie brands, and includes tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, special effects and props! This multi-sensory experience is designed to take audiences on a journey into the ‘making of’ Bond style over the past half a century.
26 Goswell Road,
John Jones are looking forward to welcoming a select group of artists from the Young Masters Art prize to our design studios for a workshop and tour of our 38,000 sq ft premises! On 3rd July 2012, participants will have the opportunity to meet the John Jones team and discover the art of framing, artwork presentation and the impact that different materials and supports can have on the final appearance of artwork. Here at John Jones, we are committed to the museum standard preservation and protection of fine art, and believe that all artists should be aware of the risks of using poor quality materials, storage and display techniques. Our design and conservation teams are able to discuss how to combat these issues, improve the longevity of your own artwork, and offer tips and advice tailored to your unique style of work. If you are interested in visiting John Jones for a workshop and tour, please email email@example.com
4 Morris Place
The next exhibition scheduled to take place at Poppy Sebire gallery will explore the power, subtlety and humour of the pencil and paper, the most basic of artistic tools. Demonstrating the limitless potential of this simple media, the collection challenges traditional ideas that the pencil is only a tool for preparation. Some of the sketches featured in this exhibition have ‘qualities to which the finished works could never aspire’ and hold their own as individual works to be appreciated in their own right. Some artists have attempted to push the idea of drawing beyond its conventional limits, into a conceptual realm, whilst others have returned to their first principles to experiment with form and process. The exhibition has been curated by John Jones client Danny Rolph, who recently exhibited a solo show at Poppy Sebire Gallery.
All Hallows Hall
6 Copperfield Street
London SE1 0EP
Green Cardamom is a visual arts organisation promoting the artwork of the Middle East and India. Working on a not-for-profit basis, the organisation develops curatorial projects and also runs a commercial gallery programme in London. The next exhibition scheduled to take place at their London gallery space presents a new body of work by Mohammad Ali Talpur based upon calligraphy. Talpur investigates ideas rooted in Islamic philosophy through beautiful and meticulous calligraphic works, likening the “dancing lines” to “the deepest visual experience of ‘form as idea’.”
Green Cardamom Gallery
5a Porchester Place
The Helen Bamber Foundation is a collection of human rights specialists who provide practical support and treatment for victims of cruelty. The Foundation is partnering with world renowned artist Anish Kapoor to auction a diverse collection of contemporary art at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale on Wednesday 27th June. John Jones are delighted to have supported this project and framed all of the fine art up for sale. This will include artwork by Matthew Barney, David Chipperfield, Richard Deacon, Carol Ann Duffy, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Peter Lindbergh, Richard Long, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Ai Weiwei. All twelve artworks can be viewed in the Soethby’s online catalogue, and this sale marks a great opportunity to support the Foundation and their unwavering commitment to human rights.
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA UK
Simon Oldfield Gallery is set to present ‘Courtship of the Peoples’, a large group exhibition showcasing diverse artworks on paper. This collection explores ‘the pursuit of affection and the idea of personal correspondence', and began by inviting a group of artists to exhibit their work. In turn, each artist has proposed another artist whom they would like to invite to exhibit alongside them. The result is an interesting visual dialogue and is a continuation of the 2011 exhibition ‘Friendship of the Peoples’, another large group exhibition of work on paper. John Jones was delighted to install the 2011 exhibition using museum level picture hanging techniques.
Simon Oldfield Gallery
9 Henrietta Street,
John Jones were delighted to recently frame a diverse collection of work for the Haugar Art Museum in Norway. 17 years after the Museum first opened, Haugar have now opened a new exhibition space which will house items from their permanent collection. This expansion has been financed by the Museum’s owner/proprietor Vestfold County and the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Anniken Huitfeldt.
The space is also currently showcasing the ‘After-Munch’ series by Andy Warhol, which John Jones have framed to museum standards.
Haugar Art Museum
Furtherfield gallery is exhibiting a collection of work exploring the difficulties of contemporary life for the masses. This exhibition presents a diverse mixture of installations, digital video, paintings and drawings, which all approach heavyweight topics such as money, politics and frustration. Furtherfield provides a platform for art, technology and social change, and has earned a reputation as the capital’s first dedicated gallery for networked and media art. Based in Finsbury Park, the gallery is one of our neighbours, working towards cultural growth and development for the area.
A private view of this collection will take place on Saturday 16th June 2-5pm
Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NQ
Nancy Holt, Over the Hill (Joan Jonas), Northern New Jersey, 1968. Composite inkjet print on archival rag paper, printed from 16 original 126 format transparencies, printed 2012. 101.6 x 101.6 cm
Haunch of Venison gallery are set to display the first UK solo exhibition of work by American artist Nancy Holt, a pioneering figure in site-specific art, film and video work. Holt was one of the artists responsible for initiating the land art movement in the 1960’s, a revolutionary idea in which artists stepped out of their studios and began physically creating work in the landscape. This movement was an exploration of our shifting relationship with the forces of nature and a rejection of the materialistic modern world.
Haunch of Venison Gallery
103 New Bond Street
London W1S 1ST
The next exhibition at 43 Inverness Street showcases a selection of work by contemporary artist Fabian Peake. The collection comprises of diverse media including paintings, photography, wall pieces, woodcut prints and a silk screen printed poem specially made for the exhibition titled ‘I say it flew over London’. These works have been selected from different periods in the artist’s creative practice, creating a rare opportunity to see them together. Theatricality, performance and language have all been consistently important in Peake’s works, and viewers have the opportunity to enjoy and observe these themes in this exhibition.
This exhibition is available to view Thur~Sat 12~5pm and by appointment, please contact Suzie Lee firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a viewing.
43 Inverness Street,
Polish artist Slawa Harasymowicz is showcasing a collection of silkscreen prints and drawings at the Freud Museum in London. These artworks will be showcased alongside items from the Museum’s permanent collection, and include images from the Graphic novel ‘The Wolf Man’ written by Richard Appignanesi and illustrated by Harasymowicz. This exhibition reveals Harasymowicz’s own working methods, which explore ideas around repetition, collation and the reworking of images. Set in the house of Sigmund Freud, the works and their groupings investigate the ambiguity of communication. Multiple loose sheets of drawings are pulled together, offering the viewer varied comprehensions of analytical processes.
20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX