A born again regular (unless it all falls off the edge of a cliff again) almost certainly weekly, or something like weekly, a weekly round up of recommended art events, shows exhibitions and things we rather think might be worth checking out, dates for you diary and such. Mostly London for that’s where we currently operate and explore, and no claims that these are “the best five” or the “Top Five”, we’re not one of those art websites that ignore most things whilst claiming to be covering everything and proclaiming this or that to be the top thing or the best thing. this is just regular list a five or so art things we think you might find interesting….
1: Hyon Gyon‘s show at Parasol Unit is coming to an end, you have until the 31st March to see it in the flesh – “Known for her intricate and highly expressive works, often like mid-burst manifestations of explosive raw energy, Hyon Gyon combines traditional Korean textiles, Japanese paper and paint together with various less conventional materials to create her paintings and sculptural installations. She explores themes of sociocultural identity, grief, anger and sexual politics. Her assemblages are powerful fusions of vivid colour and emotion that appear to collide yet somehow live in unity within each work….” read more via the gallery’s website Parasol Until is at 14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW
2: Dale Grimshaw at Well Hung, opening night April 11th – Now I really really like the work of Dale Grimshaw, especially when he’s on a wall on a street and he goes big, last time he was a Well Hung it all just a little too polite and restrained in those neat frames, Dale’s work is always worth checking out though, he work always has a basis in something, it isn’t you’re usual superficial set of street art flavoured imagery, and so… “We are delighted to announce ‘Still Waters Run Deep’, Dale Grimshaw’s second solo exhibition at Well Hung Gallery. The show features a new series of stripped back portraits, which depict threatened indigenous communities, particularly those from Papua New Guinea. For the past 5 years, Dale Grimshaw has been exploring the relationship between tribal people and the increasingly callous profit led world of globalisation. Dale has done this by juxtaposing powerful portraits with symbolic contemporary imagery, contrasting the old with new worlds.
The new body of works in ‘Still Waters Run Deep’ focus on the simplicity of the individuals, their purity of expression, strength and beauty, concentrating on the intricate detail and reveling in the expressive possibilities of painting in oils. Most of the works find the strong faces framed by abstract brush strokes, implying movement, from which they emerge in magical stillness. The colour palette is simpler now and there is a sense that the artist has become completely at one with his subject matter. These are works of beauty and maturity achieved as a result of total immersion and empathy for his subjects. Dale has had many solo shows in London and recently one in Stockholm. His work has been shown all over Europe and in the USA. He is also one the UK’s most acclaimed street artists, constantly in demand to paint murals across the globe. Please join us on Thursday 11th April for a private view from 6-9pm. Music and refreshments will be provided, the event is open to all but please do email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance. Admission is, as always, free”
3: Beth Collar // Daddy Issues – New work collaboratively commissioned by CGP London and Matt’s Gallery for Dilston Grove. The show is on now, it runs until April 28th Apr, it looks rather intriguing, no real idea what to expect but that’s no bad thing, and look at that images just down there, who could resist? “The result of extended research by the artist Beth Collar, Daddy Issues draws on artefacts from the early church, the tradition of the cadaver tomb effigies in France and England, body horror and anatomical waxwork teaching aids” The address is Southwark Park, London, SE16 2DD, for lots lots more on the show, including the opening times, the show is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, go here- www.cgplondon.org
4: Black Stuff is the name of a group show that opens tonight (Friday 22nd March, 6pm until 9pm) at Unit 3 Projects, the show runs until March 30th – Curated by Karolina Albricht and Matt Lippiatt, the grop show will bring together a group of 9 contemporary artist and focus on the use of colour black in their work. It will be accompanied by an essay written by Sarah White . The exhibition features work by Karolina Albricht, Angela Brandys, Nathan Cash Davidson, Sara Dare, Gabriela Giroletti, Freya Guest| Vincent Hawkins, Matt Lippiatt and Bryan Reedy, I frankly know next to nothing about any of those artists but that’s the thing about a group show, you go along, you find something or someone you line then you go find out more bout the artists who caught your attention, exploring art, arists and artist-led freoup shows is exciting, it can be rewarding, watch this space The address for Unit 3 is ASC Studios, Empson Street, London, E3 3LT
5: The Art Car Boot Fair people have intriguingly posted that 23rd June will be the date of this year’s much anticipated London Art Car Boot Fair, they said little else alongside the photo posted on their various social media feeds, the photo kind of hints that the rather unique and now rather long-standing much-loved event, one of the highlights of the London art calendar, might well be happening back at the venue for last year’s show over in Kings Cross, The post came with a number of hashtags..#acbf2019 #acbf #love #summeroflove #midsummermadness