What’s New | Exhibitions in 2019
Rare silkscreens by Peter Blake, a collective London spectacular and fresh prints from the queens of contemporary collage line up for the year ahead
Iona Stern, ‘A Place in Time’
Described by artist Iona Stern as a “collection of memories” of time and place, this is a captivating exhibition of abstract monotype silkscreen prints, acrylic and oil paintings. Join us for celebratory drinks and a ‘Meet the Artist’ afternoon on Saturday 19 January. No need to reserve your place, just drop by on the day. A Place in Time, January 10-27 (Meet the Artist, Saturday 19 January, 1-5pm). See more of Iona’s work here.
Sir Peter Blake’s rare prints
A unique exhibition of rare prints by a legend of British Pop Art – all for sale, and from the private collection of gallery directors Brian and Melanie Davis. Don’t miss the chance to view, and own, a piece of art history. From January 31-February 17. See more of Sir Peter Blake’s work here.
Bruce McLean – Prints & Ceramics
We’re excited to announce in the very early spring an exhibition of ceramics and limited edition prints from acclaimed British conceptual artist Bruce McLean. Bruce has long shown his silkscreens, collages and monoprints at For Arts Sake but this will bring together his artworks with his experimental pottery and sculptural pieces. More details to be revealed soon… From February 28-March 17. See more of Bruce’s prints here.
Paintings by Michèle Jaffé-Pearce, David Cottingham & David Wiseman
Throughout the year we will be giving over our intimate lower gallery, The Inside Space, to showcasing new paintings by three hugely talented local artists. In the spring (March 21-April 14) we welcome Michèle Jaffé-Pearce with her abstract oils inspired variously by the natural world, Jewish mysticism, Japanese philosophy and space exploration. In the summer (June 6-23) we welcome the paintings and prints of landscape and figurative dance artist David Cottingham and in the autumn (October 3-20) we feature the fluid, magical natural landscapes of David Wiseman.
Isabel Merrick ceramics
Richly decorative ceramic homeware from Isbael Merrick will be on show in the spring, alongside the paintings of Michèle Jaffé-Pearce (see above). Her pottery works are mini-landscapes inspired by the Devon coast and countryside where she lives, while her more sculptural pieces also allude to the textures of nature using traditional Japanese glazes such as shino and tenmoku. From March 21-14 April. You can view a selected range of Isabel’s work in our Ealing gallery now, or for more information visit her website here.
Our first large-scale exhibition of 2019 will be this hugely exciting joint show, ‘Glitter Bunnies’, from the British queens of collage Maria Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde (aka Steph Burnley). Expect a fusion of photography and graphics and beautiful and bizarre dreamscapes from Bonnie and Clyde, alongside surreal portraits with a splash of vintage Hollywood from Maria Rivans. It’s going to be a corker. From May 2 – 26. For more on Maria Rivans see here, and for Bonnie and Clyde see here.
Delicate and spellbinding work from painter and printmaker Emiko Aida will take over The Inside Space in the summer. Born in Tokyo, now living and working close to our gallery in Ealing, west London, Emiko has long been fascinated by the fragility and isolation of people in big cities and the junction between traditional and contemporary cultures. From June 27-July 14. For more of Emiko’s work see here.
The ‘London’ show
A second blockbuster of an exhibition coming up for you this autumn, when we gather together the cream of contemporary British printmaking in one wonderful group show around the enduring theme of ‘London’. See exclusively commissioned and never-before-seen new works celebrating the capital from artists including Paul Catherall, John Duffin, Nick Morley, Pete Wareham, Colin Moore, Martin Grover, Louise Hayward, Anna Marrow and many more… From September 5-29. Watch this space!
A major new solo show featuring a treasure trove of drawings, paintings and unique prints from acclaimed Irish artist Morgan Doyle. Like frozen film stills, his beautiful abstract landscapes briefly silence the chaos of the outside world. From November 1-24. For more of Morgan’s work see here.
Unique 3D collaged artworks created from vintage books and record sleeves are the hallmark of British contemporary artist Alison Stockmarr. A marvellous show to round off the year and take us through Christmas… (and there’s no need to wait – you can find Alison’s work in our gallery now. Just pop in or email [email protected] for details). From November 28 2019 – January 4 2020
Words: Alexa Baracaia