What’s New | Spring & Summer Exhibition Highlights
From the queens of contemporary collage to the delicate aquatint etchings of Emiko Aida, here’s what to expect in the gallery as the weather warms up
We are thrilled to unveil a blockbuster exhibition this May – a hugely exciting joint show, ‘Glitter Bunnies’, featuring British queens of collage Maria Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde, with ceramic artist Amy Douglas. What to expect? A fusion of photography and graphics and beautiful and bizarre dreamscapes from Bonnie and Clyde (below); surreal portraits with a splash of vintage Hollywood from Maria (above); plus subversively reimagined decorative ceramic figures from Amy (bottom). One not to miss! From May 2 – 26.
Our intimate lower gallery The Inside Space will be devoted to the paintings of abstract artist David Cottingham in the early summer. David, who studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art under Sir Anthony Caro and Philip King, is a London-based painter and printmaker whose art has its roots in sculpture. His pieces range from landscape-influenced abstract works to large, figurative, dance-inspired paintings on canvas and limited edition prints. “My paintings are abstracted improvisations on the two themes that most inspire me, the human body in motion and the spirit of place,” he says. From June 6-23. For more, visit David’s website here.
Delicate and spellbinding work from painter and printmaker Emiko Aida will take over The Inside Space in June and July. 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.