A Three-Dimensional Sky
28 Mar 2019 – 11 May 2019
Kristin Hjellegjerde | London
Crashing waves, sea spray and looming snow-topped mountains, British artist Caroline Jane Harris’ latest body of work adopts nature’s expanse as a lens through which to explore the relationship between image-making, subject and object.
For her solo show A Three Dimensional Sky at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery London, she combines sourced analogue photographs in the form of century-old magic lantern slides with her own recent digital images, ﬂattening time, space and place into an array of multi-dimensional tactile artworks.
Bob Barron Solo Show Retrospective: Time Past and Time Present
29 Mar 2019 – 26 Apr 2019
D Contemporary presents Bob Barron's new solo show, a mix of paintings, mixed media and slate works. The artist speaks of his work as follows
‘I am interested in the life of the mind and of feeling, but, nevertheless, people confronting the work will make of it what they will.’
29 Mar 2019 – 11 Apr 2019
Rhodes Contemporary Art
Self-taught, Eymann is best known for his oil paintings; exploring dark themes, and experimenting with form and content by deconstructing and reinterpreting traditional painting subjects.
Eymann’s second show at the gallery, BLOOM explores the destruction of traditional painting styles. In this new series of works, he takes the traditional subjects of flowers and the ‘still life’ and transforms them into an explosion of colour and texture.
Florence Henri Reflecting Bauhaus: Photographs and Paintings
28 Mar 2019 – 18 May 2019
Florence Henri’s work has featured in major institutional exhibitions worldwide, but this is the first time in many years that such a large body of the artist’s work is available for sale. Despite enjoying considerable popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, Henri’s work was forgotten until it resurfaced through a fortuitous series of discoveries in the mid-1970s that led to a thorough study of her work and the creation of her archive.
Henri trained first as a pianist in Rome and then as a painter under Fernand Léger, from whom she adopted the visual language of Cubism. At the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1924, she was also taught by Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Henri enrolled at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture in Dessau in 1927 at which point she turned solely to photography.
The Ey Commission: Van Gogh And Britain
27 Mar 2019 – 11 Aug 2019
Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône, L'Arlésienne, and two works he made while a patient at the Saint-Paul Asylum, At Eternity’s Gate and Prisoners Exercising. They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery.
Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He walked the streets alone, dreaming of the future. He fell in love with British culture, especially the novels of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. And he was inspired by the art he saw here, including paintings by Constable and Millais which are featured in the exhibition. They affected his paintings throughout his career.
Billy Crosby, Superorganism
23 Mar 2019 – 7 Apr 2019
New paintings and sculpture by Thames-Side Studios-based Billy Crosby (b. 1992, Dumfries and Galloway). Crosby completed his BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at Camberwell College of Arts and was a John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Prize Winner.
The paintings have been worked on simultaneously or in quick succession in the studio. Excess from paintings is used to imprint other canvases, canvases are stacked and paint soaked through one onto another, paint left in the spray gun after finishing one painting is used as another’s starting point and polystyrene has found its way onto the canvases. The paints used are readymade factory colours, any mixing that has gone on has been either wet on wet on canvas or where the run-off has pooled on the floor and mixed.
IMAGE: Superorganism, Billy Crosby