Malcolm Liepke | Dream of Me
10 May 2019 – 2 Jun 2019
Pontone Gallery is excited to present this much-anticipated exhibition of new paintings by acclaimed American artist, Malcolm Liepke.
Above all, a painter of the body, he works with a cast of distinctively attractive models to make images of languorous and sensual appeal. His graphically accomplished and bravura handling of paint and colour express this world, making allusive reference to icons of popular culture, the pin-up and the shiny surfaces of the mediated image, which are often undisguised sources of inspiration for his compositions.
Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2019
9 May 2019 – 24 May 2019
A celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.
There is always so much to enjoy in this exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings.
Unlike other portrait exhibitions, it is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society. It is one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.
Wimbledon Art Fair
9 May 2019 – 12 May 2019
Wimbledon Art Studios
Stories and Spaces: The only London art fair where you can visit, explore, and interact with artists in their studios.
What? A rare chance to discover and buy art directly from 150 of London's top artists and makers, as they open their private studios to the public for four days. From painting to ceramics, photography to fashion, meet the creative masterminds behind the works in their natural habitats.
Polychrome | Frea Buckler x Smithson Gallery x Jealous
9 May 2019 – 26 May 2019
Jealous Gallery East
Frea Buckler’s second London solo exhibition is the exciting outcome of a long-term artistic relationship between two galleries: Smithson Gallery and Jealous Gallery. Both strive to ensure a strong relationship between gallery and artist, sharing an open ambition to collaborate that is unique in the contemporary art market and poignant in the current environment.
Both galleries celebrated their ten-year anniversary last year, their paths crossing continuously throughout. 2019 marks a new chapter for their relationship and the right time to co-curate an exhibition. Encapsulating the momentum of these two modern galleries, British female artist Frea Buckler’s second solo show establishes the perfect starting point to mark this thriving relationship.
Alexi Marshall: The Redemption of Delilah
8 May 2019 – 1 Jun 2019
Alexi Marshall's debut solo exhibition presents a new series of work which explores the maligned female characters of biblical, Mexican and Trinidadian culture, reclaiming them as flawed heroines.
Marshall subverts the usual didactic nature of traditional narratives inviting the viewer to look deeper at condemned female figures, centring around the biblical story of Samson and Delilah. While Delilah’s name has become synonymous with a voluptuous and treacherous woman, we never find out her fate in the Bible or if she felt guilt for her actions; like many of the women in the text she exists so briefly, never fleshed out to be human and denigrated as ‘bad’ forever.
Carey Mortimer - Contemplations
7 May 2019 – 24 May 2019
With strong connections to the land surrounding her, Carey has created a collection of beautifully rich art, using ancient techniques for her 2019 Solo Show at Thackeray Gallery, Kensington.
‘Contemplations’ is a selection of 30 uniquely stunning artworks. Carey uses meticulously sourced objects and materials for canvases, building upon each surface with egg tempera, gold leaf and walnut ink creating outstandingly individual paintings that are truly mesmerising.
IMAGE: Polychrome | Frea Buckler x Smithson Gallery x Jealous