{"payload":{"data":[{"id":"583","created":"2023-10-06 09:25:24","modified":"2024-05-20 14:41:57","title":"Still Life! \/ Moritz Baumann","extract":"A collection of eight exquisite still life paintings presented in rare early 20th century 'Tramp' frames. Moritz will also be showing eight 'Mountain Drawings' of Swiss Alpine scenes executed in coloured pencil.","exhibition_start":"2023-11-27 10:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-12-09 18:00:00","highlighted":"0","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4215","created":"2023-12-11 09:09:16","modified":"2023-12-11 09:10:08","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"583","image_id":"7216","disp_order":"0","title":"Con 6.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/still-life-moritz-baumann-november-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"580","created":"2023-09-27 15:43:03","modified":"2023-09-28 09:46:56","title":"A Geometry of Echoes \/ Dan Fern","extract":"Following the success of Dan Fern's 2018 monograph 'On the Horizon', and intended as a sequel, Fern's new book, 'A Geometry of Echoes', will be launched at an exhibition of the same name and will feature many of the artworks contained in the book. With a new essay by leading critic and writer, Rick Poynor, and again designed by Nerina Wilter, the new 200-page book contains a comprehensive selection of Dan Fern's works since 2018. This includes the epic 'bibliotek' project of collages on found books; a further exploration of Fern's continuing interest in mountain landscapes coupled with his fascination for the T'ang Dynasty artists and poets referred to collectively in Chinese culture as the 'rivers and mountains' artists; and '...sometime, never' - extracts from Dan Fern's journals and notebooks during the period dominated by the global corona virus epidemic. Dan Fern is an award-winning graphic artist and an influential teacher. A graduate of Manchester College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, Fern has worked extensively across all areas of visual communication; his commissioned graphic works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, the Joan Mir\u00f3 Foundation in Barcelona, the Smithsonian Institute in New York and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Dan Fern retired as Head of the RCA's School of Communications in 2010, and as a Professor Emeritus retains his links with education as a lecturer and research supervisor. ","exhibition_start":"2023-11-21 09:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-11-25 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4137","created":"2023-09-27 15:55:16","modified":"2023-09-27 15:55:33","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"580","image_id":"7125","disp_order":"0","title":"cover12.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/a-geometry-of-echoes-dan-fern-november-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"585","created":"2023-11-17 17:21:21","modified":"2023-11-17 17:26:49","title":"Elliott Erwitt: Personal Bests \/ SOL-LDN","extract":"SOL LDN is pleased to announce that a new exhibition of photographs by Elliott Erwitt will open in Fitzrovia in November 2023. Celebrating Erwitt\u2019s 95th year, the exhibition includes 30 of the photographer\u2019s most celebrated images from his long and storied career. Elliott Erwitt: Personal Bests will present six decades of the photographer\u2019s sharp observation, from humorous street scenes to historic documentation. Erwitt has spent the majority of his life in New York, where he developed his unique style of street photography, characterised by satirical humour and sharp wit. One of Erwitt\u2019s earliest and best known works will be on display, a photograph from 1946 of a small Chihuahua standing next to a pair of women\u2019s feet in sandals. The photograph demonstrates Erwitt\u2019s creativity, presenting a unique view of New York from the perspective of a dog. Erwitt\u2019s career rocketed when he was invited to join Magnum Photos in the early 1950s. The exhibition will feature important photographs from many of his assignments, including \u201cthe kitchen cabinet debate\u201d between President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev in 1959 and Che Guevara in the wake of the Cuban Revolution (1964). Other celebrities to sit for Erwitt included Marilyn Monroe, John F Kennedy and Salvador Dal\u00ed, whose portraits will also be on display. ABOUT SOL LDN SOL LDN is an online platform for photography, launched in January 2023 as The Home of Photography Collecting Online. Adopting an itinerant exhibition model, the platform holds a handful of pop-up exhibitions across various sites in London each year. Elliott Erwitt: Personal Bests is SOL LDN\u2019s second iteration of 2023 and will pop-up for five days in Fitzrovia, in the middle of November. ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in 1928 in Paris to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, where the family moved shortly after his birth. In 1939, Erwitt\u2019s family took the last ship out of peacetime Europe, arriving in New York five days after the outbreak of war. He studied photography at Los Angeles City College, but returned to New York at eighteen. Drafted into the US Army 1951, Erwitt continued to photograph during his service, carrying a Leica with a collapsible lens in the pocket of his uniform. After joining Magnum in 1953, he became one of the world\u2019s most successful and influential photographers, completing three terms as the president of the agency, of which he is still a member. Erwitt\u2019s photograph of his wife, his six-day-old daughter and their cat, was included in Edward Steichen\u2019s significant photography exhibition The Family of Man in 1955 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Over twenty retrospective photography books of his work have been published and he has been honoured by numerous solo shows at establishments such as the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art and the Chicago Art Institute. In 2015, he was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award by the World Photography Organisation. He lives and works in New York. ","exhibition_start":"2023-11-14 10:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-11-18 18:00:00","highlighted":"0","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4175","created":"2023-11-17 17:25:27","modified":"2023-11-17 17:27:32","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"585","image_id":"7173","disp_order":"0","title":"Santa Monica, California, 1955 \u00a9 Elliott Erwitt image courtesy SOL . 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Spanning several centuries and styles, and including paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints from the 17th Century to the present day, the collection focuses exclusively on the male form. Unbound by any particular time period or style, the collection is curated thematically around representations of male beauty, enabling it to display older pieces alongside more contemporary works. ABOUT HENRY MILLER Henry Miller is the founder of Henry Miller Fine Art, a gallery which 'focuses on the male form' and which is situated in a beautifully restored East London period home. Please see his website for further details. www.henrymillerfineart.co.uk opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am - 6.30pm Sat 11am - 6pm","exhibition_start":"2023-11-06 11:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-11-11 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4170","created":"2023-10-19 08:53:43","modified":"2023-10-19 08:55:01","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"584","image_id":"7166","disp_order":"0","title":"hm_1649.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/henry-miller-fine-art-focusing-on-the-male-form-november-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"582","created":"2023-09-29 14:16:20","modified":"2023-10-02 15:10:32","title":"Be (t)here, the Augmented Memory \/ Stephanie Be","extract":"Stephanie Be. started her photographic journey at the age of 10 on the shore of Lac Leman in the French Alps. Since then, she has consistently captured her most personal moments with a collection of over several 100,000 life events. As time is becoming today\u2019s most valuable asset, she invites us through an artistic and immersive exploration, to reflect on the power of our MEMORY and its ability, once enriched with photography and diaries to give us a stronger appreciation of our past to better apprehend our future. Stephanie is thus tapping into moments, emotions and experiences of the past to re-create blended present fictional photographic moments that only belong to oneself. Through the phenomena of \u201cd\u00e9j\u00e0-vu\u201d, it also awakens our ability to go back in time and our desire for ubiquity: to be present everywhere at the same time. According to Stephanie, exploiting the freedom to travel back in time and space in her memory gave her the power to imagine a world that hasn\u2019t been created yet. A world of recall moments composed of two images, that once assembled and layered, respond to each other, through a fine play of transparency. With meticulous care, Stephanie artfully selects moments that resonate with each other, crafting unique prints that reflect not only her thoughts and images but also the chronicle of her life, into journals. These journals, known as\u201d life diaries\u201d, have been brought to life by diligently capturing three meaningful moments daily. That\u2019s over 8,500 days, painstakingly handwritten. Alongside her camera, these diaries have been her constant companions for the past 23 years from the back of a rickshaw in India to the ice floe of Antarctica, ever since she embarked on her journey in the vibrant city of London, on March 31st, 2000. With over 25,570 smiles, tearful moments, wonders, rencontres, destinations, accomplishments Be (t)here exploration sits at the intersection of art, neuroscience and well-being translating into a meaningful stream of recreated emotions and a deep appreciation for life. The exploration through time and space converges with the work of interdisciplinary digital artist and sensorialist, Judith Darmont. Stephanie and Judith have chosen to team up to take people on a unique journey the week of the 30th of October combining a photography exhibition with an opening on the 1st of November at Coningsby Gallery and a vibrant and multimedia interpretation of Be(t)here from Judith which will take place the evening of the 3rd of November at Old Session House, a uniquely restore landmark building. Considering the strong social and economic impact of memory loss, Stephanie has also chosen through the Be(t)here exploration to support Alzheimer's Society, a charity that is focusing on curing and preventing Alzheimer\u2019s disease, an increasingly damaging cause, that has affected her close family members alongside another 50 million people worldwide today. Proceeds generated by printed photography sales (10%), the exhibition preview evening (50% of entries) and associated immersion exploration evening (30% of entries) will be donated to Alzheimer\u2019s Society. \u2003 About Stephanie Be. As a self-taught amateur photographer, Stephanie Be. has developed a real passion for photography capturing the world through her lens. Over the last decades, her studies and work take her across 7 continents and 45 countries and civilizations where landscapes and people became her favourite subjects. In 2013, she runs her first solo Exhibition \u201cAntarcticart\u201d in London, dedicated to drive awareness of endangered remote polar regions. Over the years, she discovers cultures with the same eagerness for experiences and knowledge. In the heart of a city with dizzying energy or a nature with soothing virtues, she captures these moments through her memory, her pen and her camera, both became natural extensions of her eye. Her enthusiasm to share her work is also not only driven by the pleasure to cause a stir but also by the ability to always collectively support a great cause. While supporting Sightsavers in 2013, a charity that provides on-site treatment, education and training for blind and visually impaired people, Stephanie has chosen through the Be (t)here exploration to support the prevention of dementia, a cause that is affecting 55 million people worldwide and 955k in the UK alone. A number that is expected to reach 139 million in 2050. stephaniebephoto.com @stephaniebephoto About Judith Darmont Judith Darmont is an interdisciplinary digital artist and sensorialist. She experiments with the expanded use of digital technologies and new media to create digital paintings, installations, video art, sculptures; the creative space is multiplied in a field where techniques evolve exponentially. Through her art and sensitivity, Judith gradually contributes to the creation of an awareness of a unique belonging. Her artistic approach is deeply rooted in a permanent will not only to put art within everyone's reach but also to invite everyone to contribute and experiment. And it is in this perspective that the dialogue with other artistic universes: music, architecture, dance, writing, is very quickly inscribed. It generates the creation of multiple ephemeral and immersive works. Strong of this will to push back the limits, to experiment, to exert an acute curiosity, she goes to meet other places such as brands and corporations to carry her artistic message and her poetry. This has led her to more than 300 prestigious collaborations. judithdarmont.com About Old Session House The Session Starts Here: The Old Sessions House, which since the 1780s has looked out over Clerkenwell Green, is embarking on a new life as a Knotel \u2018workclub\u2019, offering a variety of elegant spaces to its clients. Previously, London\u2019s largest courthouse, Old Sessions House is today a diverse mix of working environments. Managed by Knotel, the Grade-II* listed building has now become the leading workspace platform\u2019s first-ever \u2018workclub\u2019. Boasting an impressive set of refined meeting rooms, breakout areas and cosy work zones, the business has reimagined the 18th-century structure as an exciting place to work, connect and innovate: \u201cWhen we started this project, we asked ourselves what is the future of work? Instead of writing a paper, we wanted to build something. This is the first iteration of this idea\u201d, Shawn Adams, Creative Director at Old Session House. https:\/\/theoldsessionshouse.com\/ ","exhibition_start":"2023-10-30 10:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-11-04 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4147","created":"2023-09-29 14:16:48","modified":"2023-09-29 14:17:42","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"582","image_id":"7138","disp_order":"0","title":"Flow_by(c)StephanieBe.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/be-there-the-augmented-memory-stephanie-be-october-2023","tags":{"giclee-print":{"id":"69","created":"2013-01-15 12:32:49","modified":"2013-01-15 12:32:49","cat_slug":"product-type","tag_slug":"giclee-print","tag_label":"Giclee Print","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"digital":{"id":"18","created":"2011-11-29 17:57:09","modified":"2011-11-29 17:57:09","cat_slug":"medium","tag_slug":"digital","tag_label":"Digital","published":"0","deleted":"0"}}},{"id":"581","created":"2023-09-28 15:28:30","modified":"2023-09-28 16:25:29","title":"The Kiss and its Consequence \/ Chris Orr \/ Jill George Gallery","extract":"One damn thing leads to another and in my painting The Kiss and its consequences\u2019 there are interlocking events out of which nobody comes off well. Maybe the kiss was enough. Most of my work trails through a sequence of incidents which might happen, or which will happen, or which can never happen. On this journey I want the spectator to be challenged and amused. The purpose of my pictures is to relate to the complicated lives we all live. \u2018The Kiss\u2019 is a neat summation of what is going on in the other works in the show. In my series \u2018Burns and McGonagall\u2019 I create an unlikely duo - my Two Musketeers who get into all sorts of scrapes. They are loosely based on Robert Burns, the Scottish National Poet and William Topaz McGonagall reckoned to be one of the world\u2019s worst poets. Living in different times they never could have met, let alone become chums. McGonagall unfailingly puts his foot in it. Burns is the serious one, although even he has his fling. Each painting is an independent work but the whole series is a kind of visual French Farce exploring ideas from Babysitting to working for Scrooge. My Icarus paintings are again individual works, although in a series which deals as much with Icarus attempts to get off the ground as getting too near the sun. The interest in Icarus came out of looking closely at the work of Joseph Wright of Derby, whose light filled landscapes seemed to invite Icarus to make an attempt at the sun. I have painted a version of his iconic \u2018Experiment with an air pump\u2019 that accord with my passion for pictures that trade in consequences. My new painting, \u2018Cargo\u2019, a successor to the earlier \u2018Ship\u2019 painting, deals with the many sided idea of what we carry and send around the world. On the quayside cages of wild animals, mountains of fruit, dancing couples, a collection of cricket bats, bicycles, grandfather clocks and robots prepare to be shipped. Entering the harbour is the \u2018Black Freighter\u2019 a ghost ship. De-forestation is going on in the top right side of the painting. This is about the consequences of exploitation. Another new painting is called \u2018The Human Pyramid\u2019. Icarus arrives at Talent Night and sees many weird and wonderful goings-on including the eponymous Human Pyramid. We are all dependent on each other, but at the same time alone. There are many ways to get to the sun. Every year I make work about places that I have visited and this show will include my \u2018Red roofs of Shimoda\u2019 from my trip to Japan in 2022, where I painted a group of new houses with bright red roofs in the small town of Shimoda a couple of hours away from Tokyo. Also there will be my drawing \u2018Uttar Pradesh landscape\u2019 and my painting \u2018Beirut 2022\u2019. In these apparently straightforward works there is still an agenda of narrative consequences. Chris Orr, July 2023 Chris will be giving two talks during the exhibition on his recent work. Dates to be confirmed. Chris Orr has been exhibiting with the Jill George Gallery since 1978 and this, his 18th solo exhibition, celebrates his 80th birthday earlier this year. Chris Orr was Professor of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art from 1998 - 2008 and Treasurer at Royal Academy of Art from 2014 - 2018. His work has been exhibited throughout UK, Europe and internationally and is widely collected.","exhibition_start":"2023-10-16 10:30:00","exhibition_end":"2023-10-28 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4143","created":"2023-09-28 15:31:28","modified":"2023-09-28 15:31:59","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"581","image_id":"7132","disp_order":"0","title":"C Orr, England's Glory, lithograph ed of 50, 72 x 86 cm, 2023.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/the-kiss-and-it39s-consequence-chris-orr-jill-george-gallery-october-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"579","created":"2023-08-30 13:46:26","modified":"2023-08-30 13:53:25","title":"You, Me and Beyond \/ Lucia Domenici","extract":"Street photographer Lucia Domenici\u2019s photography exhibition \u2018You, Me and Beyond\u2019 looks at the fleeting and powerful connection between the subject, photographer and the camera. Stories from the streets never told or shared, only captured and imagined \u2013 it will open from 9th-14th October 2023. Lucia Domenici\u2019s new exhibition documents the rarely told and intimate moments shared with strangers - neither aware of what the other is thinking, some posed and smiling subjects, others transient moments of bustling life, never to be discussed further until hung on the gallery walls for debate. Artist, Lucia Domenici, said: \u201cYou never know what someone is thinking, body language is a powerful reflection, but you are always reading between the lines, guessing what is actually on people\u2019s minds in a rapidly changing world. We have leapt from crisis to crisis this year, yet there is an air of proud resilience and calmness on the streets.\u201d \u201cAll the time, everywhere, people are making connections; sharing moments. I love capturing unstaged shots that are open to interpretation - this is what I find exciting, it\u2019s a real authentic slice of life.\u201d The acclaimed Italian artist and photographer living in London, Lucia Domenici, showcases 11 black and white images captured across four metropolitan cities Chicago, New York, London, Madrid and Sydney. Each piece invites you to delve into the depths of a face, a gaze; to wonder at the story, and the hidden thoughts within.\u00a0 Working in black and white for its purist, honest aesthetic \u2013 quoting renowned photographer Ted Grant: \u201cWhen you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. When you photograph in black and white, you photograph their soul.\u201d About Lucia Domenici Lucia, who shoots on a Fujifilm X- T20 technically started street photography in 2016 as a hobbyist when she moved to London, and in 2019 was discovered by a curator. She is also an experienced, well-travelled, cosmopolitan Creative Director, working for established global brands and agencies. Domenici\u2019s commercial work affords her the freedom to pursue her photographic ambitions: the spontaneity of street photography contrasts and provides balance to Domenici\u2019s professional work.\u2028","exhibition_start":"2023-10-09 09:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-10-14 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4117","created":"2023-08-30 13:46:56","modified":"2023-08-30 13:48:58","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"579","image_id":"7104","disp_order":"0","title":"LuciaDomenici_CG_3.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/you-me-and-beyond-lucia-domenici-october-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"577","created":"2023-07-07 14:10:18","modified":"2023-09-27 12:59:24","title":"Being There: Photographs 1968-1990 \/ Michael Bennett","extract":"In this retrospective, the Coningsby Gallery Studio shows four decades of photographer Michael Bennett\u2019s rich & varied early work. The Family (1975, in the collection of V&A Museum), wry, intimate portrait of Bennett\u2019s own family. People Doing Things (1977 ~ present day): chronicles the most mundane details of everyday life.","exhibition_start":"2023-10-02 09:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-10-07 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4104","created":"2023-07-07 14:10:44","modified":"2023-07-07 14:11:18","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"577","image_id":"7089","disp_order":"0","title":"Arrivals,-Butlins.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/being-there-photographs-1968-1990-michael-bennett-october-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"578","created":"2023-08-07 09:26:56","modified":"2023-08-07 11:01:17","title":"The Natural \/ Kiribaku Art","extract":"Kiribaku Art presents a curated collection of twelve remarkable artists. Following a successful private event that saw Kiribaku Art partnered with the prestigious FIN and Forbes Award Night and the iconic Mandela Legacy Celebration - the art organisation is delighted to present again the highly anticipated exhibition "The Natural,". It showcases the captivating and ingenious works of renowned contemporary artists - Alex Idoko, Aluu Prosper, Ebuka Agudiegwu, Imhonigie Imoesi, Ley Mboramwe, Loyiso Mkize, Mpho Feni, Oliver Enwonwu, Osaru Obaseki, Wahab Aromire, Wallace Ejoh, and Yasser Claud-Ennin. This curated selection of artworks promises to provide visitors with a transcendent visual experience that surpasses borders. From intricate sculptures to vibrant paintings, this concise exhibition showcases a diverse selection of art forms emphasising brevity and impact. This engaging display juxtaposes the striking realism of artists' portrayals of people with the seamless integration of natural mediums like sand, wood, and fire. A journey into the depths of creativity is encouraged by "The Natural" as viewers explore the interplay between colour, texture, and form. These talented artists' meticulous attention to detail results in mesmerising portrayals that transcend the confines of the canvas. The exhibition also draws intriguing parallels between art and the natural world, showcasing the interplay between nature, creativity, and industrial advancements. Each piece incorporates natural textures, colours, and forms, balancing artistic vision and nature's inherent qualities. Presented in an intimate setting, the carefully curated artworks communicate their message with remarkable clarity through their concise selection. Visitors can expect to be transported into an aesthetic realm that evokes deep emotions, stimulates curiosity, and challenges preconceived notions. This immersive experience promises to inspire and engage art enthusiasts of all backgrounds. Experience the transformative power of art at 'The Natural' event from 14th to 18th August 2023, hosted at The Coningsby Gallery, London.","exhibition_start":"2023-08-14 10:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-08-18 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4109","created":"2023-08-07 09:27:21","modified":"2023-08-07 09:29:53","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"578","image_id":"7095","disp_order":"0","title":"Ley Artwork1024_1.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/the-natural-kiribaku-art-august-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"570","created":"2023-04-27 10:12:24","modified":"2023-05-04 15:52:35","title":"Nicholas Ferguson \/ Perspective","extract":"<p><b>A point of view Or a representation We all have them\u2026 As many as there are eyes in a room And we can prove them For they shape our reality Which in turn reinforces our perspective It is said that truth is just functional information. We as humans add the meaning And as powerful creators What are we creating? And do we take responsibility for our illusions?<\/b><\/p><br> This exhibition explores the topic of Perspective, recognising as stated in the poem, that there are as many perspectives in any given situation as there are eyes in a room. Each piece explores a different subject matter and within these contexts, the relationship between ego and creative genius feature prominently, the former represented by the goat, and the latter represented by the featherless rooster. Our ego references our past and serves to keep us safe, yet it can also prevent our growth and full potential (our genius), which knows no bounds. These characters are portrayed within fantastical storylines which come to me intuitively after seeing an image, an experience or coming to a realization about our behaviour. Take the example of Immersabilis, which looks at the concept of progress and human ingenuity \u2013 where even as sea levels are rising from climate change, we have created a vertical beach allowing us to sunbathe on cliff-sides and wish for sunnier days. I have also included two portraits, including a self-portrait, which feature the rooster and the goat \u2013 reinforcing the theme. <br> <b>Self-Reflection <br> I wake in the morning And what do I see None other than me A 6-foot 4 pale fleshy object Which I have called home for 40 Christmas\u2019 It includes the bits I like Those I\u2019ve grown used to And those that have shown up with time \u201cHello moles!\u201d Looking back I can see what they saw It takes practice to see it in the now Its almost as if my reality is not theirs Unless I choose it. Growing comfortable in this home For as long as I inhabit it Seems to be key.<\/b> *Oil + pastel on canvas 92cm x 122cm 2022* Intuition is a big part of my life and my work \u2013 it\u2019s what gave birth to this piece, speaking to the aspects I like and dislike about myself, recognising that they only form my sense of reality. In 2022 I learnt how to tap into my intuition on call - reading mine and other people's genius and victim states among other things. We all have both states and often it simply requires a shift in attention from victim to genius, followed by action, to move us in the direction of what we want in life. From the first self-portrait, I now offer self-reflective portraits as commissions, combining the outputs of an intuitive reading with a painting of the subject, acting as a quick reminder to the viewer to identify where they\u2019re at and refocus. This process includes a 1-hour zoom session and an oil painting on canvas in a style similar to the examples shown. Please speak to the gallery if this is of interest. <br><br> <b>Nicholas Ferguson<br><br> \u201cWhat if art is the elixir to human suffering?\u201d<\/b> I believe imagination, expressed through the arts, has the power to transform lives and society. My work explores this premise. <b>About my practice<\/b> I am of the opinion that as humans we are capable of incredible super-human feats and that through our imagination we create whatever we put our focus on. My work demonstrates this through playful and occasionally provocative illustrations of life, often poking fun at myself, society and our human idiosyncrasies. The intention is to cause the viewer to consider how they\u2019d rather see the world. Leaning into the views of William Blake, I call for a move away from a focus purely on rationalism, embracing dream-like states to harness our creative potential. In this sense there are thematic comparisons to the works of the surrealist masters, while using a colour composition which has been compared to Peter Doig and Edvard Munch. My practice centres mainly around oil painting and makes use of collage and other mediums to create impact. The artworks are accompanied by poetry. <b>Biography<\/b> I am a British-Swiss artist and poet, born and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2005 I moved to London, feeling the pull of the \u2018big smoke\u2019, and the city has been my home ever since. Largely self-taught, I studied art until I completed secondary school. My childhood was spent reading encyclopaedias, creating and acting out comics and games and experimenting with different media. After completing a degree in hospitality, I pursued a successful career in the beauty industry and eventually set up my own branding consultancy. During these years I continued to explore my creative interests and refining my artistic skills, knowing I wasn\u2019t truly following my calling, and in 2019 I established @TheColourofSplash, an Instagram profile to formally display my art to the public. In 2022 I decided to focus on my artistic pursuits. I have exhibited at a number of galleries and have sold to collectors internationally, also developing commissioned work. My exhibition at the Coningsby gallery in Fitzrovia, London, in August 2023 marks my first solo exhibition. <b>Awards<\/b> 2021: Fruhstuck won \u2018Most Uplifting piece\u2019 at the \u2018Lockdown Collective\u2019 at the Department Store in July 2021. <b>Exhibitions<\/b> 2022: The Holy Art Gallery, \u2018Apotheosis\u2019, Dalston, London 2022: M.A.D.S, \u2018Guardians of Dreams\u2019, Milan, Italy 2022: Zari Gallery, Fitzrovia, London. 2021: Downstairs at the Department Store, Brixton, London. 2004: Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland. ","exhibition_start":"2023-07-31 10:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-08-12 18:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4025","created":"2023-04-27 10:13:30","modified":"2023-04-27 10:14:18","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"570","image_id":"6999","disp_order":"0","title":"NFerguson_Immersabilis_2022.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/nicholas-ferguson-perspective-july-2023","tags":[]},{"id":"569","created":"2023-04-26 16:53:29","modified":"2023-07-17 13:11:40","title":"Jo Berry \/ Art-Science Interplay","extract":"I have been working as an artist for over thirty years. I am fascinated by light, colour, lasers, technology and science. My initial curiosity in how artists can work with scientists was piqued in 1998 when I became aware of the SciArt scheme. The ethos of the SciArt scheme encouraged me, as an artist, to seek out Life Scientists to collaborate with because the methods we employ to create images are connected. We both use laser technology (I make laser-cut lightboxes), which requires knowledge of light, optics, and computer visualisation methods and I am fascinated by how I can use scientific image data innovatively. As a result, since 2010, a central part of my practice has involved contributing to scientific research projects as one of the research team. I identified a gap in knowledge while working with scientists in labs. There was a lack of understanding between the two disciplines of approaches to imaging and its potential. I wanted to discover if and how an artist-researcher can contribute to new methods of interdisciplinary approaches in advanced imaging and microscopy through collaborative practice. Over the last ten years I have collaborated with Advanced imaging and Microscopy specialists, working with a network of internationally renowned core imaging laboratories in the field of Life Science. My aim is to dismantle silo mentalities so that artist-researchers can collaborate with scientists to create new representations, insights and behavioural change. I implemented a four-stage framework and protocol underpinned by the inclusion of play. Each element helped me negotiate and interpret art and science collaboration in new ways by extending art and scientific methods of visualisation. This led to non-standard representations, technological advancements, and better intellectual and visualisation skills, hence enhancing practice-based research through collaboration. Each element helped me negotiate and interpret art and science collaboration in new ways by extending art and scientific methods of visualisation. I advanced three methods of production: an introspective, digital drawing method using limited tools; data montages where data and documentary footage are explored; and experimental moving image work, integrating documentary film footage and sound. The work I will show at Coningsby Gallery showcases artwork made from three recent collaborations at: \u2022 COMPARE, The Cell Signalling and Pharmacology Group and a minor study at the Molecular and the Cellular Biology Group, School of Life Sciences, Queens Medical School, University of Nottingham. \u2022 Core Research Laboratories Imaging and Analysis Centre, Natural History Museum (NHM), London, \u2022 The Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) Sahlgrenska Academy Gothenburg University, Chalmers University and the Biofilms, Research Centre for Bio-interfaces, Malmo University. High-quality outputs from working with scientists\u2019 include Ars Electronica -Virtual Garden (2020). SCANDEM the Nordic imaging society (2019), Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden. Biofilms, Research Centre for Bio interfaces at the annual research centre conference (2018), theme \u2018Biomarkers\u2019. Malmo University, Sweden. The Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) Compare Conference (2018) and formal launch of COMPARE, Medical School, Queen\u2019s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern Ruskin Gallery (2018) Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. The Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) Compare, Conference (2017), Nottingham University Conference Centre. Light it Up: Brains, Psychosis, Neuroimaging & Us a collaboration with the Neuro Transational Imaging Department, Nottingham University to create Brain Container, Blackpool Illuminations (2017, 2016, 2015). Hijacking Natural Systems funded by Wellcome Trust, ACE, Derby City Council and Derby Museum & Arts Gallery (2012). This was a highly successful project nominated by Nottingham University for The Times Higher Education Award and cited by the Wellcome Trust as an exemplar of a successful Arts and Engagement project. Artwork from this project was featured in the BBC4 TV series The Beauty of Anatomy (2014, 2017) presented by Dr Adam Rutherford. Residencies include Florence Trust, London, Natural History Museum, London. I exhibit regularly and widely throughout the Country and Internationally with pieces in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), Arts Council England (ACE) East Midland Collections, Nottingham University Medical School and Zeiss, Munich, Germany. Residencies include the Florence Trust Studios, London, the Natural History Museum, London, the Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University. Public commissions include Blackpool Illuminations, Redesign of five 1938 Fluted Pylons for 100th Anniversary of the Illuminations (2012), Millfield Sculpture Commission (2011), Derbyshire Moorlands (2010), Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust (2008), New Shetland Museum & Archives (2007). I have acquired highly transferable skills gaining a national reputation as a leader in Illustration research by celebrating its fundamental principles and practices aided by an extensive network of contacts, activity and experience. Undertaking teaching and scholarship projects of national and international significance linked to professional bodies and successful funding bids adding to my professional development. I currently work as a Lecturer in Illustration and Graphic Design at Loughborough University. 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A complex web of ideas and a shared love of creating unites their varied practices. As they weave stories from memory, experience and mythology, tangling and untangling, we\u2019re reminded of the idea that a world of life is woven from knots. The name \u2018Fankle\u2019 is Scottish in origin and means entanglement, like threads where the beginnings and ends are uncertain. Fankle 01 is the first exhibition in Central London to bring together these artists as a group and it marks an exciting step for the new collective. Artists will be showing recently produced contemporary work, across painting, sculpture, printmaking, video and installation. Fankle 01 reflects the start of a new journey, with themes of identity, fragility and transition. All members of the group are connected by their links to Middlesex University, as former or current students on the MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking programmes. Their threads stretch far beyond London - to Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Berlin, Munich, Baghdad, Tehran and Mexico City. Their first exhibition provides an opportunity for reflection on community, hope and times of change. Fankle 01 opens on Monday 10 July and runs until Saturday 15 July. This show includes work by Fankle art collective members: \u2022 Maryam Abdollahi \u2022 Natalie Dee \u2022 Phil Dunn \u2022 Angela Forrester \u2022 Freddy McBride \u2022 Carolyn Murphy \u2022 Moritz Nicolai \u2022 Iliana Ortega-Alc\u00e1zar \u2022 Jan Pimblett \u2022 Hanan Tawfiq \u2022 Kathy Rooney \u2022 Luke Anthony Rooney (guest artist) Katherine Jones RA commented \u201cI\u2019m delighted that this group of dedicated artists have decided to continue their association with one another beyond their studies by forming Fankle. I have been impressed by their respectful coordination of group exhibitions both onsite and independently while at Middlesex University. Their unique balance of disciplines, materials and outlooks will continue to serve them well. I very much look forward to experiencing Fankle 01 at the Coningsby Gallery.\u201d ","exhibition_start":"2023-07-10 10:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-07-15 15:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4072","created":"2023-05-23 09:33:10","modified":"2023-06-22 10:56:15","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"574","image_id":"7052","disp_order":"0","title":"Zeus Scores Once Again by Moritz Nicolai.jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/fankle-01-july-2023","tags":{"painterly":{"id":"42","created":"2011-11-30 11:12:47","modified":"2011-11-30 11:12:47","cat_slug":"genre","tag_slug":"painterly","tag_label":"Painterly","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"giclee-print":{"id":"69","created":"2013-01-15 12:32:49","modified":"2013-01-15 12:32:49","cat_slug":"product-type","tag_slug":"giclee-print","tag_label":"Giclee Print","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"fine-art":{"id":"26","created":"2011-11-30 11:07:52","modified":"2011-11-30 11:07:52","cat_slug":"genre","tag_slug":"fine-art","tag_label":"Fine Art","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"contemporary":{"id":"25","created":"2011-11-30 11:07:45","modified":"2011-11-30 11:07:45","cat_slug":"genre","tag_slug":"contemporary","tag_label":"Contemporary","published":"0","deleted":"0"}}},{"id":"575","created":"2023-06-07 10:33:47","modified":"2023-06-07 18:07:42","title":"Barbaric Growth \/ OUGANNSYOU POPUP LONDON","extract":"OUGANNSYOU POPUP LONDON's brand concept is to build a platform for original designers and artists to exhibit and promote, to support the growth of outstanding designer brands and artists, to advocate the protection of originality in the fashion and art industry, to deliver capable and talents to the society, and to achieve a cycle of positive energy with mutual help and love. OUGANNSYOU POPUP LONDON is a pioneer of mobile art, pursuing variability and creativity to create a brand culture of uniqueness and independence in parallel. Always young and always enthusiasm is the brand's commitment to the growth of each start-up brand. Here we start and together we make our dreams come true. The theme of the event is 'Barbaric Growth' and will involve over ten designer brands and artists. The event uses flowers and greenery as the thematic elements to create an artistic space through the fusion of growth and vitality in a still life setting. Under the theme of "Bararic Growth", brands and artists will showcase the concept of freedom through their works, calling on each individual to face their own self and grow. The campaign also hopes that the brand and the artists will be able to survive in the changing fashion and art environment and the depressed social conditions, and that they will be able to face the sunlight and the dangers, chase their dreams, struggle all the way and grow wildly. If there is only one tree left in the world, wish you become a forest on your own. 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GuruShots is extremely excited to showcase some incredible photography to both local and international audiences and would like to invite you to join them there in person. GuruShots is a digital platform that allows photographers from around the world to submit their work for a variety of thematic photo challenges that open every day. Winning pieces are selected to be shown in GuruShots Exhibitions which are held in major cities across the globe each and every weekend, from New York, Mexico City and Stockholm, to Johannesburg, Hanoi and Bangkok. Their June 2023 exhibition will feature a special series of photographic works from around the globe, produced as a result of a recent GuruShots photo challenge. Visitors will be able to view this remarkable collection of around 80 unique printed works submitted by photographers spanning over 30 different countries. GuruShots\u2019 mission is not only to help their best photographers expand their careers and gain exposure to larger audiences, but also to motivate, challenge, and inspire photographers of all levels. GuruShots is an innovative platform that is bringing the world's art and technology spheres together in a truly unique way. Please join the opening reception on Friday 2nd June 7pm-9pm, where guests are invited to join for drinks, celebrations and networking with other like minded photographers of all abilities.","exhibition_start":"2023-06-01 10:00:00","exhibition_end":"2023-06-03 17:00:00","highlighted":"1","calendar_item_only":"0","published":"1","deleted":"0","_media":{"id":"4038","created":"2023-05-12 13:56:41","modified":"2023-05-15 08:28:14","res_type":"image","res_id":"0","content_id":"572","image_id":"7014","disp_order":"0","title":"M_W50_A Quick Peek - Harry Eggens - Netherlands .jpg","description":"","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"artists":[],"site_url":"exhibition\/gurushots-photography-exhibition-may-2023","tags":{"pixel-art":{"id":"78","created":"2014-11-17 13:10:28","modified":"2014-11-17 13:10:28","cat_slug":"technique","tag_slug":"pixel-art","tag_label":"Pixel Art ","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"giclee-print":{"id":"69","created":"2013-01-15 12:32:49","modified":"2013-01-15 12:32:49","cat_slug":"product-type","tag_slug":"giclee-print","tag_label":"Giclee Print","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"gaming":{"id":"77","created":"2014-11-17 13:09:20","modified":"2014-11-17 13:09:45","cat_slug":"genre","tag_slug":"gaming","tag_label":"Gaming","published":"0","deleted":"0"},"digital":{"id":"18","created":"2011-11-29 17:57:09","modified":"2011-11-29 17:57:09","cat_slug":"medium","tag_slug":"digital","tag_label":"Digital","published":"0","deleted":"0"}}},{"id":"568","created":"2023-04-21 15:51:26","modified":"2023-04-21 16:00:24","title":"gowithYamo Presents: Kay Gasei's Black Box Series","extract":"gowithYamo Presents: Kay Gasei\u2019s Black Box Series is the latest exhibition organised by gowithYamo in partnership with artist Kay Gasei, showing at Coningsby Gallery from 25th-29th May. Kay Gasei is a London-raised artist who explores themes of world mythologies, histories of people and cultures, psychoanalysis, social politics, the timelessness of cultural capital and philosophy. The artist\u2019s eclectic style utilises a montage of drawn and painted details, characters and spaces to create a narrative whilst keeping an air of ambiguity. The works featured are the musings of the black box that is Kay Gasei\u2019s mind. gowithYamo Presents: Kay Gasei\u2019s Black Box Series has granted the artist, who is constantly scribbling and doodling ideas, with the space and a chance to showcase the concept of a thought process over what is typically considered a \u2018finished\u2019 piece. Details are taken from Kay Gasei\u2019s sketchbook pages and organic doodles added in situ to further express the spontaneity of the thought process, and the exhibition offers a unique insight into artistic process and development. The exhibition will centre around 7 large canvases from Kay Gasei\u2019s Black Box series, with 50 sketches displayed alongside to illustrate the artist\u2019s creative process. All canvases and sketches will be on sale, and 10 \u2018prototype\u2019 drawings will be available via The Auction Collective, with bidding starting at \u00a350 and 15% of the proceeds going to the charity Patients for Affordable Drugs. 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