Timothy Taylor Gallery – LILIANE TOMASKO – Vestige, until 5 October 2013
This is Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko’s first solo show in London. Her process involves starting with taking Polaroid photographs of domestic settings and objects. These are transferred into symphonic paintings that blur the physical and psychological in the abstract form the objects dissolve into.
Fleming Collection – Learning to Draw/Drawing to Learn: The Glasgow School of Art, until 9 October 2013
The Fleming-Wyfold Foundation has proved itself a worthy champion for Scottish Art both in its own remarkable collection and in the special exhibitions it holds. This new exhibition features works by present and past students and staff of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and marks the GSA’s new academic programmes which focus on drawing. It is a policy summed up by Stuart Mackenzie, who with Professor Roger Wilson, chose the works on show – ‘It is possible that many institutions since the early 1970s who have “dropped” or removed drawing from taught aspects of their curriculum – viewing the process as outmoded – may have missed this crucial point: it need not be a case of slavishly adhering to what has gone before, but instead be about opening up potential for growth and for the application of new, equally rigorous approaches with its capacity for the exploratory and experimental, as well as the observational, drawing remains a fundamental activity within the visual arts.’
There is also a new expanded display of works from the Fleming Collection on view.
Jonathan Cooper-Park Walk Gallery – 25 Years, until 5th October
A twenty-fifth anniversary is certainly something to celebrate as it reflects a lot of energy and devotion to keep flourishing and growing. Jonathan Cooper has certainly done that with his Park Walk Gallery where his artists depict the traditional, the Botanical and Wildlife with a contemporary twist. It confirms just how good an “eye” he has. For the anniversary show each of the twenty-seven gallery artists, including Craig Wylie, Ben Henriques and Melissa Launay, have created a new work. A real treat indeed! Here’s to the next twenty-five years!