Orate Pro Nobis: Six Hundred Years of Saints, Moretti Fine Art

Orate Pro Nobis:  Six Hundred Years of Saints, Moretti Fine Art , 2A-6 Ryder Street, London SW1, until 15th November

 

This exhibition shows religious works from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, many showing the Madonna and Child with saints.  All have an emotional appeal to the viewer, inspiring contemplative and hopefully spiritual thoughts on the wonders of faith and belief – or not.

Lorenzo Lippi (1606-1656) Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist Oil on canvas, 109 x 72.5 cm Moretti Fine Art

Lorenzo Lippi (1606-1656)
Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist
Oil on canvas, 109 x 72.5 cm
Moretti Fine Art

In a complementary contrast, well almost, is Gilbert and George’s 1983 work Mouth which is a fusion of the religious and secular.  While it is not perhaps as spiritually calming as some of the earlier works, it is certainly as thought provoking.

2.  Gilbert and George (b. 1942, 1943) Mouth. 1983 Gelatin silver print (hand-dyed), gold leaf 226 x 254 cm (Image is copyright)

2. Gilbert and George (b. 1942, 1943)
Mouth. 1983
Gelatin silver print (hand-dyed), gold leaf
226 x 254 cm
(Image is copyright)

www.morettigallery.com

Bomber Command Memorial – A Philip Jackson Exhibition

Bomber Command Memorial – A Major Philip Jackson Exhibition at the Catto Gallery, Hampstead, London NW3, until 12 November 2013

Philip Jackson working on the wax maquette for the Bomber Command Memorial

Philip Jackson working on the wax maquette for the Bomber Command Memorial

June last year saw Her Majesty the Queen unveiling the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park and to much critical and public acclaim especially for the poignant sculpture by the well-known sculptor Philip Jackson.  Now a limited edition of bronze maquettes is for sale in this exhibition allowing collectors and others to acquire very much smaller versions of the very moving original. A substantial donation from the Jackson estate and the gallery will be made to The Bomber Command Association, who commissioned the memorial, on all those sold.

Bomber Command Memorial, Bronze

Bomber Command Memorial, Bronze

There will also be other new works in the exhibition, including Serenissima (masked Venetian figure) and reflecting Jackson’s love of opera and music Bowling with Boccherini.

www.cattogallery.co.uk

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Charlie Barton at The Osborne Studio Gallery

Charlie Barton, The Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia, until 8th November

The theme of this show is the Cosmos  – ‘celestial objects, nebulae, interstellar dust.’

Ganymede, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

Ganymede, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

The artist says that ‘I’m interested in life force, at what point does life begin and cease in all living matter.’  One must admit she does it rather well.

The late, great Sir Patrick Moore, known to millions for his The Sky At Night television programmes, said of her work ‘I’ve been looking at the moon all my life, but always as a scientist. Charlie shows the moon in a new perspective, she makes the lure of the moon even more irresistible.’

Aurigae, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

Aurigae, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

He is not the only one to appreciate her work for it is also found in many collections, including those of members of the Royal Family.

 

Artemis, oil on canvas, 240 x 240 cm

Artemis, oil on canvas, 240 x 240 cm

 

http://www.osg.uk.com

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The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park: 24-27 October 2013

The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park: 24-27 October 2013

ARTSHOUSE.CO.UK  Natasha Kumar: Haveli Window Series

ARTSHOUSE.CO.UK
Natasha Kumar: Haveli Window Series

The Fair once again comes back to where it all started originally – Battersea Park.  This Fair really is quite a phenomenon and has proved a firm, popular destination for buyers each time it’s on.  This is no doubt helped by the £40 to £4,000 range of prices but also by the wide variety of art, in all media, that the 100 plus handpicked galleries bring. One great advantage of the Fair is that you can take your purchases home with you on the day.

Vernissage London Adam Lach-Lunaris: Geisha While - Studium I, C-type photograph, diasec on aluminium, 100 x 74cm

Vernissage London
Adam Lach-Lunaris: Geisha While – Studium I, C-type photograph, diasec on aluminium, 100 x 74cm

There will also be a Recent Graduates Exhibition as well as workshops and an on-site crèche for children aged between 2-10 years.  What more can you ask for?

Fiumano Fine Art Takefumi Hori: Circle XXVIII Gold, metal leaf and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

Fiumano Fine Art
Takefumi Hori: Circle XXVIII Gold, metal leaf and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

http://www.affordableartfair.com

Halfmoon Studio Karen Keogh: St Paul's by Twilight, Etching, 60 x 50cm

Halfmoon Studio
Karen Keogh: St Paul’s by Twilight, Etching, 60 x 50cm

DAVID BREUER-WEIL: HEAVEN & EARTH at E&R Cyzer and Alon Zakaim Fine Art

DAVID BREUER-WEIL: HEAVEN & EARTH

E&R Cyzer, 23 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QF

Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street, London W1S 4LD

 Until 15th November 2013

 

The range of Breuer-Weil’s artistic output is wide, varying from large-scale paintings to drawings and panels of almost miniature-like size. Similarly his bronzes include larger outdoor works and those more suited to a domestic setting.  All the works contribute to the subject matter which in this case is Earth (E & R Cyzer) and Heaven (Alon Zakaim Fine Art).

David Breuer-Weil, Aspirants, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 281 cm (courtesy of the artist).

David Breuer-Weil, Aspirants, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 281 cm (courtesy of the artist).

 The imagery is very idiosyncratic, and perhaps to some troubling, but definitely engaging to the viewer.  Being spread over two galleries it gives the visitor the choice of whether heaven or earth should come first.

David Breuer-Weil, Revenge, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 192 x 279 cm (courtesy of the artist).

David Breuer-Weil, Revenge, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 192 x 279 cm (courtesy of the artist).

Breuer-Weil observes: We are all balanced between dreams and reality, between the spiritual and the physical, between the infinite and the finite, between the desire for immortality and the brutal face of mortality.

David Breuer-Weil, Globe, 2013, bronze, h 30 cm (courtesy of Sam Roberts and the artist).

David Breuer-Weil, Globe, 2013, bronze, h 30 cm (courtesy of Sam Roberts and the artist).

http://www.cyzerart.com

www.alonzakaim.com

Sluice Art Fair, London SE1,19th-20th October (Frieze Week 6)

Sluice Art Fair, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1,19th and 20th October
 
First conceived in 2011 this open-plan, booth-less fair brings this year 37 artists’ projects together from the UK, USA and Europe.  They will be showing some of the best grassroots art scenes around at the moment and interaction between visitors, artists and galleries is welcomed. There are also live performances, educational events and artists’ film screenings.
 

Kate Lyddon, A Theme From Sarah’s Social from studio 1.1 (London)

Kate Lyddon, A Theme From Sarah’s Social from studio 1.1 (London)

Opening Hours 19th: 12noon-9pm; 20th: 12noon-9pm
Entrance: Free
Nearest tube: London Bridge
Email: info@sluiceartfair.com
Chris Moss, Weapons Cache Fucker from Theodore: Art (New York)

Chris Moss, Weapons Cache Fucker from Theodore: Art (New York)

The Other Art Fair & Moniker Art Fair, until 20th October (Frieze Week 5)

The Other Art Fair & Moniker Art Fair, until 20th October, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

The combination of these two fairs will certainly provide a challenging alternative to the more established fairs this week. Certainly so in the case of Moniker which shows a varied art movement that has an innovative and subversive urban quality.  The Other Art Fair is an artist-led fair which allows those taking part to gauge public reaction to their work through sales and other interaction.

Justine Smith Boom, 2012 Archival embossed inkjet print on 330gsm Somerset Satin paper Signed and numbered by the artist Edition of 90 60.2 x 40.2 cm £350   courtesy of TAG Fine Arts (Moniker Art Fair)

Justine Smith
Boom, 2012
Archival embossed inkjet print on 330gsm Somerset Satin paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 90
60.2 x 40.2 cm
£350 courtesy of TAG Fine Arts (Moniker Art Fair)

It is estimated that up to 10,000 visitors will come to these fairs over the four days.  So why not go along and enjoy and perhaps even invest in a work?

monikerartfair.com; www.theotherartfair.com

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