Paintings and Sculpture Summer Exhibition, Lucy B Campbell Fine Art, The Glebe Place Studio,73 Glebe Place, London SW3, 18th-21st June
This exhibition introduces the acclaimed Chilean painter Guillermo Muñoz Vera to London for the first time. He works in a style of Spanish realist painting that started in the 17th century and thus his paintings whether still lifes or portraits have skilfully subtle shading. His sitters have included Spain’s King Juan Carlos whom he painted in 2003.
In Confrontations: Remarks on the Art of Guillermo Muñoz Vera, the noted arts writer Edward J. Sullivan says: “Within his art one makes the leap from the realms of sensuality and hedonism to a direct encounter with the levels of degradation, which, in their essence, define the human experience in the late twentieth century. Far from being an aesthete, Muñoz Vera searches out the interstices of contemporary life, depicting those individuals and situations that delineate social and moral dilemmas of today.”
There will also be recent works and sculptures by the gallery’s regular painters and sculptors including Anna Pugh, Juan Luqué, Manuel López Herrera, Ricardo Galán Urréjola, Mia Tarney, Carlos Morago and Dido Crosby. As some of you will know the latter’s work is exhibited in the Great British Sculpture show at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.