Above and Below!

Michael Benson – Atmospheres, Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London W1, until 3rd December 2016

Earth over the Lunar Horizon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 12 October, 2015, 2016 Digital C-print. 98 x 72 in / 249 x 183 cm (c) NASA/GSFC/LROC/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Earth over the Lunar Horizon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 12 October, 2015, 2016
Digital C-print. 98 x 72 in / 249 x 183 cm
(c) NASA/GSFC/LROC/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

In this his first solo exhibition with the gallery Michael Benson has created large-format landscape photographs depicting planets, their moons and the Sun.  He uses fragments of raw image data garnered from robotic interplanetary missions to create these intriguing images. They really should be seen.

Sunset on Mars, Spirit Rover, May 19, 2005, 2012 Digital c-print. 20 1/2 x 26 1/2 in / 517 x 667 cm (c) NASA JPL/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Sunset on Mars, Spirit Rover, May 19, 2005, 2012
Digital c-print. 20 1/2 x 26 1/2 in / 517 x 667 cm
(c) NASA JPL/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

http://www.flowersgallery.com

 

Norman Ackroyd – Just Be A Poet, The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London W1, until 30th November 2016

Norman Ackroyd RA Holbeck - Leeds, 1991, Courtesy of The Fine Art Society

Norman Ackroyd RA
Holbeck – Leeds, 1991,
Courtesy of The Fine Art Society

This is a celebration of the British landscape by Norman Ackroyd RA through watercolours and prints dating from between 1978 and 2012.  It is a detailed vision to which the artist has been faithful for six decades and is one that engrosses the viewer. Like the landscapes they depict they deserve re-visiting time and again

Norman Ackroyd RA Hardraw Force, North Yorkshire, 2005 Courtesy of The Fine Art Society

Norman Ackroyd RA
Hardraw Force, North Yorkshire, 2005
Courtesy of The Fine Art Society

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Finally – Just a brief mention about Charles Mackesy’s whimsical painted sculptures at Sladmore Contemporary (until 25th November http://www.sladmorecontemporary.com/). He has transformed found objects into sculptural works of art.  Great fun as these doors clearly illustrate.  Many of the cartoons depicted on it were produced by the artist when he was cartoonist for The Spectator magazine.

The Loo Door Oil on Wooden Door 78" x 27" Charlie Mackesy

The Loo Door
Oil on Wooden Door
78″ x 27″
Charlie Mackesy

 

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