Landing, Kristian Day in collaboration with Herrick Gallery, 93 Piccadilly, London W1, 29th September – 15th October 2016
Hannah Brown Washford Pyne 11, 2016 oil on linen 200 cm x 150 cm
In this his second show as an independent gallerist – the first was the successful Sampler– Kristian Day brings together the work of three artists, Hannah Brown, Anna Freeman Bentley and Freya Douglas-Morris.
Freya Douglas-Morris Acrobats, 2016 oil on canvas 140 x 100 cm
The works are very different featuring landscape, the figure and architecture but there is a unifying theme of being part-reality and part-ethereal in them that draws the viewer in. The exhibition’s title suggests the end of a journey for each of the artists in their finished works.
Anna Freeman Bentley Red Room, 2016 oil on linen 93 x 110 cm
Ben Gregor – Humble & Epic, Herrick Gallery, 93 Piccadilly, London W1, until 9th December 2015
Ben Gregor & boards
For this exhibition which focuses on the ideas of love, friendship and inspiration in our present day world the London-based filmmaker Ben Gregor has used sixty-five maple wood skateboards as canvases on which he has laser etched the names of family, friends and heroes. Like those individuals each board is unique due to the differing markings of the wood.
He says of them “There are all kinds of people on the boards – it’s like a map, an inventory of people who have either inspired or sponsored me. Some I never met – like Evil Knievel and Kawabata Yasunari, some who I’ve been lucky to work with like Spike Jonze and Sigourney Weaver, right through to friends, family, priests and even my dog Wolfie. He’s probably the first dog to have his own pro model skateboard.”
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