Beyond Borough

Beyond Borough, Waterhouse & Dodd, 47 Albemarle Street London W1, until 2nd June 2017

MILES RICHMOND (1922-2008)
Grazalema with the road into town, c.1960
Oil on canvas
80 x 99 cm

Following on from their highly successful ‘Borough’ exhibition in 2015 the gallery revisits the subject of David Bomberg (1890-1957) and his teaching and influence.  As these images suggest it is a great visual delight and you will find alongside works by Bomberg ones by Dennis Creffield, Sheila Fell, Anthony Hatwell, Cliff Holden, Edna Mann, Leslie Marr, Dorothy Mead, Edward Middleditch, Miles Richmond, Harman Sumray and Joe Tilson.

LESLIE MARR (b.1922)
Antibes1963
Oil on canvas
61 x 64 cm

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Three Mayfair Galleries

 

Tilson: The Stones of Venice, Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 2nd April 2016

Joe Tilson, The Stones of Venice La Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venessia, 2014, acrylic on canvas on wood relief, 50 x 75 cm, © Joe Tilson, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art, London

Joe Tilson, The Stones of Venice La Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venessia, 2014,
acrylic on canvas on wood relief, 50 x 75 cm,
© Joe Tilson, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art, London

This artist had his first exhibition at the gallery in 1962 and this is his seventh solo show there and is inspired by Ruskin’s eponymous book The Stones of Venice. Many of the paintings combine buildings and flooring patterns, sometimes with words too, to create a colourful whole. Joe Tilson’s thick application of acrylic evokes the decaying fabric of many Venetian buildings.

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Martyn BrewsterAn exhibition of recent paintings and drawings, Waterhouse & Dodd, 47 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 24thMarch 2016

To the sea Acrylic & collage on canvas 47 x 47 in / 120 x 120 cm Signed, titled & dated on reverse

To the sea
Acrylic & collage on canvas
47 x 47 in / 120 x 120 cm
Signed, titled & dated on reverse

Whilst continuing his coastal light theme in this exhibition those more familiar with his work will see that his combination of abstraction with the landscape has evolved stylistically.

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Between the Eyes, Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery, 31 St George Street, London W1, until 24th March 2016

Bruce Nauman, Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985, Courtesy of Sotheby's

Bruce Nauman,
Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985,
Courtesy of Sotheby’s

This show traces the development of Minimalist and Conceptual Art from the 60s onwards with an emphasis on those works that interact between the brain and the eye. The artists featured include John Baldessari, Alighiero Boetti, Dan Flavin, Wade Guyton, Damien Hirst, Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Francois Morellet, Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Rudolf Stingel and James Turrel.

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MICHAEL CANNING – Language and Information, Waterhouse & Dodd, until 31st May

MICHAEL CANNING – Language and Information, Waterhouse & Dodd, 47 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 31st May

This celebrated Irish artist makes a welcome fifth return to the gallery where he has previously had four sell-out exhibitions. It is easy to understand why.

Language and information

Language and information

The landscapes are an evocation of those found near his West of Ireland home while the wild plants he uses come from nearby pastures and hedgerows and are often chosen because of their herbal or medicinal qualities. While Canning can take several years to build up the landscape elements of his pictures the plants are usually painted from life in a single session.

Lucretia

Lucretia

There is a hint of an historical element to the composition of these works in that the black base in which the plants are set suggests the window ledges on which flowers are often displayed in Old Master paintings but as the exhibition’s title suggests the artist is in fact exploring the contemporary philosophical questions of painting and representation. Very eloquently so in my opinion.

Certain kinds of autobiography

Certain kinds of autobiography

 

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