Exhibitions


DRAW
Jun
23
to Jul 21

DRAW

Private View - Saturday 23rd June, 12-4pm

23 Jun – 21 Jul 2018

DRAW brings together work from 41 artists for whom drawing is a fundamental practice. Ranging across subject-matter and media, each of the drawings is the result of a situated act of seeing, an encounter with a landscape, a street, or another person.

We are so used to ceding the making of images to the mechanical eye of the camera, that we forget that our ability to make and read photography is itself entirely reliant on our primordial capacity and need for images that come directly from the body. If a photograph is something secondary, an optical trace abstracted from lived experience, a drawing is a primary experience, an event that takes place in time and space in which the whole self is involved. 

Far from being a question of the application of a neutral ‘skill’, this universal ability to transmute the visible world that surrounds us into another order of visibility is nothing less than a fundamental mystery of our incarnation, our being-in-the-world. Every drawing, however modest, is an event within the visible.

Drawing is a leveler. Away from the habitual strategies of our ‘studio practice’, faced with something that demands to be drawn, we are all naked. All our knowledge, our past experience (of our skill, of the qualities of the materials we are working with), is insufficient if we are committed to discovering something genuinely new, and not merely confirming what we already know. To draw well implies an acceptance of the unknown – a surrender to and thinking through the resistance of materials, as well as a concomitant faith, a trust that through this very surrender, something will happen.

 

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In Dreams
Sep
26
to Sep 30

In Dreams

A group exhibition exploring the sensory experience of sleep, dream narratives and internal visual landscapes. This is a collaborative project involving sixteen contemporary visual artists and wider discussion group of writers and scientists.

26 - 30 September 2017 (daily 11.00 am – 6.00 pm). Private View: Tuesday 26 September (6.00 – 9.00 pm). Night of talks: Thursday 28 September (6.00 – 9.00 pm).

 

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Turmeric
Jun
20
to Jul 10

Turmeric

Four British Artists in India
Matthew Cunningham, Christabel Forbes, Tyga Helme, Lottie Stoddart

Featuring works from the Royal Drawing School residency for alumni, in collaboration with IIFA, Delhi, India

20 June - 10 July 2017
Daniel Raphael Gallery, 26 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EP9
Private View : 5.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 20th June 2017
RSVP daniel@danielraphael.co.uk

Open: Monday-Saturday 10am - 5.30pm

 

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BAESQUIT
Apr
6
to Apr 7

BAESQUIT

6-7 April 2017
BAES (The Benevolent Association of Excellent Solutions), 8 Kingfisher Square, SE8 5TW, London
Private View : 6th April, 6 - 10pm
Performance from 7.30pm
FRIDAY 7th April 12pm-6pm

there are systems within systems overlapping with and connected to other systems composed of individuals. the intersection of these systems within a physical space created its own temporary sub system. as the physical space is removed the sub system loses none of its components. on the 6th april we will have a final merging of system before diffusing into our larger collective.
it has been wonderful.
 

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Bryanston Today
Nov
8
to Nov 13

Bryanston Today

8-13 November 2016
Mall Galleries - The Mall, London SW1

Bryanston has a proud creative tradition and its renowned art department has inspired generations of pupils, including Lucian Freud, Sir Howard Hodgkin and Sir Terence Conran, as well as many others who have gone on to excel at top art schools and make lasting contributions to the artistic life of wherever they have found themselves. Bryanston Today brings together work from former and current pupils, as well as the staff who teach them, showcasing a breadth of talent, styles and media.
 

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Constructing Nature Exhibition
Sep
16
to Sep 20

Constructing Nature Exhibition

16 - 20 September
Open 1-6pm everyday. Closed on Mondays.
Private view on Thursday 15 September 2016 (6-9pm), 

Nolia's Gallery - 60 Great Suffolk Street, SE1

A group art exhibition on contemporary landscapes - how we construct a sense of nature from seen, experienced, remembered and imagined places, as well as our cultural identities. 
 

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