2022 ART DIARY: WHAT TO SEE THIS YEAR

Look ahead to exceptional exhibitions opening this year, a snapshot of must-see shows through the seasons in 2022. 

Emerging from the winter months are the last few weeks of MMX Gallery solo show from Michael G Jackson; Celebrate London Art Fair in spring as we return to our home at the Business Design Centre; Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer presents a sculpture survey through the summer months; and Dulwich Picture Gallery welcomes in autumn over 100 works from Lithuanian artist M.K. Čiurlionis.

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WINTER

ATOMIC #20, 2020, © Michael G Jackson. Courtesy MMX Gallery

MMX GALLERY

ATO>MIC

MICHAEL G JACKSON

19 NOVEMBER 2021 - 26 FEBRUARY 2022

MMX Gallery presents a series of unique Luminograms, an artistic representation of miniature still life paintings juxtaposed with the enormity of an atomic explosion.

Instead of using carving stone to depict three-dimensional quality of sculptural works for example, Jackson uses numerous camera-less techniques to combine scales and the real with the unreal. The canvas for the still life painting is replaced here by photosensitive paper as Jackson draws and paints using pure light in the darkroom studio.

SPRING

Vanessa Jackson RA, Up Town I, 2022. Courtesy of Advanced Graphics London 
William Crosbie, Nude, undated. Courtesy of Geber Fine Art

LONDON ART FAIR 2022

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

21 - 24 APRIL 2022 (PREVIEW WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL)

Returning for the 34th edition presenting over 100 leading Modern and Contemporary galleries alongside specially curated spaces; Art Projects, Platform and Photo50 – an unmissable event in the international art calendar. 

Book your ticket today for an unmissable event in the cultural calendar. 

SUMMER

Victor Seaward, Fruit Nest, 2020, Photo: Victor Seaward. Courtesy of Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer
Victor Seaward, Fruit Nest, 2020, Photo: Victor Seaward. Courtesy of Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer

CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE FULMER

6TH EDITION

GROUP EXHIBITION

14 MAY - 1 OCTOBER 2022

Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer presents a spring to autumn survey exhibition highlighting the work of exceptional contemporary sculptors from emerging talents to more established names.

Each year the gallery selects certain artists to develop their first outdoor sculptures, working closely with all of the sculptors, encouraging them to challenge the preconceptions of sculpture in the landscape.

AUTUMN

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Serenity, 1904-1905. Vignette for lithuanian folk song, "The dark Night will Fall" I, 1909. Creation of the World. III from the cycle of 13 paintings, 1905-1906. Angels (Paradise), 1909. Sonata No. 7 (Sonata of the Pyramids). Andante, 1909. Courtesy M.K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art, Kaunas.

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY

M.K. ČIURLINIS: BETWEEN WORLDS

M.K. ČIURLINIS

21 SEPTEMBER 2022 - 19 MARCH 2023

This September, Dulwich Picture Gallery will present M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds, the first major UK exhibition of work by the Lithuanian artist and celebrated composer.

Building on its reputation for introducing lesser-known artists to UK audiences, the Gallery will bring together over 100 works by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911), widely credited as Lithuania’s greatest artist. The exhibition will feature paintings created throughout his short but prolific career, with most travelling to the UK for the first time.

Discover how Čiurlionis used structure and colour to create works that sit between mythology and reality. The exhibition will highlight the breadth of Čiurlionis’ interests, with a focus on humankind’s relationship to the universe, and examine the themes and motifs that aligned his art to European Symbolism. 

LAF GALLERIES

RETURNING TO THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, LAUNCHING YOUR NEW ART YEAR

19 - 23 JANUARY 2022

Reconnect with leading galleries from around the world this January and enjoy an outstanding celebration of Modern and Contemporary Art.

An opportunity for you to discover and engage with iconic modernist names, through to contemporary and emerging artists.

Browse over 100 participating galleries through the button below.

Ivon Hitchens, Courtesy of Jenna Burlingham Gallery
Ivon Hitchens, Courtesy of Jenna Burlingham Gallery

JENNA BURLINGHAM GALLERY

'WINTER' EXHIBITION AT ROPE HOUSE

IVON HITCHENS, WINIFRED NICHOLSON, MARY POTTER, WILLIAM NICHOLSON, KEITH VAUGHAN, PRUNELLA CLOUGH, JOHN PIPER, BEN NICHOLSON, BRYAN WYNTER, WILLIAM SCOTT AND PATRICK HERON, AMONG OTHERS.

1 OCTOBER - 24 NOVEMBER

The gallery is delighted announce the opening of their new gallery in Hampshire with an inaugural ‘Winter’ exhibition.

Jenna Burlingham Gallery has expanded with a move to a much larger building, Rope House, on the same street as their original space in Kingsclere. This was once a 19th-century rope merchant’s home and workshop and now has the feeling of an informal townhouse. With open galleries at ground level and drawing rooms upstairs, paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics are displayed throughout as part of interior settings.

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Mizuho Koyama, White Rabbit, 2021. Courtesy of KITAI

KITAI GALLERY

SUMI_ISM #7

SOGEN CHIBA, REIKO TSUNASHIMA AND MIZUHO KOYAMA

8 - 30 OCTOBER

Sumi, or Japanese ink, has been used for Oriental calligraphic works and paintings for a long time. The need for works in Sumi, an art form backed by a long unbroken history, remains strong.

In contemporary art, which is filled with an indiscriminate mix of materials and representation techniques, works produced based on Sumi are specifically referred to as “Sumi_ism” and at #7 exhibition a collection of works from Reiko Tsunashima and Sogen Chiba, Mizuho Koyama are displayed from this field.

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Courtesy of the Artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

KERLIN

STUCK ON DAWN

MARCEL VIDAL 

17 JULY - 26 AUGUST

Kerlin Gallery are delighted to present ‘Stuck on dawn,’ Marcel Vidal’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Celebrated for his diverse practice and immersive sculptural installations, the exhibition brings together three series of work in Marcel Vidal’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to painting.

Adam Chodzko, Nightvision, (1998)
Adam Chodzko, Nightvision, 1998. Courtesy of Ikon

IKON 

A VERY SPECIAL PLACE: IKON IN THE 1990s

18 JUNE – 30 AUGUST

A review of Ikon’s artistic programme in the 1990s, presenting work by 40 artists who showed during this period. With Elizabeth Macgregor as Director, Ikon’s outlook was increasingly international, whilst also showing an eclectic mix of British artists including Basil Beattie, Permindar Kaur, Keith Piper, Yinka Shonibare, Georgina Starr and Mark Wallinger.

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