August Art Diary: What to see this month
As we reach our final summer month, London Art Fair Recommends a wonderful collection of exhibitions taking place across the country for you to discover this August.
For the south of England, visit group summer showcases from Rhodes Contemporary, Jenna Burlingham and Long & Ryle, alongside, solo-shows from Rabley Gallery and Vessel Gallery.
If you are exploring the Jurassic Coast, celebrate GIANT’s opening, soon to be the UK’s largest artist led space, or if you are further afield, Kerlin Gallery brings together an exclusive debut of paintings to be explored and Ikon presents ‘a moment in time’, as they reflect on their 1990 artist programme, situated within the present day.
SUMMER EXHIBITION .21
EMMA CHILDS, LINO LAGO, CES MCCULLY, STEPHEN ORMANDY, NICK SMITH, TELLAS, CAROLINE WALLS, JAN KALAB, MASER, TOBY NEILAN, IAN RAYER-SMITH, THOMAS STEMPEL AND JASON TESSIER
22 JULY - 28 AUGUST
Rhodes Contemporary Art proudly presents a dynamic collection of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists working now for this summer showcase. Kicking-off what will become an annual group show, the gallery has brought together a collection of incredibly skilled artists, working in a variety of mediums, from around the world.
6 JULY - 27 AUGUST
In anticipation of their upcoming move to a new gallery, the Jenna Burlingham team have put together a selection of over 120 paintings, prints and ceramics at prices from £175 to £7,500.
The existing Kingsclere gallery will be open throughout July and August, from Monday to Saturday.
LONG & RYLE
HUGH BUCHANAN, CLIONA DOYLE, KAY HARWOOD, KATE MONTGOMERY, KATE CORBETT WINDER, LOTTIE COLE, MAX GIMSON, DYLAN LLOYD AND LINDA STYLES
21 JULY - 10 SEPTEMBER
Long & Ryle presents a group exhibition of acclaimed artists who have recently joined or collaborated with the gallery. Largely consisting of works created during lockdown or in the initial post-lockdown era, this exhibition showcases a beautiful and intriguing collection of work.
WESSEX & OTHER MOTHS
16 JULY - 14 AUGUST
This striking exhibition presents a collection of meticulously detailed studies of moths, highlighting the diverse and mysterious beauty of these night creatures. From the artist’s mezzotint prints the shimmering moths emerge humming from the darkness. The velvet black of the inked paper releases their luminous spirits.
FORMED FROM INSTINCT
NINA CASSON MCGARVA
24 JUNE - 27 AUGUST
Shimmering sculptures formed through a unique process of kiln casting and hot working that has taken the artist nearly a decade to develop will be on show to allure, mesmerise and connect the viewer. The works resemble the soft, delicate palettes of nature and reflects changing seasons, creating a translucent depth.
GARY CARD, JIM LAMBIE, GAVIN TURK, JAKE & DINOS CHAPMAN, NICKY CARVELL, EVA CREMERS, PAUL TREFRY, ANTHONY RONDINONE, CHAD PERSON AND PAOLA CIARSKA
7 AUGUST - 31 OCTOBER
iMT invites you to the launch of GIANT, a brand new 15,00sq-ft art space in Bournemouth run by Stuart Semple and team Culture Hustle. Explore elaborate enigmatic interiors through Paola Ciarska’s new miniature painting, alongside a collection of other vibrant works from contemporary artists.
STUCK ON DAWN
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.
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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