LAF RECOMMENDS: CELEBRATING SPRING
This April we invite you to celebrate Spring, the season of new beginnings, through LAF EDIT Viewing Rooms; explore Karine Laval’s The Great Escapes exhibition presented by Crane Kalman Brighton and Art First’s Grub Party, a series of works by Mimei Thompson.
We also recommend for you to take part in the following online exhibitions and free talks; Quickenings a group exhibition presented by James Freeman Gallery; David Hockney’s The Arrival of Spring, Normandy 2020 Royal Academy; and Vasantha Yogananthan, AMMA at The Photographers’ Gallery. Join the art conversation with LAF EDIT’s Talk with BIID Interior Designers Cinzia Moretti Nicola Burt and Claudia Dorsch, with artist Nicola Green: Using Art To Inspire Your Home; and join Charles Samuarez Smith to discuss his new book ‘The Art Museum In Modern Times’.
LAF EDIT: VIEWING ROOMS
CRANE KALMAN BRIGHTON
THE GREAT ESCAPE, KARINE LAVAL
As the world entered quarantine earlier this year, life was put on hold, but nature continued to grow. Confined at home in Brooklyn, Karine Laval found inspiration in her own garden as she witnessed first-hand nature’s renewal as Spring blossomed.
Through video commentary, with the artist herself, discover the fantastical landscapes, natural colours and shapes heightened by her subtle interventions.
METAMORPHOSIS (POMEGRANATE) MIMEI THOMPSON
Art First presents two high octane paintings from Grub Party, a group of works from 2019, where natural history is given a luminous party lift, mingling small creatures with beautiful plants in an otherworldly environment.
JAMES FREEMAN GALLERY
11 MARCH - 10 APRIL
As we move from Winter into the promise of Spring, James Freeman Gallery presents Quickenings, an online exhibition exploring themes of nature, transformation, and the anticipation of change.
The exhibition features work by four contemporary artists: paintings by Andy Harper that present intricate visions of a synthetic imaginary undergrowth; photographic portraits from Charles Freger’s acclaimed ‘Wildermann’ series that document folk costumes from across Europe; sculptures by Richard Stone that capture the fleetingness of a breath of wind over fabric in ceramic and marble; and photographic portraits by Hellen van Meene depicting young people in the moment of change between adolescence and adulthood.
DAVID HOCKNEY: THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING, NORMANDY 2020
23 MAY - 26 SEPTEMBER,
Made in the spring of 2020, during a period of intense activity at his home in Normandy, this exhibition charts the unfolding of spring, from beginning to end, and is a joyous celebration of the seasons.
Opening exactly a year after the works were made, this exhibition will be a reminder of the constant renewal and wonder of the natural world – and the beauty of spring.
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY
VASANTHA YOGANANTHAN: AMMA
12 APRIL - 18 APRIL
The final chapter of Yogananthan’s ambitious long-term project, inspired by the Indian legend of The Ramayana, A Myth of Two Souls. AMMA take us from the seacoast of Sri Lanka, to the city of Ayodhya to the jungle of Bihar, India.
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