LAF Recommends June 2020: Time to Reflect
As we enter June and looking towards a further easing of lockdown, we find ourselves taking the time to reflect on the world around us both in terms of the experience we’ve been through and sights to the future.
Hence our chosen exhibitions for June take these themes of time, reflection and understanding as a source of inspiration and interpretation.
Read on to discover and enjoy this month’s #LAF gallery highlights, with the additional good news as several galleries begin to open their doors again.
BLACK BOX PROJECTS
Art has the potential to change us, to brighten spirits, to soothe, to challenge and fulfil.
IN CONVERSATION with Black Box Projects presents artist Steve Macleod and Co-Founders of Hospital Rooms – curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw; discussing the transformative role art can play both in our daily lives and within the context of medical treatment and mental health.
An all female show, the exhibition features artworks by Jenna Gribbon, Aneta Kajzer, Kemi Onabule and Anne Ryan.
This group exhibition explores how artists depict the body and how it performs in an age where we not only want, but expect, intimacy and access on a daily basis. From daily rituals to sell out performances, this group show asks the question ‘how does art portray the body now?’.
Fiumano Clase’s inaugural three-dimensional virtual reality exhibition ‘opens’ online only.
You are invited to view the works of 15 gallery artists – with all proceeds going towards supporting participating artists and Mental Health UK.
CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY
The title of the exhibition comes from the poem Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson an important catalyst for Charlotte’s creative process.
Whilst there is no defined narrative these paintings are an invitation for the viewer to delve; to contemplate a sense of time and place and suspend themselves momentarily in the feeling of memory.
JAMES FREEMAN GALLERY
For many, a period of confinement has presented a sudden abundance of that great rarity: time.
In response to the additional time we have found during lockdown, James Freeman Gallery presents On Time, an online collection of contemporary artworks that explore different ways that we think, reflect and respond to time.
Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present Dreaming Different Dreams, an exhibition of new work by Gary Coyle.
All the drawings, both digital and charcoal have been made by Coyle’s usual method of repeatedly drawing, testing and erasing, multiple times until eventually an image starts to emerge and take shape.
The gallery will reopen on Tuesday 9 June and Dreaming Different Dreams will be extended and open to the public until 20 June.