LAF Recommends: Summer Art Diary
From vibrant summer silkscreens to the largest collection of Guatemalan slingshots in the world, LAF Recommends brings you a selection of must-see exhibitions to fill your diary this summer.
REBECCA HOSSACK ART GALLERY
LAS HONDAS GUATEMALTECAS
THE MALLESON COLLECTION
LONDON, 14 JULY - 30 SEPTEMBER
If you’re passing through Fitzrovia, make a stop at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery. The Gallery is presenting the collection of Dr. Andrew Malleson, who has been collecting Guatemalan slingshots (or ‘las hondas Guatemaltecas’) since 1970 when he visited the country to bring medical supplies to remote villages. Dr. Malleson now holds over a thousand of these magnificent pieces – the largest collection in the world.
These fascinating objects are intricately carved from wood, bone or horn, with the primary purpose of killing small prey at close range. Often painted or stained and adorned with glass eyes and beads, the slingshots are considered works of art in their own right. To learn more about the rich iconography and remarkable cultural history behind these enchanting pieces, click the link below.
For a rare glimpse at this spectacular collection, visit the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery until 20th August.
Sara Lee, Turning Point, 2022. Courtesy of Rabley Gallery
SARA LEE, EMMA STIBBON RA & OTHERS
WILTSHIRE, JULY - AUGUST
‘Mental Hygiene’, Kate Gibb, 2022. Courtesy of Jealous Gallery
LONDON, 20 JULY - 21 AUGUST
Stop by Jealous North in Crouch End, where Jealous presents screenprinter and artist Kate Gibb‘s exceptional solo exhibition, ‘Mental Hygiene’, until 21 August. The showcase is a manifestation of a summer paradise, using saturated colours and bold forms to depict the intense summer sun and palm trees in the L.A. night air. These idyllic scenes are explored by Gibb using her signature experimental printing techniques. In the words of the artist herself;
“The artworks on show are created from prints of a print of a print – a process led transaction… Akin to a giant rubber stamp, the wide mesh of a textile screen deposits a thick layer of ink that on the first colour took a good while to dry. From then on it absorbed each layer applied disparately, with outcome varying depending on the previous colours and layers. These inherent disparities are everything I love about the process and what makes silkscreen to me, an endlessly fascinating technique.”
Kate Gibb, 2022
Alice Walton, Fosse Ways. Courtesy of Beaux Arts Bath
BEAUX ARTS BATH
ALICE WALTON, ASHRAF HANNA, LARA SCOBIE, MIZUYO YAMASHITA
BATH, 11 JUNE - 27 AUGUST
Be sure to add a trip to Bath to your itinerary this summer, as Beaux Arts Bath is proud to present an outstanding display of contemporary ceramics until 27 August. Their current exhibition features collections of new pieces by Alice Walton and Ashraf Hanna, as well as a display titled ‘Three Potters’ with works by Tom Kemp, Lara Scobie and Mizuyo Yamashita. At a time when collectors across the world are seeking ceramics more than ever, there couldn’t be a better time to start building your collection, and Beaux Arts is the place to keep up with the latest trends.
Summer Group Show, 2022. Courtesy of Galerie Waltman
GALERIE OLIVIER WALTMAN
SUMMER GROUP SHOW
STEVENS DOSSOU-YOVO, PHILIPPE CALANDRE, ALEIX PLADEMUNT, JEAN-PIERRE ATTAL, ALAIN LE BOUCHER, FRANCOIS BARD, JEROME BOREL, JORGE ENRIQUE, JEROME LAGARRIGUE
PARIS, UNTIL 27 AUGUST
If you’re lucky enough to take a weekend break in Paris this summer, make sure to visit Galerie Olivier Waltman’s Summer Group Shows at their Saint Germain and Marais galleries. With a sensational line-up of contemporary artists, expect bold portraits by Jerome Lagarrigue, digital c-type urban photography by Jean-Pierre Attal and electronic sculptures by Alain Le Boucher.
Will Maclean, Mariners Museum: Taxonomy of Tides, 2021. Courtesy of Art First
POINTS OF DEPARTURE
EDINBURGH, 4 JUNE - 2 OCTOBER
Make sure you add Edinburgh Festival to your diary, where Art First is delighted to showcase ‘Points of Departure’, a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Scottish artist and professor of art, Will Maclean. The exhibition celebrates fifty years of Maclean’s illustrious career, including 150 works by one of the most respected artists of his generation.
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.
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.
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.
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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