March Art Diary: What to see this month
Fill the month of March with exceptional art events and exhibitions. London Art Fair Recommends a fabulous line up of must-attend online talks, as part of the Pre Fair Online Talks Series, from Wednesday 3 March – Wednesday 13 April, to a selection of solo contemporary and modern exhibitions to be discovered across the UK and overseas.
SHOORMAL - A SPACE BETWEEN...
5 - 30 MARCH
&Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Shoormal – a space between… by Liz Douglas. This is the artist second solo show with the gallery.
Liz Douglas’ work, which is influenced by specific landscapes, memory, poetry, and music has developed from direct painting of the landscape to a more sensory approach, creating visual environments using pigments, lines, print and contemporary media. Her work reflects her dialogue with the natural world and the element of unpredictability that exists. She also has a wish to explore these contradictions, using the visible and invisible element in the landscape as metaphor.
GALERIE OLIVIER WALTMAN
SOMEWHERE AS BEAUTIFUL AS BEFORE
12 FEBRUARY - 15 MARCH
The gallery is thrilled to announce Julien Grizely’s fifth solo exhibition.
The exhibition will question the codes of representation like accelerated movie scenes, the artist questions the passing of time. His intuition is not to focus on a particular narrative, but instead to present ideas blended with another.
The reoccurring themes of landscapes, beaches and deserts all have some sort of empty neutrality. They are peaceful places where light and bodies may express themselves, meet, escape from another and gaze at each other.
RHODES CONTEMPORARY ART
24 FEBRUARY - 26 MARCH
Rhodes Contemporary Art is excited to present a new solo show by Australian artist Ces McCully.
Now based in France, McCully’s new series of works are inspired by the lockdowns we have all experienced, and how isolation and dependence on social media for contact influenced her and our collective psyche.
The series of textural works are both autobiographical reflection and cultural commentary. McCully explores the opposing natures of vulnerability and honesty with the digital feed, filled with memes, inciting headlines and ‘authentic’ moments of strangers. Her own personal experiences of isolation jarring with the perfect glow of social media. Her words point fun at the ridiculousness of the situations we find ourselves in and the thoughts we have; brutally honest and tongue in cheek.
BICE LAZZARI: MODERNIST PIONEER
14 JANUARY - 24 APRIL
On until 24 April, this is the largest exhibition of work by Bice Lazzari (1900-1981) in the UK to date. One of the most innovative Italian abstract artists of the 20th century, she has been described as the ‘Agnes Martin of Italy’ but has remained largely unknown outside Italy, despite her significant contribution.
Exploring the aesthetics of Art Informel, minimalism and hard-edged abstraction, her paintings made a significant contribution to twentieth-century Italian art, yet have remained largely unknown outside her native country.
Organised in collaboration with the Archivio Bice Lazzari, Rome, this exhibition features some 40 works highlighting the artist’s lyrical and highly original interpretation of abstract art.
LAF ONLINE PRE FAIR TALKS PROGRAMME
2 MARCH - 13 APRIL
Taking place from Wednesday 2 March – Wednesday 13 April, ahead of the launch of the physical Fair we are delighted to invite you to join us for our Pre Fair Online Talks Series.
The talks will cover current art world topics including anti-money laundering, to emerging trends on improving a sustainable artworld and will provide opportunities to gain in-depth insights to the works on display at this year’s Fair.
Browse the full details of the online series below and book your place for free to join the debate and discussion before joining us at the Business Design Centre this April.
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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