Simon Patterson: Under Cartel – an exhibition including a series
of photographic diptychs of equestrian statues from around the world.
Each photographic pairing represents the exchange of one sculpture for
another. The second section of the exhibition is a grid display of
paintings featuring the names of silent movie stars, which is a
continuation of the ‘Name Paintings’ series that Patterson has worked on
since 1987. At Haunch of Venison, 103 New Bond Street, London W1S. 13
July – 1 September. www.haunchofvenison.com
Pertaining to Things
Natural – taking advantage of a rare opportunity in the planting cycle
of the Chelsea Physic Garden, sculptor and curator David Worthington has
invited selected artists to create a series of installations and
interventions across the three-acre gardens beside the Thames. Visitors
will encounter monumental sculptures and more delicate, ephemeral works
that take their inspiration from the natural world. Artists include Hugo
Wilson, sculptor Joe Currie, Peter Randall-page, Tessa Farmer, Keith
Rand and William Peers. At Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital
Road, Chelsea, London SW3. 11 July – 14 October.
Uncommon Ground – an exploration of
environmental interventions in contemporary photography. Inspired by
the work of Keith Arnatt and Gabriel Orozco, this exhibition aims to
obscure the intersection between photographs of observed reality and
artistically altered reality. Here, environment is taken in its broadest
sense: natural ecosystems, urban and suburban space, domestic
interiors, industrial landscapes and even political arenas. At Flowers
Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2. 13 July – 1 September.
Catherine the Great, An Enlightened
Empress – marking the 250th anniversary of Catherine’s ascension to the
throne, this exhibition showcases the truly spectacular collections of
one of Russia’s most successful rulers, featuring objects that have
never been on display before outside Russia. To include superb French
silver and ceramics, important paintings acquired from France and
England, imperial court costumes and uniforms, and many of the finest
examples of porcelain, metal and polished stone ever made in Russia. At
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. 13 July – 21
Flight And The Artistic Imagination – an
exploration of the instinctive human desire to fly and the artistic
response to it. Including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Matisse, Paul
Nash, Elizabeth Frink and Mark Wallinger. At Compton Verney,
Warwickshire until 30 Sep. (see review in Country Life Aug 8, 2012).
Metamorphosis, Titian 2012 – a
collaboration for the London 2010 Cultural Olympiad between the National
Gallery, London, the Royal Ballet and choreographers, composers, poets
and the artists Conrad Shawcross, Chris Ofili and Mark Wallinger, in a
remarkable creative production inspired by Titian’s response to Ovid’s
epic Metamorphosis. His three paintings Diana and Actaeon, The Death of
Actaeon and Diana and Callisto are at the heart of the exhibition,
along with the artist’s works, ballet costumes and models of their sets
and films of the choreographers at work, at the National Gallery,
Trafalgar Square, London W1 from 11 July until 23 Sep.
Yard Associate Artists 2012/13 – presenting the work of Matei Bejenaru,
Matthew Darbyshire, Lorna Macintyre and Jeremy Millar alongside objects,
artworks or archive materials they have selected from the Kettle’s Yard
collection, at Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge from 14 Jul to
23 Sep. www.kettlesyard.co.uk
An exhibition of sculpture,
collage, printmaking and painting by South Shropshire based artists, Sue
Cambell and Angela Martin. Sue’s work takes inspiration from organic
forms and the relationship between art and science. Angela is inspired
by colour, line, landscape and vegetation. Also, an eclectic mix of
Welsh and English townscapes painted by Amanda Skipsey, an artist and
illustrator based in Wales. At Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street Ludlow Shropshire from 13 Jul to 31 Aug. www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk.
The Century: Tapestry From Dovecot Studios 1912-2012′ – an exhibition
celebrating 100 years of the Dovecot Studios, including outstanding and
rarely seen tapestries, rugs and designs and highlighting the
relationship between the well-known artists and the weavers at the
Studios. At Dovecot Studios, 10, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh from July
13 to October 7. (See review in Country Life July 11, 2012).
www.dovecotstudios.com. It will then be at Compton Verney, Warwickshire,
from October 20 to December 16 (www.comptonverney.org.uk)
Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910, at the
Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh from 14 Jul to 14 Oct.
(see review in Country Life Aug 15, 2012) www.nationalgalleries.org
and Disgrace – Works by Rachel Howard, Amelia Newton Whitelaw and Jane
Simpson at BlainSouthern, 21 Dering Street, London W1 from 11 Jul to 25
The Summer Exhibition – a show of
works by the gallery’s artists, including Bill Bate, Michael Bennallack
Hart, Tony de Wolf, Liz Ellis, Michael Kidd, Matthew Simmonds and Graeme
Wilcox, at Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London W1 from 10 Jul to 30
The Spirit of Barcelona –
Catalonian contemporary painting in collaboration with Barcelona’s Sala
Pares Gallery, at Messums, 8 Cork Street, London W1 from 11 to 28 July.
The Illustrators – children’s illustration
curated by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson at Gallery@Rheged, Rheged
Centre, Redhills, Penrith from 10 Jul to 2 Sep. www.rheged.com
Stair – Quietus – exhibition of the potter’s funerary works, from
cinerary jars to life-size sarcophagi, drawing upon the symbolic
language of ceramic vessels, at mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern
Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough from 13 Jul to 11 Nov.
A Lowry Summer – more than 200 paintings from
Salford’s own Lowry collection as well as loans including a major
private Lowry collection, on display in its entirety for the first
time. At The Lowry, Salford Keys, Salford until Oct 28.
Dorothea Tanning: Collages (the artist, wife of
Max Ernst, died aged 101 in January 2012). On show at Alison Jacques
Gallery, London until 28 Jul. www.alisonjacquesgallery.com
Opie – exhibition featuring his paintings, sculpture, digitally
animated landscapes, film and glass works at Lisson Gallery, London from
11 Jul to 25 Aug. www.lissongallery.com
Riley: Works 1960-66 – a two-part exhibition held at Hazlitt
Holland-Hibbert, 38 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1 and Karsten
Schubert, 5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London W1F. Until13
July ;www.hh-h.com / www.karstenschubert.com
Luke Rudolf –
Rudolf’s second solo exhibition at the gallery showcasing a series of
paintings which are part of his exploration into painting in the
contemporary world. At Kate MacGarry, 21 Old Nichol Street, London E2.
Until 14 July. www.katemacgarry.com
Untitled (Syntagmatic and
Paradigmatic): an exhibition of Asier Mendizabal’s new work, including
sculptures and silkscreens. At Anthony Reynolds Gallery, 60 Great
Marlborough Street, London W1F. Until 14 July. www.anthonyreynolds.com
Labruzzi: The Grand Tour – an exhibition of watercolours by the Italian
Grand Tour artist. Over 40 drawings and watercolours of Rome, the Roman
Campagna, Naples, Venice and other Italian views and sketches. At
Dickinson, 58 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y. Until 13 July.
Picasso and Modern British Art at Tate
Britain, Millbank, London (see feature in Country Life Feb 1, 2012).
Until 15 July. www.tate.org.uk
House of Beasts – over 30 works,
including 6 new commissions, in the mansion, stables and parkland of the
National Trust’s Attingham Park, curated by Meadow Arts. The theme is
animals and the changing nature of man’s relationship to them. Includes
works by Alastair Mackie, Anj Smith, Henry Krokatsis, Hugo Wilso, Mat
Collishaw, Polly Morgan, Rachel Goodyear, Susie MacMurray and Tessa
Farmer. At Attingham Park, Shropshire. Until 15 July.
Jan Maarten Voskuil:
Non-Alphabetical Order – introducing the artist to London, works
featured in this exhibition transcend the boundaries between the
processes of design, sculpture, painting and installation art. At Art
Sensus, 2nd Floor, 7 Howick Place, London SW1. Until 13 July.
From Rossetti to Voysey: Arts & Crafts Stamped
Book Cover Design – an exhibition based on a new area of research by
distinguished Arts & Crafts author and expert, Malcom Haslam. At
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria. Until 15 July.
Chardin’s House of Cards and other
paintings – this exhibition brings together some of the greatest works
to come out of eighteenth-century France. At Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon,
near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Until 15 July. www.waddesdon.org.uk
Devotion: Monarchy and the Book of Common Prayer – a celebration of the
Diamond Jubilee and the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer,
this exhibition is the first to bring together the Palace Library’s
collections of items of royal provenance. At Lambeth Palace Library, 15
Galleywall Road, London SE16. Until 14 July.
Royal Society of
Painter-Printmakers’ Summer Exhibition at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton
Street, London SE1. Until 15 July. www.banksidegallery.com
Sean Scully at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough. Until 15 July. www.visitmima.com
Riley: Works 1960-66 at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, 38 Bury Street, St.
James, London SW1Y and Karsten Schubert, 5-8 Lower John Street, Golden
Square, London W1F. Until 13 July. www.hh-h.com /
From a Far Country, Deborah Bell, at John
Martin Gallery, London, W1S. Until 14 July. (See interview in Country
Life June 20 2012) www.jmlondon.com
Inspired Landscape –
celebrating the North York Moors National Park’s 60th anniversary, the
exhibition features work by six of the region’s leading artists. At
Inspired by…Gallery / The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, North
Yorkshire. Until 17 July; www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredbygallery
Rebecca Campbell: The Four Elements –
paintings exploring the four elements of nature – earth, air, fire and
water. Some are based on mythical stories while others highlight
Campbell’s humorous approach, presenting the four elements in an
everyday context. At Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, 20 Park Walk,
London SW10. Until 14 July. www.jonathancooper.co.uk
Akulin: Penumbra – a collection of drawings exploring the duality of
darkness and brightness. At Erarta Gallery, 8 Berkeley Street, London
W1J. Until 14 July. www.erartagalleries.com
Dreams and Nightmares
– an exhibition of 20th-century British art from the Ingram collection,
showcasing Neo-Romantics, Surrealists and other works to stimulate your
imagination. View iconic pieces by artists including John Armstrong,
Edward Burra, Tristram Hillier and Keith Vaughan. At The Lightbox,
Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey. Until 15 July. www.thelightbox.org.uk
Graham – an exhibition revealing a progression from Graham’s monumental
botanical art works for which she is widely revered, into more varied
subjects from the natural world. An imposing graphite work of a spider
will be exhibited alongside beautifully saturated ink drawings of
irises, highlighting this new contrast within her imagery. At Sims Reed
Gallery, The Economist Building, 30 Bury Street, London SW1Y. Until 17
Gerald Mynott: Cities and Seasons,
at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1S. Until 19 July.
Edvard Munch: Landscapes of the Soul,
at Connaught Brown, 2 Albemarle Street, London W1S. Until 14 July. (see
review in Country Life June 27) www.connaughtbrown.co.uk
On Form -
stone sculpture by leading contemporary sculptors set in the beautiful
gardens and interior of Asthall Manor, childhood home of the Mitfords.
All the pieces are for sale and among the sculptors included in the show
are Luke Dickinson, Jonathan Loxley, Nicolas Moreton, Bridget McCrum,
William Peers, Peter Randall Page, Sarah Smith, Guy Stevens, Anthony
Turner, Lucy Unwin, Paul Vanstone, David Worthington and Emily Young.
At Asthall Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire. Until 15 July.
‘Dubliners’: The City as Character – an exhibition bringing together
seventeen paintings and drawings with archive material selected from the
Gallery’s collection. Featuring work by Walter Osborne, Rose Barton,
Jack B. Yeats, James Mahony, Patrick Tuohy and William Orpen. At
National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2. Until 15 July.
Mary Ann Rogers – an exhibition of
watercolour paintings and limited edition prints at Leam Studio, West
Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland. Until 18 July. www.marogers.com
McFadyen: The Ability to Cling is at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond
Street, London W1 from 26 Jun to 14 July. www.faslondon.com See also
his forthcoming exhibitions at the Fleming Collection, London (17
July-17 Oct) and Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh (27 Jul-1 Sep)
sculpture exhibition of eclectic design – artworks by 12 artists
inspired by horticulture within the Georgian walled kitchen garden at
Frampton Court, Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire until 15 July.