NEW POSSIBILITIES: ABSTRACT PAINTINGS FROM THE SEVENTIES
The Piper Gallery, 18 Newman Street,
Sandra Higgins is pleased to be co-curating with Megan Piper at the Piper Gallery, an exciting exhibition entitled 'NEW POSSIBILITIES: Abstract Painting from
The exhibition presents work by 14 artists from the 1970s: Frank Bowling RA, Graham Boyd, Barrie Cook, William Henderson, Albert Irvin RA, Tess Jaray RA, Jeanne Masoero, C. Morey de Morand, Mali Morris RA, Patricia Poullain, Desmond Rayner, Alice Sielle, Trevor Sutton, and Gary Wragg.
All of these artists were born between 1922 and 1950 and are still working today.
Many of the visual art works made during the 1970s found themselves neglected as attention focused on the rise of conceptual and performance art. This exhibition
The choice of works on show does not restrict itself to a particular approach: the pieces shown were made by the artists at different stages of their careers, working
The exhibition runs until the 21st of December. For further information contact the Piper Gallery or Sandra Higgins: email@example.com
Paintings from top: Barrie Cook, Blue, Red and Yellow Grid, 178x204cm, 1976; Patricia Poullain, untiltled work on paper, 54x54cm, 1973; Alice Sielle, 3-D blue & gold segments, oil on canvas, 61x61 cm, 1978; Graham Boyd, Descender, acrylic on cotton duck, 178 x 208cm, 1976.
Exhibiting at the fair mixed media, collage and photography.
Artists shown include Andrélis-Rye, Romano Cagnoni, David Ferry, Patricia Poullain, Charles Ramsburg, Anne Smith, Janet Stayton, Richard Walker and Elizabeth Zeschin.
A Celebration of Style: Cool London Through the Photographer’s Lens
Inaugural Exhibition of quarterly exhibitions sponsored by Landmark Plc
1st December 2009, 125 Old Broad Street
Organised by Sandra Higgins, Chris Barlow and Kora Adler
Since marks and color are two elements basic to man’s expression, it is possible to think of Michael Chandler’s abstract painting as the representation of a beginning: perhaps the origin of this world, recalling a very distant time, or the beginning of the next world, revealing the unknown future. Almost all of the paintings are characterized by soft, ample curves that occur on an abundance of different planes until reaching far into the imaginary vortices, hurricanes, whirlwinds and whirlpools of every kind, as if everything were moving, opening, and creating a new natural world, a new kind of primeval explosion which gradually orders itself into a system, a universe, a new form of nature. With surprising tenacity, almost monastic rigor, Chandler has never left the scope of oil on canvas. In order to make a painting, today as in the Middle Ages, a composition is needed, Michael Chandler knows this well ---his strength comes from his uncommon way of composing on canvas, compositions which find their power and renewal within the evolution of American abstract painting.
Taken from text by Grazia Quaroni
Ofelia Rodriguez draws upon everyday things to create extraordinary beauty. For her, art is the most intimate expression of the “totality that I have lived”. Inspired by Colombia and her natal town Barranquilla, her work according to critics and curators can be described as one of a ‘surrealist reality’.
Rodriguez’s work is an eclectic mesh of magical realism, Latin Pop and kitsch art, using vivid, tropical Caribbean colours. Observing her work is a chance to delve into imaginary fantasy worlds set in the Caribbean where myths, legends and popular traditions like sainthood intertwine with daily life. According to British art historian Dawn Ades, Rodriguez “has managed to unite the practices of European and US pop art, with the rich tradition of popular art in Latin America in original and vigorizing ways and forms.” The result is art that is at times a critical look at the world in which Rodriguez has lived, combined with an undercurrent of dark humor and irony lurking between the lines.
Taken from ‘the city paper’ review on the occasion of the exhibition at Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá MAMBO, Colombia, November, 2008