William Tillyer3 - 25 Oct 2017 The Fine Art Society will present a retrospective exhibition of paintings and watercolours by William Tillyer in October.
‘There is a quiet man who lives in the north. Many people think he is the finest painter in Britain. Many people may be right. He’s called William Tillyer.’ Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times.
William Tillyer has been a practising artist for over 60 years and he will be 80 next year. He has painted in acrylic and watercolour, besides making constructions, prints and drawings. The retrospective exhibition will consist of 43 works painted between 1977 and 2016, providing a rare opportunity to see such a range of his work in London.
Annie KevansPortraits 3 - 25 Oct 2017 In her many portrait series, Annie Kevans has always found new ways of presenting figures from the past, both the famous and the marginalised. From child stars to dictators, artists and the insane, Kevans imbues her subjects with a tangible humanity and sensuality. Her unusual portraits, which may or may not be based on historical documents, show the sitters as real people who both embody and reject our preconceptions about them and about the historical moments they represent. This exhibition presents a selection of work from several series including Women in the History of Art, WAMPAS Baby Stars, and The Muses of Jean Paul Gaultier.
Since graduating from Central St Martins School of Art & Design in 2004, Kevans has had solo exhibitions in New York, London and Vienna. Her work has featured in numerous group shows in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy and the US. She has been a finalist in the Women of the Future awards and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Her work can be found in the Pallant House Gallery, the David Roberts Collection, 21c Museum and the Saatchi Collection.
Art & Design3 - 25 Oct 2017 This October, the gallery will display pieces of furniture by some of the most renowned figures of Modern Design alongside post-war figurative and abstract works of art. Artists featured will include Ivon Hitchens, Mary Potter, Unity Spencer, Edward Bawden, and Gillian Ayres. These works reflect the seismic change that took place in the British art scene following the end of the Second World War, as artists explored new paths in painting and representation.
Furniture by British designers Sir Terence Conran, Sir Basil Spence and Gerald Summers will form part of the display, as well as examples by European and American designers such as Nanna Ditzel, Andre Dubreuil, Henry William Klein, Florence Knoll, Cesare Lacca, Rene Mathieu, Jon Mills, George Nelson and Hans Jørgensen Wegner. Some furniture will be on view in our first floor gallery, with more pieces of modern design furniture on the top floor as well.
Hylton Nel Ceramics3 - 25 Oct 2017 The ceramics of Hylton Nel are brimming with wit, charm, elegance and humour. His ceramics, which include plates, vases, bowls, and plaques, are decorated with a rich visual language developed...
Works on Paper3 - 25 Oct 2017 Stanley Roy Badmin, Edward Bawden, Robert Anning Bell, Robert Bevan, Norman Blamey, Muirhead Bone, Gerald Brockhurst, George Clausen, Frank Dobson, John Gendall, Gluck, Spencer Gore, William Greaves, John Inchbold, Augustus John, John Frederick Lewis, William Orpen, John Singer Sergeant, William Simpson, Edward Southall, Stanley Spencer and Henry Scott Tuke. Ben Nicholson, Edward Calvert. Works on paper, watercolour, pen, ink, drawing, pencil, crayon, gouache, Modern British art, Modern British artists