Royal Watercolour Society Mini Picture Show – 25/11/11 to 22/01/12
We’ve written elsewhere on this site about the long and illustrious history of the Royal Watercolour Society; more than 200 years old it’s regarded as the best of contemporary British watercolour talent and it’s regular exhibitions attract large crowds and eager purchasers. We’ve already visited the Mall Galleries and the Bankside Galleries and more recently the Autumn exhibition was well worth a visit.
Just as one exhibition finishes, another one is hot on it’s heels; the Mini Picture Show begins on 25th November until the 22nd January and is marketed as something of a winter festival and an opportunity to buy a classy Christmas present. It’s call the Mini Picture Show as all the work is small scale; it will also be available to take away on the day if the mood takes you. There’s a small selection from the RWS website shown below:
Alan Cristea Gallery – Editions and Acquisitions – 18/11/11 to 23/12/11
Moving away from purely watercolour exhibitions, the Alan Cristea Gallery is one of London’s foremost contemporary galleries, showcasing a wide variety of talented artists in a number of different mediums. Editions and Acquisitions will be held at 31 and 34 Cork Street, Mayfair and it’s essentially the highlights of the gallery’s 2011 publishing programme. Apart from paintings in various mediums you can check out woodcuts and and a selection of other contemporary art before the end of the year.
Anthony Reynolds Gallery – Jon Thompson – 28/10/11 to 3/12/11
The Anthony Reynolds Gallery in Soho is currently hosting an exhibition of new work from Jon Thompson, well regarded London artist
and one time tutor of Damien Hirst. Thompson was one of the driving forces behind the Britart movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The movement. also known as the Young British Artists (YBA), grew around graduates from the BA Fine Arts course at Goldsmiths where Thompson was head of the department of art.
This is an exhibition well worth visiting to see the latest additions to his ongoing Toronto Cycle project; the latest work is called Cadence and Discord and you can see a sample of the offerings on the right.
Annely Juda Fine Art – Kazimir Malevich & Francois Morellet – 28/10/11 to 3/12/11
Back in Mayfair the Annely Fine Art Gallery is currently hosting and exhibition of work by Kazimir Malevich and Francois Morellet. Morellet have been exhibiting here since the early 1970s. Malevich was a Polish national residing in Russia and was one of the 20th century’s first abstract artists. Among other accomplishments, the well regarded Malevich was the originator of the ‘Suprematism’ movement, a school of art based on largely geometric shapes, mostly squares and circles.
This exhibition is a display of recent work by Francois Morellet which is heavily influenced by Malevich’s suprematist movement and the man himself is fresh from a retrospective at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.