Alex McIntyre Invitation to Open Studios, 10 & 11 May 2014 Forthcoming exhibitions- August & September
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Invitation to Open Studios, 10 & 11 May 2014
Forthcoming exhibitions- August & September
I am delighted to invite you to Open Studios on 10 & 11 May with Digswell Arts Trust, where I am currently an artist fellow (2011-16). Just click on the image to download the pdf invitation.
Please also save the date for two forthcoming exhibitions: Nothingness, Parndon Mill Gallery, 7 August - 14 September with artists Hideki Arichi, Ella Carty, Jo Howe and Will White. Line and Location, Space2 Gallery, Watford Museum 6 September - 25 October with artist Ross Loveday.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter Weekend and very much looking forward to seeing you at a Private View one day soon!
In Autumn 2011, I began to explore drawing as a process of seeing, questioning and mark making. My fascination with the human form has taken me repeatedly to rehearsal rooms, where I have discovered an opportunity to produce drawings that can speak as metaphors for wider human experience.
Returning to the studio in January this year, I reviewed two years of drawing. These included those produced through research residencies with English National Ballet in collaboration with Brent Council during their project Ballet:Fused (2013) and Wizard Presents Production Company (2012), during the devising stage of their Olivier award nominated musical, 'Soul Sister'. The body of drawings I have produced since then is informed by this discipline of seeing and responding with immediacy and expression.
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171 FIGURES FROM THE ARTS SIGN LETTER ON THE DAY TATE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF BP FUNDING A letter was published today signed by 171 figures from the art world condemning BP's sponsorship of cultural institutions in the UK. The letter has been published on the day that Tate Britain is hosting a party to celebrate 20 years of BP's sponsorship.  A group of artists under the banner of 'The Good Crude Britannia' are planning on protesting outside the event, and will be handing out the "Licence to Spill' briefing to people attending the party.  Arts/activist organisation Platform  has gathered 171 signatories from the international arts community, for a letter that says: "As crude oil continues to devastate coastlines and communities in the Gulf of Mexico, BP executives will be enjoying a cocktail reception with curators and artists in the Tate Britain. These relationships enable big oil companies to mask the environmentally destructive nature
Tatlin - Monument to the Third International Constructivism We can derive stimulus and pleasure from visual art in a multitude of forms and styles, although personal subjective taste will of course determine what is the strongest “turn on” for any individual. Landscape, still life, city scenes, portraiture, life studies, to mention but a very few approaches, all have their addicts, but I would, for the purpose of this review, like to make a special plea for hard edged, geometric abstraction. There is something profoundly satisfying about the purity of geometric forms – straight lines, curves, circles, ovals, squares, triangles and whatnot strike a chord in many, if not all of us, and this satisfaction is intensified if the forms are the context for vibrant, dynamically juxtaposed pure colour. Many movements in modern art have sought expression in this way, e.g. de Stijl, Cubism, Futurism, Orphism – one could multiply the “-isms”. But not least among these schools of expression were t
By Phillip Worth (FPS President) The Open Studios movement has been a welcome development in the art world in recent years. Typically based on specific areas, be they counties, cities, districts or whatever, it involves artists inviting members of the public to visit their studios, to meet and talk with them, and to view their output. And it is always an added attraction if they can see artists at work. The area of West Sussex centred on Chichester has a particularly lively tradition, and is rich in creative talent, as the writer discovered on a recent visit. The occasion for this was to renew acquaintance with Max Birne, a former FPS personality, who has recently moved house from Wembley, where he had lived for many years, to Selsey, near Eric Coates’s ‘Sleepy Lagoon’. After the move Max lost no time in building himself a conservatory/studio at the rear of his bungalow and it was here that he entertained visitors during ‘Open Doors 2008’, a mandatory stop on the Chichester ‘Stud