We are pleased to announce the Opposite Fields exhibition which will take place 1-12 April 2015 at BAR Gallery. The exhibition will present work from analogue and digital artists experimenting with film, video, sound, photography and interactive art forms. Moving image, code and sonic art
1 April - 12 April 2015
Private View: Thursday 2nd April 6pm-9pm
Please check the Opposite Fields Website for programme information.
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Free Painters and Sculptors
have uprooted themselves from the Menier Gallery in London Bridge for an
impromptu exhibition at the Espacio Gallery. This exhibition will feature a
small selection of FPS members as well as a few new faces, including Marco
Alessi, Rachael Bailey,
Camilla Bliss, Joanna
Ciechanowska, Annabel Cullen, Zoe Landau Konson, Maria Kaleta, David Lee, Sam
Meredith, Peter Murry, Roy Osborne, Maria Pierides, Bruni Schling and Wojciech
ABOUT THE FREE PAINTERS AND
FPS is an artist lead
organisation based at the Menier Gallery that supports and promotes artists to
develop their work on their own terms. The group builds long-term relationships
with artists and promotes the dialogue and exchange of ideas within the visual
arts through annual exhibitions and events.
Established in 1952, FPS was
originally associated with the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts). Founding
members featured many high profile and influential artists, including Roy
Rasmussen, Lyall Watson and Maurice Jadot.
FPS played a significant part in
the establishment of abstract art in the 1950's and 60's and was the first of a
number of post war movements that freed artists from the orthodoxy of rigid and
purely technical judgements. This ethos
continues today and we welcome applications from talented artists at all stages
of their career.
ST Patrick's Celebration: An exhibition of local Irish artists
Showcasing the work of Bernard Canavan, Charles Gaston, Frank Reilly, Luke Canavan & Patrick Thornton
Thursday 5th March 2015 - Saturday 21st March 2015
Tues-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm
For the St Patrick's Day celebrations, BAR will be hosting an exhibition of five unique local artists each reflecting in their work and in separate ways the impact of the Irish diaspora. The exhibition will launch on Thursday 5th March 6pm-9pm with an evening of live music and entertainment.
The artists exhibiting include Bernard Canavan whose work is well known, particularly his 'emigrant’ pictures from renowned shows in the West End and Ireland. Charles Gaston is well known for his depiction of traditional Irish landscapes, and his work in this show is a haunting Irish cottage set in the hills. Frank Reilly is also a well-known figure in Cricklewood both as musician and songwriter, but this is the first show of his paintings, which are of memories of the County Cavan world of horses and farms, where in his youth he was a farrier. Luke Canavan is a portrait painter, and the show will include his recent commissioned portrait of the poet, Eddie Linden. The most unusual work is that of Patrick Thornton, who only took up painting in his sixties and has produced a large body of work, as much a tribute to his industry as to his artistry. All exhibited artwork is for sale.
The exhibition is supported by the Brent Ward Working Fund.
Free Painters and Sculptors came into existence in the early 1950's as a splinter group from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It was initially a group of painters who wished to break free of the stereotype that the ICA wished to impose on its members, it attracted other members and became organised as on a charity and corporate basis.
FPS has always maintained high standards with strict selection procedures for its exhibitions at a variety of fine venues including the Mall Galleries, the Barbican, Bankside Gallery and many others.
In the 1970's FPS gained support from The Society for Protection of Animals Abroad which leased part of its premises to FPS for admin and exhibition purposes.
Applications for membership, subject to selection , are welcome. we are looking for new members who are practising artists, or people who are interested in art who would like to help support FPS through admin, organising and publicising exhibitions etc.
We provide exhibition opportunities annually for members at various venues, mostly around London, we also provide a website where members work can be shown and sold, a blog and a regular newsletter which both publish articles from members.