Fame: Paintings by Robert Priseman
Evoking the contemporary martyrdom of celebrity culture, Robert Priseman has been creating portraits of celebrities whose lives ended early, traumatically or through self-destruction, painting them over the top of damaged religious iconographical paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The University of Arizona Museum of Art have purchased 71 of these paintings from the Fame series for their permanent collection.
Until 27 August 2017, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, United States.
Osi Rhys Osmond: A Celebration
The welsh painter, teacher and broadcaster, Osi Rhys Osmond, who passed away in 2015, would have been 75 this year. To celebrate his life and work, Oriel Q exhibit a selection of his paintings and sketchbooks, accompanied by films and interviews.
Until 24 June 2017, Queens Hall Gallery, High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Leopardi’s Dream: the Engravings of Francis West
An exhibitions of engravings by the late Francis West (1936-2015) presented by Henry Miller Fine Art. Coming from a family line of Scottish fishermen, West studied at Chelsea School of Art and forged a career as an artist that spanned over forty years. West’s surreal and wondrous scenes, notably those depicting wild seas a debt to the artists’ formative experiences growing up on the Moray Firth within a relatively isolated community.
Until 30 June 2017, Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, 47 Orford Road, London E17.
This curated programme of seminars, workshops, live art and music also includes the 2017 UK Illustration Championships Live, which sees 16 illustrators go head-to-head in 60 minute quick-fire illustration sessions.
9-11 June 2017, The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, London, E1.
Ian Malhotra uses computer generated imagery as the source for works that consider the fallibility of labour intensive, hand produced imagery in relation to more pervasive and instantaneous reproduction. Exploring ideas around authenticity and labour value, for Digital Artist Residency, Malhotra invites the audience to reproduce his new drawings, which have been encoded with a range of systems such as Morse code and Binary code.
Until 30 June 2017, digitalartistresidency.org
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Robert Priseman, the Fame series. Courtesy: Robert Priseman
2. Osi Rhys Osmond, Sefyll Libanus. Courtesy: Oriel Q / Queens Hall Gallery
3. Francis West, Metamorphosis, c.1979 (2017 Edition). Copyright: Francis West; Courtesy: Walthamstow Village Window Gallery
4. PATATAJ, 52.1. Courtesy: Illustrated 2017
5. Ian Malhotra, Digital Artist Residency poster