An exhibition by Susan Laughton, with recent paintings inspired by a ‘mini residency’ in Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. Drawn from ‘half-remembered’ glimpses of encounters seen as being elusive to photography, Laughton’s work references the landscape to create studied compositions in paint. In particular, the artist sees her landscapes not as static views but as painterly expressions of travels through places on the ‘edge of the urban and the rural’.
6-30 June 2019, Staithes Studios Gallery, Slip Top, High Street, Staithes, TS13 5BQ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/solo-exhibition-2
Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers
A touring V&A exhibition hosted by Chester Visual Arts, showcasing and chronicling key artworks from pioneers of digital art over the last 50 years. Since the 1960s artists and programmers have used computers to create prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and digital artworks. This show draws on the V&A’s rich international collection of computer-generated art, and includes work by artists such as Frieder Nake and Georg Nees.
7 June – 8 September 2019, The Old Library, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2EF. www.a-n.co.uk/events/chance-and-control-art-in-the-age-of-computers
The road less travelled – For my brother
An exhibition by London-based digital and graphic artist Chris Christodoulou, focusing on ideas inspired by notions of home. Asking, ‘when you think of ‘home’ where do you go?’, Christodoulou will host a Q&A to unpack drypoint prints on show, and the process of Chine collé used to evoke the ‘otherworldly atmosphere’ of dreamscapes. Chosen media and image creation expands on how home is both a search to finding meaning, enriched with nostalgia and the subconscious.
1-30 June 2019, Slaughterhaus Print Studio, 23 Alphabet Mews, London, SW9 0FN. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-road-less-travelled-for-my-brother
Worcestershire-based artist Cherrie Mansfield presents work produced following a road trip down Chile’s Carretera Austral. Vibrant paintings infused with colours collected throughout the journey display memory of place and the wanderings of paint on surface. Upon close examination, Mansfield’s work reveals ‘mesmerising fusions of colour’, embossed with intriguing marks and undulating textures.
6-26 June 2019, Number 8, High Street, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1BG. www.a-n.co.uk/events/uncontainable-an-exhibition-of-bold-expressive-artwork-by-cherrie-mansfield
Miranda Boulton and Jane Pryor – two artists who have been visiting one another’s studios for years – present work that is a result of their conversations around ‘processes, inspirations and motivations’, predominantly in the studio where visual dialogues manifest and take flight. Both artists employ a painting practice that directly explores time spent in the studio itself – from computer imagery sourced at night to motifs that shift in and out of frame.
7-29 June 2019, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BH. www.a-n.co.uk/events/double-time
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Artwork by Susan Laughton, 2019
2. Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers, 2019, exhibition poster
3. Chris Christodoulou, The road less travelled, drypoint on paper
4. Cherrie Mansfield, ‘Uncontainable’, 2019, exhibition poster
5. Miranda Boulton and Jane Pryor, ‘Double Time’, 2019, exhibition image
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