Matthew Krishanu has been documenting London crows for over seven years by painting small portraits of them in oil on canvas board. Always alone and never in flight, the birds perch, stand and feed, closely cropped to the point of abstraction and rendered in dark, dense tones of black, brown and blue on pale backgrounds. His latest exhibition at Iniva installs these works in The Stuart Hall Library, where systems of taxonomy and classification reflect the painted crows’ idiosyncrasies.
12 September – 2 November, The Stuart Hall Library, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU. www.a-n.co.uk/events/corvus-a-painting-installation-by-matthew-krishanu
Well Trodden Wrong Ways
This exhibition of new commissions by artists Jo Lathwood and Paul Blakemore at Devon’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery responds to east Devon’s Jurassic Coast, with its 185 million years of geological history and a coastal path trodden by 22 million visitors each year. Inspired by the stories of this ancient land, from crumbling rock formations to endangered moths, Lathwood and Blakemore’s sculpture, film, photography and drawing question how our choices impact us, others and our environment. An accompanying programme includes a special Harvest event on 5 October with live music, craft workshops and food.
14 September – 26 October 2019, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LX. www.a-n.co.uk/events/well-trodden-wrong-ways
In this exhibition at ArtWorks Project Space US-born, London-based Yambe Tam presents an installation of sound-generating sculptures inspired by ritual practices of Zen Buddhism. Designed in collaboration with sound designer and musician Henry Toh, an electronic system vibrates the sculptures – abstractly shaped as marine life forms, wormholes, black holes and other cosmological structures – to reveal the harmonic resonance of their materials which include cast bronze, steel, wood, polyurethane and ceramic.
14-29 September 2019, ArtWorks Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust, 114A Blackhorse Lane E17 6AA. www.a-n.co.uk/events/musica-universalis-yambe-tam
Herefordshire Art Week Open & Young Open Exhibition
This exhibition of sculpture, ceramics, painting and print is part of Herefordshire Art Week, a nine-day art trail for artists, craftmakers and creative businesses to open their studios, workshops and galleries. Both a showcase and an opportunity to sell work, the Open and Young Open exhibition includes artworks that address a range of subjects, from social issues to landscapes and work about the process of painting itself.
Until 4 October 2019, The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR. www.a-n.co.uk/events/herefordshire-art-week-open-young-open-exhibition
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Matthew Krishanu, Crow (profile, green), 2019. Photo: Peter Mallet
2. Paul Blakemore and Jo Lathwood, ‘Well Trodden Wrong Ways.’
3. Yambe Tam, B A G T.
4. Hereford Art Week open exhibition.