Lessons In Things
An exhibition of printed work with an anthrozoologic slant by London-based artist Anna Walsh. By combining traditional skills of observational drawing with digital design, Walsh creates ‘faux educational charts, maps and diagrams’, which seek to reimagine and subvert how humans categorise and view the natural world. With up to 20 screen and digital prints, this exhibition invites viewers to look closely at detailed, information-filled compositions.
Until 14 April 2019, Newington Gallery, 155 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/lessons-in-things
This exhibition by Tessa Waite explores wildness as a ‘palpable and inseparable’ entity within nature and the self. Presenting artworks that confront the environment, both in subject matter and with respect to how works are installed, Waite casts her attention over what is often ‘overlooked, undervalued and under threat’. The ephemeral nature and complexity of relationships are central themes implemented by the artist, as she seeks to form narratives and images around memory, myth and beauty.
Until 23 April, Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Basin, Brecon, LD3 7EW. www.a-n.co.uk/events/wild-things
An exhibition of ‘art jewellery’ by artists involved with Precious Collective. ‘Precious ?’ marks the launch of this 120-strong global group, as 28 members present work inspired by challenges of making and displaying jewellery in a contemporary art context. Imaginative and idiosyncratic objects are produced by these artists as they question the ‘high cost’ of creations that embody the expectation of being precious in terms of value.
16-28 April 2019, Column Bakehouse Gallery, Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3RP. www.a-n.co.uk/events/precious
Glasgow-based artist Callum Monteith‘s solo exhibition takes its title from Richard Shiff’s essay Rasters in Paradise, in which Bridget Riley’s practice is discussed in relation to ‘paradise, history and consciousness’. Within the text Shiff alludes to the creation of abstract imagery, as a form of opening gaps in perception to create a ‘paradisal element’; the production of art in an ‘enduring state of immediacy’. With a new series of paintings, Monteith questions what paradise this might be, both physically and in terms of state of mind. The exhibition also includes photography of Midsummer Boulevard in Milton Keynes, ‘a prototype for modern day living in the UK’.
12-28 April 2019, The Briggait, 147 Bridgegate Glasgow, G1 5HZ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/paradisal
Platform Alumni Residency 2019
This residency by Julia Keenan stems from her selection by CVAN South East to take part in the Platform Graduate Award exhibition in 2015 at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth. Since 2016 alumni of the award have been able to apply for a solo residency to continue their relationship with a gallery involved in the initiative, offering them space and time to develop artwork and processes. As a current member of the Aspex Artist Associates scheme, Keenan will use the residency to fortify ideas for a new body of work.
Until 9 June 2019, Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Portsmouth, PO13BF. www.a-n.co.uk/events/platform-alumni-residency-2019
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Anna Walsh, North Circular Celestial Menagerie, 2o18, archival print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm, 40 x 50 cm
2. Callum Monteith, ‘Paradisal’, 2019, exhibition poster
3. Wanshu Li, Go with the Glow, 2017, broach photographed under UV light; acrylic, seed beads, nylon wire, mixed media. Courtesy: artist
4. Tessa Waite, ‘Wild Things’, 2019, exhibition poster image
5. Julia Keenan, The Secret Life of Materials, 2019. Copyright: Julia Keenan
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