An immersive installation by Sasha Bowles, drawing connections and parallels between the uncannily beguiling characters who feature in her appropriated objects and paintings. These are faceless human-creatures, whose beauty literally lies in their full heads of hair. Taking old master paintings, found objects and etchings, Bowles ‘erases, rearranges and discretely brushes over her unwitting sitters and artefacts’ so that instead of faces, it is the movement and hang of their hair that indicates their expression.
5-26 May 2018, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, London SE1.
The Shadow of Days
Transcendent experiences of faith are inferred in Tim Patrick‘s large-scale paintings and drawings of everyday activities. Whether depicting the public buzz of a laundrette or the intimate space of a bathroom, Patrick combines traditional art techniques with urban life in a way that draws parallels with the religious scenes that fill the pages of art history.
2-14 May 2018, St Peter’s Church, Notting Hill, Kensington Park Road, London W11.
Art Haven in the Rue de Paris
Five members of the Exeter-based group Art Haven exhibit paintings and objects. There is Stella Tripp’s exploration of the balance between structure and chaos; David Sawyer’s ancient and modern symbols that collide with geology; Liese Webley’s linking of colour with the experience of place; Andrew Vaccari’s papier maché representations; and Christine Sawyer’s paintings on climate change which take as a starting point the algae that populate the Greenland ice sheet.
29 April – 12 May 2018, The AWEsome Art Space, 27 Paris Street, Exeter EX1 2JB.
Consequence of War
For the last few years Peter Walker has been artist in residence at Lichfield Cathedral, developing immersive light installations and creating a three metre-high statue of Saint Chad, the Cathedral’s patron. Walker participates in this group exhibition that considers the aftermath of the first world war and features works by Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, alongside trench art and items from the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.
28 April – 24 June 2018, Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Nothing Remains Unchanged But The Clouds
Artist duo Harry Adams (Steve Lowe and Adam Wood) present new paintings and sculptural works in response to Stoke-on-Trent. These landscapes are accompanied by errant tree forms that have escaped the image surface and are planted in bespoke ceramic vessels and inhabit the gallery. The artists will be in conversation between 2-5pm on 28 April. An Artist Soup Kitchen on 26 May will see Lowe discuss alternative models of self-funding for artist-led projects.
28 April – 2 June 2018, AirSpace Gallery, 4 Broad Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4HL.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Sasha Bowles, Hairy Shelf Girl, 2018. Courtesy: Arthouse1
2. Tim Patrick, The Wash, 160x125cm. Courtesy: The artist
3. Stella Tripp, Holding The Chaos, 2018
4. Yarn (front installation with artist peter walker)
5. ‘Nothing Remains Unchanged But The Clouds’, poster