Of Stars and Chasms
An exhibition by Hannah Luxton and Julie F Hill, who use photography, painting and sculpture to explore the sublime – from its origins in 18th century Romanticism to more contemporary manifestations within technology and science. Both artists look at how the term can embody feelings of ‘obscurity’ and ‘terror’ within the human psyche and beyond. The exhibition seeks to locate subjects, such as unknown astronomical territories and geological deep space and time, in work that openly creates ‘imaginative engagement’ for the viewer.
1-24 February 2019, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BH. www.a-n.co.uk/events/of-stars-and-chasms
After the Taking of Tea
A panoramic, large-scale installation by Charlotte Hodes, whose work is ‘informed and inspired’ by everyday-ware present in the middle-class home. With ceramic and paper-cut techniques, Hodes employs motifs associated with the decorative arts and womanhood to locate questions around high-art’s place within domesticity. Using ready-made objects such as cups and saucers, her most recent work, After the Taking of Tea, looks at traditional female spaces such as the kitchen or dining room, displaying the serving of tea as a ceremonious activity shared by women.
2 February – 21 March 2019, Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/after-the-taking-of-tea-at-ruthin-craft-centre
The Insistence of Drawing
An artist talk by Anita Taylor, executive dean of Bath School of Art and Design. Part of ‘select connect’, a forum initiated by Nicola Grellier and SIT (Stroud Contemporary Textiles) bringing talks, discussion, film and networking opportunities to the market town of Stroud. In an illustrated presentation focusing on multi-disciplinary drawing ‘in the widest sense’, Taylor – founder and director of Jerwood Drawing Prize (now Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize) – will discuss her vast experience as an artist.
Saturday 2 February, 2.30pm, Centre for Science and Art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BB. www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-insistence-of-drawing
A group exhibition curated by Nadia Pérez, which looks at context as ‘a mental mechanism that gives meaning to human experiences’. The show includes artists Jolanta Dolewska, Lina Albrikiene, Olson Lamaj, Claire Laude and Susana Pilar, all of whom apply methods of decontextualisation to interrogate ways of ‘separating the subject of study from the environment that frames it’. The exhibition weaves together artistic narratives, to test how the removal of context can give room for artists and viewers to be ‘reflexive’ in the processes of making and looking.
Until 9 March 2019, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Währinger Str. 59, 1090, Vienna. www.a-n.co.uk/events/altered-states
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Hannah Luxton, Numina II, 2018, oil on linen, 100 x 110cm
2. Charlotte Hodes, After the Taking of Tea, detail of ceramic series
3. Anita Taylor in her studio
4. Jolanta Dolewska, Reservoir, 2013-2016, transposed negative
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