Friday, 25 November 2011

The National Open Art Competition 2011

The 15th National Open Art Exhibition

10 - 29 December 2011
Open 10am - 9pm daily
Minerva Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP

'Il Gattopardo' has been selected by Gavin Turk (artist), Catherine Lampert (former director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London), Lisa Wright (2009 winner), Rosie Emerson (artist) and Francis Hodgson (Financial Times) for the 2011 exhibition.

All work is for sale, admission is FREE.

Panel Led Discussion
19.00 15 December
Piers Ottey (artist), Prof Ed Chaney (expert on the Grand Tour), David Lee (Jackdaw), Steve McDade (Head of Fine Art at the University of Chichester, and Mandy Shepherd (artist) will all discuss their views on contemporary art and the exhibition.

Artist Walkabouts
Tim Sandys- Renton and Piers Ottey talk you round the exhibition.
18.00 12 December
12.00 14 December
12.00 19 December
12.00 21 December


http://www.thenationalopenartcompetition.com/index.php

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011


“Drawing Room” is one of the 73 pictures selected from 3500 entries for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. The selectors were Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Tim Marlow, writer, broadcaster and Director of Exhibitions, White Cube; and Rachel Whiteread, artist.

The Jerwood Prize exhibition will be at Jerwood Space, London from 14 September – 30 October 2011.

The exhibition will then tour nationally including BayArts, Cardiff and the Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bridport.


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011

The following artists have been accepted for the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition:

Liam Allan
Reginald Aloysius
Gillian Anderson
Iain Andrews
Liz Bailey
Adam Bainbridge
Robert Battams
Karen Blake
Jessie Brennan
Tobias Buckel
Ruth Chambers
Sophia Crilly
Kasia Depta-Garapich
Clara Drummond
Chris Eckersley
Hilary Ellis
Kristian Evju
Louisa Fairclough
Dave Farnham
Kristian Fletcher
Joy Gerrard
Thomas Gosebruch
David Hamilton
Lottie Jackson-Eeles
Jessica Killeen
Gary Lawrence
Mark Lawrence
Simon Leahy-Clark
Ka Wah Liu
Bethan Lloyd Worthington
Johanna Love
Steven Lowery
Brendan Lyons
Ruby Manson
Lorna McIntosh
Paul Mcloughlin
Richard McVetis
Liam Murray
Raksha Patel
Tracey Payne
Andrew Penketh
Tooney Phillips
Frank Pudney
Alastair Rech
Giulia Ricci
Fran Richardson
Arthur Roberts
Nicki Rolls
Janine Rook
Daniela Sarigu
Laura Smith
Ash Summers
Sally Taylor
Samuel Taylor
Amikam Toren
Avis underwood
Felicity Warbrick
Roanna Wells
Mick Welbourn
Polly Yates

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Interior Castle - Solo Show of Charcoal Drawings by Fran Richardson

Exhibition: 10 March – 8 April 2011
Gallery opening times: tues. – fri. 10 – 5.30 + sat. 11 – 2:30
Nearest tube: Pimlico

This exhibition of finely rendered charcoal drawings takes the celebrated 1579 book by the mystic St Teresa of Avila as a point of departure to propose a visual contemplation on perception, memory, and the symbolic nature of interior space.

During a meditation Teresa had a vision in which the soul was ‘a castle made of a single diamond ... in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.’ This body of work explores the opulent splendour of the various rooms through which the soul in its quest for perfection must pass before reaching the innermost chamber, the place of complete transfiguration. We are invited as voyeurs to enter a private world of intimate spaces imbued with hidden meaning and complex emotions.

Building on previous series of interiors, Richardson continues to explore the representation of psychological space by blending architecture and furniture from different sources through a process of appropriation, selection, collage, and re-presentation. The fragmented imagery is transformed by design elements such as cropping, reversing, and redrafting. Perspectival irregularities are exploited to subtly disrupt the final composition, suggesting a sense of unease that questions our perception of reality and the enigma of appearances.

The drawing process facilitates the manipulation of tone by employing a meticulous technique that carefully distributes deposits of charcoal onto the surface. Value is achieved by controlling the extent to which the texture of the ground shows through the spread of black: in this sense we are presented with the materiality of the surface as much as the image. For Richardson drawing is a primary activity and a stand-alone medium; these works are not the evidence of a preliminary stage that serves painting as a conceptual aid, they are finished works in their own right. Charcoal was selected because it is receptive to minor adjustment permitting subtle gradations in tonal value and sharp contrast between the pure white of the paper to the dense, velvety blackness of the shadows, conveying a sense of ethereal, atmospheric mystery that references early film noir.

By combining the imaginative transformation of appropriated imagery with a realist language that evokes the naturalistic qualities of light, space, and atmosphere, Richardson works in the Dutch tradition of painting imaginary architectural portraits. All works on paper are professionally framed to archival standard in hardwood box frames glazed with Water White ultra clear glass, which is anti- glare, anti-reflective, and UV protective.

Richardson was recently awarded The Arts Club Charitable Trust drawing prize at the National Open Art Competition, the Brian Sinfield Fine Arts Award at Pastels Today and the Visitors' Choice Award at the Brighton Festival Selectors' Choice exhibition. Drawings were also selected for the Manifest International Drawing Annual 4 and Drawing Room II, a survey of contemporary drawing at the Royal West of England Academy. Fran Richardson is represented by Long & Ryle, London and is a visiting lecturer at the City & Guilds of London Art School, London.

Please contact Emma Wingfield or Sarah Long for further information.

LONG&RYLE 4 JOHN ISLIP STREET LONDON, SW1P 4PX
longandryle.com