new exhibitions
 
 
 
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019
 

London

SOFIA MITSOLA IN CONVERSATION WITH JENNI LOMAX
Artist Talk Mar 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
ofia Mitsola discusses her unique approach to painting the female body with curator, writer and former Director of Camden Arts centre Jenni Lomax. The conversation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
 
This event accompanies Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019, which showcases new works by Appau Jr Boakye-Yiadom, Kitty Clark and Sofia Mitsola. It is free to attend, booking is required via Eventbrite.
 
The galleries will be open from 6.30pm.
 
Sofia Mitsola
 
Sofia Mitsola works in painting, drawing and print to explore representations of the female body. For Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019 she showcases a new series of paintings of individual and grouped female subjects. These incorporate motifs associated with Greek and Egyptian mythology, resulting in works that elude danger, strength, fragility and innocence.
 
Mitsola lives and works in London. She graduated with an MFA in Painting from the
Slade School of Fine Art in 2018. During her postgraduate studies she received the
Euan Uglow Memorial Scholarship from the Slade School of Fine Art, the Schilizzi
Scholarship from the Schilizzi Foundation, and the NEON Scholarship from NEON
Organization for Culture and Development. In 2018, she was awarded the William
Coldstream Prize from the Slade School of Fine Art, the British Institution Award for Studentsfrom the Royal Academy of Arts for her participation in the 250th Summer Exhibition, and the Tiffany & Co x Outset Studiomakers Prize.
 
Jenni Lomax
 
Working in the fields of visual art and art education, Jenni Lomax was the Director of Camden Arts Centre, London, from 1990 to 2017, where she established an influential and forward-thinking programme of international exhibitions, artists, residencies and education projects, all of which have artists and their ideas at the core. She led the organisation through a major building refurbishment scheme which was completed in early 2004. Before Camden Arts Centre, Jenni developed and headed up the Community Education and Public Programmes at the Whitechapel Art Gallery for 10 years through the 1980’s. Throughout her career she has been closely involved in projects that champion and support artists and art education at all levels and has been a member of selection and judging panels for numerous artists’ awards and exhibitions including: The Freelands Award, The Turner Prize, Arts Foundation Award, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Nissan Art Prize, Outset Studio Makers, Award and the John Moores Painting Prize. She is currently working independently on a range of curatorial, writing and archival projects. In addition, she regularly gives talks and takes part in seminars and panel discussions in art and educational institutions across Britain and abroad whilst also working in an advisory capacity to a number of charitable organisations and grant giving foundations.
Free to attend, booking is essential: jerwoodarts.org/exhibitionsandevents/events/sofia-mitsola-in-conversation-jenni-lomax/
JERWOOD SPACE

 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
 

London

HOW CHICAGO! TALK: ART GREEN, GLADYS NILSSON & SUELLEN ROCCA
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Mar 16, 2019 1:00pm
Chicago Imagist artists Art Green, Suellen Rocca and Gladys Nilsson discuss the genesis of the Imagist movement and the provocation posed by Chicago and its vernacular cultures in an informal Q&A with the curators of the exhibition, Sarah McCrory (Director, Goldsmiths CCA) and Rosie Cooper (Head of Exhibitions, De La Warr Pavilion).
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019
 

London

RED MUSTARD AND YELLOW LIPSTICK: A MAKING WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES
Click to enlarge Workshop Mar 23, 2019 3:00pm
Suitable for ages 4-12
Join artist, animator and cartoonist Ben Connors for an exploration into the collaborative drawing game, Exquisite Corpse. Working on different sections of the body, children are invited to make a life-size Plexiglas figure, responding to the bold, weird and wonderful world of the Chicago Imagists. The Imagists’ interest in reverse-painting on transparent surfaces - inspired by show window designs and pinball machine graphics - and their affinity towards drawing with everyday materials like lipstick or mustard form the starting point for an afternoon of re-inventing the human form.
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

 
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019
 

London

SCREENING: HAIRY WHO & THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS DOCUMENTARY
Click to enlarge Apr 04, 2019 7:00pm
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell the wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story of the Chicago Imagists. Over forty interviews with the artists and a prominent group of critics, curators, collectors, and contemporary artists are featured, intertwined with a wealth of re-discovered archival footage and photographs. It brings to life the milieu of Chicago in the 1960s, and also showcases the legacy of the Imagists’ work in contemporary art production today. Themes in the narrative include the Imagists’ emergence within the national context of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, the rise and fall of taste within art history, and the uncharacteristic equality afforded to women artists among this Chicago group.
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

 
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