ANDREW GILLESPIE : ANTI-SCRAPE
Feb 3 - Apr 23, 2017
For his solo exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall, he has created a new constellation of objects; an urban drift of materials and allusions to everyday experience.
IDRIS KHAN A WORLD WITHIN
Feb 3 - May 7, 2017
The exhibition will bring together significant bodies of work drawing on a range of interests including classical music, the history of art, literature, philosophy and religion. The earliest work in the exhibition is an analogue photograph of a squash court wall bearing the marks made by the inmpact of coloured squash balls.
SCENES OF WALSALL
Feb 18 - Jul 16, 2017
Many scenes of Walsall have been collected since the establishment of Walsall’s public art collection in 1892. In this exhibition, to help celebrate the Permanent Collection’s 125th birthday, a range of these are on display, from a lithograph of Walsall High Street in 1845 to contemporary photography.
Mar 1, 2017 - Feb 25, 2018
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of our Permanent Collection in 2017 and the launch of our new online collections database we will display the most popular works from our Permanent Collection, as voted for by the public, in our themed collection galleries in March.
JOANNE MASDING : PLASTER GHOST FINGER CAST
May 5 - Jul 30, 2017
Masding works across a wide range of media, including traditional sculptural materials such as plaster and clay, combined with more contemporary media and processes including digital animation, holographic vinyl and computer screen filters. Her interest in museum collections extends to the ways in which they are medicated through display strategies and through reproduction in different contexts, raising questions about value, content and authenticity.
RACHEL GOODYEAR : CATCHING SIGHT
May 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Private view Thu May 25 6pm - 8pm
The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present a brand new body of work by British artist Rachel Goodyear. Goodyear is renowned for her drawing-based practice which hints at a world of the unconscious mind. Her cast of characters, sourced from old magazines, books and anonymous photographs, often appear within claustrophobic spaces or are set against heavy and brooding washes of ink and watercolour.
SOHEILA SOKHANVARI : HEART OF GLASS
May 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Private view Fri May 26 6pm - 8pm
Soheila Sokhanvari is an Iranian-born artist whose multidisciplinary work weaves layers of political histories with bizarre,humorous and mysterious narratives that are then left to the viewer's own sensitivity to complete.
Sokhanvari is drawn to traumas that linger in the collective consciousness or cause mass amnesia, and yet resist conventional representation,