A small group exhibition by The London Group at the Watermans Art Centre New Media Gallery
Several members use computers as an important part of their practice. Although only one of the artists in this show describes themselves as 'digital', all of them mix digital and analogue techniques. At each step of the way from idea to rendered object, the use of computer hardware and software threads its way through the creative process. The final objects may be physical, but their expression is necessarily digital.
From the algorithmic chain mail in Angela Eames' work to the physical web shot through with electricity by Cadi Froehlich, the network of 3D polygons used by Bryan Benge and David Theobald, to the drawn matrices of James Faure Walker and Erika Winstone, there are meshes throughout the show. The full range of digital techniques are on display from copy 'n paste to algorithmic design and mathematical rendering - techniques which weave under and over each other in the exhibition and which reflect upon the multi-layered history of the group. Indeed, The London Group itself, and its century of cooperation among artists, can be seen as a tightly knit group; a polychromatic tapestry of people, styles and technologies - a mesh.
Participating artists : Bryan Benge, Angela Eames, James Faure Walker, Cadi Froehlich, Eric Fong, Genetic Moo, Judith Jones, Amanda Loomes, Peter Lowe, Ian Parker, Victoria Rance, Paul Tecklenberg, David Theobald, & Erika Winstone.
17 March - 21 May 2017
Daily 10am - 9pm, FREE
Private View : Friday 17th March 6 - 9pm
Watermans Art Centre
40 High St, Brentford, TW8 0DS
A small group exhibition of paintings by The London Group at the Felix & Spear Gallery of Modern British and Contemporary Art
Nearly twenty percent of The London Group artists work from, or use as source, the natural world. Their work varies through a variety of models of perceptual engagement; from the surreal to realism, from narrative to abstraction, embodying a medley of individual styles as an eclectic mix of communication amongst peers. Formed in 1913, The London Group offered additional exhibiting opportunities to artists and is one of the oldest artist led organisations in the world, operating without dogma or style.
The London Group exhibitors in this exhibition are: David Shutt, Marenka Gabeler, Slav Blatton, Daniel Preece, Peter Clossick, Julie Held, Susan Wilson, David Tebbs, Tim Craven, Victoria Bartlett, Mike Thorpe, David Wiseman, Anthony Eyton RA, Jane Humphrey, Gus Cummins RA, and Mark Dunford.
2 February - 23 February 2017
Felix & Spear, 71 St. Mary's Road, London W5 5RG
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Personal Relations - International Miniature Portrait Exhibition
Curated by hARTslane (Cristiana Bottigella and London Group member Tisna Westerhof)
Personal Relations intends to create unexpected and appealing international cultural bridges and to foster a sense of unity and collaboration across Europe. The project presents a collection of new works, the size of a mobile phone, created by artist members of different international artists' associations. Just as miniature portraits were originally given as political gifts to kings or queens, the project aims to strengthen international bonds on an artistic level. The miniature portraits will be presented in London at The Cello Factory, in December 2016. The touring exhibition will then travel to The Hague (The Netherlands, February 2017), Vicenza (Italy, April 2017) and elsewhere in Europe and beyond.
The touring exhibition:
On Thursday 8th December, 7.30pm there will be a concert by The Collective at the Cello Factory
And on Monday 12th December at 6.30pm there will be Artists' Talks by members of The London Group
Please see the dedicated Personal Relations website for more information on the overseas shows and details of the exhibitions for this exciting ongoing project.