Salisbury Library, The Young Gallery
Ken Kiff (1935-2001) PAINTINGS – PRINTS – DRAWINGS
March 30 – May 25
His deep personal knowledge of poetry and music informed his sense of a painting’s structure. He saw colour in terms of images and images in terms of colour, which constituted, as he saw it, “the natural complexity of painting”.
Born in Dagenham in 1935, Kiff studied at first pottery, then stained glass, before eventually turning to painting at the Hornsey School of Art, 1955-61. Later he taught at various art colleges himself, including Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. As a lyrical and poetic figurative painter in the mid-60s, his work was quite out-of-time with the cheek and in-the-now of Pop Art, or with the emerging reaction of Minimalism and Conceptualism. From the start his heightened colours and dream-like scenes might resemble those of a children’s fairytale or a child’s nightmare. Humans or animals took centre-stage in barely outlined landscapes, with violations of scale and perspective which had echoes of the work of his favourite painter, Chagall, and paid homage to the style and concision of Chinese landscape painting which he so admired. Kiff would stay true to his particular vision throughout his life.
In 1991 he became the second of the National Gallery’s invited ‘Associated Artists’, succeeding Paula Rego and preceding Peter Blake. This new scheme offered artists a studio in the gallery for two years, and the opportunity to make new work surrounded by, and possibly inspired by, the Old Masters. Throughout his career he was fascinated by the printmaking process, producing editions of etchings, woodcuts and lithographs, as well as monotypes. The encounter with the American printmaker Garner Tullis, with whom he first worked in 1988, led to a new body of work using coloured encaustic both for his paintings and for his monotypes. In 1991 he was elected a Royal Academician, and the work from his residency at the National Gallery was exhibited there in 1993, and his drawings and prints at the Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield in the following year. Further exhibitions were held at the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick (1997), Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery (1999), and the White Gallery, Brighton (2002), a print retrospective.
Josie Eastwood Fine Art Exhibition
regular exhibitions – have a look at her website to see what is coming up next
Josie Eastwood Fine Art has a different formula to most galleries.
We hold four annual exhibitions which are hung around our home, with the intention of showing work of a wide range of artists and subject matter, within a relaxed environment.
The two main shows are in October and May, with a Little Picture Show in December and a Decorative two day sale in June. During the Spring Exhibition in May, sculptures and objects are also displayed around the garden.
Separately from the advertised shows we work with both private clients and interior designers – in the case of the former helping to build a collection of paintings; for the latter finding paintings to complement their own work.
Winchester Discovery Centre
Enjoy the abstract paintings of Agnes Martin in Winchester
The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre is situated on the edge of England’s South Downs National Park. It sits within an extended public library and is home to a diverse and ambitious programme including nationally and internationally renowned artists. This exhibition of works by Agnes Martin(1912–2004) from ARTIST ROOMS collection marks the centre’s first collaboration with the collection; bringing works by one of America’s foremost abstract painters to the city of Winchester.
For more information about the exhibition and events programme, visit the Hampshire Cultural Trust website.
WINCHESTER DISCOVERY CENTRE
Winchester SO23 8SB
7 July – 7 October 2018
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