Congratulations to Hero Johnson and Sharon Low who will be showing their work at the Society of Women Artists exhibition this month. Hero will be showing the self-portrait pictured and you can check out Sharon’s work on the website link above. The exhibition will run at the Mall Galleries SW1Y 5BD from Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 September.
We’re all thrilled that LRG member Alla Broeksmit @artallastudio is exhibiting in START at the Saatchi Gallery in London which is showcasing the art of 50 exciting contemporary galleries and artists from all over the world from 26-29 September. Go Alla!
LRG’s Alla Broeksmit’s work is featured in the White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art June edition.
“The unique materiality of the handmade paint speaks to the themes of memory at play in the piece and in Broeksmit’s oeuvre in general. The fluid paint, less like oil and closer to watercolor, blurs the brushstrokes that would otherwise record the artist’s physical interaction with her work.” – By Charlene Stevens
Her work, Midway, is from a series entitled COMPASSES from her MFA Thesis Exhibition at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture 2017. Today, her work is currently exhibiting at The Screen Show at the Farnsworth Art Museum until September 22, 2019.
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LRG’s Colleen Quill will be exhibiting her paintings in London from Monday, 22 April through to Saturday, 27 April in a gallery in Shepherd Market, Mayfair.
The exhibition kicks off on Bank holiday Monday and Colleen will be there all day, every day. On Saturday Colleen will offer visitors a welcome drink.
The gallery is just opposite Green Park tube Station and is surrounded by lots of restaurants. Hope you can make it!
Last night the Lots Road Group returned to our alma mater Heatherleys for the private view for staff and students of Connected: the changing face of Britain which runs until 28 January.
Lots Road Group’s Sarah Jane Moon will be exhibiting in Threesome with Sadie Lee and Roxana Halls this January.
The show is a collaborative exhibition born of the three womens’ desire to interrogate the female gaze and their own subjectivity in light of their gender and sexuality.
An integral part of their process has been not discuss or see the others’ work prior to the private view on January 10th. However the central conceit of the show is for them to paint themselves, each other and also performance artist Ursula Martinez.
The show is curated by Anna McNay and will be hosted by the New Art Projects London near Broadway Market – 6D Sheep Lane, London. E8 4QS
Alongside Threesome will run ‘3 x 3’, an exhibition of nine photographic self portraits by queer female artists that will also respond to ideas around looking and subjectivity in reference to identity politics.
The exhibition runs from 11 January until 4 March and there are several events scheduled to take place during the show as a platform for discussion around the work and broader themes raised.
Please see the http://newartprojects.com/ for more.
Lots Road Group member Sharon Low has now completed her Postgraduate MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts in London. Congratulations!
Two of the drawings are a sneak preview of the Postgraduate Summer Show which runs from 14-19 July. They are from the series entitled “Female family ghosts (past, present and future)” and are fine art digital prints on Japanese lens tissue and measure 95cm x 180 cm.
When Hero Johnson’s painting of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond was accepted for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition, the Lots Road Group were faced with a hole in their show, currently on tour to the Cambridge Literary Festival.
So Hero Johnson returned to the first portrait of him she began, one which is bigger than the RP one that was first shown at Waterstones in Bloomsbury in autumn last year. This one is bigger and quite different from the other not least because it includes many more of his belongings, which give further insight into the author.
Hero’s second painting can be seen here, taking up four seats on the train to Cambridge, and hung at the exhibition.
As many of you will know this Sunday 8th March people around the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day and so it seemed only fitting that this is the week we let you all in on the Lots Road Group’s next big project. Our artists have been meeting and researching their sitters, priming their canvases and getting down to the very challenging business of making portraits.
Portrayed ! 25 Years of Inspiring Women:
Our next show is set to open on the 26th May at the Chelsea Gallery and will celebrate and commemorate The International Women’s Forum UK‘s 25th Anniversary with portraits of 16 of its most inspiring women – its 4 founders and first 12 chairs.
IWF UK is part of the International Women’s Forum, an organisation which advances leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most pre-eminent women of significant and diverse achievement. With over 5000 women leaders across 6 continents and 33 nations, the IWF has unprecedented global reach to exchange ideas, learn and inspire, and promote better leadership for a changing world.
The portraits have been created by artists in the Lots Road Group – artists who all studied at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea, one of the few art colleges that focus purely on portraiture, figurative painting and sculpture. Together they have captured in oils, acrylics, pastel, and print the 16 women who founded or chaired IWF UK during its first 25 years.
Susan Young, who chaired the organisation during its 25th year and championed the initiative said:
”I am delighted to embark on this special collaboration with the Lots Road Group. This is a wonderful opportunity to capture the essence of our leaders on canvas and represent inspiring leadership in an innovative medium.”
We’re all very excited about the show (details for your diary below) and cannot wait to share what we’ve all been up to with you. Many of our sitters are truly inspiring women, leaders in their respective fields and have been real game changers for business, politics, sports and other aspects of life in the UK. To give you further insight into the process of connecting with these women we will also have a catalogue containing information about our artists and sitters available online and on sale at the exhibition.
We hope to see you at the Chelsea Gallery in May !
Exhibition Venue: The Chelsea Gallery, Chelsea Library, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road SW3 5EZ
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 26th May to Sunday 7th June 2015.
For further information please contact Stella via email@example.com
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