Alan Davie RA, totemic structures and Titian’s ghost found at Ham House

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By Sam Phillips

Published 4 April 2014

From the early works of Alan Davie RA to Pop-inspired sculpture, everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.

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Alan Wheatley

Herald Street

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Daniel Blau

Ham House

  • Alan Davie: The (Wild) Eye of Wonder. Early Paintings 1945-1970

    Alan Wheatley, 9 April - 23 May 2014
    Alan Davie RA has “developed his fluid, playful, improvisatory style on canvas as well as in life”, in the words of Fiona Maddocks, who visited the Scottish painter’s studio for an article in the latest issue of RA Magazine His primal early paintings, which incorporate signs and gestural marks in helter-skelter arrangements, go on view this week at Alan Wheatley, before displays of his work at Tate Britain and Gimpels Fils open this month.

  • Alan Davie RA, Philosopher’s Stone, 1957.

    Oil on board. 152.5 x 198 cm.

  • Djordje Ozbolt

    Herald Street, London, until 11 May 2014
    So various are the works of London-based artist Djordje Ozbolt – Pop-inspired sculpture, weird paintings of nature, Primitivist-style constructions – that his sense of humour is a more common thread than media or method. Herald Street shows an exhibition of his recent pieces, the influences for which range from African totemic sculpture to Madonna.

  • Installation view of Djordje Ozbolt at Herald St London.

    Image courtesy Herald St London.

  • Ursula von Rydingsvard

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 5 April to 4 January 2015
    The first major European survey of American sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this weekend. The artist produces semi-abstract forms in a variety of scales, from the architectural and spectacular to smaller wall-based works, but all are in one material – cedar wood.

  • Ursula von Rydingsvard, For Martin F, 2013.

    Cedar and graphite. Courtesy the collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, New York and YSP. Photo: Jonty WIlde.

  • Capa: Europe 1943-45

    Daniel Blau, London until 10 May 2014
    When Roger Fenton photographed the Crimean War in the 1850s, shortly after the invention of the camera, it was deemed too distasteful to show battles in action. By contrast, the legendary war photographer Robert Capa famously got in the thick of it during the Second World War, including landing with US troops on Omaha Beach in 1945. Daniel Blau in Hoxton Square presents a collection of his prints from this week.

  • Robert Capa, Lovers’ Parting near Nicosia, Sicily, July 28, 1943.

    Silver gelatin print on glossy fibre paper, printed by August 20, 1943. Robert Capa © ICP / Magnum Photos. Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Blau Munich/London.

  • Stephen Farthing RA: Titian’s Ghost’s

    Ham House, Richmond, until 2 November 2014.
    While its 17th-century canvases after Titian are being restored, Ham House on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond has asked painter Stephen Farthing to produce three works in their place. In a pink-purple palette, the Academician’s paintings play with perspective and show works within works as one walks up Ham House’s ornate staircase.

  • Stephen Farthing RA at Ham House.

  • Sam Phillips is Editor of RA Magazine.

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