Our pick of this week’s art events: 9 - 15 May

RA Recommends

Published 9 May 2014

From an ex-RA Schools student to Architect and designer Daniel Weil.

  • Melita Denaro

    John Martin Gallery, until 31 May 2014
    Opening today at John Martin Gallery is an exhibition of the works of ex-RA Schools student Melita Denaro. Denaro’s work, painted from a cliff edge on the Isle of Doagh, off the north coast of Ireland, captures the drama and beauty of the changing weather and scenery. The exhibition includes both studies and finished works of the landscape that has been Denaro’s enduring inspiration for the past 25 years.

  • Melita Denaro, In gratitude for the remarkable Emma Ryan from MS Ireland.

    Oil on canvas laid on board. 19¾ x 23½ ins.

  • Melita Denaro, ‘Their stoney echoing, nailing down the silence’ and Mary the Curate saying “Is that and old crow – if I had a gun I’d shoot it”.

    Oil on panel. 13¼ x 14½ ins.

  • Melita Denaro, The robin who mimics my whistled tunes is also known as the ploughman's bird.

    Oil on panel. 7 x 8¾ ins.

  • Melita Denaro, "Like consoling memories of a lost life" The smell of a donkey's velvety muzzle in the orchard field at Burt 12 August 2013.

    Oil on panel. 4¼ x 7½ ins.

  • Melita Denaro, In memory of Pat Gordon.

    Oil on canvas laid on canvas. 26 x 30 ins.

  • Joseph Albers

    Waddington Custot Galleries, until 4 June 2014
    The German-American colour theorist and painter Josef Albers is known for his interest in tonal variations and chromatic relationships. Waddington Custot are now showing his experimentations in black and white for the first time in the UK. Working in a variety of media, including photography, works on paper and glass works, Albers explores form and tonal contrasts using simple, geometric designs and abstractions.

  • David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring

    Annely Juda Fine Art, until 12 July 2014
    If you missed the Academy’s 2012 Hockney, you now have another chance to see the iPad series The Arrival of Spring, depicting the Royal Academician’s home landscape of East Yorkshire alongside five recent charcoal works. Also showing is the experimental Woldgate Wood, shot using nine cameras attached to his car in an attempt to expand the perspective and capture the landscape more accurately.

  • David Hockney RA, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) -, 28 April 2011.


    iPad drawing printed on paper. 139.7 x 105.4 cm.

  • The East London Group of Artists: From Bow to Biennale c. 1928-1936

    The Nunnery Gallery, until 13 July 2014
    An exhibition of this often-overlooked artist collective goes on show at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow, East London from today. The group rose to prominence in the early 30s and was the subject of much press coverage, counting celebrities such as Aldous Huxley among their supporters. Walter Sickert RA, whose Santa Maria della Salute, Venice is our object of the month, was a member and mentor. From press clippings to paintings and sketchbooks depicting the everyday life of the inter-war period, these works paint a vivid picture of the East London area that captured the imaginations of these artists.

  • Walter Sickert RA, Mornington Crescent.

  • Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design

    The Design Museum, 14 May - 25 August 2014
    Part of the Design Museum’s aim is to expose how integral design is to our lives. This new exhibition, opening next week, focuses on the work of Architect and designer Daniel Weil. The exhibition showcases a variety of Weil’s work, including designs for Swatch and United Airlines, and focuses on the process of design, presenting Weil’s sketchbooks and personal archive for the first time.

  • Swatch Irony

    © Daniel Weil.


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