FEBRUARY ART GUIDE
I can't believe it is February already! If you ask me January disappeared in no time! I guess it is a good thing because it feels that we are now getting closer and closer to those spring months. However, while temperatures are still pretty low galleries are the best place to be. Hence, I am pleased to share my February art guide with you.
2 February – 14 July 2019
Even though I am curating an art guide for our readers, I could not forget to add the newest Dior exhibition to this month’s list. The exhibition is opening on the second of February at the Victoria and Albert Museum!
House of Dior is one of the most influential fashion houses in the world! For many decades it shaped the fashion world, from the influence of the maestro himself and Dior’s invention of ‘The New Look’, to the breathtaking work of John Galliano, to the modern take on fashion by the current designer Maria Grazia – the first woman to lead the house of Dior!
I see the work of this fashion house as a true representation of art and I’m counting down until I get to see this exhibition! The V&A always curates the most amazing shows, and I have a feeling they won’t disappoint this time around! Please, book your tickets in advance, as with any major exhibitions at V&A it will be difficult to get in. The good thing is… the exhibition is open until July!
5 December 2018 – 24 February 2019
Bloomberg New Contemporaries was founded in 1949 and has ever since been supporting emerging artists in the UK. The organization helps up-and-coming artists to transition from education to a full time career in art, through a number of programmes.
This year, they are returning to South London Gallery for the first time since 1999 to showcase works from 57 artists. The exhibition consists of carefully selected paintings, drawings and sculptures created by the most dynamic contemporary artists!
4 September 2018 – 24 March 2019
I honestly can’t express how lucky we are to be in London, where art is so accessible and free for everyone to see! For the next few weeks, you have an opportunity to see the ‘Staging Jackson Pollock’ exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London, a small archive exhibition of pieces from Pollock’s first UK exhibition in 1958. As the exhibition hasn’t been advertised that much, it is likely to be quiet. Use this opportunity to spend some time connecting with Pollock’s painting Summertime: Number 9A (1948) and try to find your own understanding of it. The exhibition also consists of rare archival material and an interview with Trevor Dannatt, the architect who curated the exhibition. Try to see this exhibition from their perspective and think what abstract expressionism was 60-odd years ago and how we perceive it now…
13 February – 30 March 2019
This month Flowers Gallery is presenting an exhibition of a rare collection of prints by celebrated artist William Crozier. Just like his paintings, Crozier’s prints are full of colour and energy. The body of work at the exhibition spans almost a decade, from 1994 to 2010, an indicator of the artist’s fascination with this type of medium.
“… could simply be another and very beautiful way of drawing in colour’ – Ackroyd, ‘An Etcher on Etching’, Studio International, p.275
7 February – 2 March 2019
I have discovered Max Wade’s work quite recently. I absolutely love his abstract oil paintings. Hence, I was very happy to find out that Wade is having a show at The Cob Gallery, one of Camden’s newest exciting hubs for the arts. It will be great to see the show and find out more about this talented artist!