[Featured image: One of the first visitors to Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard views Handwoven grass mats, 2016 by Anthea Hamilton. Exhibition opens to the public on Thursday 15 September at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo © Darren O’Brien/Guzelian. Courtesy The Hepworth Wakefield.]
It’s a lovely long bank holiday weekend. Here’s our round up of shows to check out. Our top three are:-
Known for her art-pop, culture-inspired sculptures and installations which reference art, fashion, design and cinema, Kettle’s Yard Reimagined, explores Hamilton’s interest in how our environment shapes the way we see objects and our understanding and experience of art.
To 1 May 2017
Kristin Hjellegjerde opened her gallery in south west London in June 2012 following her move from New York. Named one of the top 500 most influential galleries in the world by Blouin (2015 and 2016), as well as independent gallery of the year by the Londonist (2014), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery has a fantastic rosta of internationally renown artists and showcases cutting-edge contemporary art.
In the works of Hanne Friis, opposites collide in a litany of seeming contradictions – order/chaos, beauty/grotesque, natural/artificial, inside/outside, or, as she refers to herself, “Baroque-minimalist”. The drama, sensuality and movement of Baroque art find themselves translated into Friis’s minimalist aesthetic through her unique treatment of raw material. Creating tactile sculptures, she carefully hand dyes textiles with pigments she has collected from natural materials she has foraged from the Norwegian landscape and her surroundings, such as lichen, birch bark, mushrooms, pinecones and other plants. This process, while time-consuming, imbues the fabric with soft, almost otherworldly yet, fundamentally organic colours. She then painstakingly begins to fold and bunch the fabric by sewing with a tiny needle.
Last chance to see this show which closes tomorrow, Saturday 29 April 2017
Reynolds works in drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and sound and light installations. Preferring to work off the beaten track, Reynolds uses locally significant locations to make her light drawings. This technique uses moving light sources during a long exposure and was developed in the late nineteenth century for both scientific and artistic purposes. Man Ray was one of the first artists to explore this practice in his 1935 series Space Writing. Whilst this technique has been much used by artists over the years, Reynolds has developed a unique approach and her background in music and sound art makes her physical response to the chosen location both compelling and powerful.
Reynolds is WIA featured artist. You can read her Q&A here.
Last chance to see this show which closes on Saturday 29 April 2017
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