Deborah Lanyon at Gallery 286 – Earls Court Life
Gallery 286 on the Earls Court Road is showing again this month.
Deborah Lanyon has exhibited with Quantum Contemporary Art since 1999. She studied art at St Martins College and then Byam Shaw and then the Putney School of Art. She graduated in 1990. She has had 9 solo shows in London and participated in group shows with Arts Guardian, Bonhams, Ghent Art Fair, Islington Art Fair, Florida Art Fair, Lincolns Inn and Art London. Her work is in the Park Lane Hotel, Anton Mossiman, Serco plc and The Square Restaurant in Bruton St London W1. She travels extensively and has a home in the Pyrennees, inspiration from which is evident in much of her work.
In her words:
“I entitled this recent body of work “A View of the Landscape” because when we look at the landscape we all respond visually, emotionally or physically and at times a combination of all three. It is these responses that I am interested in exploring.
My visual interpretation is not about illustration or picturing what I see. Instead it is my intention to keep the eye guessing and to provide a language of mark-making that helps best describe what I am looking at. As a result this way of working can often become more abstract.
My emotional response to the landscape can be guided by weather conditions, colour, light or perhaps the time of day. My response to the landscape is quite often instinctive – if I feel that the land is soaring and the rhythms deep I might paint in a faster, seemingly more agitated state.
The application of the paint, whether it is thickly applied, washed, veiled or dripped, is an intentional act to augment a more visceral response. My physical response can be determined by a space I am looking at or one I am physically in. I try to organise this space by using shapes and colour on the canvas. I hope that the spectator can therefore sense the physical and emotional experience which I had face-to-face with the landscape and share its journey into painting.”
13th – 30th November 2014
Thursday November 13th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Sunday November 16th 12.00 – 3.00pm
Plus Open Days on
Wednesday November 19th 12.00 – 6.00pm
Wednesday November 26th 12.00 – 6.00pm
With viewing by appointment
at other times.
The Lake Twins: Gallery 286 Earls Court
The Lake Twins are London based artists who exhibit internationally. They began collaborating during their BA Hons at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (2009-2012). They are about to show their work at the ever pioneering 286 Gallery on the Earls Court Road from 8th July – 30th August 2014. Their fascinating approach to working together in their own words:
Private views on: Tuesday July 8th, 6.30 – 8.30pm Thursday July 10th, 6.30 – 8.30pm Sunday July 13th, 12.00 – 3.00pm Open days on Wednesday July 16th 12.00 – 6.00pm Wednesday July 23rd 12.00 – 6.00pm Wednesday July 30th 12.00 – 6.00pm Wednesday August 6th 12.00 – 6.00pm Wednesday August 13th 12.00 – 6.00pm Wednesday August 20th 12.00 – 6.00pm Wednesday August 27th 12.00 – 6.00pm Viewing by appointment at other times.
Mirroring is particularly significant to our practice because it is one of the greatest defining features between ourselves; Phoebe is left-handed and Lydia is right-handed. We are particularly interested in making drawings, films and text based works centering on exploring our mirrored identity and an apparent psychological bond between ourselves. In ‘TWO’ we explore our curiosity concerning the unspoken intimacy between us, what we perceive to be a unified consciousness.
As identical twins we look for similarities and differences in what we encounter because it is how we are encountered socially. The works on show investigate the concept of comparison that we face as twins. We create our drawings independently but use the same images, so that when the drawings are bought together the details are observed with comparison. We therefore think of the process of drawing as a means of discovering how similar our perceptions are, to observe how closely we think and perceive the subject as twins.
Our video and text works extend our desire to own a unified identity. Our films investigate how we respond to the same moments. Spontaneity is used to explore a shared experience of what occurs in real time. We therefore use the excitement of not being in full control of a situation to learn and discover together.
Art: Daniel Shadbolt Solo Exhibition
Gallery 286 will be exhibiting Daniel Shadbolt’s New Paintings in a one-man show this June. Well known as a teacher at Heatherley’s, a bastion of traditional art-school values in Chelsea, Daniel has proved a popular exhibitor at 286 in group shows of Still Life and Self Portraits, both genres in which he excels.
The New Paintings exhibition features fine examples of both these strands in Daniel’s practice but the essential element that connects all the paintings is his studio. Working from a house in West London for the past few years has proved inspirational, and the interiors that he depicts are the distillation of an artist’s life.
Illuminated with a fairly constant indirect light, it is the inclusion and exclusion of objects that make the radical differences to the compositions. The structure of the rooms may be recognisable from one canvas to another, but the viewpoint changes and the visitors to the rooms come and go – a man with a violin, an elegant bearded figure in a grey suit, a slender young woman in jeans, or the artist himself in a variety of guises. The still life set-ups hint at the seasons changing.
Everything an artist does is a matter of choice, from the selection of the subject matter to the colour of the paintmark he decides to place next to the previous one, and Daniel has that ability to make the right choices, so the eye moves with pleasure over the surface of the canvas, enjoying his depiction of volume, colour, and the light which animates them. These are the sort of paintings that it would be a pleasure to live with.
You get the feeling too that, if one were to commission a portrait from him, the process would be enjoyable and the outcome satisfactory. His sitters have a relaxed look about them brought about, no doubt, by his easy temperament or, perhaps, by his excellent taste in music?10th – 30th June 2014 Gallery 286, 286 Earl’s Court Road
London SW5 9AS Private views on: Tuesday June 10th, 6.30 – 8.30pm Thursday June 12th, 6.30 – 8.30pm Sunday June 15th, 12.00 – 3.00pm Open days on Wednesday June 18th 12.00 – 6.00pm Wednesday June 25th 12.00 – 6.00pm Viewing by appointment at other times.
Get Your Kicks at Gallery 286
A rather rare thing to behold these days is an art gallery housed entirely in someone’s private home. Run meticulously by Jonathan Ross and his wife painter/sculptor Camilla Shivarg, they spent a year and a half converting the townhouse into a space which now serves as their home (the first floor and above) and two large gallery spaces (the ground and lower ground).
The whole house serves as a living and evolving piece of art and on occasion it has been opened up in its entirety for viewings. On most days you can find a dedicated collection of holographic art as well as Camilla’s own sculptures and every now and again the gallery will feature outside artists in one of their exhibitions.
In fact, if you hurry you can catch the last few days of their current exhibition featuring painter LARISA DAVATZ and photographer MARCO SANGES.
Larisa Davatz was born in Tientsin, China. When she was 10 her family moved to the USSR. At the prestigious Moscow Art School and later at the Surikov Art Institute she proved to be a precocious talent. In her late twenties her travels took her to Tashkent, Uzbekistan where the culture and climate greatly influenced her artistic vision, providing a warm colour palette, romantic style and metaphorical content. Many of her works are in museum collections including the Tashkent and Samarkand Art Museums and the Tretiakov Art Gallery in Moscow.
Marco Sanges is an imaginative and innovative photographer who has exhibited worldwide.
Previous exhibitions include: THAN New York Academy of Art, Da End Gallery Paris, At Home with Art in aid of the Prince’s Trust London, Art Warehouse Rotterdam, Proud Gallery London, Eduard Planting Fine Art Photographs Amsterdam , Art and Design London, Gosh Art Auction London curated by Tamara Eccleston, Edward James Foundation West Dean, Espai Barcelona, Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London, Hackney Empire, London, Windsor Arts Centre, GG Gallery, wanted gallery, NY Academy of Arts curated by Eileen Guggenheim,‘Savile Row’ at B-Store, ’Purity’ at Cobden Club, ‘Hidden Light’ at ICI and ‘Enigma’ at Arte Fiera, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, British Art Fair, Art London
Awards include The Best Experimental Art Film at the Open Cinema Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia 2009 and Best Art Film at the Portobello Film Festival London, UK, 2008 for the short Circumstances.
Marco’s work is in the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts USA
The show runs until the 31st March. Details below:Private views will be held on: Tuesday March 11th, 6.30 -.8.30pm Thursday March 13th, 6.30 – 8.30pm And Sunday March 16th, 12.00 – 3.00pm Open days on: Wednesday 26th March12.00-3.00pm Viewing by appointment at other times. For further information contact Jonathan Ross by e-mail or phone 020 7370 2239. Gallery 286 286 Earls Court Road, SW5 9AS