Private view 3rd November 6-8:30pm
An Art Exhibition featuring the work of Seven Figurative Artists who explore and scrutinize the human form through the process of painting and drawing from observation.
Come and see how the familiar and unfamiliar co-exist together, with each Artist revealing a unique perspective, not just of the human body, but also what it means to be human.
Amanda Lebus Ilona Pimbert Emma Duggan
22nd - 29th September
Private View 22nd September 6.30 - 8.30pmThree artists who are gardeners and gardeners who make art will exhibit paintings and prints at Islington Arts Factory for a week from Friday, September 22nd .
After this summer of fires and floods, worldwide heatwaves and sullen British damp, a pause for pleasure in the twin investments of studio and allotment. Gardeners work with soil and season; artists craft from conditions of the body, harvesting feeling into work and working through feeling to
Not all seeds that are sown flourish. Not all sketches set fruit as finished works. For both garden and artwork, a regular practice of focus and attention matters. The notion of control is an illusion – we work with what we find, and find ourselves collaborators with nature. These three women artists find expression, nourishment and beauty in their gardens that spills into their art.
Interdisciplinary artist Emma Duggan embroiders and paints, as well as training as a horticulturalist and healer. Springing from both imagination and observation, she fuses her different practices through journals and sketchbooks, being inspired by nature, healing, folklore and dream. Working in Birmingham, Duggan keeps an allotment.
Amanda Lebus works across art forms, in paint, print, puppetry and performance. She has drawn at a large scale with natural materials out of doors, in work whose permanence is weather-guided. Lebus was thrice artist-in-residence for the harvest in a Tuscan olive grove, and has tended her allotment for 27 years.
Ilona Pimbert, a painter and printmaker, focused first on video art when at Chelsea and St Martins. More recently she has painted in watercolours and printed often at Brixton’s Artichoke Print Workshop. Pimbert explores themes of nature, people in nature, energy, colour and mark-making.
In The Midst
Middlesex Fine Art Year 2 Show
27th - 29th April
Private View 28th April 5 - 7pmIn The Midst is a group exhibition curated by second-year fine art students from Middlesex University, showcasing their works developed conceptually and technically over the past year. The exhibition represents a midpoint in their journey towards their career aspirations. The show boasts a diverse range of mediums, styles, and artistic approaches, including painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, photography, video, sculpture, installation, mixed media, and live performance. The exhibition features a range of visual styles, including hyperrealism, abstraction, surrealism, grunge, expressionism, and hybrid styles, each with unique and diverse colour palettes. The artworks convey a range of moods, from melancholic grief to vivid emotions, and themes that touch upon the past, present, inner, social, and universal aspects of the human experience. The exhibition reflects the multicultural international community of people from over ten different countries, with each artwork presenting a unique perspective and experience. In The Midst offers a unique opportunity to explore the diversity of artistic approaches and discover emerging artists from around the world.
Blanco Gallery is delighted to present, ‘Reflections’ , an exhibition of figurative painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation, and performance from emerging artists Jungwon Jay Hur Magarita Leva Loze Rachel Losdale Tom Mead.
Curated by: Adela Blanco
Private View Friday 18th 6:30 - 8:30pm
‘There is literally no edge of the sun/my carpet has no edges’ performance by at 7:30pm
Islington Arts Factory Exhibition Archive