VIDEO: Lionel Smit in London, Faces of Identity
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
February 15, 2017
Lionel Smit: Faces of Identity, 24 February - 25 March
This exhibition comes to London following Lionel Smit’s acclaimed solo exhibition at the Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki where it was seen by more than 10 000 visitors.
Faces of Identity is a powerful body of work that explores themes of identity through portraiture on canvas and bronze deconstructions. With its ubiquity but also its uniqueness, the human face offers an endless source of study. Smit’s work accentuates facial characteristics through bold swathes of colour and brush techniques, highly-textured bronzes and vivid patinas which result in the arresting work, often of monumental proportions, for which he is renowned.
January 20, 2017
Everard Read London opened southern abstraction, a group exhibition, on 20 January 2017. Participating artists include Ricky Burnett, Galia Gluckman, Liza Grobler, Syndi Kahn, Vusi Khumalo, Bronwyn Lace, Richard Penn, Lyndi Sales, Penelope Stutterheime, Andrzej Urbanski and Philippe Uzac.Read More >>
December 8, 2016
My aim is to visually grasp the studio and its contents which are predominantly static, over time, so that the slow infusion of the presence of the working artist, through light and movement, impregnates the photographic image with a tangible presence and energy which cannot be seen, but definitely felt.
- Laura EllenbergerRead More >>
November 14, 2016
The Bowie/Collector sale at Sotheby's on Friday 11 November 2016 saw Norman Catherine achieve a new record for the sale of his work at auction. Two of the artist's pieces were included in David Bowie's private collection on sale and both ' Fanagalo Store ' and 'Cat Man' exceeded estimated prices.
View the catalogue here.Read More >>
November 3, 2016
Deborah Belll , leading South African artist discusses her new body of work for her forthcoming exhibition - Return of the Gods - at CIRCA|Everard Read Gallery London. Here we find Bell, a long time collaborator with South African legends Robert Hodgins and William Kentridge, at her most introspective best, contemplating what it is to practice art in a far flung corner of South Africa as an outsider from the global often circuitous and incestuous art dialogue which allows her to bring her own unique vision to the conversation.Read More >>
October 26, 2016
Everard Read|CIRCA Galleries are pleased to announce that artist Beth Diane Armstrong has won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2017. Following in the footsteps of William Kentridge, who won the Visual Arts category in 1987, and Brett Murray in 2002.Read More >>
October 25, 2016
"I want to present my paintings as superstitious objects with bogus protective powers to bend reality in our favour. My paintings offer somehow to help you. 'Buy you time.' Or 'Reduce insignificance.’ Or 'Guarantee Afterlife.’ The squishy bodily qualities of paint, thick gestures, and sometimes outright messy application, are ideal to evoke a low-tech, talismanic object or fetish and our chaotic and often absurd strategies for controlling the vagaries of chance and guaranteeing a bright future."
- Nigel MullinsRead More >>