ART SHOWS - NORTH OF LONDON

Here are some great exhibitions open now or opening soon

 

The Hepworth Wakefield
ANTHEA HAMILTON RE-IMAGINES KETTLE’S YARD
Until 1 May 2017

The Hepworth Wakefield and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge present a new installation by 2016 Turner Prize nominee, Anthea Hamilton, an artist renowned for her art-pop, culture-inspired sculptures and installations that incorporate references from the worlds of art, fashion, design and cinema.

For more info:
http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/antheahamilton/

Nottingham Contemporary
THE PLACE IS HERE
Until 30 April 2017

The starting-point for this exhibition is a pivotal decade for British culture and politics: the 1980s. Spanning painting, sculpture, photography, film and archives, The Place Is Here brings together a wide range of works by more than 30 artists and collectives. The questions they ask – about identity, representation and what culture is for – remain vital today.

For more info:
http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/art/place-here

TATE Liverpool
YVES KLEIN
Until 5 March 2017

Yves Klein’s (1928-1962) career was marked by extraordinary creativity. His bold attitude to art and life influenced later generations of artists and foresaw important artistic movements including pop, conceptual, installation and performance art. Presenting around 40 major works the exhibition throws fresh light on his artistic practice.

For more info:
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/yves-klein

Djanogly Gallery - Nottingham
VICTOR PASMORE: TOWARDS A NEW REALITY
Until 19 February 2017

Victor Pasmore: Towards a New Reality focuses on the period from 1930 to 1969, a time that saw the artist’s transformation from one of Britain’s leading figurative painters to one of its foremost exponents of abstract art – what has been described as ‘the most revolutionary event in post-war British art’. A fascinating picture emerges of the years in the late 1940s and early 1950s when landscapes incorporating increasingly suggestive formal structures led to his first fully abstract paintings and collages. These were followed by constructed reliefs made from pre-formed industrial materials.

For more info:
http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/3234/victor-pasmore.html

YSP - Wakefield
TONY CRAGG: A RARE CATEGORY OF OBJECTS
4 March - 3 September 2017

The biggest UK exhibition to date by leading sculptor Tony Cragg opens on 4 March 2017. New sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials in the Underground Gallery and open air.

For more info:
http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/tony-cragg-a-rare-category-of-objects

Humber Street Gallery - Hull
POWER IN WOMAN - SARAH LUCAS
Until 22 March 2017

‘Power in Women’ features three of British artist Sarah Lucas’ ten Muses, originally shown as part of the acclaimed commission ‘I Scream Daddio’ by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015. Each cast plaster figure presents the female body as literally ‘topless’, in a range of poses from the coy to the confrontational. In form and material, Lucas’ sculptures mirror classical plaster casts. The figures are a symbol of daily life (and of death), implied by the cigarettes which have been placed in each sculpture, slyly puncturing their elegance.

For more info:
http://www.humberstreetgallery.co.uk/exhibition/power-in-woman_/

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