Upstairs at Highgate Contemporary Art is delighted to present a new body of work by Sam Peacock and Hannah Ivory Baker. The exhibition titled, ’Out From the Downs’ displays a series of paintings and drawings inspired by the beautiful coast and countryside of East Sussex.
An exhibition of works by gallery artists and new faces featuring affordable, original paintings, etchings and drawings.
Alongside stunning pieces by our represented artists, we are pleased to be showing work by new artists to the gallery Alison Stewart, John Ball, Lawrence Gowing and Kate Verrion. We also have beautiful ceramics by Anna Warchus, Norman Yap and Sarah Purvey.
You are warmly invited to join Thrown for the opening of their Winter Collection featuring affordable, original works by over 20 artists and makers.
Alongside enticing pieces by many of our represented artists, including a new collection of Leach Pottery standard ware, we are pleased to be representing our first collections from Hannah Battershell, Emmy Lacey, Joseph Ludkin and Becky Mackenzie.
Exploring freedom and control, 'Ripple Effect' brings together four artists who allow intuition and chance to guide their processes, including Ryan Barrett's 3D printed ceramic forms, the meditative ceramic sculptures of Matt Sherratt, award-winning ceramicist Jo Davies' fluid bowls and vases and Beverly Isaac's spontaneous, action-painting still lifes.
'I am always mindful that I stand on the shoulders of giants.’ Roelof Uys, Leach Pottery Lead Potter
Exploring one of the most respected and influential potteries in the world as it is today. 'The Leach Pottery: Living the Legacy' features work by the iconic Leach Pottery's team of production potters both individually and collectively.
15th November - 10th December 2017
Private View: Wednesday 15th November 6.30 - 8.00pm
Describing herself as a colourist ﬁrst and foremost, Gohar Goddard’s art centres on the aesthetics of simplicity, captured in the beauty of careful colour coordination and composition. The correlation of shape and space alludes to her background in fabrics and materials, showing an apparent appreciation of texture and pattern. Colourscapes is no exception; each painting tactile and considered. Combinations of pigment and texture layered onto each canvas create interest and focus, further enhanced by simple geometric structures and gutsy swatches of intense colour that intrigue the eye. This will be Gohar's fifth solo exhibition and we are delighted to be showing her work at the gallery once again.
Sunday 15th October 12pm - 5pm
Morris Nitsun's paintings are unashamedly beautiful. Not only is he attracted to scenes of beauty, but he paints them beautifully. While avoiding the clichés of the pretty and the sentimental, he paints work that is vibrant and arresting. But the paintings are not simply about surface beauty. Many of them convey an atmosphere, of absence and presence, of fullness and emptiness, of transparent light and mysterious shade. Others touch on themes of separation and loss: isolated houses in a landscape; distant, unreachable horizons; untethered boats; a ﬂower in its solitary splendor. The paintings hint at the human predicament that seeks beauty in place of ugliness and discord but may ﬁnd it elusive, or too much to bear. We want beauty but are frightened of it. Beauty reminds us of impermanence, of what is easily lost.
The period since Morris Nitsun's last exhibition at HCA in 2015 has seen further achievement in his parallel careers as a psychologist and artist. His third book "Beyond the Anti-group" was published that year and in 2016 he was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists' President's medal for services to mental health in the UK.
This is Morris Nitsun's third exhibition at HCA and his tenth solo exhibition in London. The paintings in this exhibition embrace a wider range of subjects than before – landscape, houses, seascapes, ﬂowers, birds – all united in the beauty they embody. Travels to nearby and distant places inform the work. Trips to Asia evoke exotic seascapes. Mediterranean journeys bring sunlight and warmth. African trips conjure vast landscapes. We invite you to join us and share this exciting body of work and to rejoice in beauty.
Resident artist Hannah Ivory Baker presents a selection of oils and charcoal works on paper in her first solo show at the gallery.
Preview: Wednesday 26th April 6.30 - 8pm
26th April - 7th May
These new paintings are the result of a stay on the island of Uglijan, in the Adriatic, where fishermen in small boats use lights to attract the fish to the surface during the night. These paintings are abstracted from the shapes and movements in the water, from microscopic forms barely visible to the eye to larger sea mammals, as they emerge from the deep.
'It seemed there was a symbolism to this event – perhaps a metaphorical resonance with our own circumstances on land – and a symbolism which it might be possible to approach in paint. These acrylic images are achieved by liberal use of the same medium, water, and are intended to create surfaces which convey atmosphere and mood, which detain the eye beyond a first encounter, which invoke the imagination and which perhaps generate a little alchemy on the canvas.’
Danny Israel studied Fine Art at the University of Wales. He has work in the Victoria and Albert Museum Print Collection and the Elton John Collection, among others.
We are delighted to be showing Danny’s stunning and evocative work at Highgate Contemporary Art.