Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Exhibitions by RDS Faculty this Summer

'Chelsea Physic Garden' by Eileen Hogan

A new series of drawings and paintings by Prof. Eileen Hogan (RDS Academic Board) are currently on view at the Garden Museum. Hogan was appointed the Garden Museum’s artist-in-residence just as the Museum closed for a major Heritage Lottery funded Redevelopment Project. Her response to the challenge of being an artist ‘not-in-residence’ was to ask ninety people to nominate a green space in London along with a description of why it was significant to them. The enquiry revealed the range of Londoners’ attraction and attachment to these spaces which, she says, include ‘horticulture, history, personal psychology, private myth, romance, and eccentricity’.  From this large and varied selection, Hogan has developed a series of large-scale oil paintings, one for each month of the year. The exhibition of Hogan’s works coincides with the launch of the newly redeveloped and extended Museum. Details here.

Claudia Carr (RDS Senior Faculty) has work in an exhibition titled 'Make a Mark', which opens at Arthouse1 in Bermondsey on Sunday 9 July 6-8 pm. More info here.

Daniel Preece (DY 2007, RDS Faculty) will be giving a talk at One Paved Court (Richmond, TW9 1LZ) about his current exhibition Paintings about Everything and Nothing at 12 Noon on 15 July. The exhibition is open until 22 July.

Gallery Artists at Browse & Darby, 20 July - 28 September / Includes work by Academic Board member Prof Eileen Hogan and RDS Senior Faculty members Robert Dukes, Andy Pankhurst and Susan Wilson, whose painting 'Fig Tree in W10' is shown above. It was inspired by a Leonardo ceiling in the Sforza Castle in Milan, painted in 1498.