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August 2017

 

July 2017

 

The painting 'Carmen & Luisa (Version 2)' will be

exhibited as part of -

 

Anything Goes?

 

An Exhibition of Works by Members of Contemporary British Painting

 

Selected & curated by Anna McNay

 

July 25 - August 5

11 - 6pm

 

Bermondsey Project Space, 183 - 185 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW. UK

 

Anna McNay is an art writer and editor based in London. She is Assistant Editor of Art Quarterly and former Deputy Editor of StateF22 magazine.

 

Contemporary British Painting is an artist led organisation founded by Robert Priseman.

 

http://project-space.london/event/anything-goes-contemporary-british-painting

 

July 2017

 

Wendy Elia's painting 'Orson' will be exhibited in a number of museums and galleries in China as part of 'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century'.

 

Between the 7th July and 10th January 2018, 80 Contemporary British Paintings will go on display in four Chinese art museums for the very first time.

 

The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, 7th ​​Jul - 3rd ​​Aug 2017 
Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, Nanjing, 10 - 23 Oct 2017 
Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, 24 - 31 Oct 2017
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum - 1 December 2017 - 10 January 2018.

Contemporary British Painting is an artist led organisation founded by Robert Priseman.

 

 

January 2017

 

Published 18/01/2017 on studiointernational.com

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

 

To mark the 25th anniversary of Carter’s death, this exhibition brings together works that influenced the writer and works inspired by her, creating a visceral, violent and, at times, unpalatable celebration of magic realism and fairyland pornography

 

RWA, Bristol

10 December 2016 – 19 March 2017

 

By Anna McNay

 

Click here to read review on studiointernational.com >

January 2017

 

Wendy Elia is delighted to be the recipient of a Grant awarded by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation NYC.

www.pkf.org

December 2016

 

Published on December 12, 2016 by Helena Raymond-Hayling and Jordan Barker

‘Pulsing with fire, energy, blood and sex’ – ‘Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter’ at RWA

 

Click here to read article on Epigram.org.uk >

December 2016

 

We are delighted to announce that Wendy Elia's painting ‘Maxime’ will be exhibited as part of:

 

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

10th December 2016 - 19th March 2017

6pm - 9pm

 

Private View - 9th December 2016

 

This major exhibition celebrates the life and work of the hugely influential writer Angela Carter (1940-1992), twenty five years after her death. In bringing together art and literature, Strange Worlds features works by major contemporary artists including Ana Maria Pacheco, Alice Maher, Eileen Cooper RA and Lisa Wright which reveal the extent to which Angela Carter's ideas have indirectly influenced 21st century culture.

 

The exhibition includes historic artwork that influenced Carter, from across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by Marc Chagall, Paula Rego, Stanley Spencer, John Bellany, Tessa Farmer. Wendy Meyers, Anna Maria Pacheco, Eileen Cooper, Holman Hunt and Leonora Carrington which have been loaned from national public collections.  These will be shown alongside illustrations from her books, photographs and artefacts relating to her work and life. The exhibition, which includes painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, printmaking and film, will explore some of the major themes in Carter’s writing. The fully illustrated catalogue that partners this exhibition combines anecdotal material about Angela Carter’s life plus essays by Christopher Frayling, Marina Warner and Carmen Callil amongst others.

 

Royal West of England Academy

Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

www.rwa.org.uk

 

Catalogue available on Amazon | Click here

 

Maxime (Detail) - Oil on Canvas - 166cm x 91cm

October 2016

 

Wendy Elia

Paintings 2004 - 2016

 

Full colour catalogue now available on Amazon   

 

Introduction 'Myth-Making and Myth-Breaking: Wendy Elia and the Constitutive Other' written by Anna McNay - Art Writer and Editor

 

Essay - 'Migrant Histories and Art' written by Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio - Art Historian and Writer

 

A catalogue of paintings by Wendy Elia covering a decade of her work, with essays by Anna McNay and Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio which explore the content of the paintings.

September 2016

 

Wendy Elia - Paintings

Thames-Side Studios, London

Tuesday 18th October - Saturday 22nd October 2016

11am - 7pm

 

"When Wendy Elia paints a person they don’t look away"

 

We are pleased to announce a solo show of Wendy Elia's paintings.

Spanning almost a decade of her practice, this show reveals a long-standing preoccupation with issues of identity, sexuality, gender fluidity, and what it means to be British. As well as debuting new works, there will also be a live performance by artists Carmen and Luisa

 

Preview - Tuesday 18th October / 5pm - 8:30pm

 

Performance piece - Carmen and Luisa

Friday 21st October at 7pm

 

Venue: Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, SE18 5NR

 

Free parking available

 

Train: Woolwich Dockyard (8 mins walk) and Charlton (12 mins walk)

Trains direct from Charing Cross St. to Woolwich Dockyard

 

Tube / Metro: North Greenwich (Take the route bus 472 towards Thamesmead Town Centre)

 

Bus: 161 / 177 / 180 / 472 Bus stops are located east-bound and west-bound: Woolwich, Warspite Road (6 mins walk)

Carmen and Luisa (detail) oil on canvas - 183 x 146cm

To coincide with the exhibition -

 

Drawing Workshop (Intro to Drawing the Figure)

Venue: Thames-Side Studios (Gallery Space)

 

£15 materials included

 

Tuesday 18th October 2016 11-1pm

 

To book a place click here

 

June 2016

 

We are pleased to announce Liz (Diamonds Are Forever) Oil On Canvas (85 x 112cm) will be at The West Gallery, Quay Arts on The Isle Of Wight from 30th July - 15th October 2016

 

CBP (Contemporary British Painting) Summer Exhibition 40 artists

Preview: Saturday 30th July, 3pm - 5pm | Panel Discussion: Sunday 31st July 2.30pm

 

Venue: The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Sea Street | Newport Harbour | Isle of Wight | PO30 5BD Gallery Open: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Admission Free | Box Office: 01983 822490 | www.quayarts.org

UCS are loaning and displaying 'Made in Britain' (170cm x 180cm) for the month of July at the Waterfront Gallery – Ipswich to coincide with the 'Notes from China' show.

 

This show curated by Robert Priseman, Marco Cali & Mengmeng Wang brings together works on paper by 17 contemporary Chinese artists and a number of British painters concluding with a symposium on Monday 1st August. Wendy Elia will give a brief talk about this painting as one of the speakers in this UCS Anglo-Chinese symposium.

 

Venue: The Waterfront Gallery, University Campus Suffolk, Waterfront Building Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ

T: 01473 338654

 

The Symposium Exchanging Notes with China will take place on

Monday 1st August starting at 9:15am in Lecture Theatre 1

in the Waterfront Building.

 

Link to article on the Ipswich Star

* NEW CLASSES *

 

Beginners Drawing Course at The Art Workers' Guild

Fridays 1:30am - 3:30pm

Starting 9th September 2016

 

Part 2: Intermediate Drawing Course at The Art Workers' Guild

Fridays 11am - 1pm

Starting 9th September 2016

 

For current classes please click here

Sarah Lucas, Miranda Whall, Wendy Elia & Co: Shifting Subjects
Contemporary Women Telling the Self through the Visual Arts
Exhibition & Events: 2nd September – 31st October 2015
Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

Image: Sarah Lucas, Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs 1996 from Self-Portraits 1990 – 1998; 1999, Iris print with colophon, 80 x 60 cm; Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

One of the characteristic features of women’s self-portraiture lies in the production of imagery which suggests the shifting and provisional nature of identity, rather than its unity or fixity. The most common issue addressed by women artists through their self-portraiture concerns their personal identity as ‘women’ constructed in and through representation. Many of the self-representations of women artists directly engage with the ways in which ‘woman’ as a sign operates in visual culture, the ways in which the ubiquitous representations of women structure and control the very definitions of ‘woman’ in our society. Not only do these works take part in defining and redefining sexuality, gender, maternity and concepts of beauty for women, they reaffirm the crucial role of visual representation in the acquisition of female identity and any attempt to subvert or challenge it.
(Extracted from Marsha Meskimmon, The Art Of Reflection) The Shifting Subjects Exhibition at Abbey Walk Gallery includes two iconic self-portraits by Sarah Lucas kindly on loan from the Arts Council Collection. Self-Portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996 and Self-Portrait with Skull, 1996 both from her series Self-Portraits 1990 – 1998 have acted as a catalyst around which to build an exhibition and wider project which considers how contemporary women artists today might present themselves within their work. The Arts Council supported project has enabled Abbey Walk Gallery to commission artists Wendy Elia, Margaret Ashman and Linda Ingham to create work which considers ‘the self’ in response to the above Meskimmon quotation. Abbey Walk Gallery have also worked with Paper Gallery, Manchester, to bring work by Miranda Whall into the exhibition, and a film arising from the project will be shown in Lincoln’s Usher Gallery from November onwards.
The Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. A range of visual arts disciplines are represented in the exhibition including film and book-works as well as print and painting.

Margaret Ashman Turn

Wendy Elia

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman

Linda Ingham

Detail of Mother & Child with Conversations with my Mother elements

Conference & Events

 

There is a substantial programme of events surrounding the project including a conference at Leeds Art Gallery on the 20th of October, which includes speakers from the Whitechapel Gallery, Leeds and Huddersfield Universities. The Conference is free of charge, and is taking place as part of the events attached to the British Art Show 8 which is taking place in the gallery at the same time.

 

Women’s Self Portraiture: From Object to Subject

 

Wendy Elia will be giving a talk covering the history of women’s self portraiture from the renaissance to the present day and will include her self portrait. As well as the conference at Leeds Art Gallery, Wendy will also be giving the same talk at The City Lit in Covent Garden, London on Thursday 10th September at 6pm (contact visualarts@citylit.ac.uk or 020 7492 2700 / 2703).

 

Book and Catalogue

 

Anna McNay has written an extensive essay exploring the nature of self-portraiture which is included in the Shifting Subjects catalogue, along with texts by Abbey Walk Gallery’s Gillian Hadwin and Lincoln Usher Gallery’s Contemporary Collections Officer, Ashley Gallant. Anna is Deputy Editor at State media, Arts Editor at DIVA magazine and a regular contributor to Studio International, Photomonitor and RA magazine, among others. She writes reviews, previews, profiles and interview features, presents interviews to camera, and hosts and participates in panel discussions and in conversation events. She has written forewords and essays for a number of catalogues and exhibitions, including at WW Gallery, Espacio Gallery and the Royal Academy. Contact Abbey Walk Gallery for further details: art@abbeywalkgallery.com.

 

Listing

 

Shifting Subjects

Contemporary Women Telling the Self through the Visual Arts

2nd September – 31st October 2015

Sarah Lucas, Wendy Elia, Miranda Whall, Margaret Ashman, Linda Ingham.

 

Abbey Walk Gallery,

8 Abbey Walk,

Grimsby DN31 1NB

Tel: 01472 241007

E: art@abbeywalkgallery.com

www.abbeywalkgallery.com

 

Press Information:

 

Contact Gillian Hadwin at Abbey Walk gallery, 01472 241007, art@abbeywalkgallery.com

 

There is a Dropbox full of images for promotional use.

 

April 2015

 

Shifting Subjects:

Sarah Lucas, Miranda Whall, Wendy Elia & Co

Contemporary Women Artists Self-Portraiture

Exhibition 15th September – 24th October 2015

Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby

 

We're pleased to announce that Wendy Elia has been commissioned to produce a large self portrait as part of an Arts Council funded project alongside a series of events which considers the role of the contemporary woman artist.

 

One of the characteristic features of women’s self-portraiture lies in the production of imagery which suggests the shifting and provisional nature of identity, rather than its unity or fixity. The most common issue addressed by women artists through their self-portraiture concerns their personal identity as ‘women’ constructed in and through representation. Many of the self-representations of women artists directly engage with the ways in which ‘woman’ as a sign operates in visual culture, the ways in which the ubiquitous representations of women structure and control the very definitions of ‘woman’ in our society. Not only do these works take part in defining and redefining sexuality, gender, maternity and concepts of beauty for women, they reaffirm the crucial role of visual representation in the acquisition of female identity and any attempt to subvert or challenge it.

(Extracted from Marsha Meskimmon, The Art Of Reflection)

 

Sarah Brown, curator at Leeds City Art Gallery has agreed to facilitate a talk event in their lecture theatre in September 2015 as part of their programme of events in the lead up to the British Art Show 8, which will also be held at the gallery during October. The speakers and date are yet to be confirmed, but it is likely to be in the last 2 weeks of September and that Alison Rowley (Huddersfield University), Wendy Elia, Gillian Hadwin (Abbey Walk Gallery) and a representative from CAS North and Leeds University will be part of the event. We have also invited Iwona Blazwick to attend as keynote speaker.

 

April 2015

 

Wendy Elia is now working in collaboration with ceramic artist Robert Cooper to produce a series of ceramic sculptures as well as hand painted plates and dishes.

The new Contemporary British Painting website is now up and running, I'm very pleased to be a part of this group of amazing painters.

 

http://www.contemporarybritishpainting.com/

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