Save the Date for the Boundary Gallery’s exhibition at the Highgate Contemporary Gallery
6-11 th June
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As you know, the Boundary Gallery is still actively involved in the art world, mostly showing at art fairs and curating exhibitions. This is the third time that the Boundary Gallery is renting the delightful Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery.
On this occasion, the Boundary Gallery will concentrate on two themes: Eva Frankfurther, whose thoughtful lithographs show people of the East End in the mid 1950s. The other theme will be Bomberg and his Pupils. On the 60th anniversary of his death, it is timely to display examples of his work together with Dorothy Mead, Miles Richmond, Mario Dubsky, Lilian Holt and Leslie Marr. Other works by artists who belong to the Modern British school of painting will also be exhibited. There will also be some outstanding examples of printmakers, all associated with the Royal College of Art – including Terry Frost, Paula Rego, Bellamy and Paolozzi.
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We are very pleased to announce that we discovered a wonderful landscape in watercolour by Leslie Marr signed and dated 4/83, a depiction of Ben Starav, Glen Etive, 1078 high above Loch Etive in the Scottish Highlands. Born in Durham in 1922, after leaving the RA, he joined the classes of David Bomberg at the Borough Polytechnic with whom he exhibited in 1947 at the Everyman Cinema in London. In 1948 he was elected founder member and secretary of he Borough Group and frequently exhibited with the group. He married Bomberg’s step daughter, Dinora Mendelson and provided Bomberg with financial support, funding the trip that the artist and his family made to Cyprus. In 1948 he accompanied Bomberg on a painting trip to Cornwall.Marr travelled extensively and each place provided him with inspiration, including the Lake District, New Zealand, but most come from a time he spent in Scotland near Glen Coe. Marr primarily focusses on landscape and his style is expressionistic. His work is represented in many public collections in this country.
Another excitement will be caused by the display of a series of Eva Frankfurther’s lithographs featuring professions practised by the Jewish community of the East End, including the baker, the presser, the shoe mender as well as some typical characters of that small world. The current exhibition at the Ben Uri Gallery, “Refugees: The Lives of Others” shows many of her works, is on until the 18th June and is well worth the visit.
Eva Frankfurther was born in Berlin in 1930 but, due to the rise of Nazism, she emigrated with her family to this country in 1939. From 1946-1951 studied at the St. Martin School of Art where her fellow students included Sheila Fell, Michael Kenny and Joe Tilson.
For a few years, in order to paint during daylight hours, she worked the evening shifts as a counter hand at Lyons Corner House and later in a sugar refinery in London’s East End, near the Whitechapel area where she lived. She chose the largely immigrant population mostly of Caribbean origin, with whom she worked, as the subjects of her paintings and drawings. The Jewish population of Whitechapel, still considerable at the time, also provided her with themes, mainly for her superb drawings -and lithographs , both mediums suited for her deeply humane and sensitive art.
Throughout her short career Frankfurther produced a relatively large number of paintings featuring people at work, celebrating life and mothers with their children. Tragically, Eva Frankfurther took her own life at the age of 29.
The Shoe Mender
27 x 22.2 cm, 34.5 x 28.5 cm
During her lifetime Frankfurther regularly and successfully exhibited in mixed shows at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Since her death, there have been very few solo exhibitions: at the Ben Uri Gallery in 1962, Clare College, Cambridge in 1979, Bedford Central Library 1980, Margaret Fisher’s Gallery in London in 1981, Boundary Gallery in 2001 and currently at the Ben Uri Gallery.
We will be showing a number of prints all from the Royal College of Art 2002 portfolio. Every second year the Royal College of Art creates a portfolio for travel scholarship to students studying there. Artists, once associated with the Royal College, give their time and an image for this worthwhile cause.
We’ve also had a half-page write-up this week in the Camden New Journal, an interesting summary of the upcoming exhibition and the original inspirations behind Boundary Gallery, outlining the poigniancy of the work and relevance to our modern times.
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