As you know the Boundary Gallery is still actively involved in the art world and now another exhibition is planned in the near future. On this occasion Agi Katz of the Boundary Gallery got together with Kathryn Bell of Fine Art Consultancy to share the space at the Highgate Contemporary Gallery from the 14 to the 19 June.
Included in the Modern British School the Boundary Gallery will display works by Gotlib, Bomberg, Epstein, Kramer, Lehmann and Wolmark included. Regarding contemporary artists, Albert Louden, Ana Maria Pacheco and Davina Jackson will be featured.
Henryk Gotlib can be described as one of the European masters of the 20th century.
Born and trained in Poland, he spent a decade between the wars in Paris and in 1939 came to England as a refugee. Ten years later he was invited to Poland to teach in Cracow’s School of Art for a year that was so disillusioning that he returned to England for the rest of his life.
His work fell out of favour in the 1950s and 60s, as was the case with other figurative artists. However, in the 1970s his profile was raised by some impressive solo shows, culminating with an Arts Council Retrospective Exhibition at the Scottish Museum of Modern Art in 1970. The exhibition at the Boundary Gallery in 1988 was a retrospective, enriched by a cache of early (1905-1910) drawings discovered in Gotlib’s old Cracow home in 1978, never seen before.
At the Highgate Contemporary, we shall be presenting a selection of some of his early drawings as well as some paintings from the late 1920s to the 1950s which will testify why he was called a leading European painter by John Russell Taylor, the art critic of The Times at the time of the exhibition at the Boundary Gallery.
Davina Jackson, born 1971, belongs to the group of artists who uses traditional materials and methods to produce wonderful figurative paintings.
Born in London in 1971, she studied at the Central St Martin’s, followed by a post graduate diploma from the Royal Academy Schools where she won the Gold Medal.
The subjects that have been a constant inspiration have been the world of the child and the landscapes of Africa (mostly South Africa), the Cornish coast and the Scottish Highlands.
We shall display works from both themes – a wonderful landscape from South Africa and some mixed media works of the figure, one inspired by Africa, and the other from the world of the child.