A date for your diary. Please note that the Boundary Gallery will participate once again at the London Art Fair, 18-22nd January 2017at the Business Design Centre, Islington. This art fair is the first one of the year, usually welcome by all. What’s more, the Boundary Gallery will be displaying a whole array of pictures, many not seen before.
Albert Louden, one of the best known members of the Outsider Art movement in the UK, will be shown with three very large early works. Alongside, another Outsider artist from the UK, Scottie Wilson 1888 – 1972, will be featured.
Regarding sculpture, we will be showing a piece by Jonathan Miller, assembled from pieces of scrap metals that he collected from skips during his stays in Sante Fe, where he directed opera. This is a rare piece as most of his output from the mid 1990s disappeared from his garden.
Another sculptor will be Ghisha Koenig (1921–1993)and one of her bronze reliefs will be hung – Tentmakers, 1979, conceived at the factory where they made the tents for the Everest expedition. A creation in the round by the same artist, entitled Glassworks I, 1986, workers at teatime will also be shown. A solo exhibition at the Henry Moore Foundation will take place on 25 May – 13 August 2017, Ghisha Koenig: Machines Restrict their Movement.
Ghisha Koenig (1921–1993) faithfully made her sculptural subject factories. Following the Second World War she studied at Chelsea College of Art under Henry Moore (1898–1986). This exhibition explores her thirty-year study of workers in factories in southeast England. Displaying sketchbooks, sculptures and large scroll drawings, this exhibition shows Koenig’s search for humanity within industry.
Two of Paul Bloomer’s paintings will be hung for the first time at an art fair. This artist, who lives in the Shetlands, is one of the most coveted living artists.
oil on canvas
127 x 152.4 cm
In addition, Morris Kestelman, Henryk Gotlib, Miles Richmond, Maurice Cockrill and Josef Herman will be represented.
Agi Katz co-curated the exhibition Shaping Ceramics, from Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal at the Jewish Museum, which continues until the 26 February 2017. Her speech at the opening on the 9th November pointed out that ceramics, as one of the many crafts, were treated as “poor relations” to fine arts. This exhibition elevates the status of this art form.
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Best wishes for the festive season and a happy New Year