Welcome to our Autumn newsletter and as we sit in the gallery looking out at the blue sky it is difficult to imagine that summer is almost finished. We hope you all had splendid summer breaks and have returned home fully rested and raring to go.
As the American writer Lauren de Stefano says: “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” Couldn’t have put it better.
On to business.
Henri Matisse: Original Prints…
September 17 sees the opening day of our Matisse exhibition. We are very excited to be bringing you such a wonderful variety of pieces by this giant of the 20th century art world. We have mailed out our catalogue to everyone for whom we have a postal address and it is also available to view online on the exhibition page of the new website as well as spare copies available to pick up when you visit.
All pieces in the exhibition are available to view in our stock room (they aren’t all in the catalogue) so don’t forget to check there as well.
Artist in Focus
This month we have chosen Jenny Grevatte as our Artist on Focus. It seems apposite to do so considering that she lists amongst her influences Henri Matisse. It is interesting to consider her mixed media approach to working alongside that of the later collage work or scissor paintings by Matisse. Texture and effect feature large for both.
Jim Malone will be our featured potter of the month for September and we have refreshed our stock in anticipation. Check out his page in the pot stock room online so that you can see what we have and then drop by for a closer inspection.
Dates for the diary…
November will mark the final exhibition of the year and we are really looking forward to introducing you to the range and breadth of work by British artist Michael Rothenstein. For once we can actually say that we will be showing a local artist because Rothenstein was born in Hampstead on 19 March 1908. Numerous major galleries currently hold his work and he was made Hon. RE and elected RA in 1983 so watch this space and the website for more information to come.
As ever, feel free to drop by our door is always open (literally at this time of the year) and we will happily help you navigate your way to find the perfect work of art for your home and/or office.