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GV Art represents a broad community of established and emerging artists. Working in a variety of disciplines, this diverse group share a common artistic and emotional vocabulary which is in sympathy with and helps mould the gallery’s sensibility. Defined by neither ideology nor fashion, it demands only tolerance for the individual voice, interconnectivity between man and environment and fresh approaches to our understanding of the human condition.
Tues - Fri 11.00-18.00
Closed: Sun & Mon
- 25 April — 31 May 2014
A follow-up to 2011’s Beyond Horizons, this new exhibition focuses on two key elements of Heathcote’s work: his treatment of figuration and abstraction in canvases, etchings and pencil studies throughout his 60-year career. The exhibition will also include new abstract paintings and Heathcote’s 1978 film, Hausa Art in Northern Nigeria.
- Any age
- 13 February — 17 April 2014 *on now
The artists and scientists who have exhibited their work at GV Art demonstrate that human experience does not fit snugly into categories. They challenge disciplinary distinctions by making connections, establishing relationships and discovering interesting conflicts, controversies and ruptures. The themes of consciousness, trauma, illness and death are not the domain of any one discipline, but of our need to understand the human condition. This exhibition celebrates the work of the artists and scientists who contributed to the gallery programme and to chart new destinations for the future.
The exhibition is an encyclopedic collection, featuring new work and revisiting previously exhibited work which spans the breadth of the gallery programme. The scheduled weekly events aspire to reunite contemporary contributors and introduce future collaborators. For two months GV Art will serve as a laboratory, inviting re-assessments and updates, igniting discussions and devising projects for the future.
Towards the Common Room inaugurates a research project on the Gaberbocchus Press Common Room, where a series of weekly discussions on art and science was organised by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson between August 1957 and July 1959. It was the first venture of its kind in London. The legacy of the Common Room includes the exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity at the ICA in 1968. An exhibition within an exhibition, Towards The Common Room, will feature the work of Stefan and Franciszka Themerson and of the artists and scientists who participated in the Common Room events,and will include paintings, drawings, photograms, films, books, journals and ephemera, all relating to those two special years.
- Family friendly
A screening of the Themersons’ three surviving films
- 20 March 2014 7-9pm
Only one of the five films that Franciszka & Stefan Themerson made together in
Warsaw in the 1930s survived the war. This was the lyrical, subtly subversive
humoresque, The Adventure of a Good Citizen (1937). It is a fable about freedom
from convention, and the right to choose, recurrent themes in their oeuvre.
In 1940s London they made two more films before devoting the rest of their lives to
other media. These were Calling Mr Smith (1943), a moving propaganda film − their
only venture into colour – and The Eye and the Ear (1944/45), an experiment with
images of sound.
- Family friendly
GV Art & Mind Symposium #22
- 7 April 2014 7-9pm
You are invited to share a very special GV Art & Mind evening with the great cellist Matthew Barley. He is proposing a fascinating exploration of improvisation both for himself - and the audience. Matthew Barley is internationally known as cellist, improviser, arranger, music animateur, and artistic director of Between the Notes. His musical world is focused on projects that connect people in different ways, blurring the boundaries that never really existed between genres and people.
'I always remind people, when teaching improvisation, that once upon a time, we all improvised. All toddlers spend many a pleasant hour inventing songs, stories, dances, games, etc. And in fact, every time we have a conversation, we are improvising. It takes time to learn to bypass that inner judge, and trust ourselves once again to make it up.
I am proposing an exploration of improvisation - theoretical and practical - both on the cello and with you, the audience. It will not be embarrassing, you will not be made to do weird things and feel uncomfortable, and you need to bring nothing except an open mind and a sense of humour"
Join us on Monday 7 April at GV Art gallery, London for what promises to be a truly unique event.
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