Art Exhibitions & Shows – June/July 2020

As we enter another month of self isolation during the ongoing pandemic, many of our artists are finding unique ways to display their work in online shows and with limited gallery viewings – discover a selection of this month’s shows here, from online galleries to limited time events.

My Mother Looking Away, 1996 (oil on canvas), Celia Paul / Bridgeman Images

Celia Paul – I See You
Victoria Miro (Online Exhibition)
Until 4 July
I See You is the latest exhibition of paintings at Victoria Miro featuring Celia Paul. The exhibition is available to view on the app ‘Vortic Collect’ or via their website here.

Dancers, Anthony Whishaw / Bridgeman Images

Anthony Whishaw RA – A 90th Birthday Celebration
Anthony Whishaw website (Online Exhibition)
Until late July
Curated by Selina Skipwith, Anthony Wishaw RA presents his latest exhibition hosted online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A 15% donation from all sales will be made to the Royal Academy Schools to support the next generation of artists.

Placid Palazzo, 2017 (oil on board construction), Patrick Hughes / Bridgeman Images

Modern & Contemporary British Prints
Portland Gallery
19 June – 31 July
Patrick Hughes, Elizabeth Blackadder, Howard Hodgkin, Edward Bawden, Sybil Andrews, Edward Burra, Barbara Hepworth, Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden feature in the Portland Gallery’s latest exhibition.

Beach near Antibes (Oil on Canvas), Leon Morrocco / Bridgeman Images

Leon Morrocco – Looking Out To Sea
John Martin Gallery, co presented with the Portland Gallery
25 June – 31 July
Leon Morrocco’s fascination with coastal life set him on a year-long drawing journey, taking in the huts of the Kent coast, Antwerp’s barge repair yards, bathers and fish markets in Portugal and Italy, as well as the working routine of the Riviera’s night fishermen. As the final paintings neared completion in his studio, the exhibition took a new twist with a series of exuberant sea still lives made during lockdown and imagined as if seen from balconies looking down on the harbours and seascapes of his earlier travels.

If I Had You, 2017 (oil & acrylic on canvas), Richard Harrison / Bridgeman Images

Richard Harrison – A Darkness I Keep To Myself
Felix and Spear Gallery
1 June – 31 July
There are two broad strains to Richard Harrison’s practice: figurative works and abstracted landscapes. This exhibition, Harrison’s first with Felix & Spear Gallery, concentrates wholly on the figure.

Burano, Venice © Mike Briscoe / Bridgeman Images

Ffin Y Parc Gallery
19 July – 12 August
”I have always had a strong attraction to coastal seaside images, having lived on the North Wales coast for most of my life it is of no surprise that seaside images have dominated the content of my work. I have often painted scenes from café interiors with the outside visible usually the sea in the distance, I am fascinated with the relationship between the outside and inside and the intangible experience it provides.”

Portrait of Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (1902-1968), American actress, photograph by Cecil Beaton / Bridgeman Images

Cecil Beaton – Vintage Photography
Huxley-Parlour Gallery (Online Exhibition)
25 June – 18 September
Beautiful vintage photography from the 1920’s to the 1960’s by Cecil Beaton.⁣ Enter the online exhibition here.

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