Posts Tagged: Painting

Golden Years

Ikon reception, ground floor On 5 April 1965 Ikon opened the doors of an octagonal glass-walled kiosk in the BullRing shopping precinct. Now to celebrate the 50th anniversary, there will be a constellation of small golden paintings (c. 1965) by founding artist Robert Groves in Ikon’s reception area. They still shine with a luminosity derived… Read more »

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First Floor Galleries and Tower Room Please note the Tower Room is only accessible via a number of steps Ikon presents a new exhibition of work by A K Dolven, one of Norway’s most prominent artists. Through a variety of media – painting, installation, film and sound – she is concerned essentially with the representation… Read more »

Hurvin’s Handsworth

£4/£3 concessions: students, unwaged, 60+ Join Ben Waddington from Birmingham’s Still Walking Festival for this 90 minute tour of the Handsworth known by Hurvin Anderson. The tour visits locations that shaped the artist’s life and inspired his paintings. Booking essential, places are limited. Please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711. Meeting… Read more »

Lunchtime Lecture Series

Understanding Art Part II: Representation and Non-Representation Thursday 13 June, 2–3pm The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Thursday 20 June, 2–3pm Ikon Gallery Thursday 27 June, 2–3pm The New Art Gallery Walsall Following the success of Understanding Art Part I, we return in June to explore the ways in which artists use representation and non-representation… Read more »

Exhibition opening

6-8pm, free (pay bar from 7.30pm) Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions plus a special live artwork at 7pm, Solasulusulu o le Masina (Fly to the Moon), created and performed by Samoan artists Rosanna Raymond and Sani Muliaumaseali’i in response to Ikon’s exhibition Tapa: Barkcloth paintings… Read more »

Ian Davenport

This was the most comprehensive exhibition to date by acclaimed British artist Ian Davenport. Exemplifying an artistic proposition that has been remarkably consistent since around the time of his graduation from Goldsmiths College, London in 1988, it included over twenty paintings from several series, the results of an impressive range of techniques and processes. Davenport’s… Read more »

Elizabeth Magill

The largest exhibition to date of work by Irish artist Elizabeth Magill, particularly featuring landscapes, demonstrating her confident experimental use of paint. Working always on the horizontal she pours, bleeds and rubs swathes of colour into the surface of the canvas, a process that continues until she ‘discovers’ a latent image. One of the paintings… Read more »

Armchair Paintings

Armchair Paintings, the title of an ongoing series by Israeli/British artist Amikam Toren, is taken from Matisse’s knowing reference to paintings as essentially comforting and domestic. In Toren’s case, the work consists of cheap oils on canvas, purchased by him from second-hand shops and markets, then defaced as he cuts a stencilled text into the… Read more »

What I did this Summer

George Shaw’s paintings are rich evocations of place and memory. Inspired by the council housing estate in Tile Hill, Coventry where he grew up, the paintings, both romantic and oppressive, depict empty playing fields, pubs, bus stops, lock-up garages, run-down housing estates and for the first time, war memorials and graveyards. This was the first… Read more »

Hands On

The most comprehensive exhibition of work by French artist Bernard Frize in the UK to date, it brought together 22 paintings with rarely seen sculpture and photography. It provided a unique opportunity to see the impressive stylistic and technical diversity of his work. Frize likens his various ways of making work to recipes. Taking paint… Read more »

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