Commissioning Editor’s Dispatch: Publishing Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped

Earlier this week, Frances Spalding gave a talk at The Hepworth Wakefield entitled A Realist Vision: streets, walls, and cranes in British Art from the 1950s. While I wasn’t able to attend, I’d wager that her lecture featured the work of Prunella Clough – an artist who was attracted to things seen out of the […]

Book of the Week: Paul Nash: Landscape and the Life of Objects by Andrew Causey

How best to summarise the achievement of Paul Nash?  There is so much.  We think we know him from those iconic paintings of the desolation of the First World War, or the famous Surrealist Landscape from a Dream in the Tate, or his more recognisably English landscapes, or the Second World War painting Totes Meer.  But […]

Book of the Week: The Bay Area School by Thomas Williams

On Tuesday evening in London’s West End, a little-known piece of California’s history was quietly unveiled in a Bond Street Gallery. The opening at Thomas Williams Fine Art of the first ever group exhibition of the Bay Area School artists outside the US was an important milestone, for without huge fanfare (and with meticulous scholarly […]

3 New Jeremy Gardiner Shows to Open Around the UK

Following the success of his two London survey shows and the recent publication of the first monograph on the artist, three further Jeremy Gardiner exhibitions are due to open in the UK this month and next. The first is the latest installation of Gardiner’s mid-career retrospective, Unfolding Landscape, at the University Gallery, Northumbia University, Newcastle upon Tyne […]

Book of the Week: Ivon Hitchens by Peter Khoroche

You can’t help feeling that English painter Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) was always somewhat outside the main action. He described his boyhood and youth as ‘quiet and unexciting’, and unlike his contemporary Paul Nash he didn’t fight or serve as a war artist in either of the world wars. He remained on the edge of the group of intellectual Hampstead-based abstractionists in the […]

Exhibitions Round-Up: May 2013

Joan Eardley at Portland Gallery, London, until 17 May Lynn Chadwick: Evolution in Sculpture at Abbot Hall in Kendal and Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House in Bowness-on-Windermere until 15 June The Cutting Edge of Modernity: The Grosvenor School Linocuts at Osborne Samuel, London until 11 May Julian Trevelyan at Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames, until 1 […]