TOM HUNTER: MAKING IT UP: PHOTOGRAPHIC FICTIONS, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 3 MAY 2013 - 12 JANUARY 2014
Photography is widely associated with truthfulness yet it has also been employed throughout its history as a means of telling stories and evoking the imaginary. This display includes photographs by some of the most influential contemporary artists working in this vein, such as Gregory Crewdson, Duane Michals Tom Hunter and Cindy Sherman, alongside examples by 19th-century practitioners including Julia Margaret Cameron, Clementina Lady Hawarden and Oscar Gustav Rejlander.
BETTINA VON ZWEHL: RUBY'S ROOM, THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM, BATH. 22 MAY - 1 SEPTEMBER 2013
The Holburne Museum have commissioned Bettina von Zwehl to make new work in response to their collection of historic portrait miniatures. Von Zwehl was struck by an unusual early 19th Century miniature on display at the Museum which presented single-eye portraits all belonging to the members of one family.
The artist's new work develops her recent experiments with photographic miniatures and the idea of the eye portrait. Using her husband and daughter Ruby as subjects von Zwehl has worked with jewellery designer Laura Lee to incorporate eye miniatures into jewellery pieces.
Bettina von Zwehl has also photographed the eyes of a group of children from a London primary school, challenging the historic and conventional subjects of portraiture as the sitters are unremarkable and anonymous. These works will be placed within the galleries of the Museum.
Bettina von Zwehl, Golden Eye (Ruby) 2012, C-type, mounted and framed in moon gold, Dimensions: Image oval 2.9 x 4.4 cm, Framed size 12.8 x 12.8 cm Edition of 5 + AP
MICHAEL PORTER: IN CLOUD COUNTRY: ABSTRACTING FROM NATURE - FROM JOHN CONSTABLE TO RACHEL WHITEREAD. 29 MARCH 2013 - 30 JUNE 2013
Guest curated by Iwona Blazwick of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, In Cloud Country is a unique anthology from the 18th to the 21st century that includes art, the abstract and the classic...
The exhibition brings together works on paper by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists including John Constable, Thomas Girtin, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Edgar Degas, Joan Miro, William Morris, Julian Opie, Chris Ofili, J.M.W. Turner and Rachel Whiteread.
Exhibition held in the Terrace Gallery and State Rooms, Harewood House, Yorkshire
BETTINA VON ZWEHL: VOLTA BASEL 2013. 10 - 15 JUNE 2013
A solo presentation of the work of artist Bettina von Zwehl at VOLTA Basel 2013. Purdy Hicks Gallery is pleased to present new miniature works by the artist from the period 2011 - 2013.
Showing works from two recent series 'Made Up Love Song' 2011 and 'Miniatures of Artists' Eyes' 2012-2013 the exhibition will illustrate von Zwehl's fascination with the human face and human relations.
TOM HUNTER: HOW IS THE WORLD? RECENT ACQUISITIONS OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON D.C. 9 MARCH - 26 MAY
How Is the World? highlights a selection of photographs acquired by the Corcoran Gallery of Art over the past few years. The exhibition features works as varied as Paul Graham’s dramatic redefinition of street photography, Tom Hunter’s ‘Vale of Rest’ portrait of inner city London life and Hank Willis Thomas’s exploration of the connections between spectacle and African American identity. Seen together, the works on view invite us to consider the wide-ranging issues addressed by photographers working today.