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PURDY HICKS GALLERY AT ART13 LONDON. ART13 LONDON IS THE CAPITAL’S NEW ART FAIR FOR MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, PRESENTING A TRULY GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND SHOWCASING ART FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT DAY.

Purdy Hicks is pleased to present Jonathan Delafield Cook, Susan Derges, Claire Kerr, Marcia Kure and Jorma Puranen.


Marcia Kure The Diplomat and the Chambermaid I, 2012, gouache, kolanut pigment, silver ink, pencil and watercolour on Arches HP watercolour paper 300LB, 45.7 x 38 cm
Purdy Hicks Gallery at Art13 London. Art13 London is the capital’s new art fair for modern and contemporary art, presenting a truly global perspective and showcasing art from 1945 to the present day.

SUSANNA MAJURI: 'FROM GRIMM TO REALITY' AT SIDNEY COOPER GALLERY, CANTERBURY

From Grimm to Reality: An exploration of imagination and storytelling in contemporary art. January 11 - February 9.

Imagination and the tradition of storytelling, more specificallythe art of fantasy, fairytales and nursery rhymes is at the centre of this exhibition.
From Grimm to Reality showcases key workssuch as David Hockney’s Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Paula Rego’s nursery rhyme etchings alongside Anya Gallaccio’s ever changing Preserve Beauty,Ana Maria Pacheco’s Misfortunes of a Sardine and SusannaMajuri’s fantastical photographic landscapes. The exhibition isfull of references to the imagery portrayed in childhood stories and highlights the rich connection between imagination, thefamiliar and storytelling in contemporary art. Other highlightsto the exhibition include Jane Edden’s Ideal Home sculpturesand Joel Ely’s Thinking Bear.
Susanna Majuri: 'From Grimm to Reality' at Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

PURDY HICKS GALLERY AT PULSE MIAMI, THE ICE PALACE, 1400 NORTH MIAMI AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 6 - 9 DECEMBER

Purdy Hicks Gallery will be showing work by Chan-Hyo Bae, Jonathan Delafield Cook, Susan Derges, Ralph Fleck, Claire Kerr, Bettina von Zwehl on Booth B 405

Jonathan Delafield Cook Sheep 2012 charcoal on primed linen 107 x 132 cm / 42 x 52 inches
PURDY HICKS GALLERY AT PULSE MIAMI,  THE ICE PALACE, 1400 NORTH MIAMI AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA  6 - 9 DECEMBER

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.
Tom Hunter: Making It Up: Photographic Fictions, Victoria & Albert museum 3 May 2013 - 12 January 2014

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
Bettina von Zwehl: Ruby's Room, The Holburne Museum, Bath. 22 May - 1 September 2013