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May 2019

'Just Saying!' Solo Show @ Someth1ng London

15th May - 1st June  /  Meet the Artist Friday 17th May, 5 - 8pm

 

Rebecca Hinde at Someth1ng Gallery has chosen a set of paintings from Wendy Elia’s prolific ‘series’ of works, exploring female power, gender identity, ‘femininity’, mixed ethnicities and the state of  ‘Britannia’ now. This ‘female gaze’ destabilises and confronts your voyeurism as the protagonists stare right back at you. Showing for he first time in London is the large painting 'Made In Britain' which as well as being a very personal painting of friends and family is also a work about immigration.

 

Contact  rebecca@someth1ng.com for more details.

 

Address: 52 Honor Oak Park, Honor Oak, London SE23 1DY

Monday Closed / Tuesday Closed / Wednesday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM / Thursday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM / Friday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Saturday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM /Sunday Closed

 

Histories in the Age of Confusion - By Dr. Marie-Anne Mancio

 

 

May  2019

Secret Postcard Exhibition Now Open at RWA Bristol - Royal West of England Academy, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1PX

3 - 15 May 2019

Exhibition closes Wednesday 15 May

Online bidding closes Thursday 16 May, around 2pm

Secret Postcard Auction live event - Thursday 16 May, 6 - 9.30pm

 

If you'd like to take part in the online auction CLICK HERE to browse and bid. Online bidding closes on 16 May ahead of the live auction, so for your best chance of securing your favourites, make sure you book tickets to the live event.

 

 

<>Check out the list below ! You could grab a bargain, Tracey, Basil, Anish, Gilbert n George, Norman, Maggie, Allen, Wow!  And moi!

 

Participating artists:

Helen Acklam · Norman Ackroyd RA · Julia Adams · Peter Amos RWA · ashar · Malcolm Ashman RWA RBA · Victoria Atkinson · Lucy Austin RWA · David J Backhouse FRBS FRSA RWA · Louise Balaam RWA · Derek Balmer PPRWA · Glen Baxter · Denis Baxter RWA · James Beale RE RWA · Nicola Bealing RWA · Basil Beattie · Martin Bentham RWA · Iain Biggs RWA · Clive Blackmore RWA · Vera Boele-Keimer RWA · Diana Bourdon Smith RWA · Olwyn Bowey RA ARCA RWA (Hon) · Martyn Brewster · Holly Brodie · John Brooks · Meg Buick · Emma Burleigh · Charles Burton · Susan Caines RWA · Rebecca Cains RWA · Neil Canning · Prof. David Carpanini PPRE Hon. RWS NEAC RCA Hon. RBSA RWA · Jill Carter · Nigel G Casseldine RWA · Marco Cazzulini · Amanda Chambers · Rebecca Child · Ann Christopher RA · Mary Collett · Dallas Collins RWA · Dame Joan Collins · Eileen Cooper RA · Glenys Cour · Helen Craig · Louisa Crispin · Dr. P. J Crook MBE, RWA · Yvonne Crossley PhD RWA · Toni Davey · Patrick Daw MA (RCA) RWA · Susan Derges RWA (Hon) · Simon Drew · Sara Dudman RWA · Chris Dunseath RWA · John Eaves RWA · Martin Edwards · Karen Edwards RWA · Wendy Elia RWA · Tracey Emin CBE RA · Susan Foord RWA · Peter Ford RE RWA · Elle Ford · Ros Ford RWA · Stewart Geddes RWA · Gilbert & George · Sarah Gillespie RWA · Anna Gillespie RWA · Christopher Glanville RWA · Leslie Glenn Damhus RWA · Antony Gormley · Paul Gough PhD MA RWA FRSA · Jenny Graham · Leonard Green · Adam Grose MA · Jemma Grundon · Stacey Guthrie · Frances Gynn RWA · Frances Gynn RWA · Trevor Haddrell RWA · Maggi Hambling · Susie Hamilton · Nicola Hancox · Marcelle Hanselaar · Andrew Hardwick RWA · Niki Hare · Jennifer Harris RWA · Tim Harrisson RWA · Patrick Haughton · Anne Hicks RWA · Thorie Hinds · Fiona Hingston · Simon Hitchens RWA · Terri Hogan · Prof. Ken Howard RA RWS RWA PPNEAC · Laura Howarth · Moira Huntly PPS RI RWA RSMA · David Inshaw RWA · Bill Jacklin RA · Stephen Jacobson VPRWA · Lesley Jones · Judith Jones · Allen Jones RA · Juneau Projects · Anish Kapoor RA · Janette Kerr PhD PRWA · Catherine Knight · Nicky Knowles RWA · Abigail Lane · Andrew Lanyon · Cynthia Lear RWA · Fan Lee · Kim Lintern · Denis Masi · Gail Mason · Bridget McCrum RWA · Jenny McGee · Mali Morris RA · Jenny Morse · Alice Mumford RWA · David Nash RA · Maureen Nathan · Nina Ogden · Chris Orr RA · Ana Maria Pacheco · John Palmer RWA · David A Parfitt RI · Nick Park CBE · Janine Partington · Giles Penny RWA · Sandra Porter RWA · Michael Porter RWA · Charlotte Price RWA · Simon Quadrat PPRWA · Nik Ramage RWA · Peter Randall-Page RA RSA RBS RWA Hon D'Art · Mike Richards RWA · Carol Robertson RWA · Rosalind Robinson · Fiona Robinson RWA · Gill Rocca · Cecilia Rouncefield · Rebecca Salter RA · Terry Setch RA RWA · John Shakespeare RBSA · Miriam Sheppard · Christopher Shurrock RWA · Dawn Sidoli NEAC RWA · Jennie Slater · Paul Spooner · Mark Stopforth · Barrington Tabb RWA · Dr Paul Thirkell RWA PhD · Louise Thompson · Sheila Tolley RWA · Nicholas Turner RWA · Elizabeth Turrell RWA · George Tute RWA (Hon) · Gordon Ward RWA · Arthur Watson PRSA · Janet Watson RWA · Deborah Westmancoat RWA · Sue Whale RWA · Anthony Whishaw RA RWA (Hon) · Melanie Williams · Lucy Willis RWA .

 

 

April  2019

LoveCrazy @ Someth1ng London

52 Honor Oak Park, Honor Oak, London SE23 1DY

 

 

 “God in heaven! How am I to tell you that I am intoxicated with the faintest odour of you, that had I possessed you a thousand times, you would see me still more intoxicated, because there would be hope and memory where there is as yet only hope” letter from Balzac to Evelina Hanska, Jan 1834. They had agreed to postpone the ultimate fulfilment of their love until the death of her elderly husband. After many years of passionate correspondence , the couple finally married in 1850. Ironically Balzac survived his wedding day by only a few months.

 

Wendy Elia’s paintings in wax place together stills from different films and ask us to reconsider the boundaries between sacred and profane love. These juxtapositions create new – often more sinister – narratives and they question the woman’s (dis)appearance in the frame. The moment of stasis afforded by these images, however proves to be as tenuous as the material from which they are made.

 

These encaustic works were originally displayed in pairs and activated

by a live performance in the gallery space, pursuing a dialogue with the work which foregrounded the hold these images have over our concept of love and passion. Subverting the script of the typical love scene and questioning the difficulty of its enactment in both life and art.

 

The performance was written and produced by author and Art Historian Marie-Anne Mancio @hotelalphabet.

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Contact - rebecca@someth1ng.com for further info

 

March 2019

Wendy Elia is delighted to be elected as an academician at The Royal West of England Academy.

 

   

'Made In Britain' 170cm x 180cm

Judith Jacob and Wendy Elia with portrait which includes both their daughters at RWA.

 

Meet the Artist: Wendy Elia RWA

Read interview here >

 

March 2019

 

Portrait of Anna McNay included in the Spring issue of Elephant Magazine (@elephantmagazine) issue 38  with article telling of her 'experience' posing.

https://elephant.art/product/issue-38

 

 

March 2019

 

HENI TALKS: The Bed in Art: From Titian to Emin

Dr Marie-Anne Mancio talks about three paintings from 'The Visit' Series.

henitalks.com/talks/the-bed-in-art-from-titian-to-emin

 

 

 

January 2019

 

Small works currently on show at Someth1ng Gallery, London

52 Honor Oak Park

London,  SE23 1DY

OPENING TIMES

Monday Closed / Tuesday Closed / Wednesday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM / Thursday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM / Friday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM / Saturday 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Sunday Closed

 

All available to buy through 'Own Art' which allows you to spread the purchase of your chosen work over 10 months with an interest-free loan.   With everything to choose from, you could begin your collection with a piece of art worth from £100 (that is only £10 per month) up to a whopping £25,000 (for a fatter £2500 per month).

JESUS (HOMAGE TO GUIDO RENI)Oil on boardJUDITH AND HER MAIDSERVANT (HOMAGE TO GENTILESCHI)Oil on board NARCISSUS (HOMAGE TO CARAVAGGIO)3 - 3<>

 

 

August 2018

 

A Dance to the Music of Time

Westminster Arts Reference Library Gallery, London (off Leicester Square)

Monday 29th October - Saturday 10th November 2018

Private View - Thursday 1st November, 6 - 8pm

 

A Dance to the Music of Time I (1990) - Oil on Canvas 152cm x 183cm

 

This exhibition marks the presentation of Wendy Elia’s major new figurative painting, A Dance to the Music of Time II.  For the first time, her original A Dance to the Music of Time I (1990), will be seen with its pendant, A Dance to the Music of Time II, which revisits its protagonists almost 30 years later. Both works depict siblings Alexi and Madeleine, Elia’s children, engaged in introspective acts of movement and music-making in tilting rooms with dream-like vistas.

 

 

Details of A Dance to the Music of Time ll (2018) – Oil on Canvas 180cm x 220cm

 

        

 

Their titles derive from a seventeenth century painting by French master Nicolas Poussin, currently on display in London’s Wallace Collection. Like Poussin’s meditation on time, music, dance, and fortune, Elia’s oeuvre is replete with symbols and narrative mystery, alluding to myriad other artworks. Part psychological portraits, part exploration of the nature of creativity, part interior landscapes, part histories of London then and now, these paintings invite us to consider the fate of our own childhood aspirations.

 

Art Historian Marie-Anne Mancio will be visiting this as part of her Contemporary Art Day in London which you can book here >

https://www.hotelalphabet.com/product-page/the-body-in-art

 

Westminster Art Reference Library, 1st Floor (off Leicester Square)

35 St Martins Street

London

WC2H 7HP

Tube: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross

Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 2pm

 

The Westminster Arts Reference Library sits directly behind the National gallery in London’s West End, off Leicester Square and is built on the site of Isaac Newton’s house and observatory.

 

August 2018

 

On show at:

RWA (Royal West of England Academy) Bristol

Thursday 4th October - Sunday 25th November 2018

Private View - Saturday 6th October

 

 

 'Made in Britain' - Oil on Canvas - 170cm x 180cm                                                      'The Visit V' - Oil on Canvas - 130cm x 170cm

 

Wendy Elia’s paintings “Made in Britain” and “The Visit V” will be on show at the RWA (Royal West of England Academy) Bristol.

 

Opening times:

Tuesday - Saturday / 10am to 5:30pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

 

Royal West of England Academy

Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

www.rwa.org.uk

 

 

October 2017

 

‘I Used To Perspire Freely…’

A solo exhibition of small paintings by Wendy Elia

 

 

30th October - 4th November 2017

Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 2pm

 

Opening

2nd November -  3:30pm - 8pm

 

and Talk and Artist Q&A - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

 

Westminster Art Reference Library, 1st Floor (off Leicester Square)

35 St Martins Street

London

WC2H 7HP

Tube: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross

 

The Westminster Arts Reference Library sits directly behind the National gallery in London’s West End, off Leicester Square and is built on the site of Isaac Newton’s house and observatory.

 

Art Historian Marie-Anne Mancio will be visiting this as part of her Contemporary Art Day in London which you can book here.

 

 

October 2017

 

National Open Art Exhibition 2017

 

Both paintings below will be exhibited as part of the NOA’s 21st National Open Art Exhibition in the heart of London’s South Bank at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower wharf. The Exhibition will take place from the 17 – 26 Nov 2017 with Free Admission.

 

17 – 26 Nov 2017

 

21st National Open Exhibition Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

 

 

September 2017

 

Nasty Women UK

 

A weekend of art and creative events in support of End Violence Against Women

 

22 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

 

All artworks are for sale, with prices ranging from £5 to £500. All proceeds will be donated to End Violence Against Women, a leading coalition of specialist women’s support services, researchers, activists, survivors and NGOs working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms.

 

STOUR SPACE

7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London e3 2pa

 

http://www.nastywomenuk.com/

 

Little Mo Strikes Back’

13cm x 18cm, Oil on Canvas

'Psycho’

13cm x 18cm, Oil on Canvas

 

July 2017

 

The painting ‘Carmen & Luisa (Version 2)’ will be

exhibited as part of -

 

Anything Goes?

 

An Exhibition of Works by Members of Contemporary British Painting

Selected & curated by Anna McNay

 

July 25 - August 5

11 - 6pm

 

Bermondsey Project Space, 183 - 185 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW. UK

 

Anna McNay is an art writer and editor based in London. She is Assistant Editor of Art Quarterly and former Deputy Editor of StateF22 magazine.

 

Contemporary British Painting is an artist led organisation founded by Robert Priseman.

 

http://project-space.london/event/anything-goes-contemporary-british-painting

 

 

 

July 2017

 

Wendy Elia’s painting ‘Orson’ will be exhibited in a number of museums and galleries in China as part of 'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century’.

 

Between the 7th July and 10th January 2018, 80 Contemporary British Paintings will go on display in four Chinese art museums for the very first time.

 

The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, 7th ​​Jul - 3rd ​​Aug 2017
Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, Nanjing, 10 - 23 Oct 2017
Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, 24 - 31 Oct 2017
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum - 1 December 2017 - 10 January 2018.

 

Contemporary British Painting is an artist led organisation founded by Robert Priseman.

 

 

January 2017

 

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Published 18/01/2017 on studiointernational.com

 

To mark the 25th anniversary of Carter’s death, this exhibition brings together works that influenced the writer and works inspired by her, creating a visceral, violent and, at times, unpalatable celebration of magic realism and fairyland pornography

 

RWA, Bristol

10 December 2016 – 19 March 2017

 

By Anna McNay

 

Click here to read review on studiointernational.com >

 

January 2017

 

Wendy Elia is delighted to be the recipient of a Grant awarded by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation NYC.

www.pkf.org

 

December 2016

 

We are delighted to announce that Wendy Elia’s painting ‘Maxime’ will be exhibited as part of:

 

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

 

10th December 2016 - 19th March 2017

6pm - 9pm

 

 

Maxime (Detail) - Oil on Canvas - 166cm x 91cm

 

Private View - 9th December 2016

 

This major exhibition celebrates the life and work of the hugely influential writer Angela Carter (1940-1992), twenty five years after her death. In bringing together art and literature, Strange Worlds features works by major contemporary artists including Ana Maria Pacheco, Alice Maher, Eileen Cooper RA and Lisa Wright which reveal the extent to which Angela Carter’s ideas have indirectly influenced 21st century culture.

 

The exhibition includes historic artwork that influenced Carter, from across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by Marc Chagall, Paula Rego, Stanley Spencer, John Bellany, Tessa Farmer. Wendy Meyers, Anna Maria Pacheco, Eileen Cooper, Holman Hunt and Leonora Carrington which have been loaned from national public collections.  These will be shown alongside illustrations from her books, photographs and artefacts relating to her work and life. The exhibition, which includes painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, printmaking and film, will explore some of the major themes in Carter’s writing. The fully illustrated catalogue that partners this exhibition combines anecdotal material about Angela Carter’s life plus essays by Christopher Frayling, Marina Warner and Carmen Callil amongst others.

 

Royal West of England Academy

Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

www.rwa.org.uk

 

Catalogue available on Amazon | Click here

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