Galleries - August 2011

51. GALLERIES AUGUST 11 leading photographers. Wed–Sat 11–6 (Thur 11–8), Sun 12–5 t 020 7704 9522 f 020 7704 9531 e FLOWERS 82 Kingsland Road, E2 8DP Patrick Hughes: 50 Years in Show Business – a Retrospective. Until Sep 3. Tue–Sat 10–6 tube Liverpool Street, Old Street buses 55, 48, 149, 67, 242, 26 t 020 7920 7777 f 020 7920 7770 See Flowers on both Cork Street map and City/Islington map f GUILDHALL ART GALLERY Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE Sir JohnGilbert: Art and Imaginationinthe Victorian Age. Apr 29–Aug 29. Bringing together a selection of large-scale oils, rarely seen watercolours, newspaper illustrations and ephemera, this major exhibition explores an unduly neglected artist. A detailed conservation display includes recent technical analysis of Gilbert’s paintings and original Nineteenth Century frames. £5/£3. Mon–Sat 10–5, Sun 12–4 free general entry t 020 7332 3700 g HOOPERS GALLERY 15 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AA RCA at Hoopers: Summer Show. Jul 15–Sep 9. JohnBlakemore (1955–2010). Sep 16–Oct 14. Tue–Fri 11–5, Thur 11–6.30, other times by appt tube Farringdon t 020 7490 3907 h KINGS PLACE GALLERY Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG SeanSmith: Frontlines. Aug 5–Sep 30. Working exclusively for the Guardian and Observer newspapers, he has covered all the major conflicts of the past two decades. An important contribution to the history of war photography. Mon–Fri 10–6, Sat/Sun 12–6, closed BHol Mon Aug 29 admn free t 020 7520 1485 i MAUREEN PALEY 21 Herald Street, E2 6JT Peter Hujar: Thek’s Studio 1967. Sep 7–Oct 2. Rebecca Warren. Oct 10–Nov 20. Gert & Uwe Tobias. Nov 26–Jan 2012. Wed–Sun 11–6 & by appt t 020 7729 4112 f 020 7729 4113 j THE MILLINERY WORKS 85/87 Southgate Road, N1 3JS Modern& Contemporary British Art. Jul 12–Aug 21. A selling exhibition including Edward Wolfe RA, Maurice Cockrill, Liam Hanley, Frank Stanton and Phelan Gibb, among others. Tue–Sat 11–6, Sun 12–5 t 020 7359 2019 f 020 7359 5792 k SIGNAL GALLERY 32 PaulStreet, EC2A 4LB Specialising in contemporary painting , with a particular emphasis on figurative work. Tue–Sat 12–6 & by appt t 020 7613 1550 Dorothy Shakespear, ‘Composition in Blue and Back’, © Estate of Omar S. Pound It seems extraordinary that a century on, we are still finding out new things about Britain’s perhaps only truly avant-garde contribution to 20th C. Modern Art – Vorticism. In Tate Britain ‘s new show we discover that the movement Wyndham Lewis launched in 1914 with his manifesto ‘Blast!’ had close connections with similar develop- ments in the US where visionary collector John Quinn, with Ezra Pound, showed their work in New York in 1917. Nor was it the all-male group as it has been presented: Jessica Dismorr, Dorothy Shakespear and Helen Saunders (a group of her newly discovered paintings shown here for the first time) all reveal them- selves to have been major play- ers alongside Lewis, Epstein, Roberts et al. Dynamic stuff. NU