Galleries - April 2014

APRIL 2014 GALLERIES 49 The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts. Apr 24–27. A Practical Workshop in Appreciating Figurative Art: Eames Fine Art Studio. t 020 7407 1025 g THE HAYWARD GALLERY Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 Martin Creed: What’s the point of it? Jan 29–Apr 27. Crossing all artistic media and including music, the 2001 Turner Prize winner’s art transforms everyday materials and actions into surprising meditations on existence and the invisible structures that shape our lives. The first major survey of his work, spanning its most minimal moments and extravagant room-sized installations. t 0844 875 0073 (info & tickets) h LLEWELLYN ALEXANDER GALLERY 124–126 The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 8LN (opposite The Old Vic Theatre) Jeremy Barlow ROI. Mar 18–Apr 26. 60 new oil paintings by one of Britain’s finest landscape painters. Pictures of Paris, South of France, Italy and Norfolk. Tue–Sat 10–7.30 (open Easter Saturday) t 020 7620 1322/24 i LONDON GLASSBLOWING STUDIO AND GALLERY 62-66 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD Spring Open House. Apr 4–13. Launching two new Peter Layton glass series: ‘Beach’ and ‘Tempest’. Peter Layton exhibits at New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives. Apr 12–May 17. Gather. Apr 25–May 21. If you plan to visit Collect, the international fair for contemporary objects at the Saatchi Gallery in May, visit our remarkable satellite exhibition, ‘Gather’. Mon–Sat 10–6 tube London Bridge t 020 7403 2800 j MENIER GALLERY 51 Southwark Street, Bankside, SE1 1RU Prunella Clough, Keith Vaughan: Visions & Recollections. Apr 15–May 2. *ad Oil Paintings and Unseen Works on Paper. Illustrated catalogue and price list available. Open 11–6 (closed Apr 18–21 & 25) t 07899 715927 k SKYLARK GALLERIES - A rtist -R un 1.09 Oxo Tower Wharf (first floor riverside), London SE1 9PH Tue–Sun 11–6 t 020 7401 9666 5 Gabriel’s Wharf, SE1 9PP Daily Winter 12–5, Summer 11–6 t 020 7928 4005 Two friendly galleries on London’s South Bank present an exciting range of contemporary paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Admn free. l SOUTHBANK PRINTMAKERS Gabriel’s Wharf, (near the Oxo Tower) 56 Upper Ground, SE1 9PP Artist run Gallery; contemporary printmakers showing a wide variety of images and techniques. All work is original and limited edition. Examples of etching, lithography, silkscreen, linocuts, woodcuts and engraving. Mon–Fri 11.30–5, Sat/Sun 10–7 t 020 7928 8184 m TATE MODERN Bankside, SE1 9TG Richard Hamilton. Until May 26. The first full retrospective of one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs. Apr 17–Sep 7. A groundbreaking reassessment of Matisse’s colourful and innovative final works made between 1943 and 1954. Harry Callahan. Until May 31. A display devoted to the American photographer Harry Callahan, widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in post-war photography. Sun–Thurs 10–6, Fri–Sat 10–10 t 020 7887 8888 (for both advance tickets and information) Prunella Clough ‘Study for Sea Composition’, 1940 It says much about the abnegation of historical responsibility among public galleries that this remarkable exhibition documenting the long friendship of two of England’s most original and influential post- war painters, Prunella Clough and Keith Vaughan, has to take place in a hire gallery, albeit the excellent Menier Gallery (map 29, from 15 April). Organised by the artist Gerard Hastings, who knew Clough well from the 80s onwards, and his partner David Evans, they have done a superb job here, bringing together over 120 works, many of them previously unseen, alongside a rich display of archive material and a substantial catalogue to go with it that provides a wonderful sequence of essays and reminiscences by friends and admirers, plus introductory essays by Hastings himself and Clough’s biographer, Frances Spalding. NU THUMB nails