Galleries - September 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 GALLERIES 55 CODA SternPissarro Gallery celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year, and in its current highlights exhibition it draws on the artistic legacy of the Pissarro family which is older still. It all started 184 years ago with the birth of Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), or, perhaps more accurately, twenty five years later, when the young artist moved to Paris and began painting in earnest. Today he is often cited as one of the fathers of Impressionism, and in his day was the only artist to exhibit in all eight of the Paris Impressionist exhibitions. As well as collaborating with various artists professionally, he also instructed his children which led to future generations of artistic output within his family. Despite their common origin, works by the younger Pissarros demonstrate a variety of interests. Ludovic-Rodo’s (1878- 1952) pallid dancing girls, for example, show his love of Parisian nightlife and a tendency towards dark humour; Paulémile’s (1884- 1972) landscape views of the River Epte reflect his concern with expressing depth of field; and his son Hugues Claude’s (b.1935) coastal scenes, created by building up layers of oils and scraping them away as they dry, reveal his fascination with texture. Hugues’ daughter Leila now runs the gallery, along with her husband David Stern. It’s clear that they have a commitment to represent a wide variety of established artists, made apparent by the selection of some dazzling works, such as Kees van Dongen’s Portrait de Madame van der Velde . In addition, works by contemporary artists including Damien Hirst and Zhang Dali are also on show. In all it seems that Pissarro’s artistic legacy is one that will continue for many anniversaries to come. Frances Allitt PUBLIC GALLERIES Highlighting exhibitions in public spaces around the UK See area listings for full details BARBICAN ART GALLERY, LONDON Digital Revolution. Until Sep 14. Map 30 COMPTON VERNEY, WARKS Art from Ammunition. Until Dec 14. Map 7 DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, LONDON Art and Life. Until Sep 21. Map 17 ESTORICK COLLECTION, LONDON Roman Ostia. Sep 24–Dec 21. Map 30 FRUITMARKET GALLERY, EDINBURGH Jim Lambie. Until Oct 19. Map 3 LEAMINGTON SPA ART GALLERY Jacqueline Donachie: Keep Up. Sep 12–Nov 16. Map 7 LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON A Private Palace of Art. Map 18 NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON Building the Picture. Until Sep 21. Map 28 ORIEL Y PARC, ST DAVID’S Llareggub. Until Sep 23. Map 5 Y CAPEL, LLANGOLLEN Liz Ashworth. Sep 6–Nov 16. Map 5 ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, LONDON Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album. Until Oct 19. Map 25 ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM, EXETER Detached and Timeless. Until Nov 2. Map 11 ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY, CONWY Jeremy Yates, Peter Archer. Sep 13–Oct 11. Map 5 SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY, EDINBURGH Titian: Golden Age of Venetian Painting. Until Sep 14. Map 3 SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY of MODERN ART EDINBURGH Generation. Until Jan 25. Map 3 SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, EDINBURGH Making History. Until Sep 28. Map 3 STANLEY SPENCER GALLERY, COOKHAM Paradise Regained: Stanley Spencer in the Aftermath of WW1. Until Nov 2. Map 14 TATE BRITAIN, LONDON Late Turner: Painting Set Free. Sep 10–Jan 25. Map 21 TATE MODERN, LONDON Malevich. Until Oct 26. Map 29 THELMA HULBERT GALLERY, HONITON Devon Open Studios Winners. Sep 6–Oct 25. Map 11 12 STAR GALLERY, LONDON Memory of History by Lewis Bush. Sep 17–26. Map 21 VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON Constable: The Making of a Master. Sep 20–Jan 11. Map 21 Goodbye to the Riverside Studios building in Hammersmith – arts centre, TV production hub and Galleries’ office, which is being pulled down to be rebuilt on a grander scale, but with luck retaining the friendly atmosphere . . . In the meantime Galleries will be moving down the road to a decommissioned 'Virus Lab' (!) near Charing Cross Hospital – we'll certainly miss the excellent bar with its riverside terrace. Contact details are the same, though the postal address from September 5th will be: Riverside Studios 65 Aspenlea Road, London W6 8LH