Galleries - April 2015

BATH a ANTHONY HEPWORTH FINE ART DEALERS 16 Margarets Buildings, Brock Street Bath BA1 2LP Phelan Gibb (1870–1948): ‘The Irish Fauve’ – paintings from a Private Collection. Until Apr 11. Painting in Paris alongside Matisse right at the beginning of the 20th century, Phelan Gibb was a true modernist, later associated with London’s Wertheim Gallery and The White Stag Group. Exhibiting at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair Battersea, Apr 21–26. t 01225 310694 m 07970 480650 b BATH CONTEMPORARY 35 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2NT Derek Balmer. Until Apr 18. Derek Balmer’s bold, colourful and wonderfully exuberant paintings are constructed like layers of memories, exuding warmth and energy in a sophisticated simplification of line and form. Mon–Sat 10–5 t 01225 461230 c BEAUX ARTS BATH 12/13 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG New paintings by Nathan Ford, new ceeramics by Chris Keenan. Until Apr 11. New paintings by Mark Johnston, new ceramics by Masamichi Yoshikawa. Apr 18–May 16. Mon–Sat 10–5, admn free Adjacent to Bath Abbey t 01225 464850 d BONHAMS Queen Square House, Charlotte Street, Bath BA1 2LL t 01225 788988 e EDGAR MODERN Bartlett Street (off George Street) Bath BA1 2EE ‘Rough Deluxe: Sweet Candy and Wild Women’. Until Apr 18. Henrietta Dubrey’s third solo exhibition with EM comprises the organic abstracts for which she is most well-known, alongside bold figurative female abstracts depicted in an “upfront and in your face manner”. Previewed at the AAF Battersea in London, and then opened at our Bath gallery. Mon–Sat 10–5, Fri 10–3, closed Sun t 01225 443746 f GALLERY NINE 9B Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP g HILTON FINE ART 5 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP Rose Hilton: New Pastel Drawings. Until Apr 11. Also Modern British featuring sculpture and drawing by the celebrated St Ives artist Bryan Ingham. Stan Smith: Figurative. Apr 18–May 18. Tue–Sat 10–5.30 t 01225 311311 h NICK CUDWORTH GALLERY 5 London Street (top of Walcot Street), Bath BA1 5BU Monthly exhibitions of paintings and prints by Nick Cudworth reflecting his interest in music and landscape, specialising in paintings of Bath and surrounding area. Nick paints in his studio to the rear of the gallery and is available to discuss his work with visitors. Tue–Sat 10–5 t 01225 445221 m 07968 047639 i QUERCUS GALLERY 1 Queen Street, Bath BA1 1HE Forms & Fabrics. Until Apr 18. Ceramics, jewellery and textiles including jewellery by Emmeline Hastings, Ann Little and Cristina Zani, textiles by Beatrice Larkin and Holly Berry with porcelain by Elisabeth Barry and wooden vessels by Adrian Mitchell. Ed Kluz. Apr 25–May 30. Solo show of new collages, prints and textiles by artist, designer and illustrator Ed Kluz, presenting a new body of work based on the architecture in and around Bath. Tue–Sat & by appt t 01225 428211 j ROSTRA GALLERY 5 George Street, Bath BA1 2EJ housing a foundry for the sculpture cast by Pangolin Editions, the gallery was founded 20 years ago to showcase its output and has gone on from there to mount major one-person shows and produce publications, thereby accidentally reviving an old 19th century tradition of associations between foundries and galleries. Their current show (from April 20) is entitled ‘Toro’ and, as its name would suggest, focuses on sculpture and drawings of bulls by ten artists closely associated with the gallery – Nicola Hicks, Marcus James and Lynn Chadwick among them. Finally, dropping south to Bath, we arrive at a whole city famously full of galleries!One of the attractions this Easter is bound to be the big (and it’s not just the people) Beryl Cook show at the Victoria Art Gallery. Put on in association with Portal Painters , it is, with some 50 paintings, pretty comprehensive and includes both her very first painting Hangover and among her very last, Tommy Dancing, completed not long before her death in May 2008. There are also some that have never been seen in public before. With some justification called one of Britain’s best loved artists, her appearance in a well- regarded public gallery like the Victoria may mark the beginning of a wider critical acceptance also. It will be interesting to see. Another two shows not to miss in Bath this month are Stan Smith at Hilton Fine Art* and Derek Balmer at Bath Contemporary* . * Full reviews of these last two shows are at digital edition and on pages 9 and 40 of the Galleries April 2015 edition. GE ORG E S T T H E C I R C U S C H U R C H S T S U T T O N S M O N M O U T H S T GAY S T REE T G R E A T P U L T E N E Y B R I D G E S T WE S T G A T E S T E S S T Y O R K S T W EST S T J U L I A N R O A D MI LS OM S TREE T L O N D O N R O A W A L C O T S T L O N D O N S T N O Y A L A V E N U E HENRIETTA PARK a e g j i f c b d h BATH