Galleries - July 2015

18 GALLERIES JULY 2015 SURREY a GUILDFORD HOUSE GALLERY 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ Highlight on Art. Until Aug 1. Showcasing new acquisitions from the borough art collection. The centre-piece is a portrait by John Russell of Judge William Garrow (1760–1840). International Garden Photographer of the Year. Until Sep 6. Winning images are on display at Guildford House Gallery this summer. Changing exhibition space offering a varied programme of art and craft shows, workshops and talks; a craft gift shop; café and Tourist Information Centre. Mon–Sat 10–4.45, Sun (May–Sep) 11–4, free admn t 01483444751 b THE LIGHTBOX Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA c SURREY GUILD CRAFT GALLERY 1 Moushill Lane, Milford, Surrey GU8 5BH Home of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, our polished new look Gallery has an ever changing selection of hand crafted items from our membership in Surrey and Surrey borders. Joining details on our website. Daily 10.30–5 t 01483424769 HAMPSHIRE d THE GARDEN GALLERY Rookery Lane, Broughton, Nr Stockbridge, Hants SO20 8AZ Truth To Material. Until Jul 18. A special exhibition as part of the Summer Exhibition of new sculpture, ceramics, glass and furniture by contemporary artists for gardens and interiors. Thu–Sat 11–5 or by appt t 01794 301144 e JENNA BURLINGHAM FINE ART 2a George Street, Kingsclere, nr Newbury, Hants RG20 5NQ Specialising in 20th C. British paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture as well as works by selected contemporary artists. Displaying an ever changing range of works by Modern British and contemporary artists: Sandra Blow, Mary Fedden, Elisabeth Frink, Peter Greenham, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Joyce, Ffiona Lewis, Victor Pasmore, Keith Purser, William Scott, Edward Seago, A 3 4 A 3 0 A 3 3 9 A 33 7 A 3 1 A 3 0 3 A 2 8 5 M 2 7 A 2 7 A 3 6 M 3 A 3 1 A 3 A 2 8 3 A 2 9 A 2 6 A 2 7 2 A 2 3 A 2 4 A 2 4 A 2 9 A 2 1 A 2 1 A 2 6 A 2 8 A 2 A 2 9 9 M 2 M 2 0 M 2 3 M 3 M 3 M 4 M 2 5 M 2 5 ARLBOROUGH ANDOVER URY CHRISTCHURCH LYMINGTON YARMOUTH NEWPORT RYDE COWES BEMBRIDGE HUNGERFORD NEWBURY VIRGINIA WATER BASINGSTOKE STOCKBRIDGE WINCHESTER PETERSFIELD ALTON FARNHAM ALDERSHOT GUILDFORD WEYBRIDGE LEATHERHEAD DORKING REIGATE SEVENOAKS EAST GRINSTEAD TONBRIDGE GRAVESEND ROCHESTER MAIDSTONE CRANBROOK SITTINGBOURNE MARGATE RAMSGATE SANDWICH DEAL ASHFORD DOVER FOLKESTONE HYTHE NEW ROMNEY RYE TENTERDEN BATTLE HASTINGS BEXHILL EASTBOURNE LEWES HAYWARDS HEATH HORSHAM TUNBRIDGE WELLS BILLINGSHURST PETWORTH MIDHURST CHICHESTER WORTHING ON SMARDEN CRANLEIGH ESHER GODALMING UCKFIELD HOVE SELBORNE HINDHEAD HARTLEY WINTNEY GRAYSHOTT WOKING DITCHLING READING WINDSOR LENHAM LYNDHURST ROWLANDS CASTLE COWFOLD ARUNDEL KINGSCLERE IGHTHAM BECKENHAM ALRESFORD SUNNINGHILL REDHILL SUNBURY-ON-THAMES MILFORD GREATER LONDON M25 SOUTHAMPTON PORTSMOUTH BRIGHTON CANTERBURY a e g d h l i f b c k j PADDOCK WOOD MAP 8 ENGLAND SOUTH WilliamGear by Andrew Lambirth. Sansom and Company, hdbk, £40 . Celebrating the centenary of Gear’s birth, this richly illustrated and highly informative monograph is a timely reassessment of his art and achievement. Gear was a leading British abstractionist in the post-war era, but rather than being linked to the American Abstract Expressionists, he was European in his artistic outlook and closely connected with the CoBrA Group which was the leading Continental movement after the War. Returning from Paris, Gear shot to fame with his controversial, prize-winning work ‘Autumn Landscape’ at the Festival of Britain in 1951. While he continued to be a powerful force within British modern painting and innovative printmaking, he also became Head of Fine Art at Birmingham. Andrew Lambirth’s account of Gear’s career does full justice to this important British painter. William Gear is also the subject of centenary shows at Redfern Gallery in Cork Street, London and also Towner in Eastbourne. Bill Hare BOOK reviews