SUFFOLK e LIME TREE LONG MELFORD Lime Tree House, Hall Street Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9JF Christmas Exhibition. Until Dec 24. John Button, Sarah Carrington, Claire Harrigan RSW, Peter King, Lucy McKie ROI, Sylvia Paul, Emma Williams. Welcoming gallery in picturesque village. See also Bristol. Tue–Sat 10–5 t 01787 319046 28 GALLERIES DECEMBER 2017 MAP 16 ENGLAND EAST ANGLIA RUTLAND a GOLDMARK GALLERY 14 Orange Street, Uppingham Rutland LE15 9SQ 20th Century and Contemporary Art. Original School Prints: Thomas Carr. From Dec 1. *ad Mon–Sat 9.30–5.30, Sun pm & Bhols t 01572 821424 b WOODBINE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 7 Orange Street, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9SQ Gallery Artists. Dec 2–21. Including works be Patrizia Casagranda, Jeanne Champion, Matthew Hampshire, Garry Hobbs, Emma Jackson, Julie Needham and Ailsa Read. Fri/Sat 11–5 & by appt t 07980 167404 A 4 3 A 5 A 5 A 3 4 A 4 1 A 1 7 A 1 4 8 A 1 4 9 A 1 4 0 A 1 2 A 1 4 A 4 7 A 1 0 A 1 1 A 5 2 A 1 A 1 4 1 A 5 2 A 4 2 0 A 4 2 9 A 5 2 M 1 A 1 M M 1 1 A 1 M M 4 0 M 4 2 M 6 Norfolk geshire mbrid Ca Lincolnshire Essex Her shire tford Buckingh mshire a ire onsh Northampt Suffolk Bedfordshire LONDON BRENTWOOD SOUTHEND-ON-SEA LEIGH-ON-SEA CHELMSFORD FELIXSTOWE WOODBRIDGE SNAPE ALDEBURGH YOXFORD DISS SOUTHWOLD LOWESTOFT GREATBRAXTED GREAT YARMOUTH WROXHAM FAKENHAM NORTH WALSHAM CROMER BURNHAM MARKET KINGSLYNN SWAFFHAM SPALDING STIVES NEWMARKET THETFORD BURYST.EDMUNDS SAFFRON WALDON LONG MELFORD SUDBURY MILTONKEYNES STEVENAGE LUTON STANSTED WATFORD WISBECH DOWNHAM MARKET KETTERING WARE MANNINGTREE UPPINGHAM HOLT SWINDON AYLESBURY NORTHAMPTON OAKHAM WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA HALSTEAD TOWCESTER ELY BEDFORD HERTFORD HARLESTON BROCKDISH AYLSHAM MOULTON SLEAFORD WYMONDHAM IPSWICH COLCHESTER COVENTRY OXFORD LEICESTER NOTTINGHAM PETERBOROUGH CAMBRIDGE NORWICH e d c CHAPPEL ESSEX c CHAPPEL GALLERIES Colchester Road, Chappel Essex CO6 2DE Jamie Boyd: Paintings and drawings. Until Dec 10. 44 works for sale. Free booklet available. Wed–Sun 10–5 & by appt t 01206 240326 d NORTH HOUSE GALLERY The Walls, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1AS Alan Kitching: Letterpress Prints. Dec 2–Jan 20. Broadsides and new prints showing the transformation from typographic designer to typographic artist. Sat or by appt t 01206 392717 t @NorthHouseGal A 6 0 O R A N G E O R T H S T W E S T S P R I N G B H I G H S T W N O R T H S T E A S T S T R E E T H I G H S T S T A B a b UPPINGHAM Alan Kitching ‘Revolution’ North House Gallery (see listing on this page) Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys byMerlin James, Karen Serres and BarnabyWright, The Courtauld Gallery/Paul Holberton Publishers £25 Willem de Kooning perceptively noted that, in his 1920s and 30s’ portraits of singular French hotel and restaurant staff, “Soutine distorted the pictures but not the people.” Though Soutine’s cooks, waiters and bellboys are portrayed with often wildly asymmetric features evoked through turbulently expressive impasto, each figure (whether imperious, vulnerable or gauchely innocent) emerges incisively as a credible, vibrantly complex individual. The essays in this impressive publication illuminate the social, art historical and biographical backgrounds to these consummately raw, often neglected masterpieces by Soutine, his outstanding originality enriched by influences such as El Greco, Rembrandt, Modigliani and Cézanne. P hilip Vann BOOK review