Galleries - June 2019

Late Date London’s Tate Britain kicks off its programme of six monthly Late events on June 7 with ‘Waves’, celebrating women in the arts. The after hours (6 to 9.30) Lates feature music, live performances, discussions and workshops and the chance to explore the gallery by night. Free, drop-in events, spaces are first come first served. Dates, times and full event details are on the Tate website. ARTicle this month’s news WELL SUITED Dressed in the ubiquitous art student uniform of scruffy jeans and checked shirt, Kevin Dagg discovered himself outnumbered and intimidated by the men in suits sitting around him on London’s Underground. Observing the etiquette and anonymity the suits provided their wearers, along with the determination to avoid eye contact at all costs, Dagg was inspired – in 1997 – to create his chainmail suit. Swinging forward to 2019 Dagg is exhibiting at London’s La Galleria as part of Face 2019 – The Society of Portrait Sculptors’ 55th exhibition (Jun 3-8), including ‘The Poser’ as featured on Galleries online magazine cover. Kevin Dagg: ‘Chainmail Suit’ galvanised steel. Late at Tate Britain © Matt Jennings FUNNY SIDE Cornwall based artist (since 1988) Nicola Bealing appears to see the humour in humanity which is astutely observed as also having a dark side. Her work is varied yet invariably fascinating and a new exhibition this month opening at Kestle Barton (Cornwall) shows monoprints made over a three year period in collaboration with master printmaker Simon Marsh. Nicola Bealing: right ‘Eden’ & ‘Hypnos’ on Galleries home page . . . topping A roof is possibly the most common global architectural feature so it makes perfect artistic sense for Japanese architect Junya Ishigami to be creating a single canopy which appears to emerge from the surrounding Kensington Gardens, as the design for the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, June 21 to October 6. Serpentine Pavilion 2019, Design Render, Interior View, © Junya Ishigami