Spring Highlights - April 2019

NEW ACQUISITIONS -  PRINTS & DRAWINGS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM
 
We are pleased to announce that we have negotiated the acquisition of four charcoal drawings from Pip Dickens Wood's series, 2008, by the Department of Prints & Drawings at the British Museum.

These artworks will be shown alongside other recent acquisitions at the Department's annual study room fund-raising event in November this year.

We are grateful for the Museum's support throughout the formal acquisition process, and are delighted that the work of this exciting artist now forms part of their renowned collection.



Courtesy and ©Pip Dickens, British Museum, Department of Prints & Drawings and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2019. All rights reserved.

 

GREAT ART IN WALTHAM FOREST - LONDON'S FIRST BOROUGH OF CULTURE - LAUNCHING 24 APRIL 2019

For the past few months we have been working on a London-based project. A major public collection is lending over sixty artworks to twenty-eight venues to Waltham Forest, London's first Borough of Culture, launching on the 24 April 2019. Paintings, sculptures, works on paper and time-based media installations will be displayed in schools, libraries, leisure centres, hospitals and other venues to provide easier access to art.

We are excited to be part of this innovative model for sharing the nation's art collections, and one we hope will be adopted by other institutions. Time has come to review museums' lending policies with the aim of sharing collections more widely. Everyone has the right to see great art, so why not in their local community.



Courtesy and  ©Renee Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy and Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture, 2019. All rights reserved.  

 

PERSONAL NARRATIVES - ARTIST IN FOCUS - ANNABEL DOVER - MARCH 2019


 

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
 
Pericles (circa 495-429 BCE)

 
During her residency at the British School at Athens, the artist Annabel Dover viewed the city through the prism of personal narratives. When she was thirteen, her father already gone, her mother left home to live in Athens, and never returned. Her research at the British School at Athens focused on the Finlay Museum whilst retracing her mother's steps in Athens, from her letters; making drawings, paintings and three-dimensional objects that responded to the discarded human traces she found in the city.

 

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Newsletter: Courtesy and ©Annabel Dover and Renée Pfister, 2019. All rights reserved.

Image: Billboard in one of the school in the Waltham Forest London Borough of  Culture 2019. 

Video: Courtesy and ©Annabel Dover, Renée Pfister and Ben Sound, Dawn, (music) https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/new-dawn  with the assistance of Galina Matveeva, 2019. All rights reserved. 

 

WINTER BLOSSOMS - ARTIST IN FOCUS -  EMMA WITTER -  FEBRUARY 2019
 

“White bone found on the grazing: the rough, porous language of touch
and its yellowing, ribbed impression in the grass….”

Seamus Heaney, extract from his poem Bone Dreams (1939 – 2013)
 

The British artist Emma Witter utilises intricate bone structures to create fragile, flower-patterned forms. To her, this organic material conveys beauty and spirituality rather than mortality. These opposing facets inspire Witter to bring to the surface the relics of domestic animals. She acts as a bone collector who salvages her medium from restaurants, butchers and her own cooking waste along with combing the river Thames. 
 

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Courtesy and ©Emma Witter and Renée Pfister, 2019.  All rights reserved.

Video: Courtesy and ©Emma Witter, Renée Pfister and Ben Sound (music) https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/elevate with the assistance of Galina Matveeva, 2019. All rights reserved.

 

Pip Dickens, Woods series IV, 2008, charcoal on paper, H295 mm x W365 mm, including mount. 

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