We hope to see you at the private view of Kate Montgomery’s exhibition ‘Dreamed House’ at Long & Ryle.
Private view: Wednesday 23 May 6 – 8 pm, 2018
Exhibition: 24 May – 22 June 2018
Private view: Wednesday 8th November 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition 9 November – 16 December 2017
It is with great excitement that we are able to present a new series of paintings by Ramiro Fernandez Saus based on the theme of the ‘Passions’.
Follow this link to view our e-catalogue and don’t forget to visit the exhibition!
John Monks at 60 Threadneedle Street London EC2R 8HP,
Private view 27 September 2017, 6 – 8 pm,
Exhibition dates 28 September 2017 – 11 January 2018,
VJB Arts and Long & Ryle are pleased to be showing new work by John Monks at 60 Threadneedle Street. Follow this link to watch our film on John Monks’ work.
September 19th, 2017 – September 21st, 2017
Private View: Tuesday 19th September
Auction: Thursday 21st September
Venue: Long & Ryle, 4 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4PX
Art on a Postcard and Long & Ryle are pleased to announce the opening of Art on a Ukulele, a project which combines music, art and fine workmanship. Art on a Ukulele have been working alongside the artist Mick Rooney RA, the UK’s foremost independent ukulele maker Pete Howlett and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
Long & Ryle are delighted to be providing the venue for this extraordinary event. 30 ukuleles were painted by luminary artists such as Bill Jacklin RA, Allen Jones RA, Cathie Pilkington RA, PJ Crook, Norman Ackroyd CBE RA and many more. We are thrilled to be showing ukuleles decorated by our artists Anne Desmet RA and Ramiro Fernandez Saus
The ukuleles will be played by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at a performance at The Jazz Café on September 12 and ultimately auctioned to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Suitcase & Frames 2017 is an image which hovers between, resolution and fracture and continues Coldwell’s fascination with combining the languages of drawing and photography as well as bringing together both digital and traditional printmaking processes. Coldwell is included in the forthcoming survey exhibition Light.Matter: The Intersection of Printmaking and Photography at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University 25/8/2017-4/10/2017.
We are pleased to offer Suitcase & Frames 2017 for a limited period at a special price.
Distinguished wood engraver Anne Desmet presents a series of journeys through time. These recent prints and mixed media collages will take you to New York, London and an imaginary beyond, exploring the tones and textures of changing seasons, times of day and layers of history. The exhibition will include the first showing of a new series of six engravings, Manhattan, based on the Chrysler Building in New York City. The show runs until 4 June at The Holburne Museum, Bath.
The Freud Museum London presents Temporarily Accessioned: Freud’s Coat Revisited by the artist and researcher Paul Coldwell. This new exhibition is an opportunity to present new work by the artist, twenty years after first exhibiting at the museum in an exhibition entitled Freud’s Coat. The new exhibition not only responds to this earlier encounter but also represents the first occasion where the museum in London has collaborated with the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna in this way.
Long and Ryle are pleased to announce that John Monks is a participating artist in the exhibition Public View, a survey show at the Bluecoat in Liverpool. This exhibition includes one hundred artists who have had one man shows at the gallery. It launches the year to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Bluecoat.
Special exhibition at the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna, 7/10/2016-21/1/2017
Paul Coldwell has produced Temporarily Accessioned, artist book as part of the exhibition. details can be found
Fantastic new interview with John Monks on Russia’s leading art channel:
Don’t miss our stand at The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia this week, where we are showing amazing new works by John Monks.
28 June – 3 July, Stand A4
Click here for details on the Beyond the Book Symposium.
Organised by Devon Guild of Craftsmen, with support from the University of Exeter Arts and Culture, this day-long event will discuss and expand on the premise of artists using books, both as a cultural and symbolic object, and as containers of history, narrative and memory.
Click here for the link to “Tea With The Brontes” event on 29th February…
Click here for a link to an invitation for a talk by Paul Coldwell (professor in Fine Art, University of the Arts, London). Coldwell is internationally recognised for his prints, book works, sculptures and installations. The talk will look at the relationship between printmaking and sculpture in his own art practice, and his use of objects to construct images of vulnerability and uncertainty.
6pm on Friday 19th April 2013
*Article on talk published in IMPRINT magazine
Helen Napper instinctively seeks out waves. She swims in the sea daily and yearns for it when she’s inland, drawn back to its perversity and perpetual motion. Consider the seascapes in this exhibition. A small bay fizzes with frilly white waves on an ultramarine Atlantic Ocean, the sky is cobalt, the land burnt umber – but turn away for a moment and the beach has become apricot or deep red, a new heart-shaped tidal pool has appeared, the ocean has turned dark emerald, the waves are breaking over the lip of the bay.
The habitual swimmer’s vigilante vision transfers to the studio. The crinkly pattern on discarded twin-pots of yoghurt and the erratic marks and glued-together cracks on a favourite old bowl catch the eye like the movement of the waves in that bay.
She is a conduit for these colours and forms, freeing them with loving and precise strokes. In the process, these compositions move in and out of abstraction. Seascapes become colour equations. Waves become thought waves.
This November, Long and Ryle gallery will be exhibiting a new series of fairytale book-cut sculptures by Su Blackwell to coincide with the Thames and Hudson publication of the title ‘The Fairytale Princess: Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest’. This exhibition will encapsulate the fusion of art and literature that is so prominent in Blackwell’s work. Created from a medium that is both fragile and transcient, these enduring fairytales have evolved into tangible and haunting sculptures. Su Blackwell’s heroines continue to battle with the dark ambience that springs from her enchanted paper forests.
The title of the exhibition comes from old Somerset dialect for ‘smoke and rain’. This highlights the way Simon Casson’s work makes reference to history, presenting the Western tradition of figure painting reinterpreted for a contemporary audience. The distinctive layering of paint application is a layering of attitudes – painstaking and flawless quotations of High Renaissance and Baroque paintings are threatened with obliteration by recklessly exhibitionist mark-making.
The abandoned Annie McCall Hospital and its environs in Stockwell, South London, have inspired and consumed the work of Geoff Routh since he and fellow artists transformed the wards into ‘Stockwell Studios’ over twenty five years ago. Today, Geoff Routh’s studio is still there and continues to be the muse for his work. Geoff Routh has painted a visual biography of the building, meticulously exploring the architecture and its growing relationship with nature. The most recent series of works by Geoff Routh, however, includes a fresh exploration into the nitty-gritty depths of this South London setting through the urban ponds that populate the environment.
Paul Coldwell’s sculptures reflect the capacity of domestic objects to contain and prompt memories and ideas.
Coldwell has worked in response to various collections, such as those at the Freud Museum, London, the V&A, and Kettle’s Yard. His work responds to what is found and what is curiously absent in the atmosphere of the space. Coldwell’s works essentially deal with ideas of interval, negative spaces, absences, losses and voids, responding to things that are present and speculating on things that seem absent.
Coldwell uses a range of methods for creating bronze sculptures. Firstly he takes numerous photographs, notes and drawings. The bronze sculptures are made by the lost-wax casting process.
Paul Coldwell is also reknowned for his digital prints, which ‘evoke the human desire to communicate, to travel, or possibly escape’ (Theresa Kenyon, IMPRINT magazine, vol. 46, no. 4)
Contact Sarah Long, Carolyn Ryle-Hodges or Kinga Grof for further details.
Maro Gorky lives in a landscape where the hills have been shaped into shields of vineyards and olive groves. Like the Byzantine icons and mosaics, where the flat gold background represents infinity so that the figures walk forward and do not recede, Gorky does not see the dimension of her paintings as flat. She sees the canvas as a sail on which she can trace the shapes that surround her, like emblems on the sails of maritime explorers.
‘The blank canvas represents an infinite surface on which I can trace my feelings’ Maro Gorky, 2009
As white as snow and as delicate as a snowflake, Katharine Morling’s ceramic sculptures are ideal Christmas gifts!
A small house, a bunch of keys, a matchbox, a miniature horse, a pair of scissors, a sewing kit…Pop by the gallery and come and choose your very own.
View pictures of the gallery show here
Described last year by The Times as “one of the most enjoyable modern art fairs”, Art London has always been eclectic and cosmopolitan, combining blue chip historical and contemporary art with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This year’s fair features works by historically significant Modern British artists including LS Lowry, Alan Davie, Ruskin Spear, Graham Sutherland, Vanessa Bell and Ceri Richards, amongst many others. But increasingly our offering is stretching back through to before the First World War, embracing important Edwardian figures like Sir John Lavery and Pre-Raphaelites such as Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
On the international side, notable artists on display include Picasso, Lucio Fontana, Giorgio Morandi and Camille Pissarro, to name but a few. This year there is an especially strong representation of artists from the Far East, including China, India, Vietnam and Australia.
The 20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR, the fair which champions Modern British art, will take
place from 14 – 18 September at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.
It will be opened by the highly acclaimed author and scriptwriter, Anthony Horowitz, at 5pm on the 14th.
The Royal College of Art, arguably ‘the spiritual home of British art’, is an ideal setting to see work by the great names of the 20th century, many of whom are former students: Bacon, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hockney, Hodgson, Lanyon, Lowry, Moore, Nash, Piper, Riley, Scott, Spencer and Sutherland. Alongside will be a large selection of contemporary work by established names such as Hirst, Emin, Banksy as well as by both emerging artists and recent graduates.
With some 56 of the country’s leading dealers exhibiting, the Fair, now in its 24th year, is not to be missed!
Ceramic Review May/June 2011 – Amanda Fielding
For our conversation Katharine Morling pulls up a couple of
quirky, unmatched wooden chairs on castors, which if translated
into clay would not look out of place in one of her monochromatic
installations. One chair – its painted white surface rubbed away over
time – had belonged to her grandmother and was given to Morling
by her mother when she moved into her first flat in Cornwall. ‘It’s
gone through all these transitions, it carries the history of me.’
‘Dreams in the Garden’ is partially based on a visit to the Folly Garden at Stancombe in Gloucestershire. Nick Barlow the architectural photographer, who is the owner of the garden, invited Ramiro to stay for a week in the newly converted Temple. In the tranquil, exotic beauty of this extraordinary place, filled with lakes and grottos, Ramiro conjured up his latest series of paintings.
Tigers, monkeys, parrots and sailors remain among the cast playing within the grounds of this garden, but moving further afield on sea voyages to exotic lands. Ramiro captures the imaginative thrill of discovering unexplored lands, and encountering the exotic. Even within his interiors, patterned wallpapers become jungles. It is this subject matter that the distinguished painter Craigie Aitchison loved. The two artists were great friends until Craigie’s death in 2009. Just two weeks before he died Craigie visited Ramiro’ exhibition at Long and Ryle.
The period that Ramiro evokes is hard to pin down. His world is not constrained by History; collective memories of historical events and customs commingle with personal memories. The anxieties of the present vanish and everything seems bathed in the spirit of romance. Poets and writers continue to influence and inspire Ramiro’s work. Scenes depicted have a heightened sense of reality and as we enter this playful dream world we have the sense of the house lights of the theatre being dimmed, as if we are watching a magical drama played out on the canvas before us.
“The casual observer might assume that there was something folky about Ramiro’s work; far from it. This is not a sensibility derived from popular art forms such as painted inn signs or fairground decorations. It would be more accurate to adduce a kinship with 18th century French and Spanish painting, to look for comparisons among the achievements of the Rococo and Baroque. In fact Ramiro is a circus master of his fantasies, an adept of concealment and disguise, a skilful manipulator. Not at all naïve, he is a deeply sophisticated artist who enjoins us to revel in his paintings and be happy, for through happiness do we understand the world better.” Andrew Lambeth 2009.
In the last two decades Ramiro Fernandez Saus has become one of the most well known Spanish artists of his generation. In 2005 he was given a retrospective at the Museum of Sabadell and his works are in the collections of the Reine Sofia in Madrid, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna. In 2007 he had a solo exhibition at the Naughton Gallery, Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2009 a series of works based on the Opera House were exhibited at Glynedbourne.
A limited edition of two new etchings will be included in the exhibition and one new sculpture.
The Hamptons has a long tradition as a fertile terrain for serious art creation, art collecting and art patronage. Together artists, collectors and curators have reveled in being part of this historically innovative community. Each summer we pay homage to the area’s reputation by staging ArtHamptons. Now in its 4th successful year, ArtHamptons has emerged as the nation’s premier summer fine art fair for post-war and contemporary art. Hamptonite’s get to feel the energy and pulse of contemporary art as the international art world converges on the Hamptons for this weekend. The fair is filled with art lovers, renowned art acquirers, curators, celebrities, and the media in a festival-like atmosphere.
English painter Sarah Stitt’s show “Metropolis” is her second solo exhibition since she moved her family to Los Angeles in 2006, when her husband became a staff writer on American Network TV’s Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Initially, she found the change a huge wrench, especially the loss of her London studio. She gradually came to terms with her new life by embracing the local landscape there. In this new body of work she captures the essence of modern California and other side of the American dream. By way of contrast she touches on memories of London –a more subdued theme…
The light in Ramiro Fernandez Saus’s paintings has an extraordinary character. By day, it varies from the pale clarity of an equatorial morning to the glow of languid Mediterranean afternoons; at night, from the spotlights cutting through the darkness at the opera, to a bright moon hanging in the sky. Regardless of the light source it has the same effect: transporting the scenes that Ramiro depicts from reality to a dream world of heightened feeling. It is as if the house lights of the theatre are dimmed and we are watching a magical drama played out on the canvases before us.
Katharine Morling creates animated scenes with an unusually dynamic appearance for the medium of ceramics. Morling describes these objects as 3 dimensional ‘sketches’ and the true nature of the material is at first, not immediately clear: paper or fabric? It is only through touching the sculptures the viewer discovers the material is clearly ceramic. This tactile experience brings the focus of the viewer to the material’s fragile reality and as the eyes re-adjust within this context, the surreal memories the material holds becomes apparent. These monochrome works are porcelain, hand-sculpted with black slip expressively painted in order to outline the objects, creating subtle details such as a handle or lock….
Henrietta Hoyer Millar paints landscapes that are familiar to her, often since childhood. This in part explains her great sensitivity to topography, and the fluctuating weather and light that animates these landscapes. Alongside the curiosity and urgency to record, one senses an affection and delight that is reminiscent of Constable’s paintings of his father’s garden, or of Palmer embedded in the fields and orchards of Shoreham. Like these beloved painters of English Landscape, Hoyer Millar delights in a familiar scene growing strange and marvellous as she watches…
Katharine Morling creates animated scenes with an unusually dynamic appearance for the medium of ceramics. Morling describes these objects as 3 dimensional ‘sketches’ and aims to bring dreamscapes to life by creating physical artefacts. The sculptures work together, producing a tableau of everyday objects and still lives: a table and chairs or tools and their cases…
London Art Fair presents over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent.
19 January 11am-9pm
20 January 11am-9pm
21 January 11am-7pm
22 January 10am-7pm
23 January 10am-5pm
Nick Archer, Konstantin Bessmertny, Craigie Aitchison, Jeffery Camp, John Davies, Mark Entwisle, Maro Gorky, Phil Hale, Claerwen James, Brendan Kelly, James Lloyd, Leonard Mccomb, Jennifer Mcrae, Emily Patrick, Stuart Pearson Wright, Daisy Richardson, Ramiro Fernandez Saus, Brian Sayers, Sarah Stitt, Matthew Spender, Will Topley
With Rediscovering the Portrait Long & Ryle seeks to reconnect the tradition of portraiture with the point of inspiration in an artist’s life.
From Holbein to Van Dyck, from Gainsborough to John Singer Sargent, so many of the great stately leaps forward in English art have been in the realm of portraiture. But the once automatic impulse to commission a portrait has taken a battering over the last century. The proliferation of photography, the strictures of Modernism, and the breakdown of academic training in art schools across the country have each laid into the genre. A symbolic moment was Lady Churchill’s angry destruction of her husband’s official 80th birthday portrait by Graham Sutherland, which she thought over-emphasised the great man’s frailty.
Rediscovering the Portrait at Long & Ryle will show a number of established contemporary artists who, contrary to the perceived current, return to portraiture at their own initiation with a regularity that implies its centrality to their practice.
At a time when much portraiture has been reduced to squeezing a likeness from a snapshot Rediscovering the Portrait will reassert imaginatively charged painting as the most vital route to the essence of an individual. Portraits will be re-presented as paintings first and foremost.
As opposed to the rigid academic approach to commissioning a portrait, Rediscovering the Portrait is presenting artists who will consider commissions, but necessitate an idiosyncratic approach, and their own creative space. Long & Ryle will introduce and work with anyone looking for a more unusual image of themselves or someone they know. As both a corporate consultancy (to large City companies like BNP Paribas), and a gallery specialising in contemporary painting, Long & Ryle is well used to buffering demanding clients and strong-willed artists.
The exhibition will include, amongst other things, the visionary portraits of Jeffrey Camp; the quiet grandeur of Craigie Aitchison; Stuart Pearson Wright’s unnerving scrutiny and the tender observations of Mark Entwisle.
From the ashes of Sutherland’s painting of Churchill, Long & Ryle herald the rising phoenix of portraiture – alive and strange and much needed.
Sitters painted by the participating artists: JK Rowling, Mike Leigh, Michael Freyn, Thomas Ades, Bruce Chatwin, Erin O’Connor, Sir Paul Smith, John Hurt, Adam Cooper, Prince Philip, Liv Tyler Please contact Sarah Long or Tom Juneau at the gallery.
For further information, digital images, etc., please contact Sarah Long or Tom Juneau at the gallery, 020 7834 1434, firstname.lastname@example.org