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Sway, Hampshire, United Kingdom

ArtSway, Hampshire “Contemporary Visual Art in the New Forest” was the venue for The White Paintings, exhibition by Frank Bowling, RA, 13 May - 2 July 2006. The exhibition took place in conjection with Frank Bowling, Latest Paintings: A Celebration of His Election to the Royal Academy of Arts, an exhibition at Rollo Contemporary Art, London, 9 March - 13 April 2006.

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Born, 1959 in Edinburgh

Frank Bowling RA - Artsway exhibition 2006

Solo show at ArtSway. 2006
Date: 13 May, 2006 until 2 July, 2006
Curator: Mark Segal
Organiser: ArtSway

ArtSway, Hampshire “Contemporary Visual Art in the New Forest” was the venue for this exhibition, The White Paintings, by Frank Bowling, RA, 13 May - 2 July 2006. The exhibition took place in conjection with Frank Bowling, Latest Paintings: A Celebration of His Election to the Royal Academy of Arts, an exhibition at Rollo Contemporary Art, London, 9 March - 13 April 2006.

From the preface to the exhibition’s catalogue:

“Rarely publicly exhibited Frank Bowling’s white paintings can be considered a private and discrete concern, quietly pursued throughout his career (starting with the still life’s while at the Royal College of Art), sensitive counterpoints to the vibrant abstract canvases for which he is best known. Their making usually accompanied personal or memorable moments, such as the occasion of his son, Dan’s birth (while snow was falling in January 1962) or while stranded in Brooklyn’s harsh winter of 1992-93, in a cold water loft, awaiting his green card. The recent work, produced with loss and regret as a memorial to Dan following his death in November 2001 (and with typical mischief suggested as a theme for a museum exhibition) harness a white fire and a fury, which makes Bowling such a powerful exponent of the material of paint.”

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Sway, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Frank Bowling RA: The White Paintings

Press release relating to an exhibition, 2006
Published by: ArtSway
Year published: 2006
Number of pages: 2
Unpaginated.

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Press release for an exhibition by Frank Bowling RA, The White Paintings, held at ArtSway, 13 May - 2 July 2006.

ArtSway is pleased to announce an exhibition focusing upon the White Paintings by Frank Bowling. The White Paintings represent a superb counterbalance for the large-scale vibrant abstract canvases of intense colour for which Bowling is best known throughout the world.”

The press release goes on to mention that “Rollo Contemporary Art, London, will be exhibiting a selection of Frank Bowling’s paintings from 9 March to 13 April 2006” and that “For the first time in the UK Frank Bowling will be exhibiting at ArtSway his rarely see white paintings, made from the early 1960s to the present day.”

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Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

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Sway, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Hew Locke | Starchitect

Solo show at ArtSway. 2011
Date: 5 February, 2011 until 3 April, 2011
Curator: Peter Bonnell
Organiser: ArtSway

Starchitect was a major installation by Hew Locke, that took place at ArtSway, in 2011. The exhibition coincided with a major monograph on Locke, of similar proportions to Locke’s earlier monograph published by New Art Gallery Walsall. Titled Hew Locke: Stranger in Paradise, the monograph combined essays on Locke’s practice with extensive reproductions of work. It was published by Black Dog Publishing in 2011.

The Introduction, by Stephanie James and Peter Bonnell, drew particular attention to Starchitect:

This publication also marks a major new installation called Starchitect - an installation by Locke commissioned by ArtSway and the Arts University College at Bournemouth (AUCB), and installed at ArtSway from 5 February to 3 April 2011.  Starchitect is a natural successor and development of such works as Hemmed in Two, 2000, and 2004, and Cardboard Palace, 2002, but with this new work Locke has taken his cardboard creations one step further - with the structure being made from sheets of plywood. The seemingly soft and yielding nature of the earlier cardboard installations are replaced by the hard and durable feel of the structure that is Starchitect. This new installation mirrors the sensation of Locke’s former works; a structure is created where the gallery visitor can enter, being whisked away from their normal surroundings - and taken, as the artist suggests, “on a journey” that develops the further they engage with the space. Starchitect is a large and meandering installation where one can encounter - set on various viewing platforms - objects created by Locke that encapsulate his continued interest in global power, and the loss of that power within a modern context. Alongside the exhibition at ArtSway, there is a companion exhibition at The Gallery at the Arts University College at Bournemouth that features drawings, wall-based works and sculpural objects by Locke.”

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