The Artistic Exhibition
Fortnum’s X Frank 2018, 10 September – 20 October, Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason will be continuing their annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18), 10th September – 20th October, with eminent art collector, Frank Cohen, presenting a rich body of work by British landscape artist, John Virtue. The exhibition follows last year’s presentation of work by John Bellany and the inaugural group show in 2016.
John Virtue is one of the most distinguished painters working today in the United Kingdom. He was awarded the post of Associate Artist at the National Gallery and this will be the first time since his 2005 National Gallery show that such an extensive oeuvre of works has been seen in London. Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18) will see over 60 large-scale monochromatic works by Virtue placed across the floors of the luxury London store, in the heart of Piccadilly.
Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18) is curated by Robert Upstone, former Director at the Fine Art Society, which he joined in 2010 from Tate Britain where he was Head of Modern British Art.
Paul Feiler and Catharine Armitage, 26 September – 27 October, The Redfern Gallery
Paul Feiler was part of a group of internationally renowned artists who lived and worked near St Ives during the 1950s and 60s, which included Peter Lanyon, William Scott and Roger Hilton. Elusive Space: A Centenary Retrospective will feature key works spanning varying stages of Feiler’s career. The exhibition follows his major retrospective, One Hundred Years, at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings earlier this year as well as a new monograph published by Lund|Humphries.
Paul Feiler’s Elusive Space: A Centenary Retrospective will run alongside Catharine Armitage: The Way She Sees It. Armitage will present a new series of paintings in the lower gallery inspired by her surroundings, often drawn to glimpsed views or distorted perspectives. It was Armitage’s association with the artist Paul Feiler, with whom she shared her life beginning in 1966, which triggered the greatest advances in her developing approach.
Will Martyr, Fathoms, 31 August – 29 September, Unit London
London-based painter Will Martyr, will present a solo exhibition of bright new works at the recently opened Unit London gallery in Mayfair (31 August – 29 September). Known for his vibrant, hyperreal paintings, Will Martyr: Fathoms, includes eight large-scale tondos (the renaissance name for circular works of art), depicting a variety of dreamlike locations of pleasure and recreation. The exhibition will also include Martyr’s first ever Neon sculpture, which will be constructed around the shape of a beach parasol gently blowing in the wind.
21st Century Women, 6 October – 3 November, Unit London
This October, Fru Tholstrup and Jane Neal present 21st Century Women, an iconic new group exhibition of British female artists, at Unit London’s new Mayfair gallery. 21st Century Women celebrates the centenary of women receiving the right to vote* and comprises a survey of emerging and established British female talent working across a wide range of disciplines. These include; Helen Beard, Zoe Buckman, Charlotte Colbert, Laura Ford, Polly Morgan, Jenny Saville, Annie Morris.