Gordon Cheung: Here Be Dragons, 30 April – 17 July 2016
Gordon Cheung is a contemporary artist whose work captures the mood of the global collapse of civilization – or a dystopian, prophetic vision of it – where moral, economic and environmental crises have spun out of control. Spiritual undertones are balanced alongside familiar contemporary images including sources from popular media, cyberspace, nature, and more recently, from historical painting. This solo exhibition, generously supported by Edel Assanti, London and Alan Cristea Gallery, London will feature new large-scale paintings, animations and digital works made especially for Nottingham Castle and shown here for the first time. More information:
Painting in Broken Tones: Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown (1866-1955), Spotlight Exhibition, 21 April 2016 to 30 April 2017, Long Gallery
Chloe Langlois: I Fear no Man, no Beast, or Evil, 30 April – 17 July 2016
Chloe Langlois is the latest artist to be invited by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery to exhibit work in the Castle’s café table vitrines. I Fear no Man, no Beast, or Evil is a series of wrestling tableaus which hover between fan art and devotional or religious objects. Once the wrestlers are taken from their original backgrounds, found in action shots from old World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) magazines, the moment is displaced and becomes distorted; figures appear to be emerging from battle, levitating in ecstasy, sharing an intimate moment or performing a shamanistic healing ritual. More information.
The Sound of Silence, 17 February – 26 June 2016 F Gallery, First Floor
This small selection from the Art Photography collection showcases works in which artists have captured the charged atmosphere of empty rooms and spaces. Through devices such as scale, perspective, manipulation of the image or, in the case of two of the works, introducing light behind the image, each artist has created a sense of drama and expectation. Whilst the images are devoid of any living presence, they hint at the aura of previous occupants. The rooms wait, empty and silent, but it is as if the air hums with muffled sounds from ‘off-stage’, outside the picture space. More information.
On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 2016, many of the venues listed on the Nottingham Art Map invite you to take part in their events and exhibitions. Join us here at Nottingham Castle for drop-in art workshops and the opportunity to see Gordon Cheung: Here be Dragons. Nottingham Art Map is an initiative by Bonington Gallery and is supported by Nottingham Trent University. www.nottinghamartmap.co.uk #NottinghamArtMap
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