Contemporary Desert Art x Frewen Arts14 Nov - 7 Dec 2019 We are delighted to announce a new exhibition, Contemporary Desert Art , curated and organised by guest curator Georgina Martin of Frewen Arts . The exhibition presents large-scale paintings by award-winning Australian western desert artists, featuring Wangkatjunga collaborative works, Bugai Whyoulter, Yurnangurnu Nola Campbell, Wakartu Cory Surprise; Senior Martu artists... Read more
Against the TideDarren Coffield 26 Sep - 8 Nov 2019 Introducing Against the Tide, Darren Coffield's most shocking and subversive exhibition yet.
Using visual wit to confront and interpret historical, cultural and political issues, this September, British artist, Darren Coffield, will be exhibiting his latest series of paintings at Dellasposa Gallery. The solo exhibition confronts contemporary anxieties around immigration, fake news, and the "dilemma of identity" in the 21st Century. Read more
Modern Mavericks5 - 21 Sep 2019 Dellasposa Gallery is pleased to present Modern Mavericks. The exhibition explores the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and the indelible mark they left upon British modernism through the artists Patrick Heron, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott.
Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stand at the heart of modernism as they cross the frontier between figurative art and abstraction in their unique quests for new aesthetic expression. The exhibition traces the ways the British artists engaged with a much deeper and more varied appreciation of the modern masters than is widely understood, by drawing a comparison with Picasso's metamorphosis of style and Matisse's use of colour and pure line.
Formed between dialogue of European pictorial tradition and culture of modernity, the British artists were inspired by the avant-garde while reinterpreting visual language to express their own progressive form of abstraction. Among the British artists for whom the work of Picasso and Matisse proved significant stimulus, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott - all associated with St Ives in Cornwall - emerged as a dynamic force.
Picasso was a maverick in every sense - his evolution of subject and style was never absorbed by one influence. While he pioneered many of the most significant movements in the twentieth, his aesthetic and profound sensibility was so unique and distinctive that it still remains triumphant today. Yet without Picasso - or the equally brilliant Matisse - the story of British modernism that follows would have been quite different.
Modern Mavericks presents a collection of original limited edition prints, works on paper, and paintings. The exhibition is curated with the view that works of art are influenced not only by more extensive cultural and philosophical developments but also by idiosyncratic qualities and disposition of the artist whose unique aesthetic eye informs what they create. Read more
Dellasposa x Home House14 Aug 2019 - 29 Feb 2020 Dellasposa Gallery is delighted to announce our new exhibition at Home House, London, 20 Portman Square. Presenting works by Alexander James Hamilton, Darren Coffield, Ehryn Torrell, Alicia Paz, and Tahnee Lonsdale, this exhibition is curated in collaboration with Charlie Smedley, from A Space for Art, Home House. This collaborative exhibition... Read more
Tender LoinTahnee Lonsdale 5 Jun - 1 Aug 2019 Dellasposa is delighted to announce Tender Loin, by Tahnee Lonsdale. The exhibition marks her debut solo exhibition at the gallery.
LA-based, British artist Tahnee Lonsdale creates compelling paintings that address relationships, sex, and female empowerment. Her paintings are a mirror into our world while presenting a personal journey that balances the ambiguous roles of a 21st-century mother, woman, artist. Where women experience a push and pull interplay between internalised roles and external demands, they are entangled and embroiled in a history of expectations wedded to a nurturing and delicate persona, simultaneously existing in an expansive space for women's inherent independence, power, and strength. Read more
Visions from the Shoreline30 May - 28 Jun 2019 Visions from the Shoreline is an open-air exhibition of monumental-scale photographic works by Alexander James Hamilton. Set amidst stunning roof gardens looking across the iconic skyline of London's Canary Wharf, this site-specific art installation serves as a timely and poetic testament to the vitality of our natural world, and it's significance in our cultural life.
The works of art on display are inspired by the Hamilton's experience looking out to sea. While he sees beauty and rapture by the shore, he sees where pollution intrudes and a destructive force in its roar. Visions from the Shoreline is an ode to our disappearing world and a catalyst for a bold artistic intervention that addresses the impact of industrialisation and pollution to our oceanic environment. Read more
Nocturne8 - 31 May 2019 Dellasposa Gallery presents the exhibition Nocturne, an ensemble of artworks about the ethereal nature of life in the hours of darkness - explored through the movement of the contemporary artists Nicholas Hughes, Dean and James, and Guy Haddon Grant.
The exhibition offers a new conceptual perspective on the Nocturne. The representation of light is a defining feature in the exhibition - not only are the works of art concerned with the transformative quality of the night, they traverse the elements of visual notations and movement, treated akin to musical composition.
In these pieces, the artists convey a sense of beauty and tranquillity with nature is a score realised through the process of observation and act of creation. The qualities of these moments - the sense of grace, momentary movement and repose - and their artistic rumination often turn to a more complex impression. Some of the pieces bring to light hidden depths of one's consciousness; for what is done in the dark, must come to light. For all the artists, the visual sensations of art are in symbiosis with the classical renditions of a nocturne - rhythm, harmony, accent, graphic chromatic counterpoints, and cadence - are employed here for expressive purpose. Read more
The Future is Female21 Mar - 4 May 2019 Dellasposa is honoured to host a selection of international artists who, in their own aesthetic expression, dare greatly and lead boldly the new generation of women artists in the 21st Century. Artists are the heroes of our times, and the history makers of our culture. Dellasposa is proud to present new and recent work of work by Alicia Paz, Tahnee Lonsdale, Ehryn Torrell, and Gail Olding. All artists have a powerful message conveyed through their art, and rooted the experiences of many women’s role in the world. With these artist’s vision, we can see that the future is female. Read more
KronosSabatino Cersosimo + Rad Husak 31 Jan - 15 Mar 2019 Dellasposa Gallery presents Kronos, an exhibition featuring new painting and photography works by contemporary artists Sabatino Cersosimo and Rad Husak. The show explores the expression of the human figure and the passing of time in painting and photography today. In this artistic dialogue, the figure, the body, is a locus of transgression. Each artist is creating inspiring figurative works that speak to the present and offer glimpses into the future, in the circle of Kronos, highlighting the impact and the importance of time in the process of creation. Read more
Site Unseen31 Oct 2018 - 22 Jan 2019 Dellasposa is delighted to present the inaugural exhibition Site Unseen, a curated presentation of contemporary artists and modern masters. The exhibition has been selected with care to showcase both the range and the scope of the gallery – from established names of the 20th century to radical younger figures from the 21st century.
Over a period of weeks, Site Unseen will transform the gallery into a series of evocative displays blending works by eight artists working in the medium of painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. Exhibited artists include contemporary artists Alexander James Hamilton, Darren Coffield, Gail Olding, Guy Haddon Grant, Isabella Watling, Rad Husak, Sabatino Cersosimo, and Tahnee Lonsdale. Read more