If you didn’t know already, I adore the Serpentine Gallery. It’s a white cube gallery situated in Kensington Gardens and it’s the perfect place to get a quick culture break.
I’d never seen an exhibition of work by Alex Katz previously but I felt like this was the perfect introduction, highlighting some of his striking works.
I was pleasantly surprised with the collection they decided to display which showed his diverse subject matter, my favourite of which was the images of females.
I particularly enjoyed how the bright colours of the canvas, especially the orange, stood out against the white walls, making each piece seem iconic.
The exhibition also looks at other works which I didn’t know much about before coming to see them. I enjoy how he uses dark colours, such as black and greys, and uses broad brushstrokes to create a dynamic and smoothly rendered image.
And if you’re going to see the exhibition, make sure to pop by this years Serpentine Pavilion. Its a wonderful sight of cubes placed into a pyramid composition.
Alex Katz: Quick Light at the Serpentine Gallery
Exhbition runs from 2nd July, 2016 – 11th September, 2016
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am- 6pm
Didn’t mean to catch you unattended!
Today’s post is going to be about the wonderful Duane Hanson exhibition at the Serpentine gallery (…if you hadn’t realised from the title)!
I’m a big lover of the Serpentine and always think they curate wonderful exhibitions, but I’ve never actually been to the gallery on the other side of the river. Although I always knew there was another gallery, I could never quite work out where it was! But when I heard there was a Duane Hanson exhibition, it was my mission to find it.
If you’ve never heard of Duane Hanson, he’s an American artists and hyperrealistic sculptor who was around in the 1970’s, although I feel like his sculptures look so modern for his time. And yes, I did say sculpture. Feel free to scroll back up and look in awe.
As soon as I walked in I was speechless – the amount of detail and intricacy on each subject was incredible!
Seriously, just look at the detail of each curl in the hair and the expressions on the faces are so life like – I felt like I’d actually just met a new person with each sculpture that I passed.
Hanson reminds me of an exhibition I went to a few years ago in Paris of Ron Mueck. If any of you are familiar with him, I’m sure you’ll love his work.
I highly recommend this exhibition if you can get to it (sorry non English friends!) as it’s worth heading down for!