Alex Katz: Quick Light

Alex Katz: Quick Light | Add A LittleIf 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.

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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.

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I particularly enjoyed how the bright colours of the canvas, especially the orange, stood out against the white walls, making each piece seem iconic.

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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.

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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.

 

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Alex Katz: Quick Light at the Serpentine Gallery
Exhbition runs from 2nd July, 2016 – 11th September, 2016
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am- 6pm
Free admission

Duane Hanson at the Serpentine Gallery

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Didn’t mean to catch you unattended!

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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.

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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.

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As soon as I walked in I was speechless – the amount of detail and intricacy on each subject was incredible!

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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.

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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!