During 2020 many artists circumstances have changed, and this is also true for Fergus Hare, during the last year his studio time has been affected in the same way as for many artists. He has had his children at home, and the lockdowns have meant that trips made by the family have been cancelled. The show also contains some very domestic works, family scenes and images of life at home that have caught his eye.
In addition he has however managed to produce a stunning body of new works, centred around his home in Sussex, as the local beach and the South Downs have remained accessible through out. The resulting paintings contain some of Hares signature themes, sunsets over the hills, trees silhouetted against a twilight sky, and gardens.
These are shown alongside a new series of works that recall past travels and scenes taken from memory, Fergus Hare has depicted a series of crowd scenes and snowscapes, however he doesnt place these images geographically or in time. He leaves them open, as each work is very evocative and open to interpretation.
Fredrik Sven Knut Andersson
Kill the Winner
welcomes Fredrik Andersson back after his amazing inclusion in the group show Transformations. For this solo project the gallery has commissioned Andersson to explore his sculptural ambitions and to present a new and unique set of ceramic works. His largest works to date, these pieces represent his commitment to queer culture, and explore themes he has established in his well know comics, posters T-Shirts and planters.
This exhibition explores the semi autobiographical narrative of two gay friends who through their friendship have been are in a constant competition with one another. The competition is one of Love, Sex and Intellect, where their rivalry eventually meets its climax, which also successfully ends their relationship. This piece of work aims to discuss whether or not this game has a winner at all.
Tales from the Bone Garden
The third solo show is by Canadian Artist Zachari Logan. For this new exhibition he has created new works that fit into two distinct categories. The first is his response to the covid 19 pandemic, he has created a series of beautiful drawings based around the sentence go back inside. As part of his considering the impact of the virus, Logan has imagined a Bone Garden where his signature wildflowers become combined with skeletons. The second series is a stunning continuation of his wild man series and here the wild man is seen involved in shamanic magic, casting spells and holding the delicate balance between man and nature in his furry hands.