During Brown’s London Art Weekend (1 - 3 July), internationally acclaimed artist Sophie Ryder will be exhibiting in London for the first time in over a decade at the newly-opened Hignell Gallery, specialising in contemporary sculpture, in Shepherd’s Market, Mayfair.
Hignell Gallery’s exhibition runs concurrently with Ryder’s critically acclaimed exhibition Relationships at Salisbury Cathedral (until 4 July), which has attracted a record numbers of visitors to the city. It will feature a range of maquettes of the works at Salisbury Cathedral including ‘Lady Hare and Minotaur Torsos’ and ‘Introspective’, together with new works such as ‘Lady Hare with Child’ and ‘Girl Leaning on Horse’.
Ryder’s work will also form the inspiration for a series of events hosted by gallery owner Abby Hignell over the course of the weekend which will include a Gallery HOP!, where the gallery will host a lindy hop masquerade party based on the artist’s use of mythological creatures, a tour of exhibitions in Mayfair by leading female artists led by Abby Hignell and ‘Ryder in Residence’, where Sophie Ryder will be signing copies of her latest hardback book ‘A Life in Sculpture’.
Friday 1 July 6:00 - 8:00pm
As 62 galleries across Mayfair open late, Hignell Gallery presents a lindyhop masquerade party inspired by Sophie Ryder’s use of mythological creatures in her work. Hignell Gallery will provide Hare and Minotaur masks to try on at the gallery but guests are encouraged to create their own to wear. Which animal rules your head or heart?
Free. Book at www.londonartweekend.com
‘Women in the Arts’ Tour
Saturday 2 July 12:00 - 3:00pm
Abby Hignell and Maeve Doyle of Bankrobber will lead a tour of four exhibitions by leading female artists. Starting off with brunch at HIX Mayfair, the tour will explore ‘Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness’ at Gazelli Art House, ‘Yayoi Kusama’ at Victoria Miro, ‘Louise Nevelson’ at PACE and ‘Sophie Ryder’ at Hignell Gallery.
£60 per person. Limited availability. To book, call 020 7518 4172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryder in Residence
Saturday 2 July 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sophie Ryder will be creating work in situ surrounded by her exhibition and signing copies of her latest hardback book ‘A Life in Sculpture’, will be available for sale over the course of the weekend.