The Figure Show 2009

8 Jan 2009 – 12 Feb 2009

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Mon-Fri 10-6, Thu til 8pm, Sat 11-5

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Jill George Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Oxford Street / Piccadilly Circus

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Group Exhibition of work based on the Figure


Including new work by Crawfurd Adamson, Michael Ajerman, Derek Curtis, Joel Ely, Kathryn Ensall, Naomi Frears, Robert Fawcett, David Hosie, Daniel Hughes, Alison Lambert, Andrew Litten, David Mach, Alexander Mihaylovich, Kelly Ratchford, Steve Russell, David Somerville, Gro Thorsen, Tomas Watson and Jo Welsh Jill George Gallery is delighted to announce the latest annual group show of work representing the human figure. A variety of media will be shown — painting, sculpture, prints and drawing, with work from popular, established artists alongside new artists who will be making their debuts at the gallery. From the beguiling and theatrically posed compositions of David Hosie to the beautiful and elegant studies of the human body by Tomas Watson, both of whom will be showing new work, this exhibition will again highlight the perennial fascination of artists with the human form. Joel Ely, who has featured prominently in the annual BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery three times, will be debuting his painting at the gallery; as will Kelly Ratchford whose small, charming wooden panels will be shown in groups. Mimicking the crude simplicity of cartoon strips drawn by children, her miniature paintings evoke lost childhood with brooding, sombre colours. Both Kathryn Ensall and Toronto-based Daniel Hughes are painters whose powerful figure studies produce exceptional imagery that references unspoken and complex narratives beyond the picture surface. At another extreme, Jo Welsh's boxes, peopled with collage and found objects, are completely contained worlds. New work from artists in Amsterdam, Los Angeles and New York will be exhibited in the gallery for the first time, with paintings from gallery favourites Crawfurd Adamson, Michael Ajerman, Alexander Mihaylovich and David Somerville.


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