Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Exhibition in Print 2010

The BAR Member’s  Exhibition in Print

9 February – 12 March 2010
And  the announcement of the winner of the
Film Brent in 90 seconds competition

Is printmaking a cheat’s way of escaping the rigours of painting and drawing, or is it one of the greatest means of artistic expression? Certainly artists from Rembrandt to Picasso were fascinated by the medium  and they had more limited techniques at their disposal than are available today. But you don’t need an expensive press or complicated equipment to produce interesting prints. Black paint, paper, pencil and a rolling pin or even a potato can provide hours of enjoyment and experiment, and remarkable results. The next BAR exhibition  will concentrate on prints: monoprints, etchings, screenprints, lithographs, lino and woodcuts  and  prints combined with other media Continue reading
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Photographs by Nadia Bettega

TheWall@TheGallery: Threads

Threads, an exhibition of work by photographer Nadia Bettega with young people from   Brent Youth Inclusion Programme,

commissioned by Art on the Underground.  www.tfl.gov.uk/art

Minimalism Massimo


Minimalism Massimo 

12 January – 4 February 2010

Ever since Marcel Duchamp boldly exhibited a urinal as his now infamous ‘Fountain’ piece in 1917, artists have continued to comment on the relationship between people and material objects. Through the erosion of bourgeois artistic values, movements such as Dada, Arte Povera, as well as groups like the Conceptualists and the Minimalists, have all extolled the values of ready-made found objects. It is this democratisation of art for all that strongly influences current British Artists. After all of these art movements, artists seem to use found or ready-made objects in a more subtle way. Perhaps the current socio-economic situation allows them to take it to the next step.  We have selected a group of artists that work in a minimalist approach to materials but not so minimally, push it to the maximum.
List of artists  Carl Andre, Sarah Rose Allen, Lulu Allison, John Baldessari, Vanya Balogh, Lorenzo Belenguer, Joseph Beuys, Kiera Blakey, Chong Boon Pok, Elisabeth S. Clark, Martin Creed, Lewis E Fox, Myra Fricker, Helen Grundy, Irene Perez Hernandez, Jenny Holzer, James Ireland, John Latham, Jessica Longmore, Oliver Palmer, Kate Keara Pelen, Dawn Stringer, Andrew Sunderland and Christine Warrington.
All artists’ images can be seen from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45684920@N04/
The BAR show has been kindly supported by The London Borough of Brent,  and Daniel & Harris Solicitors
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