Published on September 14th, 2019 | by James Drew0
Work by top British artist on display in new Brussels exhibition
A new exhibition of innovative work by international artists is currently on display in Brussels, writes Martin Banks.
The exhibition, at the Zedes Art Gallery in Brussels, has been mounted by the Paul Stolper Gallery. It continues until 28 September.
The linolcut group show features both important historical and newly commissioned works by Ray Richardson, a leading UK-based artist.
Other exhibitors include Peter Blake, Rose Blake, Keith Coventry, Susie Hamilton, Rachel Howard, Gary Hume, Reece Jones, Sol Lewitt, Linder, Jim Medway, Pablo Picasso, Catherine Phelps, Cyril Power, Fred Sandback, Donald Sultan and Wayne Thiebaud.
The exhibition will highlight the versatility of the linocut, from the minimal abstract works of Keith Coventry, Fred Sandback and Sol Lewitt to the much more graphic styles of Picasso’s Vallauris linocuts, printed to advertise and celebrate his annual ceramic exhibitions in the 1950s.
Many of the works derive their strength from being printed in a solid black, such as Linder’s Expressionist portrait of Jordan, and Thiebaud’s Candy Counter, which drips with light and shadow, as well as Rose Blake’s Gorilla Looking In The Mirror.
In contrast, linocuts such as Cyril Power’s Speed and Gary Hume’s Paradise 4 employ multiple blocks of linoleum to print multiple colours.
The Zedes Art Gallery was created by Christiane De Smedt, an art historian, in Antwerp 1987.Four years later, she opened her new space for Contemporary Art in Brussels, in a former library in the Ixelles district.
The gallery represents and supports young emerging as well as established Belgian and international artists, employing various techniques such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video.
Five to six solo exhibitions are held each year. The gallery maintains two spaces: the ground floor is used for temporary exhibitions and the basement as a project room for young artists and the permanent art collection.
ZEDES ART GALLERY
Rue Paul Lauterstraat 36