Thomas Newbolt: Finding Faces in the dark, Piano Nobile.
Robert Travers Works of Art, 129 Portland Road, London. On from 29th March-28th April.
Published to accompany Piano Nobile’s Spring 2012 exhibition of Thomas Newbolt’s portraits, this fully-illustrated catalogue written by Martin Gayford illustrates Newbolt’s series of intimate, atmospheric portraits painted largely at dusk and dawn. Faces emerge from the darkness, suddenly, startlingly close, built up with dense layers of thickly applied pigment, astonishingly solid and present. Source
Gillian Wearing, Whitechapel Gallery, London
The films and photographs of British artist Gillian Wearing (b. Birmingham, 1963) explore our public personas and private lives. This Turner Prize winner’s remarkable works draw on fly-on-the-wall documentaries, reality TV and the techniques of theatre, to explore how we present ourselves to the world. Source
Exhibition in Whitechapel Gallery London on from 28th Maech- 17th June 2012, also on at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 8 September 2012 – 6 January 2013; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 1 March – 9 June 2013.