Tuesday 25 October 2016

Shapes and Lines of Beauty exhibition

Next week (04/11/16) sees the opening of  an exhibition exploring the concept of Beauty at The Conference Centre Gallery in St Pancras Hospital, London, UK. It will include 15 drawings/paintings from the pages of this very blog. In the last few years the Art of Jazz has branched out beyond the boundaries of jazz but is still flourishing in London's live music scene. This is an opportunity to see these drawings dance beyond the confines of the digital world and onto the walls of the gallery.

The exhibition preview on Friday 04/11/16 includes a visual presentation by Richard Kaby, as a visual backdrop to a live music set of jazz, blues and soul from Key Changes, a charity that provides music engagement and recovery services in hospitals and the community for people experiencing mental health problems.  Alban Low's work on display includes portraits of 8 musicians from the Key Changes programme. Other drawings include George Crowley, Gabi Swallow, Jacqui Dankworth, Jan Ponsford, Darek Herbasz, Ben Castle and Tom White

‘Beauty’ is sometimes linked to the ‘Beast’, as if one is more attractive than the other. THE SHAPES AND LINES OF BEAUTY contemplates this dichotomy alongside other beliefs and values commonly expressed within our discourse. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder “and "beauty is only skin deep’ to name but two. This exhibition encourages us to consider the nature of ‘beauty’ and whether or not pleasing appearances are always a guide to the true beauty of what we see.

Where: The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE
Opening night and preview: Friday 4/11/16 5.30 to 8.30. 
Exhibition:  Monday 7/11/2016 to  Thursday 19/1/2017  Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Travel:  Bus – 46 and 214. Tube – Mornington Crescent Station and King’s Cross Station.  Overground - Camden Road Station

10 artists explore ‘beauty’ in this group show curated by Peter Herbert and The Arts Project, they include Sybil Adelaja, Chris bird, Edward Blake, Ruby Bradley, Shaun Cole, Manel Guell, Richard Kaby, Kathy Keefe, Alban Low and Georgia Mathews.

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