Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Simon Lewty

The SIGNificance of Writing

28 April – 10 July 2016

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Main Gallery

Alexandra Haynes

The Shapes of Nature

16 June - 12 August

Alexandra Haynes, Botanics Tenerife, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 166 cm Alexandra Haynes, Cornish Brittlestar, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 61 cm Alexandra Haynes, Pink Shell Barbados, acrylic on canvas 46 x 46 cm

We are delighted to introduce this vibrant body of recent work by Alexandra Haynes in her first exhibition at Art First. Re-adopting an exhibiting life as someone who elicited much attention as a young artist starting out, Haynes now returns with the assurance of a long-continued studio practice away from the public eye.

The paintings make magpie borrowings wherever she is - be it the Caribbean, Australia or pottering around in Cornish rockpools. Colours are uncompromising and mesmerising and the spatial engagement consummately makes use of the liberties carved out by surrealist and expressionist forebears.

There will be a fully-illustrated publication, including an essay by Anna McNay.

ART FIRST PROJECTS

Gradation

Recent Graduates of the Royal Academy Schools

16 June - 16 July

 

Main Gallery

Donald Teskey

New Work

1 September – 1 October

 

ART FIRST PROJECTS

Alex Lowery

New Work

1 September – 1 October

 

Main Gallery

Christopher Cook and Daniel Sturgis

New Work

4 October – 5 November