Autumn/Winter Exhibition 2014
During September, October and November the gallery will be presenting a number of new works. We are also pleased to be showing a series of works by painter Charles Willmott, exhibiting for the first time at T5.
As painter, Charles Willmott confesses to having a “near obsession with dance, particularly the ballet”. He has worked with many greats of the classical world; Darcey Bussell, Miyako Yoshida, Monica Zamora, Kevin O'Hare, Catherine Batcheller and Joe Cipolla.
His series of new works are based on a rehearsal by the Russian State Ballet of the world famous ‘Swan Lake’. Charles was privileged to attend dress rehearsals and a performance at the famous Malvern Theatres during the Company’s UK tour of 2012 enabling him to observe and prepare reference material from which this unique collection of works was made.
Andy Baerselman will be showing his second sculpture with the gallery in the form of a carved wooden sting ray. As with Andy’s previous work, this piece is highly crafted, presenting a sculptural form that perfectly represents the fluid form of a ray. The wood body is layered with a transparent resin which lends the work depth and an intense iridescence.
Will Rochfort presents a serene yet quietly evocative portrait of a lone female draped in fabric. The contours of the shoulders and the loosely tied hair
Michael Turner continues to push his practice in to ever more interesting areas. When first starting out as a sculpture many years ago, Michael's initial subject was that of insects such as spiders, beetles and dragonflies. So Michael's latest sculpture of a wasp is a knowing nod to his beginnings as an artist, but on a far grander and technically brilliant scale. Along with the height of the piece, Michael has introduced a new element in the form of translucent resin wings that capture the light in a spectacular fashion.
Swan Lake I
Swan Lake II
Swan Lake III
Girl in red on blue
Summer Exhibition 2014
June sees the introduction of artist A.A MacGregor showing with us for the first time.
Alex is an artist working across multiple disciplines: from painting to sculpture to installation and design. The work in question is a motorised steel mobile incorporating a contrasting finish of Dutch gold leaf and aluminium leaf. This contrast, along with the slow rotation, adds up to a visually arresting piece with a pureness of form that subtly influences the surrounding space.
Also on display will be four new paintings, and the accompanying charcoal on paper studies, from Zil Hoque.
Zil continues his exploration of the horse, with four monumental canvases, each depicting a rearing stallion at various points. This magnificent animal is shown at full height, hooves pointed upwards and its mane a burst of intense yellows and reds
Fresh from another successful showing at Chelsea Flower Show, Michael Speller presents two new works for the gallery. ‘Connect’ depicts three figures standing tall on a richly patinated bronze bridge, the work has both impact through its scale and the refined simplicity of form that makes Michael’s work so endearing. ‘Union’ explores familiar themes of companionship and trust, with two intertwining figures mounted atop a magnificent section of natural rock.
Drew Whitemore presents his first new piece with the gallery for 2014. Moving on from his previous wood constructed light box panels, Drew is now working with aluminium composite. This new choice of material has allowed him to become ever more ambitious with his compositions:
Michael Turner will be showing two new marine creatures, a Hammerhead shark and a Piranha. Both are fearsome predators, hunt in large schools and are distinctive in their appearances. The high level of detail that Michael has become known for is abundant in both works; from the careful overlap of the Hammerhead gills to the slightly concave area around the eyes of the Piranha.
Web of Life
Fulcrum IV (study)
Fulcrum III (study) - SOLD
Fulcrum VI (study) - SOLD
Fulcrum V (study) - SOLD
Spring Exhibition 2014
April brings the introduction of a new artist to the T5 Gallery. We are pleased to be showing a number of stunning works by Paige Bradley, both in the gallery, and as part of our ongoing art programme with the T5 Sofitel hotel.
The gallery will be showing two sculptures from Paige's acclaimed 'Dancers' series and further pieces from her 'Couples' series and ‘Liberations’ series. All the works are linked through the use of a contrasting silver 'fabric' element, at once both binding and releasing the figures.
Sculptor Michael Turner will be showing two new works; a great white shark and an iguana. These works are impressive not for their size or dominance of the space they inhabit, but for the subtle ways in which the artist has captured the mannerisms of these creatures.
Painter Zil Hoque presents two works both sharing the Spanish title 'Velocidad', translating as 'velocity' or 'speed'. This is an apt title as both works succinctly capture a tremendous sense of speed and power. Both rider and horse appear to merge as one, enveloped in a stream of light.
Painter Will Rochfort is showing two new pieces from his ongoing and evolving series of works depicting cinema in the 50's, 60's and 70's. These works take in both the glamorous; flashbulbs exploding as the actress of the moment poses on the red carpet, and the everyday; a worker changes a bulb, a small mundane task but one performed with care and focus.
In to the light
New Year Exhibition 2014
With the start of a New Year comes dynamic and bold new work from a number of our artists.
South African sculptor Jill Berelowitz has created a sensuous double figure study, twisting upwards in a seamless undulating curve. Both figures, in highly polished bronze, have rich deep patination giving the artwork an almost marble like quality.
Michael Turner’s newest work is a creature rarely seen and possibly unfamiliar to most. The Angler fish is a deep sea predator, almost piranha-like in appearance, which uses a tube like extension on its head to lure small prey towards its jaws. Michael’s interpretation of this unique creature is rich in detail, from the individually cut scales to the working light dangling above the mouth.
Painter Zil Hoque is showing a vibrant triptych that depicts a group of riders leading a charge, shoulder to shoulder, hoof to hoof. The title of the piece, ‘Encuentro’, means ‘meeting’ in Spanish. The feeling gained from viewing the piece is that of a coming together of the elements, a meeting of minds and a test of wills.
After the success of her first sculpture to be shown with the T5 Gallery, Dublin born artist Marie Boyle is now showing a new work.Entitled ‘Cherish’ the work is inspired by the art of acrobatics and what can be achieved when two bodies and two minds meet. The extraordinary pose that the figures hold can only happen with an equal level of support and trust.