In the coming week there is:
Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots
Opening 20 June – 18 October 2015
Revered as one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century, this exhibition takes a look at Pollock’s lesser known ‘black pourings’. The show is the largest to assemble his paintings made using the act of pouring, with some pieces never before seen in the UK. Starting with a room featuring his more iconic drip paintings, the exhibition moves onto a series of distinctive pour paintings, marking a departure from years of colourful and lyrical drip action paintings.
Tate Liverpool Albert Dock Liverpool Waterfront L3 4BB U.K
Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Opening 25 April – 6 September 2015
Curated by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller, this exhibition brings together world famous masterpieces by two giants of art history. The exhibition draws intriguing parallels between this unlikely pair. Deller highlights their shared themes in mass production, popular culture and mythology, with iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe by Warhol and Birmingham’s Holy Grail tapestries produced by Morris & Co.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square Birmingham B3 3DH U.K
Scottish National Gallery
Opening 18 July – 18 October 2015
A celebration of work by one of the world’s greatest photographers. This touring exhibition makes its way to Edinburgh, providing a rich survey of David Bailey’s achievements. Examining his practice that intersects the arenas of photography, fashion, portraiture and reportage. Featuring his work depicting London’s East End and global photographs. Curated by Bailey including directorial supervision of its installation.
Scottish National Gallery The Mound Edinburgh EH2 2EL U.K
Artist Rooms: Jeff Koons – Norwich
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery: Display Opening 9 May – 6 September
In a collaboration between ARTIST ROOM and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, this exhibition hosts a series of work by American artist, Jeff Koons. Widely regarded as one of the most important, influential and controversial artists of our time, this exhibition features works in a variety of media that showcases his originality and remarkably diverse art practice. The exhibition is a highlight of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill Norwich NR1 3JU U.K
Turner’s Wessex – Architecture and Ambition
The Salisbury Museum Opening 22 May – 27 September 2015
This will be The Salisbury Museum’s first ever exhibition devoted to J M W Turner’s drawings and paintings of Salisbury Cathedral, as well as the city and its surroundings. The exhibition is hosted in the surroundings that inspired Turner, allowing visitors to explore the environment too. The exhibition focuses on three aspects of Turner’s many depictions of the Salisbury area: first, his response to the Cathedral and town; secondly the series of views of the neo-gothic Foothill Abbey; and finally his work recording the area of central, southern England, sometimes known as Wessex. The exhibition includes extensive loans from museums and art galleries across the UK.
The Salisbury Museum, The King’s House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN U.K
Opening 1 August – 27 September 2015
This is the first large-scale solo exhibition in the UK for New York-based artist Tara Donovan. Her large scale dramatic sculptural installations will be displayed in several rooms in Jupiter Artland, including a new space never before opened to the public. In this room, Donovan has constructed a work made of over 500,000 drinking cups, arranged in a topographical order. Her work resembles elements from microscopic nature, including cell-like forms and organisms from the depths of the ocean. She has been renown for using every day items such as Scotch Tape, drinking straws, paper-plates, needles and toothpicks.
Jupiter Artland Bonnington House Steadings Wilkieston Edinburgh EH27 8BB U.K