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Brian Rice

Then and Now

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6 February - 6 March

Few artists from the 1960’s and 1970’s were more prominent than Brian Rice. Critically acclaimed, his work was everywhere - in galleries, in colour supplements and magazines: The Sunday Times, Observer, Nova, Tatler, House Garden were just some of the magazines featuring his work at the time. Brian’s work would also appear in room interiors advertising Whiskey, furniture, carpets etc. When in 1968 the ‘modern’ room series for the Geffrye Museum was designed, the picture on the Wall was a Rice. Similarly the 1970 Idea Home Exhibition featured work by Rice. It was also included in films such as ‘The Candidate’ and ‘The Untouchables’. Alongside contemporary artists such as Bridget Riley, Peter Sedgley, Derek Boshier and others Rice’s bold coloured geometric abstracts reflected the period.

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Christopher Riisager

Day by Day

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6 February - 6 March

In his studio, set in the rural farmlands of the Dorset-Wiltshire border, Christopher surrounds himself with his experiments in painting, sculpture, collage and printing. All reveal a deep curiosity about and dedication to artistic explorations of form, figure, colour and texture extending through separate disciplines to inform each other.  Closer inspection of the accumulated collection of older and more recent paintings reveals the solid influence of the tonal painting of the nineteenth century; the French classicism of Corot and the English stylishness of William Nicholson.