Reviews, exhibitions and a prize

Stations-web-1Jean Lamb’s Stations of the Holocaust exhibition at Coventry Cathedral has been reviewed in the Church Times, where Pat Ashworth writes:

“In naïve style and using earth pigments with splashes of primary colours in the garb of women, children, and angels, the reliefs shock and sear with the muscular physicality of Christ’s dominating presence in the foreground of each work and the terrible miniatures of the Jewish story alongside or in the background.”

10985244_10153102344778035_2681835341331518943_nAlso reviewed by the same publication was the Stations of the Cross exhibition at Marylebone Parish Church organised by Art Below which includes work by Christopher Clack. In his review Nicholas Cranfield notes that the “sudden burst of art in churches and cathedrals” which announces that Lent is here “is in part from a newfound interest in the interchange between spirituality and art.” However, he suggests that turning sacred spaces into art galleries “is more complex than simply putting a few works of art on display” and that “many listed buildings defeat the best intentions of curators.” In his view though Ben Moore, who has again curated the Lenten show in St Marylebone Parish Church, succeeds more or less.

Rob Floyd’s Self Portrait Facing ‘Artist’s Block’ has won the Gordon Hulson Memorial PrizeRob Floyd 'Self Portrait With 'Artist's Block'' 2014
for Draughtsmanship, Variety & Exploration in the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.

Pointillist works by Peter Webb can be seen in the exhibition by the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers which is currently on show at St Stephen Walbrook. Peter is Chair of the National Society.