Top 5 Brighton Art Exhibitions September 2016
artrepublic provides its pick of the top five visual art events and exhibitions to see in September.
‘Kinks’ is the new solo show by Brighton-based latex artist Michelle Mildenhall.
With her portrait-based work, Michelle seduces the viewer into a world of disconcerting beauty by using popular but somewhat taboo themes of sexuality, fetishism and subversion.
Michelle has produced a number of new works for the show including a piece which deals with the controversial myth associated with rape. The artwork features one of the world’s most recognizable women, Marilyn Monroe, in a latex fetish harness. The aim of the piece is to highlight no matter how women are dressed, they are not ‘asking for it’ and that all women have the right to freedom of expression.
Alongside her more familiar latex-creations, Michelle will also present some new stencil works.
DATE AND TIME: 1 – 30 September | Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
Technology Is Not Neutral is an exhibition project curated by Gordana Novakovic, Anna Dumitriu and Irini Papadimitriou. The exhibition highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts, where women are often underrepresented.
Spanning a wide range of themes and approaches, the exhibition features newly commissioned work by pioneering and contemporary female digital artists. Featured artists include Ghislaine Boddington, Susan Collins, Laura Dekker, Anna Dumitriu, Bhavani Esapathi, Julie Freeman, Kate Genevieve, Sue Gollifer, Luciana Haill, Nina Kov, and Gordana Novakovic.
DATE AND TIME: 2 – 25 September | Weds-Sun 11am-5pm
Brighton Art Fair features some of the best contemporary artists from the UK and abroad, showing and selling their diverse work direct to the public.
The fair always promotes a good balance in established and emerging artists, and insists that all work is exciting, fresh and exceptional. This year the Design and Craft Fair will run alongside the Art Fair and will feature 50 of the best contemporary designer makers in the country. Works on sale will range from cutting edge ceramics, contemporary jewellery, blown and kiln formed glass as well as wood and textiles.
DATE AND TIME: 23-25 September | Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Sam Hewitt is a Brighton-based oil painter who experiments with ideas of light, colour and subject. He predominantly paints people in urban landscapes and is recognised for his focus on light and the shadows cast by his subjects.
Sam has been an actor, indie rock musician, street performer and decorator. He has always been a visual artist however and turned professional in 2003. Fortunate to train under Sam Rabin in his teens, a master of life study and former teacher at Goldsmiths, the human form has been integral to his work. Sam studied Visual and Performing Art at Brighton University in the early 1990’s.
As well as original work, throughout the show at Dynamite Gallery there will be a selection of limited edition prints available.
DATE AND TIME: 2 September – 2 October | Tues 12– 6pm, Weds-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Brighton artist Joe Webb is painting a Snow Puppy for the Snowdogs by the Sea art trail, which launches later this month on 26th September in aid of The Martlets.
Joe is known for his space scapes and the puppy is named after the first dog to travel into space. The Snow Puppy is smaller than the full size dogs that will soon appear across the city, and this particular pup will go on display in the window of artrepublic on Bond Street.
On Thursday 20th September at the gallery, a limited edition Joe Webb print inspired will be released and visitors will have a chance to meet the artist, hear about his work and enjoy complimentary drinks.
DATE AND TIME: 20 September | 6.30pm-8.30pm