As The Nine British Art closes for a short break, we’d like to take this opportunity to look back on a successful summer for the gallery - and look forward with some excitement to the autumn ahead.
First, let’s take you back to Spring 2021. Naturally, everyone found the lockdowns challenging in various personal and professional ways, which is why it was so cheering to see so many of our regular clients present in the gallery during our very successful re-opening exhibition, Leigh Davis, Further into Abstraction in April 2021, followed by our annual exhibition St Ives, Modern British, Contemporary in July. At the time, we couldn’t have a formal Private View, but the huge interest in the catalogue - and in work from the likes of Trevor Bell, Ivon Hitchens and Bernard Meadows meant that we really enjoyed meeting people at the gallery individually as the exhibition continued.
That included making the acquaintance of clients with whom we’d previously only spoken on the phone or via e-mail, and the sheer amount of new interest encourages us that the breadth of work we have at The Nine British Art - reflected in the summer exhibition - is reaching both existing and new audiences. Incidentally, from that successful show, one of Glyn Philpot's iconic mid 1930s canvases, Stachys and Leaves, is without question worth a closer look when we return in September. Please do ask if you’d like to find out more about this painting - or any others.
We will also be making plans for the next exhibition featuring the work of Jonathan S Hooper. You might recall his last, fascinating show for The Nine British Art, 2019’s In Landscape. Two years on, Hooper has deepened his interest in north Cornwall - just look here at Silent Pool 2, a canvas which clearly illustrates Hoopers capacity for capturing an aura of 'place'.
As the 20/21 British Art Fair at Saatchi is cancelled for this autumn, we are now looking forward to exhibiting at the London Art Fair, Islington in January 2022.
In the meantime, thank you so much for your support of The Nine British Art and, more importantly, your enthusiasm for the work it is our privilege to present.