• Anne Magill, In collaboration with John Martin Gallery, London

    Anne Magill

    In collaboration with John Martin Gallery, London

    Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present a online guest exhibition of works by Anne Magill in collaboration with John Martin Gallery out of London, UK. 

     

    Anne Magill’s paintings and charcoal drawings explore feelings of separation and exile, a fascination which has been central to the artist’s work for the past 30 years. Magill’s use of highly subtle tonalities within a limited palette give the images their disarming sense of reality, like informal family snaps found in a forgotten album. Nonetheless, the apparent spontaneity of her images masks paintings that are meticulously composed from multiple sources, and which set out to create a very carefully considered narrative framework. In Magill’s work there is always the hint of plot, tantalising, elusive and compelling.

     

    Anne Magill was born in Co. Down, Northern Ireland in 1962. She studied in Liverpool before moving to London to complete her degree at St. Martin’s School of Art. After graduating in 1984, Magill worked as an illustrator developing a reputation for her evocative drawings in charcoal, pastel and paint. Whilst building a career as an international award-winning, commercial artist, she started to experiment with more intimate charcoal drawings and paintings, based on personal, family memories and time spent as a Press artist during the ‘Troubles’ in Belfast; the Miners’ Strike and at Greenham Common. The rapid, reportage drawings she made during this time became the precursor to a mature style that has established her work with a widespread and substantial international following.

     

    “It’s perhaps no surprise that so many of Anne’s subjects are drawn to the point where the land meets the water. By all accounts, she spent half her teenage years staring out from the shore of County Down where, on a clear day, she could see mainland Britain thirty miles away… Anne was eighteen when she left Northern Ireland. She remembers her father seeing her off from the docks at Belfast, with her uncles beside him. Another group of big, silent men at the water’s edge.”          

    Mick Jackson, 2011

     

    Text from 2019 Exhibition 

     

    Anne Magill, A Sense of Someone

  • About John Martin Gallery

    About John Martin Gallery

    John Martin opened his gallery at 38 Albemarle Street, Mayfair in 1992 and for more than 25 years the gallery has exhibited the work of contemporary and modern artists as well as representing artists’ estates. The gallery has participated in numerous art fairs in Europe and the US and has collaborated on exhibitions with public institutions including Leeds City Art Gallery, Penlee House, Cornwall, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Middlesbrough Art Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and the V&A. From 2020, the gallery will expand its programme with additional exhibitions held at Cromwell Place in South Kensington.

     

    CROMWELL PLACE - Coming Soon

     

    Housed within five elegant historic town houses in South Kensington, Cromwell Place will open in September offering visitors up to 16 different exhibitions at any time and bringing together invited international galleries operating across a wide range of specialties, alongside shows from leading institutions, curators and non-profit arts organisations. Cromwell Place will be the world’s first, state of the art, fully-flexible exhibition space for the art world and a unique experience for collectors coming to London. 

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