Composer Southampton City Art Gallery

13 September 2018 - 12 January 2019
Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton, S014 7LY

This solo exhibition will bring together new paintings and works on paper. These recent paintings in their handling, colour and visionary qualities affirm Le Brun's position in a line of English painters extending from Gainsborough and Turner, through Blake and Palmer, to Paul Nash, Ivon Hitchens and Patrick Heron.  

“Since the 1970s he has been producing paintings that defy categorisation but which are... possessed of an energy and drama at odds with the irony and theoretical baggage common to most British contemporary art.” Digby Warde-Aldam, The Week, July 2018.          

This exhibition will feature a large-scale installation from Le Brun’s current body of work, Doubles. This series of diptychs explores the idea of composition by juxtaposing independent paintings to achieve greater complexity of expression. For Le Brun, the process of painting itself involves an intrinsic duality: "cover, uncover, discover – this is the essence of painting’s truth." 

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New Painting Lisson Gallery

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4 July — 18 August 2018
67 Lisson Street, London, NW1 5DA

Christopher Le Brun’s first exhibition with Lisson Gallery features a series of arresting large-scale paintings produced over the past two years. 

A fully illustrated book published with an introduction by Lisson's founder Nicholas Logsdail and an essay by art historian Ben Street accompanies the show. Now available via Cornerhouse Publications.

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Summer Exhibition 2018
Royal Academy of Arts, London

12 June - 19 August 2018
Main Galleries, The Sackler Wing of Galleries and The Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery, Burlington House, W1J 0BD

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Each summer the RA galleries are jam-packed with contemporary art made by internationally renowned artists and exciting new talent. This year, the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Grayson Perry RA and his committee of fellow artists have handpicked over 1,300 artworks in an array of mediums. 

The exhibition extends across the newly-expanded cultural campus, with prints on display in The Sackler Wing of Galleries and a “room of humour” in the new Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery featuring David Shrigley and Martin Parr. The art extravaganza even spills out into the streets of London’s West End, with an installation of over 200 flags designed by Royal Academicians.

As always, most of the art is for sale and purchases help raise money for the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including educating the next generation of artists in the  Royal Academy Schools. Le Brun is exhibiting a suite of four new woodcut prints, entitled Changing Light 2018, in the Sackler Galleries.

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The Great Spectacle
Royal Academy of Arts, London

12 June — 19 August 2018
The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Weston Rooms, and Galleries I and II, Burlington House, W1J 0BD

The Great Spectacle tells the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art.

Staged to coincide with the Summer Exhibition of 2018The Great Spectacle revisits important moments in the history of the Academy and its annual show: from its inception as a showcase for grand society portraits and epic history scenes, via its role in the fight for women’s suffrage and the impact of two World Wars, to its ongoing status as a platform for both established and unknown contemporary artists.

Le Brun presents a new large-scale oil painting. A fully illustrated book accompanies the exhibition.

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Dualities
Wolfson College, Cambridge

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14 May — 26 August 2018
Saturdays and Sundays 3-5pm

Barton Road, Cambridge CBE 9BB

This solo show is being held at Wolfson College of Cambridge University, which has an active programme of exhibitions in its non-gallery spaces every year. The show comprises fifteen new oil on paper paintings from a series entitled Doubles. These works represent a new mode of thinking about composition for the artist which resulted from painting directly onto the proofs of a recent print series, Composer 2017.

At the private view on Saturday 12 May, the Mifune Tsuji Trio performed a musical response to the works.

A fully illustrated book, Doubles, published by Ridinghouse, accompanies the exhibition with an essay exploring dualities across a number of disciplines by exhibition curator Dr Anna M Dempster. 

 

London Original Print Fair
Royal Academy of Arts, London

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3 — 6 May 2018
Main Galleries, Burlington House, W1J 0BD

At the London Original Print Fair visitors have the unparalleled opportunity to buy original prints spanning five centuries, from top international dealers, galleries and studios.

LOPF’s convivial atmosphere provides the perfect setting to engage with the 50 exhibitors, who offer a wealth of specialist knowledge for new and experienced collectors alike. Visitors to this fair can deepen their understanding and appreciation of original prints through LOPF’s daily programme of talks with artists and specialists.

Le Brun presents a suite of four woodcut prints, Composer 2017.

Multiple Thoughts
Royal Academy of Arts, London

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27 April — 10 Sept 2018
The Keeper's House, Burlington House, W1J 0BD

Including new prints by Christopher Le Brun, Norman Ackroyd, Stephen Chambers, Eileen Cooper, Anne Desmet, Paul Huxley, Chris Orr, Tom Phillips, Emma Stibbon, John Carter and Rebecca Salter, the exhibition in particular showcases work by Royal Academicians elected in the Printmaking category. Limited editions made on-site in the RA Schools by Grayson Perry RA and Allen Jones RA will also be exhibited. 

The works exhibited are available to buy online through Art Sales at the RA.

Print REbels
Bankside Gallery, London

25 April — 13 May 2018
48 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH

touring: Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon, 22 September - 4 November 2018

and: The School of Art Museum and Galleries, Aberystwyth, 18 February – 13 May 2019

Print REbels celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Sir Francis Seymour Haden (RE). A prestigious collection of works has been brought together to show prints produced by Haden along with those who inspired him such as Rembrandt and Dürer, Samuel Palmer and J A M Whistler.

The RE has always been closely connected with the RA, with several Royal Academicians being founding members of the RE. Works showing by RA, RE members include: Christopher Le Brun, Frank Brangwyn, Henry Rushbury, Anthony Gross, Julian Trevelyan, Norman Ackroyd, Anne Desmet, Peter Freeth and Chris Orr.

2018 is also the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, making this a fitting time to honour this connection.

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The Classical Now
King's College London

2nd March — 28 April 2018
The Arcade at Bush House and Inigo Rooms, WC2B 4PJ
Somerset House East Wing, King's College London, WC2R 2LS

By pairing modern and contemporary art with classical antiquities, this exhibition explores the ways in which Graeco-Roman art has captured and permeated today’s imagination. Demonstrating a crucially modern mode of classicism, Le Brun presents two sculptures and a painting, each a product of his engagement with the myth, history and poetry of ancient Greece and Rome. This major exhibition is staged across two spaces, the newly renovated Arcade of Bush House, and the Inigo Rooms in Somerset House East Wing where Le Brun’s work can be found.

The Classical Now is accompanied by a catalogue, published in February 2018. More information about the exhibition, and the research project from which it derives, can be found here.

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Legacies: J.M.W. Turner and Contemporary Art Practice
The New Art Gallery, Walsall

22 September 2017 — 14 January 2018
Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents a major exhibition considering the legacy of J.M.W. Turner through the lens of contemporary art, highlighting the ongoing relevance of his work for artists practising today.

With original J.M.W. Turner works loaned by Tate, the contemporary works come from: Dorothy Cross, Idris Khan, Christopher Le Brun, Cornelia Parker and Bob & Roberta Smith.

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Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle, From Turner to Le Brun
Southampton City Art Gallery

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25 May - 2 September 2017
Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 7LP
 

Showcasing the finest historic and contemporary castle artists and combining history with art, Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun at Southampton City Art Gallery is the first ever large-scale art exhibition on the subject of British castles. It conjures the mystique, excitement and prestige of the castle from Iron Age hill forts to Victorian reproductions and fantasy castles. It will include famous and rarely seen works from public and private collections, including loans from Tate, The British Museum, V&A, the Government Art Collection and from the collections of major artists.

Turner, Girtin, Cotman, Ibbetson, Sandby, Varley and many others travelled to castles throughout Britain in the search of the Picturesque. Castles, often sited in spectacular locations, were the perfect subject for the Romantic movement of the early 19th century that embraced the heroic past. Castles have been equally inspiring to modern-day artists and the exhibition includes work by over 25 contemporary artists.

A fully illustrated book accompanies the exhibition, which has been generously sponsored by the Punter Southall Group.

Now Turn the Page
Arndt Art Agency, Berlin 

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28 April – 26 May 2017
Fasanenstraße 28, 10719 Berlin, Germany
 

Now Turn the Page features a selection of new oil paintings and mixed media works on paper. Having exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States, the show represents Christopher Le Brun’s first solo presentation in Berlin in almost a decade. Coinciding with Berlin Gallery Weekend and open throughout May. 

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Composer
Albertz Benda, New York

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March 2 - April 15, 2017
515 W. 26th St, New York, NY 10001
 

The second of the major two-part solo exhibition of new work shown at Albertz Benda, concurrent with the exhibition at The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach. Opened by Dame Jillian Sackler and with a conversation between Sheena Wagstaff, Chairman of Modern and Contemporary The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Le Brun.

For reviews of this exhibition please see the Press page.

Composer
The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach

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February 27 — May 12, 2017
3125 Windsor Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL 32963


The first of a major two-part solo exhibition of new work The Gallery at Windsor, featuring a new book commissioned for the exhibitions by Windsor Press and a lecture event with the Artistic Director of the RA, Tim Marlow over the opening weekend in Florida. Composer is a body of work drawing from the parallels Le Brun draws between painting and music. 

For reviews of this exhibition please see the Press page.
 

Towards Night
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

24 September 2016 – 22 January 2017

Towards Night delves into the many interpretations and representations the night throughout art history. Artist Tom Hammick curates an exhibition that draws together paintings and prints that invite the visitor to experience a journey into a world of wonderment, insomnia and revelry. Towards Night includes works by J.M.W. Turner, Caspar David Friedrich and Edvard Munch alongside contemporary artists such as Peter Doig, Christopher Le Brun and Phoebe Unwin.

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Beyond Limits, Sculpture at Chatsworth
Chatsworth House

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A selling exhibition organised by Sotheby's
8 September - 26 October 2014
 

A monumental sculpture, MARO, was made from Nestos marble for this exhibition at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. 

The work is for sale and is in an edition of 3. 

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BARATTO

Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome
12 June - 15 October 2014


A collaboration and exhibition between
Christopher Le Brun and Enzo Cucchi. New bronzes and oil paintings will feature in this two man exhibition, alongside a collaborative ceramic piece.

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