2013 Christopher Alexander ARE ARCA

2013 Christopher Alexander ARE ARCA

EXHIBITION OPENS
SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2013

UNTIL
SUNDAY 5 MAY 2013
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PRIVATE VIEW FRIDAY 19 APRIL 2013
7pm until 9pm

Please contact Andrew on 020 8647 1800
 if you wish to receive an invitation

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EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES
10am - 5pm   Monday
10am - 5pm   Tuesday
10am - 5pm   Wednesday
10am - 8pm   Thursday late night opening
10am - 5pm   Friday
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10am - 5pm   Saturday
11am - 4pm   Sunday
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Parking is available directly opposite the gallery on
Carshalton high street on the A232
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Christopher Alexander ARE ARCA (1926-1982) was a figurative artist of the highest calibre and certainly among the very best of his generation.

From a humble background in Margate, Kent, and with an education disrupted by the Second World War, he worked relentlessly on his drawing skills and eventually won a place at the Royal College of Art.

When he graduated he accepted a teaching job at Thanet School of Art and later he moved to Canterbury College of Art, where his particular specialism was figure drawing.

An inspirational, amusing and dedicated teacher, he nonetheless found time to produce a phenomenal number of drawings and oil paintings.

He had no time or inclination for networking, and did not exhibit his work very frequently, and so the large body of work that he left behind when he died suddenly in 1982 has not been seen or admired to the degree it certainly should have been.

Now his sons have collaborated with Halsgrove to produce a stylish book that offers examples of his superb drawings and paintings, together with insights into his festive and energetic personality.

The book includes a wide range of different techniques that he explored and mastered in order to represent the human figure, character in portraiture, and the play of light in both townscape and landscape.

[mine] creative space and art gallery is delighted to be hosting the book launch alongside an exhibition of the original works featured in the book, many of which will be available for sale.

The book and exhibition promise to be a rare feast for those who value top-quality figurative art.

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For more information on book and exhibition sales
and invitations to the Private View please contact
Andrew at [mine] on 020 8647 1800
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For up to date information on the publication of the book
and examples of the range of Christopher's works that
will be available for sale, please visit
www.christopheralexander.co.uk