Candida Stevens Gallery – Sussex Landscapes – Jeremy Gardiner

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Sep 8, 2019

Collected by me on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

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Description From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: Jeremy Gardiner with his international standing as a contemporary landscape painter, produces his first body of work inspired by iconic views of Sussex, the Seven Sisters feature highly with views along the coast to Hastings. Jo Baring writes in her essay of Gardiner, ‘It is the layers of landscape which, through his scientific approach, Jeremy Gardiner is able to evoke in his paintings. The texture of the works is unique and considered, each one referencing both the geological and man-made effects on landscape.’

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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Candida Stevens Gallery – Sussex Landscapes – Calum McClure

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Sep 8, 2019

Collected by me on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

I love the vivid art in this publication.

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I love gallery and museum publications. I recently discovered some galleries on Issuu.com and have started a new collection. With this post I am also kicking off a new category called “My Zines and Pubs Collection”. It is where I’ll be posting some zines and publications I’ve collected from Issuu.com and other publication sites that I can find.

Description About This Publication From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: Two highly regarded British landscape artists, Jeremy Gardiner and Calum McClure, exhibit their first body of work inspired by Sussex. Gardiner directs his spatially probing and texturally explicit style towards some of the iconic viewpoints of the coastline, including Seven Sisters, Birling Gap, Belle Tout, Beachy Head, Seaford, Cuckmere Haven, and Hastings Castle and Pier. McClure looks inland to the woodlands and the inlets, using his perspective as a Scot to explore those views which seem particularly English. He also looks to engage with the relationship between public and private spaces through his depictions of Iping Common and Petworth House, as well as focusing on the representation of light, shadow and reflection throughout the series.

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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Wild Bill Wellman : Hollywood rebel (2015)

Format I Own: Digital (pdf)

Acquired on Saturday, September 21st, 2019

The extraordinary life—the first—of the legendary, undercelebrated Hollywood director known in his day as “Wild Bill” (and he was!) Wellman, whose eighty-two movies (six of them uncredited), many of them iconic; many of them sharp, cold, brutal; others poetic, moving; all of them a lesson in close-up art, ranged from adventure and gangster pictures to comedies, aviation, romances, westerns, and searing social dramas.

Among his iconic pictures: the pioneering World War I epic Wings (winner of the first Academy Award for best picture), Public Enemy (the toughest gangster picture of them all), Nothing Sacred, the original A Star Is Born, Beggars of Life, The Call of the Wild, The Ox-Bow Incident, Battleground, The High and the Mighty…

David O. Selznick called him “one of the motion pictures’ greatest craftsmen.”

Robert Redford described him as “feisty, independent, self-taught, and self-made. He stood his ground and fought his battles for artistic integrity, never wavering, always clear in his film sense.”

Wellman directed Hollywood’s biggest stars for three decades, including Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, and Clint Eastwood. It was said he directed “like a general trying to break out of a beachhead.” He made pictures with such noted producers as Darryl F. Zanuck, Nunnally Johnson, Jesse Lasky, and David O. Selznick.

Here is a revealing, boisterous portrait of the handsome, tough-talking, hard-drinking, uncompromising maverick (he called himself a “crazy bastard”)—juvenile delinquent; professional ice-hockey player as a kid; World War I flying ace at twenty-one in the Lafayette Flying Corps (the Lafayette Escadrille), crashing more than six planes (“We only had four instruments, none of which worked. And no parachutes . . . Greatest goddamn acrobatics you ever saw in your life”)—whose own life story was more adventurous and more unpredictable than anything in the movies. Wellman was a wing-walking stunt pilot in barnstorming air shows, recipient of the Croix de Guerre with two Gold Palm Leaves and five United States citations; a bad actor but good studio messenger at Goldwyn Pictures who worked his way up from assistant cutter; married to five women, among them Marjorie Crawford, aviatrix and polo player; silent picture star Helene Chadwick; and Dorothy Coonan, Busby Berkeley dancer, actress, and mother of his seven children.

Irene Mayer Selznick, daughter of Louis B. Mayer, called Wellman “a terror, a shoot-up-the-town fellow, trying to be a great big masculine I-don’t-know-what. David had a real weakness for him. I didn’t share it.” Yet she believed enough in Wellman’s vision and cowritten script about Hollywood to persuade her husband to produce A Star Is Born, which Wellman directed.

After he took over directing Tarzan Escapes at MGM, Wellman went to Louis B. Mayer and asked to make another Tarzan picture on his own.

“What are you talking about? It’s beneath your dignity,” said Mayer.

“To hell with that,” said Wellman, “I haven’t got any dignity.”

Now William Wellman, Jr., drawing on his father’s unpublished letters, diaries, and unfinished memoir, gives us the first full portrait of the man—boy, flyer, husband, father, director, artist. Here is a portrait of a profoundly American spirit and visionary, a man’s man who was able to put into cinematic storytelling the most subtle and fulsome of feeling, a man feared, respected, and loved.

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Leonardo da Vinci Complete Works (Delphi Classics) (2016)

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Acquired on Saturday, September 21st, 2019

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Leonardo da Vinci : The Marvellous Works Of Nature And Man (2009)

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Acquired on Saturday, September 21st, 2019

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The Hobbit + Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2016)

The Hobbit + Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2016)

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Acquired on Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Includes The Hobbit, The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return Of The King.

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Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security

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Acquired on Saturday, September 21st, 2019

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