Arcadian Dreams 1st March – 22nd April
The next exhibition at CCaSM Modern & Contemporary Art in St Helier is a celebration of artists who translate the beauty of the natural world into their own visual language.
It is a group show that includes artist from East Asia, South Asia, North America and Europe at various stages of their careers, and includes works by some of the most famous artists in working in the world today.
The interpretations of nature vary greatly across the artists in the exhibition. At one end of the spectrum acclaimed Korean master photographer Boomoon selects his monumental images from over 10,000 elaborately set-up shots taken standing in the freezing plunge pool of the Skogafoss Waterfall in Iceland, at the other end, art superstar Damien Hirst’s adds to his ongoing personal encoding of human chemistry in his dot series, which is a key part of almost every important collection of contemporary art in the world and represented in this show through the most recent of his rare, museum-quality wood-block prints.
The exhibition will include works by Boomoon, Gary Hume, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Sue Arrowsmith and Nissa Nishikawa.
A public preview event for the exhibition will take place between 5pm – 7.30pm on Thursday 1st March.
Boomoon Waterfall #2069 2015
Archival Pigment Print 200 x 150 cm © Boomoon
Gary Hume Paradise Printing Four 2012
Linocut 128 x 93 cm (50 3/8 x 36 5/8 in © Gary Hume
Anish Kapoor Red Shadow 2 2016
Etching 72.5 x 96.5 cm (28 9/16 x 38 in) © Anish Kapoor
The next exhibition at CCaSM Modern & Contemporary will be a festive celebration of 400 years of art from across the globe, entitled Wunderkammer – A Winter Salon. We will be filling the gallery spaces from floor to ceiling with masterworks from the 15th century through to the modern day by some of the world’s greatest and most fascinating artists, from contemporary European and Asian works, American and European modern masters, 18th century Romanticism and all the way back to the renaissance.
We sincerely hope that you can make the opening on the night of the 6th of December, but if not please feel free to make an private appointment or drop in any Thursday or Friday evening between 5pm – 7pm or on Saturday afternoons between 12pm-5pm for our public events in the lead up to Christmas.
To introduce our art consultancy service to Jersey, CCASM Contemporary is very pleased to present the first displays in our offices on Phillips Street in St Helier.
As CCASM is a consultancy designed to bring the very best of the international art market to Jersey, the theme of the first display at Sommerville House combines two of the pillars of the era of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Modernism and Abstract Expressionism.
The library room houses a small survey of the print work of Henry Matisse, spanning his output from the 1920s to the 1950s and is given some context by the current survey of the artist’s work at the Royal Academy in London. Matisse, along with Picasso, is arguably one of two greatest artists of the 20th century.
The main viewing room is filled with works inspired by Matisse’s late colour cut-outs, made by some of the most famous American artists in history. The Abstract Expressionist group changed art practice for all the subsequent generations of artists, and CCASM are very pleased to show works by 4 artists that span the wider group in age and style, including the three most senior members of the group who still have unique works available on the market.
The 4 artists are headlined by one of the true heavyweights of post war painting, Robert Motherwell, and the exhibition also includes rare and very beautiful works Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler and Jon Schueler.
The display will run from September 15th until November 3rd and is open by appointment at CCASM Contemporary, Sommerville House, Philips Street, St Helier, Jersey.
Sam Francis (1923-1994) Untitled, 1964
Gouache on paper 57.2 x 75.6 cm
Jon Schueler (1916-1992) o/c 481 Changes, Romasiag,Scotland,1974
Oil on Canvas 36 x 32 inches 91 x 81 cm
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) The Brown Stripe, 1967
Printed paper collage and tempera on board 35.6 x 21 cm
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Nu pour Cleveland, 1932
Etching on Arches Velin paper Edition of 250 50 x 40 cm