Henrietta Foster / 03 Jul 2023

John Constable: The Dark Side

The Gallery at The Arc, Winchester

When we think of an idealised England like Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford, Jane Austen’s Meryton, Thomas Hardy’s Little Hintock, Miss Marple’s St Mary Mead or even The Archers’ Ambridge in the BBC radio soap opera, they all have echoes of the work of John Constable.(...)

Henrietta Foster / 19 Jun 2023

Sex and the Gallery

Painted Love, Wedding Cake and Ugly Duchess

June is busting out all over, so love must be in the air. Or rather, it's a less romantic version - coupling, whether conscious or unconscious.(...)

Henrietta Foster / 06 Jun 2023

Art is Touching

50 Years of the Sainsbury Art Collection at UEA

After the pandemic, museum curators claimed that they had to find a new way to tempt the public to view their wares. Albeit on smaller budgets and with the disappearance of patrons with suspect backgrounds in drugs or oil.(...)

Henrietta Foster / 24 Apr 2023

The Great British Dog Fetish

Portraits of Dogs and The Queen and Her Corgis

For those of us who grew up on the island that is the United Kingdom, there were places that represented for us lovers of Europe a deeper connection with the longed-for-continent.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 22 Feb 2023

After Music

Through Mazes Running, by Drew Daniel and John Wiese

Through Mazes Running, the new collaboration between Drew Daniel (Matmos, The Soft Pink Truth) and John Wiese (Sissy Spacek), toes the line between pleasure and pain with great dexterity.(...)