We are delighted, courtesy of the heroic efforts of Rob Shaer (see Blackhorse Workshop), that Ron's brand new, big, bold and very beautiful large-scale metal Alphabet, in red, will be premiered at the excellent Candida Stevens Fine Art gallery from this Friday as part of The Story in Art - Reading the Visual, artists as storytellers exhibition and will remain there until 2nd July.
Ron and Rob have been working like demons to get this second of only five editions done in time (the first was sold before it left the workshop!). This is a red version but Ron has hopes to create it in other colours too.
Ron is delighted to have his work, which also includes Tabernacle, Anansi Company and the very last bound edition of his dramatic version of Macbeth (in Shakespeare's 400th anniversary year) featured alongside fellow artists Lorenzo Belenguer, Pippa Blake, Sarka Darton, Isobel Egan, Alice Kettle, Chitra Merchant and Chris Orr RA. The Story in Art, curated by Candida Stevens, explores the role of artists as storytellers, through the visual narrative. A commensurate teller of tales himself this is a show that naturally suits Ron's art and practices. You can read more in the show catalogue, which includes intriguing interviews with each artist to tell us their stories ...
For those who are keen to see the new work as soon as possible, plus a chance to speak with Ron, the gallery is open for a preview evening this Friday 27th May, between 6 and 8pm. Ron, his wife Willow plus studio manager Kerry will be there, enjoying all the work as well as wine from Hennings and Food Stories by Field & Fork of Chichester. We would be delighted to see you there !
Otherwise, we do hope you will be able to make a visit to Candida's super gallery to view Ron's brand new edition for this enduring and much loved 'Alphabet' series of work and to take the chance to see some excellent art from other contemporary British artists. Don't forget too that Ron's Alphabet series is currently being featured on Ron King Studio, where you can read the stories behind the work, see some unseen pieces plus enjoy some favourites once more.
All the best,
Ron King Studio