UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS IN 2017 and 2018:
Sept – Dec 31st 2017 Chris Foss – Warp 2
Stunning sci-fi imagery painted by Chris Foss, plus book covers, with their corresponding images. Exhibition includes work not seen before. Chris’ books are on sale in the museum shop.
Science Fiction Illustrations
Foss’s evocative science fiction book covers pioneered a much-imitated style featuring vast, colourful spaceships, machines and cities, often marked with mysterious symbols. Human figures are usually absent. These images are suggestive of science fiction in general rather than depictions of specific scenes from books, and therefore can be—and have been—used interchangeably on book covers.
Books featuring Foss illustrations include the 1970’s British paperback covers for Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, the Terran Trade Authority, several Edmund Cooper novels, and E. E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensman and Skylark series. Some of the art he did produce was specific to the stories and some examples of this are the covers he did for the Grafton publications of the Demon Princes novels by Jack Vance in the late 1980s, Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love, The Face and The Book of Dreams.
The impact that Foss’ unique and groundbreaking sci-fi art has had on modern culture is summed up with great feeling by Jodorowsky.
“Chris Foss knows that today’s technical reality is tomorrow’s falsehood. Chris also knows that today’s pure art is tomorrow’s reality. Man will conquer space mounted on Foss’ spaceships, never in NASA’s concentration camps of the spirit.”
26th January 2018 – 11th March 2018 Olympia Sutherland ‘Yellow Chair’ portraits of influential local women
16th March 2018 – 3rd June 2018 Reflections on Occupation – see here for competition
7th June 2018 – 22nd July 2018 Cynthia Tate: Botanical Artist
2017 PAST EXHIBITIONS
Peter Le Vasseur – Consequences
Student Exhibition 2017
Chris Foss – Warp 2
2016 PAST EXHIBITIONS:
Christina De Middel
Student Show 2016
Skipton Arts Festival
2015 PAST EXHIBITIONS:
Public Art: Part 3 – 30.01.15 – 12.04.15
To coincide with the States of Guernsey’s Island Development Plan, the Guernsey Arts Commission has decided to host the third part of their ongoing Public Art series of exhibitions. What do we want, expect and need from our public spaces? What will make us linger in a particular art of the public realm? Public Art: Part 3 will look at what strides have been made over the last few years on-island and show some spectacular solutions to creating captivating public spaces.
2014 PAST EXHIBITIONS:
Transforming: Seven of the Best – 12.09.14 – 31.12.14
A showcase of some of the best art, design, media and photography from the 2014 end-of-year shows at the College of Further Education, Elizabeth College, the Grammar School and Ladies College.
Seven of the most talented students were selected by Caroline Corfe, General Manager at Guernsey Arts Commission.
COLLECTIONS: PRIVATE – 01.07.14 – 31.08.14
Introducing a series of exhibitions called COLLECTIONS. The concept behind this run of shows is to look at different types of collecting, what is their inspiration and how they have come about. We launched this sequence with COLLECTIONS: PRIVATE and feature work from Picasso, Hirst, Twombly, Robilliard and Beauys.
Paul Staples: A Proper Job? – 18.04.14 – 22.06.14
On show will be a number of Paul’s models and Maquettes that have been turned up-scaled for use by the likes of Elton John and many others.
Isaac Lythgoe: Foyer Gras – 14.02.14 – 06.04.14
This will be the first show in the greenhouse at the new greenhouse at Candie Museum.