Anita Klein “These Fleeting Days”
21st-24th June 2018
A new show of Anita Klein’s paintings, prints and monotypes hosted by Eames Fine Art. An internationally acclaimed and adored artist, Anita Klein brings to life in her works those charming and cherished fleeting moments of the everyday, finding the miraculous in the ordinary.
Over ten years ago, Anita Klein held a show in The Jointure Studios. Both Anita Klein and the team at Eames Fine Art have long anticipated a return to The Jointure Studios and the beautiful village of Ditchling. Much time has passed since that memorable exhibition, and Anita’s work in this show will present the new grandchildren, experiences, and life events that have transpired since that 2006 show—all alongside some of her beloved and more familiar older prints. This collection of artworks will provide a narrative of Anita Klein’s journey in her varied artistic techniques.
From a 2015 The Guardian article:
‘No British artist has more thoroughly explored the female experience of the family in the past 30 years than Anita Klein.’
‘Her subject matter has always been small moments… but for all their apparent simplicity… they capture the rich essence of a minor domestic moment.’
‘Painting and drawing only what concerned her and devoting herself to being a mother, wife and artist has created not just an extraordinary body of work that will tell future generations what it was like to have a family at the beginning of the 21st century, but also a happy family life.’
About the Artist:
Anita Klein is a mother and grandmother who takes her greatest inspiration from her own life, family, and loved ones. Her works often capture the small, precious moments that come and go far too quickly and sometimes pass unnoticed.
Anita Klein was born in Australia and moved to England at a young age. She studied at both the Chelsea School of Art and Slade School of Art. In 1985 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and was elected President of the Society in 2002.
Anita’s work is featured in collections both public and private, including the Arts Council of Great Britain, The British Library, and London University. She has had many successful solo exhibitions in London, Europe, and Australia, as well as Ditchling!
Open Thursday 21 & Friday 22 June 11am-6pm Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June 11am-5pm
For further information contact Eames Fine Art 0207 407 6561
Weekends in May 5th-28th, part of the Art in Ditchling Festival. An exhibition of fine craft and painting by Petrel Furniture, potter Chris Keenan, textile weaver Emily Mackey and artist Patricia Crowther. Worked Surface explored how hand, eye and tool work together to create texture and detailing to the finished surface. For further information contact Matthew Pare at email@example.com