Booklaunch: James Howell Monograph

Alistair Rider, Published by CIRCA

Please join us to launch Alistair Rider's latest book James Howell: Infinite Array, published by CIRCA Press, London on Wednesday 17.11.2021, 6 - 8 PM.

James How­ell (1935?2014) was an Amer­i­can abstract artist of unpar­al­leled sub­tle­ty. He used infi­nite vari­a­tions of the colour grey to explore the fun­da­men­tals of light, space, time and kineas­t­het­ic per­cep­tion, exploit­ing the colour’s mys­tery, soft­ness and sim­plic­i­ty. In this com­pre­hen­sive first mono­graph, Alis­tair Rid­er traces Howell’s artis­tic evo­lu­tion, from the begin­nings of his career in the ear­ly 1970s, through to his great­est achieve­ment – the group of abstrac­tions called Series 10, which occu­pied the last two decades of his life. Rid­er also chron­i­cles Howell’s biog­ra­phy, includ­ing his ear­ly stud­ies and accom­plish­ments in archi­tec­ture, and offers sev­er­al inter­pre­ta­tive frame­works for his oeu­vre, notably a con­nec­tion to East Asian philosophies.

A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the event.

An installation of selected works by James Howell will be on display at the gallery November 15 - 27.

We are delighted that Alistair Rider, Senior Lec­tur­er in The School of Art His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of St Andrews, Joy Howell and Laura Bardier of the James Howell Foundation will be joining us for the launch and look forward to welcoming you to our Notting Hill Space.

Niklas & Daniela von Bartha and David Jenkins

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