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REVIEWS OF SOLO SHOW AT OSR PROJECT SPACE 2014  (Extracts)

'The openness to possibility and multiple reading generates potential trouble, but I love Michael’s clear, steady eye and what appears to be an innate ability to hold his nerve.'  

JASON MILLER

'The grandeur moves from a concentration of colour to an exploration of vernacular architectural detail that is generally unremarkable and usually goes unnoticed. The paint has thinned, the works are edgy in a Philip Guston way and the rawness of emotion is as thinly veiled as the scratchy pigment. So after circling the room you enter the silent cube at the centre of the gallery totally unprepared for the impact of ink line drawings on unbleached canvas. These figurative drawings are like journalistic scribblings recording people at play, copulation, mutilation, vanity, drunkenness, bullying, all seven deadly sins and more.'

FIONA ROBINSON RWA

 

MICHAEL CALVER

ART EDUCATION 1958 - 1972

St Martins School of Art  London

East Ham Technical College  London

Winchester School of Art  Hampshire

AWARDS

Gottlieb Foundation New York Support Grant 2015

Pollock Krasner Foundation New York  Grant 2007

Arts Council of England South West  Grants for the Arts 2005 2007

Arts Council of England South West  Training Bursary 2002

SOLO SHOWS  2004 - 2014

OSR Project Space  West Coker Somerset 2014

Manu Chhabria Gallery Dubai UAE 2008

Brewhouse Gallery Taunton Somerset

Exeter Phoenix Exeter Devon

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 2004 - 2016

20th National Open Art Exhibition Mercers' Hall EC2V 8HE

Marmite Prize for Painting V Block336 SW9 & Highlanes Gallery Drogheda 2016

Autumn Exhibition RWA Bristol 2015

Critics Choice NSA Members PZ Gallery Penzance Cornwall 2014

‘Drawing’ Bucca Gallery Newlyn Cornwall 2012

‘Print’ The Exchange Penzance Cornwall 2011

NSA at Royal West of England Academy Bristol

'Full Spectrum' Sherborne House Sherborne Dorset

Galerie Artlantis ( 3 person show ) Bad Homburg Germany

SYMPOSIA

Skills Unearthed Hemyock Devon 2012 The Penzance Convention Cornwall 2012 Critical Mass Hestercombe Somerset 2014 Liquid Line Hestercombe Somerset 2014

LINKS

osrprojects.net

axisweb.org

geoform.net

nsanewlyn.com

michaelcalver.co.uk

gottliebfoundation.org


 

 

 

 

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