Ray Richardson, David Bray
& Ben Oakley
February 16th – 24th 2013
10” x 10” Portraits each by Ray Richardson, David Bray & Ben Oakley each finished in their inimitable styles, plus one additional painting each by special guest artists. All work will be for sale and adorn the walls above the newly installed traditional wood panelling, there will be a stocked bar in the corner of the room, Tankards & Horse Brass Plaques just across from the Dart board and Piano area, a roaring open fire will only add to the welcoming nature of the show.
‘I COULD HAVE BEEN A NOBODY’
5th October - 21st October 2012
This collection is a time slice, with traces of Oakleys’ previous incarnations, from Film to Mosaics, Aerosol to Acrylics including the reuse of collectables that are reborn as Modern object D’art with a huge wedge of irony and black humour.
In his larger paintings Oakley confidently overlays and repeats shapes using strong colours that create an up lifting, engaging and atmospheric feeling. There is a uniformity hidden within the chaos that keeps the viewer comfortably engaged.
'IN THE MEAN TIME'
15th JUNE - 1st JULY 2012
Jo Peel is a One Girl Wonder, as honest as the day is long, painting excactly what is infront of her. Not sanitising or removing street furniture/Graffitti or the reality of City Life. The streets of London she paints are what we really see in every day life. Documenting London Changing, London Lost & London Evolving, each painting has its own distinctive character, a Modern Historic Masterpiece captured in Jo's unique urban style.
'LONDON'S TOP DOG
10th MAY - 3rd JU 2012
Ben Oakley Gallery is pleased to welcome back London born painter Ray Richardson in his second exhibition with the gallery ‘ Londons Topdog ’.
On view for the first time will be a series of Lithographs produced exclusively by Master Printer Lee Turner from Hole Editions, Newcastle. Turner trained for years at the renowned Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque and has worked with, amongst others George Shaw and Turner Prize winner Richard Wright.
'FAR OUT IS NOT FAR ENOUGH'
5th APRIL - 29th APRIL 2012
This is building up to be one of Davids finest hours with a myriad of beautiful one off images that will melt your heart and send you into a warmest Art Trance you have ever experienced. David will be in attendance at the PV. Please email
24th FEB - 11th MARCH
AN EXHIBITION ON ORIGINAL ALBUM COVERS CURATED BY STEVE MCCARTHY & BEN OAKLEY
25 ARTISTS 50 ARTWORKS.
CARNE GRIFFITHS, SNUB, ASBO LUV, DAVID BRAY, TIM FOWLER, RAY RICHARDSON, ROWAN NEWTON, CARRIE REICHARDT, MR SPUNKY, BEN OAKLEY, MARK PERRONET, EVERETTE JAIME, GONNY VAN HULST, AGENT PROVOCATEUR, FRET, RYCA, SPARK76, GARY ALFORD, JO PEEL, MAGDA KAGGWA, YVONNE WAYLING, GARY BRADY, OTTO SCHADE,
THEO SZAROWICZ, BARRY BISH, MARK POWELL, PLUS MORE...
JAN 15TH - 20TH FEB 2012
In January we saw an extraordinary Display of Artwork from Otto Schade, a successful exhibition that showed that this Artist is a serious technician and one to reckoned with. To accompany the exhibition The B.O.G has released an exclusive & Very ltd Edition Print of Smile, Screenprint & Spot Varnish onto Black Somerset Velvet. Contact
DEC 1ST - JAN 15TH 2012
ASBO LUV, BEN OAKLEY,
ROWAN NEWTON, EVERETTE JAIME,
THEO SZAROWICZ, MAGDA KAGGWA, DAVID BRAY, RAY RICHARDSON, GONNY VAN HULST, CLAIRE SWINDALE, PAM GLEW, CARNE GRIFFITHS, BARRY BISH, FALK JENSEN,YVONNE WAYLING, STEVE MUMFORD,MARIA CLEMEN.
LOTS OF AFFORDABLE EXCITING NEW WORKS ON SHOW, COME IN WE ARE OPEN UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE THEN 29TH 30TH 31ST DECEMBER AND RE OPENING ON THE 5TH JANUARY AS NORMAL.
OCT 1ST 2011 - NOV 1ST 2011
As Ray Richardsons fantastic solo show comes to a close. The end of show celebrations saw the gallery packed once again with Al and Matt playing a sweet blues set fuelled by Meantime Brewery. Friend of the gallery, Charming Baker, dropped by to see Ray Richardsons 'Londons No One'. To find out how the show came about click below.