Jack House Gallery’s first Summer Show opens this weekend and amongst the many and varied treasures on show are lithographs by established and renowned RA Chris Orr and rising star Caroline Walker. From an interesting new local perspective check out the ceramics with specially commissioned ‘Portsmouth Pots’ by Alice Mara and Marion’s Brandis’s mischievous feline beauties too. Some very German Expressionism by Stephan Geisler, drypoint poetry by Kate Boxer and Anita Klein’s distinctively stylised and quirky linocuts as well as John Dilnot’s exquisitely devised ‘boxes’. And there’s more….Barry Goodman’s collographs of vintage vehicles, Fabio Coruzzi’s city scenes and Susie Perrings badly behaved dogs. The gallery now has the best collection of fine art printmaking in the South and amongst the best are Portsmouth artist Chris Wood’s Portsmouth pubs, Mychael Barratt’s ‘art imitating life’ and the Greenwich printmakers have decided to stay with a great selection of their work still to be found in the gallery’s bulging print browsers. Be sure to drop by this new Portsmouth gallery and have a good look around.
You can find Jack House Gallery in Old Portsmouth open 11am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Chris Orr Moonnlight.