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LAST CHANCE TO SEE - MAY 2014

in Exhibitions by Cass Art
LAST CHANCE TO SEE - MAY 2014

Taking two work Monday mornings out of the equation gives art lovers even more leisure time on their hands in May. Aren't we lucky?

So make time this month to go and see the springtime treasures being offered across the UK's art galleries. We've  compiled a helpful list so can do all the looking without the planning.

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice @ the National Gallery

Few things exude a time of great opulence than Venice during the Renaissance. Few painters captured this period more vividly than Paolo Veronese (1528-1588). He is celebrated for his huge-scale representations of both mythological and angel-heavy religious subjects. They convey beauty, happiness and contentment besides drama and narrative.

Our pick: The Martyrdom of Saint George (circa 1565). Braida's San Giorgio church has lent this vast altarpiece, one of Veronese's leading pieces, for its first UK showing. This is typical of his bustling, energetic style.

Cass Art is proud to be partnering with the National Gallery to provide customers with an exclusive 25% discount ticket offer.

See it by: June 15.

Richard Hamilton, Tate

Richard Hamilton @ Tate Modern

A co-founder of the pop art movement, Hamilton posthumously gets his first full retrospective. Through painting, design, television and photography, the innovative Hamilton's exhibits include his pioneering Fun House era-defining installation of 1956.

Our pick: Mick Jagger. Hamilton's depiction of the 1960s rock icon shows the Rolling Stone handcuffed to Robert Fraser, the art dealer. The original photograph is seen to symbolise the start of the backlash against the decade's permissive society. Other celebrities featured include Marilyn Monroe and Bing Crosby.

Cass Art is delighted to partner with Tate Modern to bring our customers an exclusive two for one ticket offer for the Richard Hamilton exhibition.

See it by: May 26.

Eva Rothschild: What the Eye Wants @ Modern Art

Anyone who has ever tried picture-staring illusion games will know that the eye is a pretty cussed creature, often determined to see what isn't there. Rothschild's cutting-edged sculptures bring this out with a sense that her pieces are in constant danger of collapsing in front of the viewer.

See it by: May 24

 Eva Rothschild

Edgar Martins: the Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite @ The Wapping Project, Bankside

This conscientious, painstaking Portugeuse maestro leaves no stone uncovered in his quest for the perfect picture. How many other photographers take up to three hours before they expose their films? The effect is uber-sharp.

Our pick: Technical Support - few of Rothschild's works are as precarious as this multicoloured Jesmonite creation.

See it by: May 29

Shezad Dawood: Towards The Possible Film @ Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art

This includes vast paintings on textiles, new light sculptures and a couple of movies. One of these, Towards the Possible Film, lends the title to this display. His works explore his intense interest in the fantastic, speculative and downright weird.

Our pick: Towards the Possible Film (2014) was filmed on an alien-looking Moroccan beach landscape where the peace appears about to be threatened by the appearance of otherworldly figures.

See it by: May 25

Edgar Martins: the Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite @ The Wapping Project, Bankside

This conscientious, painstaking Portugeuse maestro leaves no stone uncovered in his quest for the perfect picture. How many other photographers take up to three hours before they expose their films? The effect is uber-sharp.

Our pick: Impossible to choose. But anyone with a liking of space agencies should enjoy this collection.

See it by: May 29

Giuseppe Penone: Circling @ Gagosian London

This features two of the enigmatic Italian's most monumental works, Sigillo (2008) and Scrigno (2007) - or Seal and Casket. Whether through the medium of drawings, installations, photos or sculptures, Penone explores man's relationship with nature. 

Our pick: Sigillo, a 20-metre-long (65ft) marble slab.

See it by: May 31.

Mishka Henner: Black Diamond @ Carroll/Fletcher

The Belgian/Brit “borrows” almost every photograph from satellite images on Google. Sometimes the work is over-stated, but there's no doubting its beauty. 

Our pick: Oil Fields - this vast, striking, unsettling work plays on man's fear of world self-destruction and mega-business. 

See it by: May 31.

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Image Credits

Image one: Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, about 1548, Oil on canvas, 117.5 × 163.5 cm, © The National Gallery, London
Image two: Richard Hamilton, The Citizen 1981-3 , Tate, © The estate of Richard Hamilton
Image three: Eva Rothschild © Modern Art