A happy first Christmas in Hampstead to Aeon Gallery

Aeon Gallery

Aeon Gallery - Credit: Archant

The Aeon Gallery celebrates its first Christmas in Hampstead with a show by six artists who have exhibited in this compact space since it opened in July, says Alison Oldham.

All live in North or Northwest London except Faraz Pourreza-Jorshari who is showing his misty, mystical photographs in London for the first time. The other photographer included, Doros Partasides, best known for his record of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, is showing eloquent images of the natural world.

Jane MacLean, Aeon’s inaugural artist, has a selection of her sometimes stylised, sometimes hyper-real paintings, prints and drawings. Her successor, painter printmaker Clare Grossman, presents the exquisite Chorus of the Pines in Gold, a subject found on Hampstead Heath, and work from her New York series. Also included are striking pieces by the most recent exhibitor, Andrew Flint Shipman.

But for me the highlight of the show is the glass art of Yorgos, who pioneered his technique at the Royal College of Art. His unusual artworks are smashed sheets of glass treated with sandblasting, glass pigments, gold leaf, enamels, silicone gels and even – by accident – droplets of his own blood.

Until January 30 at 20B Heath Street, Oriel Court NW3, Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday noon to 5pm. aeongallery.com