Last chance ‘toe’ see

Ellen Altfest: Last chance to view
Ellen Altfest: Last chance to view

So long as you are relatively quick about it, you still have time to call into MK Gallery for a look at the current exhibition of work by Ellen Altfest.

It is the first solo show in a UK public gallery by the New York -born artist, and you’ll not see it anywhere else.

In all theire are 22 oil paintings being hosted, which span 15 years , ‘ you can follow her artistic evolution from room to room,’ one gallery expert told me.

“She paints in a hyper realistic style, drawing on traditions from the early Renaissance to more recent painters such as Lucian Freud.

“Painting directly from nature, in natural light, and life-size, Altfest demonstrates a rare technical ability derived from intense concentration and minute observation.’
Her detailed work often takes months of painstaking endurance. See the results at the Theatre District art hub through to Sunday.

> If you do stop by MK Gallery to take a peek at the fleshy deliveries of Ellen Altfest, don’t forget to make a visit to the Project Space to see the Frontline Exhibition while you are in the area.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks back, the collection of works are all pieces produced by four secondary schools – MK Academy, The Hazeley Academy, Oakgrove and Lord Grey Schools.

Pupils from each school explored how the visual arts have been used to depict and interpret military conflict, before presenting their own varied ideas in different media – including sculpture, painting and photography.

Frontline is part of the Great War MK season of events, to mark the centenary of WWI.