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20131126162751-cuppapins_clarendon_exhibit Love tea? Me too :)  
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Pins at Clarendon Fine Art December 5th, 2013 - December 11th, 2013
Posted 11/26/13

If you love tea, you'll love it, if you don't, you'll still love it, hopefully :) P [more]

20130312153801-fm_ii_painting_700_3_mar_2013 Gretta Sarfaty’s Modes of Past  
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Gretta Sarfaty at Sartorial Contemporary Art March 19th, 2013 - April 5th, 2013
Posted 4/11/13

Gretta Sarfaty gained international recognition in the late 70’ as a body-art and performance artist. Beginning with a traditional medium of painting, she early started to experiment with new media and performance. Even if her art has remained authentically ingenious over the years, the ways of her expression have changed, reflecting the evolution of digital technology. She has never been dogmatic: even when expressing a strongly feminist approach, she moves smoothly around multitude of questi... [more]

20121128171322-crash_test_dummy_portrait Tom Estes - Crash Test Dummy  
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Tom Estes at LUBOMIROV-EASTON October 26th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012
Posted 1/7/13

Tom EstesCrash Test Dummy2012Part ofHealth & Safety Violation: A collaboration betweenBen Woodeson and Tom Estes Health & Safety Violation is a project initiated at Lubomirov-Easton which brought together performance artist Tom Estes and sculptor Ben Woodeson in an experimental collaboration; neither knowing exactly what wouldl happen. The Health & Safety Violation collaboration was an evolving experiment documented by visitors to the exhibition; ephemeral performance art interacting with... [more]

20120928162743-bad_behaviour_einvite_840 Paul Luckraft of Modern Art Oxford Reviews Bad Behaviour  
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David Chalkley, Ute Essig, Mars Gomes, Caro Halford, Araba Ocran, Charley Peters, Paul Stanley, Ventiko at Brixton East October 13th, 2012 - October 30th, 2012
Posted 10/31/12

Bad Behaviour show review Oct 2012   On the walk from Brixton train station to visit Bad Behaviour, past clothes stalls, car mechanics and food wholesalers which operate underneath the arches – including the wonderfully named ‘Just Yams etc.’ – I wondered how this group exhibition was going to position itself.  Would it attempt to engage with the context of Brixton, its independent spirit and history of rebellion and rioting  – or was the ‘bad behaviour’ of the title indicative of more gener... [more]

20110729142613-lopen_2 Great event  
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various artists shown at Lambeth Open October 1st, 2011 - October 2nd, 2011
Posted 7/29/11

A fantastic event last year, and looks to be even better this year. [more]

20110531030345-______________8 Art fair  
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Masa Suzuki at La Galleria Pall Mall July 8th, 2011 - July 10th, 2011
Posted 7/8/11

 Fabulously diverse collection of artwork  by 130 artists.  Standard is high but the prices aren't  -  something for everyone ! Falcon by Tania Beaumont.   Oil & mixed media on antique vellum document. [more]

20110117154443-072_over_above_mnt__jeru_e_copy Exhibitions & Demonstrations at Rugby Art Gallery  
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Julie Debastion, Wendy Freeman, Robin Wade Russell Gain, Mark Stammers at Rugby Art Gallery & museum January 17th, 2011 - January 30th, 2011
Posted 2/3/11

This was an exciting and brilliant opportunity to see some original and innovative art, the exhibition shows a variety of art works by a selection of artists from Warwickshire and Stratford, Paintings, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics,cartoons and an installtion by Escape artists - not from prison!, but a community art group called Escape from stratford see: http://escapeworkshop.co.uk/escapegroup.html. Feedback so far has described the show as spiritually uplifting - wonderful - delightful.   [more]

20110121151049-1 ROCK GODS  
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Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock at All Hallows on the Wall January 20th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 1/25/11

  This year’s ‘potlatch’ was a neat and tidy affair.  The giving was orderly.  In the understated chapel of All Hallows on the Wall, City of London Parish, we were invited to select from 24 framed pictures taken down from the metaphysical vertices of the gallery walls, laid out in a grid on temporary trestles and tabulated like fish on the dock.  Each picture was a gift.  Last year’s potlatch – by all accounts – was more fractious.   Then there had been paintings as well as drawings, seemingly of grea... [more]

20110109182231-runrunrun_install01 Mark Stammers showing with Visual Arts Forum group at Rugby Art Gallery -Exhibitions & Demonstrations  
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Emer O’Brien at The Wapping Project Bankside October 21st, 2010 - January 22nd, 2011
Posted 1/21/11

Visual Arts Forum - Exhibition & Demonstrations First Floor Gallery Rugby Art Gallery & Museum Little Elborow St Rugby Warwickshire CV21 3BZ  9.30am - 5pm, to 8pm Tues & Thurs, to 4pm Sat, & 12 -4pm Sun Tel 01788 533201 www.ragm.org.uk http://www.visual-arts-stratford.co.uk/artists/mark_stammers/MarkStammers.htm Private View Thurs 20th 6.30 - 8pm - This is an exciting and brilliant opportunity to see some original and innovative art, the exhibition shows a variety of art works by a selection of artists from Warwickshire and S... [more]

Ellipsis_image_block_copy Ellipsis - into the unsayable.  
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Sonia Ali, Maxime Angel, Laura Bushell, Ewan Eason, Matthew Holder, Katie Honan, Lucinda Lloyd, Lucy Whitford at Debut Contemporary July 23rd, 2010 - July 29th, 2010
Posted 7/26/10

A fascinating and exciting show with eight new artists exploring 'what's unsaid.' Avoiding shock and obvious political messaging, each artist respects the mute quality of art, it's form of speechlessness and silent writing to probe the limits of the sayable - whether in terms of language and indentity, abstract qualities of fate or time, or the language of pencil, paper, paint, neon and latex. Materials are to the fore here (and perhaps at time an echo of arte povera) and the curators are to be... [more]

Plplplp Art Review: Aviary  
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Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Barbican Art Gallery February 27th, 2010 - May 23rd, 2010
Posted 4/19/10

In a gloriously original and creative move, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s first UK solo exhibition taps into an audiovisual buffet of nature.  At the Barbican’s ‘Aviary’, visitors find themselves unwitting participants in a dance of nature as birds ‘perform’ in an art installation. A dark space opens into a cheerful seaside promenade, complete with wooden decking and islands of sand and grass.  Curiously, Les Paul guitars, bass, and cymbals rest in these spaces.  As your senses adjust to the surro... [more]

125993047546 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize '10 Winner  
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Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber, Donovan Wylie at The Photographers' Gallery February 12th, 2010 - May 2nd, 2010
Posted 3/23/10

The “surgically precise images” of Sophie Ristelhueber has won her the 2010 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.  In a ceremony on 17 March, film director Terry Gilliam presented her with the £30,000 award at The Photographers’ Gallery.  Hailed for “push[ing] the boundaries of the photographic medium”, her 2009 retrospective exhibition in Paris earned the nomination. The annual European competition, now in its 14th year, draws international entries from contemporary photographers.  Considered one of th... [more]

125993047546 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize '10  
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Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber, Donovan Wylie at The Photographers' Gallery February 12th, 2010 - May 2nd, 2010
Posted 3/10/10

For a “leading contemporary” photographic competition deemed “one of the most prominent exhibitions” at this gallery, the experience is decidedly underwhelming.  The nominees may well be worth the £30,000 prize, but the scant offering leaves visitors with little indication why.  With photo-documentaries dominating the line-up, originality has taken a back seat. The series ‘Eleven Blowups’ (‘06) by Sophie Ristelhueber drew interest with its “layers of construction and destruction”, focusing on t... [more]

Untitlede7i6 Robert Kusmirowski: Bunker  
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Robert Kusmirowski at Barbican Art Gallery September 30th, 2009 - January 10th, 2010
Posted 1/7/10

Having ostensibly hollowed out subterranean passageways beneath the Barbican, Robert Kusmirowski’s creation manipulates the senses for an emotional evocation of time and place.  The Polish artist’s recreation of a World War Two bunker, his first UK solo exhibit, evokes a harrowing wartime narrative. From the onset, it’s clear an affecting experience is being orchestrated, as you face the gloom beyond a rusted metal doorway etched in heavy concrete façade.  A strong sense of exploration into the... [more]

Keinholz_s032 Kienholz: ‘The Hoerengracht’  
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Ed and Nancy Kienholz at National Gallery November 18th, 2009 - February 21st, 2010
Posted 1/7/10

Conspicuous amongst the classical paintings at the National Gallery, challenging issues permeate its first modern installation, a recreation of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  Prostitution continues to inspire strong reactions, prompting artistic interpretation over the centuries, evidenced here by paintings from 17th century Dutch artists. Conceived by American artists Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz in 1983-8, whose controversial depictions of taboo subjects have influenced contemporary... [more]

Expulsion10_full9panel18in Paradise  
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Melissa Marks at Bloomberg Space September 10th, 2009 - September 26th, 2009
Posted 9/22/09

Melissa Marks' work, Adventures of Volitia: Expulsion from Paradise, currently up at Bloomberg SPACE is inspiring, stunningly beautiful and well worth the visit. The sprawling color drawings pull the viewer around the space, their saturated colors and complex narrative elements provide an intensity and depth that pulls one in and won't let go. Complementing these eleven power-filled drawings is a series of ceiling-height, black and white wall drawings, culminating in a 22-foot high, 43-foot wide epic. These drawing... [more]


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