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20150322162836-plat_6 private & confidential  
Mark Stammers at AE Contemporary Art Gallery June 27th, 2015 - July 18th, 2015
Posted 8/9/15

Just to introduce this a little further: check this video: [more]

20150322162836-plat_6 Private and Confidential  
Mark Stammers at AE Contemporary Art Gallery June 27th, 2015 - July 18th, 2015
Posted 6/30/15

This exhibition is called Private and Confidential, the pieces are beautifully framed prints, that vibrate with luminous colour and luscious brush strokes, these seductive effects give a warm and enticing atmosphere to the imagery, but underneath is a certain and sudden shock as the mind realises the figurative imagery that challenges the imagination and beckons satire and paradox, and the cartoon, these seem to rent through the surface of appearances.....perhaps to comfort the knowing viewer wi... [more]

20110729142613-lopen_2 Great event  
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]

20110311071435-hg Rebecca Partridge in Galleri Adular, Söderhamn, Sweden  
Helena Goldwater, Rebecca Partridge at Art First Contemporary Art March 17th, 2011 - April 28th, 2011
Posted 3/12/11

Extractions of eternity. Söderhamn/Hudiksvalls Tidning Small formats can contain vast spaces. We learn this from the recent exhibition at Gallery Adular in Söderhamn which consists exclusively of oil paintings measuring 24 by 30 centimeters. Exhibition: Rebecca Partridge, Gallery Adular, Söderhamn, from 5.2 to 2.3. The artist Rebecca Partridge was educated in London and currently works both there and in Berlin. She gathers inspiration for her paintings from her many travels in different countries... [more]

20110121151049-1 ROCK GODS  
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, seeming... [more]

'Scopos' the Watcher  
Jonathan Bentall, Jo David, Jeannie Driver, Margherita Gramegna, Sarah Hinds, Martin Lang, Jim Lockey, Chris van Beck, Chris Yates at Kaleidoscope Gallery October 14th, 2010 - November 24th, 2010
Posted 7/2/12

An a-n reviews uneditted review by David Minton can be read here: [more]

125993047546 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize '10 Winner  
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]

Untitlede7i6 Robert Kusmirowski: Bunker  
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 unk... [more]

Keinholz_s032 Kienholz: ‘The Hoerengracht’  
Ed and Nancy Kienholz at The 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 artists such a... [more]

Stark__empire__oil_on_panel_55x45cm_2009 Press Release  
John Stark at CHARLIE SMITH london October 2nd, 2009 - October 31st, 2009
Posted 9/28/09

CHARLIE SMITH london is delighted to present John Stark with his first one person show in London, ‘Meliora Silentio’. The exhibition is also CHARLIE SMITH london’s inaugural show at our new Old Street gallery space. ‘Aut tace aut loquere meliora silentio’, reads the Latin epigram in Salvator Rosa’s self portrait of circa 1645. Translated as ‘Be quiet, unless your speech be better than silence’, the Italian painter appears to deride the noise of the modern world, and in this opening exhibition Stark... [more]

Lopen_2 Web site looks great, really looking forward to Lambeth Open  
at Lambeth Open October 2nd, 2010 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Posted 9/8/09

The web site is looking great, with now twenty two venues on the map. Apparently more on the way. This is going to be fantastic event for the borough. Shame the council are not supporting it! [more]

Borough-wide at Debut Contemporary October 3rd, 2009 - October 4th, 2009
Posted 9/4/09

For more Lambeth artists open that weekend go to the original artist led event: [more]

4 John Riddy: Low Relief  
John Riddy at Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square March 13th, 2009 - May 1st, 2009
Posted 4/10/09

JOHN RIDDY: LOW RELIEF Photographs of London13 March 2009 - 1 May 2009 Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJT +44 (0)20 7494 1550 Admission free ‘I hope that we occasionally can see them; the solid constructions that surround us, that we can defeat our expectations and leave behind the pessimism that says all worlds will look and feel the same.' John Riddy The fourth exhibition of photographs by John Riddy takes a deceptively subdued look at the Lond... [more]

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