ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 - Camden Arts Centre - July 24th 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Grantchester Pottery display&nbsp;and document work made throughout their Ceramics Fellowship at&nbsp;Camden Arts Centre in an open&nbsp;and staged photoshoot. This drop-in event is free. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Grantchester Pottery is an artistic collaboration between Phil Root and Giles Round producing artwork alongside functional and decorative objects. Read more&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Supported by The Headley Trust</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">#camdenartscentre&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:25:21 +0000 Ben Jenner, Sarah Petitt, Jo Volley - APT Gallery - July 27th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">With exhibiting artists Ben Jenner, Sarah Petitt and Jo Volley, co-founder (with Gary Woodley) of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Materials Research Project</a>&nbsp;of Slade School of Fine Art.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:45:23 +0000 - Calvert 22 - July 27th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Composed of terrifying images from Sergey Astakhov's blog, this documentary by contemporary artist Oleg Mavromatti is the most radical insight into today's Russia and its ideological clashes.</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:23:09 +0000 The Neo Naturists - Studio Voltaire - July 28th 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Neo Naturists in conversation with Catherine Wood, Senior Curator Internation Art (Performance) Tate Modern, discussing their current large scale exhibition at Studio Voltaire, as well as their wider practice.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:14:40 +0000 Reynir Hutber - arebyte gallery - July 29th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><strong>Live | Work</strong><br /><em>Reynir Hutber</em></p> <p>Opening 29 July 6 &ndash; 9pm<br />(Residency Part II 1st July -27 July)<br />28 July &ndash; 30 Aug Thurs &ndash; Sat 12 &ndash; 6pm<br /><br /><strong>Reynir Hutber</strong> creates performances and installations that are transformed and explored through the lens of emerging technologies. He works in a range of mediums and his projects are often concerned with themes of mediation, alienation and (dis)illusion. Live | Work is a three-part, multifaceted project which involves performance, sculpture and a series of spoken texts and audio works distributed through a one-off radio broadcast entitled Evil | Krow. <br /><br />For Part One, which took place in Jan -Feb 2016, Hutber was resident in the gallery for four weeks. During this time he assessed and redefined the physical and virtual boundaries of the gallery. This meticulous investigation led to a series of interventions which re-imagined the dimensions of the space using false walls, optical tricks and manipulated video relays. For Parts Two and Three, Hutber uses a series of linear sculptures to propose a notional stage. From within this array of angular wooden beams, stark structures form and drift apart as the viewer's perspective changes. This environment takes inspiration from the hallucinogenic architecture of author JG Ballard's The Enormous Space (1998) and Polanski's seminal film Repulsion (1965) as well as the weightless, geometric quality of computer-generated drawings.<br />&nbsp;<br />Like much of Hutber's work, the installation plays into contemporary and contradictory anxieties around surveillance and visibility: the dread of being watched and the desire to be seen. The gallery is under the constant gaze of a video camera that will stream periodically to the arebyte website. As with a live TV set, the elements have been arranged and installed to privilege the perspective of the camera and the mediated view of an online audience. Little attention has been paid to that which falls outside the frame. Using 'live' online devices, visitors will have the opportunity to observe themselves as protagonists in this disorientating scene, but will never know who else, if anyone, is watching. <br /><br /><em>Live | Work</em> also responds to the rapid redevelopment of the unique local area and may even foreshadow the impending destruction of the gallery to make way for living spaces. Continuing arebyte's exploration into the theme of Legal Aesthetics, Live | Work looks at the breaking of physical space, creating new sets of rules taken from architecture, surrealism and drawing. Hutber's proposition looks at the space as a dynamic entity, considering it as simultaneously existing with and without physical and spacial boundaries, creating new realms for performance and perception. <br /><br />This project is generously supported by Arts Council England.<br /><br /><strong>About Reynir Hutber</strong> <br /><br />Reynir Hutber is a London-based artist working across a range of mediums including live art, installation, sculpture and new media. A critical use of digital technology is often central to his practice, as is a desire to explore concerns around the authenticity and limitations of the document <br /><br /><em>&ndash; particularly in relation to performance.</em><br />Hutber has been engaged to develop and perform work across Europe, including events and exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Germany, Brussels and Sweden. In May 2010 he was awarded 'The Catlin Art Prize' in London, UK, and in March 2013 he was nominated for 'Le Prix Cube' In Paris. In 2014 he was awarded an artist's bursary by Artsadmin, for artists working in contemporary performance and, in 2015, he completed a residency at Chisenhale Art Place, London. In 2015 his first film And I (with Marcia Farquhar) was filmed at Matt's Gallery and began touring the UK later that year. <br /><br />Information on the previous exhibition at arebyte can be found here:<br /><br />and more information about the artist can be found here: <br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><strong>RSVP</strong>: <br /><br />For further information please contact:<br />Rebecca Edwards <br /> / +44 7928 6495000</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:13:33 +0000 - National Portrait Gallery - August 4th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">To celebrate&nbsp;<em>William Eggleston Portraits</em>, for one night only the National Portrait Gallery is collaborating with Pop Boutique to transform the Bookshop into a 70s shop selling authentic vintage clothes, homeware, furniture and accessories. Make up brands Eyeko and Lipstick Queen will be joining us to give free makeovers and tutorials on achieving an essential retro look.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Part of the programme of events complementing<a href="" target="_blank">William Eggleston Portraits</a></p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:10:11 +0000 Marina Višić, Kristina Chan, Julia Parkinson, Elizabeth Byrne, Petter Yxell - Anise Gallery - August 11th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Embracing its ethos for connecting architecture and art, Anise Gallery finds new ways of exploring this relationship through new practices in fine art. In 2016 we are delighted to present artists from Slade School of Fine Art, Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College.</p> <p>Marina Vi&scaron;ić studied MFA Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art. Her practice has stemmed from an interest in materiality and how various textures and images are incorporated into landscapes. In recent years her practice has evolved from threadwork to video, and following her work for the Slade degree show 2016, she has been awarded &nbsp;the Jeanne Szego Prize for imaginative use of colour. Marina&rsquo;s work has been exhibited widely in The Netherlands including a solo show &lsquo;Myriade&rsquo; at Noordbrabants Museum.&nbsp;</p> <div> <p>Kristina Chan studied MA Printmaking at Royal College of Art. Her work looks at subverting our knowledge of space and place through historical and contemporary analysis. The process for the &lsquo;Collisions in Time&rsquo; series begins with an architectural site, where the artist is inspired by its histories, ruins and remains. Kristina is traditionally trained in lithography, etching, screen print and digital media manipulation, and has exhibited at CGP London, Mus&eacute;e de Louvre, &nbsp;and New Ashgate Gallery among others. She has an upcoming solo show at Project 88 in Bombay, India this summer.&nbsp;</p> <p>Julia Parkinson studied MA Sculpture at Royal College of Art. She is interested in the phenomenology and metamorphosis of material and depicts 3D textures and spaces in 2D forms. For her &lsquo;Pool&rsquo; series featured at the RCA degree show, there is a certain performative element to the work, a static animation, as the medium arrives at its destination to reach a state of immobility. In this, there is an ontological enquiry as the work reaches a state of being, a stationary &lsquo;becoming&rsquo;, finding its objecthood. Julia&rsquo;s work has featured in prominent exhibitions in recent years including Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Spike Island, Camden Arts Centre and Liverpool Biennale.</p> <p>Elizabeth Byrne studied MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Her work as part of the Goldsmiths degree show incorporated photography and installation, expressing the motif of decadence and decay as bedfellows. The process of pieces such as &lsquo;Anemone&rsquo;, which is being shown in the Summer Graduate Show, begins with sculptural assemblages which are then filmed and photographed, resulting in large scale photographic collages. Elizabeth&rsquo;s work has been listed for the Salon Art Prize, Anthology Art Prize at Charlie Smith, London, as well as being featured in shows and fairs at The Bargehouse, Vegas Gallery and FOLD Gallery.</p> <p>Petter Yxell studied MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. His interest in modular architecture is evident in his installation work &lsquo;Unhabitat&rsquo;, which incorporates concrete materiality and vernacular design from his home country, Sweden. Petter&rsquo;s practice has been heavily influenced by examining architectural structures in both London and Glasgow, and investigating the ways in which the urban landscape is consumed and at the same time often holds a transcient status. He presents work from the Goldsmiths degree show for Anise Gallery and will showcase a new commission for the Edinburgh Art Festival this summer, having previously shown work at Royal Scottish Academy, Candid Arts Trust and Studio 41.</p> <p>Linking the four artists is a passion for the architectural in the environment, whether this is through magnified textures and movements or stories of &lsquo;place&rsquo; and &lsquo;non-place&rsquo; situated in time. This is expressed through various media, including video art and screenprinting.</p> <p><strong>Sponsored by Sipsmith Independent Distillery</strong></p> </div> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:18:20 +0000 Susannah Worth, Chris Fite-Wassilak - APT Gallery - August 18th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>With contributions by Susannah Worth and Chris Fite-Wassilak.</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:44:19 +0000 The Neo Naturists - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - August 24th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM <div class="panel-pane pane-entity-field pane-node-field-multimedia"> <div class="multimedia-entities"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A night with the Neo Naturists celebrates the subversive 1980s performance group founded by Christine Binnie, Jennifer Binnie and Wilma Johnson, on the occasion of their <a href="" target="_blank">retrospective</a> at Studio Voltaire, 8 July &ndash; 28 August 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Neo Naturists were part of London&rsquo;s subculture that arose in the aftermath of Punk, the emergence of the New Romantic club scene and advent of Thatcherism. Combining ideas of ancient rituals with contemporary life, they performed wearing little more than body paint in nightclubs, galleries and festivals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A night with the Neo Naturists includes film, performance and music evoking the spirit of the original works&rsquo; anarchic innocence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Presented in partnership with Studio Voltaire.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This event has been generously supported by Yana &amp; Stephen Peel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional support from Arts Council England, The Henry Moore Foundation and the Neo Naturists supporters circle.</p> </div> </div> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:18:16 +0000 Ben Jenner, Sarah Petitt, Jo Volley - APT Gallery - August 28th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">With exhibiting artists Ben Jenner, Sarah Petitt and Jo Volley, co-founder (with Gary Woodley) of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials Research Project</a>&nbsp;of Slade School of Fine Art.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:43:03 +0000 Catherine Ferguson - APT Gallery - September 8th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>'Ingredients, Method, Serving Suggestion'</em>&nbsp;is a two month exhibition curated by artist Alaena Turner. It explores the ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with the format of the recipe, questioning the relationship between process and product, and testing the potential of the recipe as a model for collaboration and sharing of knowledge. The exhibition features new work by 18 emerging and major UK visual artists, including contributions by Dan Howard-Birt, Katrina Blannin, Jane Bustin, Kieran Drury, Eddie Farrell, Ben Jenner, Sarah Kate-Wilson, Natasha Kidd, Jo McGonigal, Sarah Mcnulty, Sarah Pettit, Robert Rivers, Damian Taylor, Alaena Turner, Gary Woodley, Susannah Worth, Jack Vickridge and Jo Volley.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Ingredients, Method, Serving Suggestion</em>&nbsp;is kindly sponsored by the A.P.T Curatorial Fellowship Award, WRoCAH network (White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities- Knowledge Exchange Partnership Award) and CePRA (Centre for Practice-Led Research in the Arts, University of Leeds). We would also like to thank Danish Art Workshops for supporting the production of new work for this exhibition.</div> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:45:12 +0000 - Almine Rech Gallery - September 12th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In Erik Lindman&rsquo;s new works, the artist creates fresh abstract forms with a fine attunement to painterly details, constellated around various found surfaces and their treatment as compositional elements, surfaces, and supports. The majority of these new works are on primed or linen-wrapped panel that are affixed with thin sheets of aluminum or steel sheetmetal, which are disguised and revealed to varying degrees by the application of paint on and around them. Colors and forms tend to accrete in the center of the painting, framed by white or unpainted space.</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:16:58 +0000 - Calvert 22 - September 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of our&nbsp;<em>Power and Architecture</em>&nbsp;season featured in the London Design Festival programme, we're pleased to welcome architect and urbanist Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss who will present three ongoing investigations that challenge the role of architecture in contemporary society.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:23:00 +0000 Sol Calero - Laura Bartlett Gallery - September 22nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:16:13 +0000 Paula Rego - Marlborough Fine Art - September 27th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="BODY"><strong>Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present a major exhibition of works by Paula Rego across two floors of its London gallery. Considered one of the leading figurative artists today, Rego draws inspiration from many sources including literature and fairy tales to create mysterious and narrative works. </strong></p> <p class="BODY">On display in the lower level gallery, is Rego&rsquo;s large-scale pastel series<em> Dancing Ostriches</em> <em>from Disney&rsquo;s &lsquo;Fantasia&rsquo;</em><em>,</em> originally commissioned for the exhibition <em>Spellbound</em> at the Hayward Gallery, London in 1996 and then acquired by Saatchi Gallery. Marking the centenary of cinema in Britain, artists and film-makers were commissioned to create works portraying the relationship between art and cinema. Both enthralled and terrified by the films of Walt Disney as a child, Rego derived the series from the &lsquo;Dance of the Ostriches&rsquo; in Fantasia, a scene that particularly stood out in her memory. Citing Disney as a major artistic influence, Rego regarded his films as a modern counterpart to traditional fairy tales told to her as a child.</p> <p class="BODY">Drawing both from memory and her assistant Lila as a life model, Rego replaces the animals with robust women in purposely awkward stances. Striving against the odds, the lumbering dancers challenge attitudes towards the female body and Disney&rsquo;s idealized cartoon characters. Rego states, <em>&ldquo;The Ostriches couldn&rsquo;t have been done if I hadn&rsquo;t been the age I am. A younger woman wouldn&rsquo;t know what it was like; longing for things that are not gone, because they&rsquo;re inside one, but that are inaccessible.&rdquo; </em></p> <p class="BODY">Paula Rego consistently challenges herself, embracing new ideas, stories and media. On view in Marlborough&rsquo;s first floor gallery is a new large-scale work, her first tapestry, <em>Eagles Daughter </em>(2016). Based on an 16<sup>th</sup> century folk tale, it tells the story of a beautiful young girl&rsquo;s life, born to a man who was raised by eagles, and betrayed by an ugly, wicked old woman.&nbsp; Produced with textile design at Factum Arte in Madrid, the work was woven by Flanders Tapestries in Belgium. The tapestry is shown alongside a selection of etchings and lithographs including the critically acclaimed series <em>The</em> <em>Pendle Witches </em>(1996) and <em>Peter Pan </em>(1992).</p> <p class="BODY">Rego&rsquo;s expressive works invite the viewer into a world of disconcerting realism and innocence, told through both familiar and imagined stories which are open to interpretation and blur the lines between the grotesque, sinister and beautiful.</p> <p class="BODY">A fully illustrated catalogue will be available with an introduction by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times and author.</p> <p class="BODY">The exhibition coincides with a solo display devoted to Paula Rego&rsquo;s works from the 1980&rsquo;s at Frieze Masters, 6 &ndash; 9 October 2016. It includes important works from the <em>Vivian Girls</em> series inspired by the Outsider artist Henry Darger, much admired by Rego. This constitutes the fourth in a series of single-artist booths presented by Marlborough Fine Art at the fair, following the presentation of Frank Auerbach in 2015, Francis Bacon in 2014 and Victor Pasmore in 2013.</p> <p class="BODY">Rego (b. 1935, Lisbon) trained at the Slade School of Fine Art (1952-56). In 1990, she was appointed artist-in-residence at the National Gallery, London. Her work has been exhibited in many of the major museums world-wide.&nbsp; In 2004 she was awarded the Gr&atilde; Cruz da Ordem de Sant'Iago da Espada by the President of Portugal and a museum dedicated to Rego's work, the Casa das Hist&oacute;rias Paula Rego, was opened in Cascais, Portugal in 2009. In 2010, Rego was made a Dame of the British Empire. Her work is part of numerous public collections including the Arts Council, London, England; Berardo Collection, Lisbon; National Gallery, London; National Portrait Gallery, London; Tate Gallery, Liverpool; and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. She lives and works in London.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:51:51 +0000