ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Pertwee Anderson & Gold - November 7th - November 29th <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Escobar&rsquo;s gold-plated hippo skull to showcase at the Museum of Curiosity</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<br /><strong>The Museum of Curiosity</strong>&nbsp;will return to London&rsquo;s Soho for three weeks when it opens to the public on&nbsp;<strong>Friday November 7th 2014</strong>.<br />&nbsp;<br />In the style of a traditional Wunderkammer,&nbsp;<strong>Curiosities from The Hanbury Collection</strong>&nbsp;features a collection of curiosities curated by The Connor Brothers.<br />&nbsp;<br />Among the exhibits on display are a gold plated hippo skull purported to have been owned by notorious cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar, the jaw of a 70-foot long prehistoric shark, and the world's most intelligent computer.&nbsp;As well as objects from natural history, technology, art and&nbsp;archeology, there are some exhibits so unusual that&nbsp;they defy categorisation.<br />&nbsp;<br />This show is an immersive experience, which confuses&nbsp;reality with&nbsp;fiction, and leaves&nbsp;the viewer unsure which unbelievable things are true, and which believable things are imaginary.&nbsp;Among The Hanbury Collection&rsquo;s extraordinary range of items is one of the only computers said to be capable of passing the&nbsp;<strong>Turing Test.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>B.R.I.A.N</strong>&nbsp;is a computer programme able to read micro expressions, fleeting universal and involuntary facial expressions that betray our subconscious emotions. &nbsp;Originally developed by the CIA as an interrogation tool, later abandoned and reprogrammed as the world's most accurate psychometric programme, The Hanbury Collection owns the only version in private hands.<br />&nbsp;<br />There are limited places for a small number of people to experience an interaction with B.R.I.A.N, and to be given their own personality profile.&nbsp;<strong>Booking - which can be done by clicking&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;is essential for this exhibit</strong>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />B.R.I.A.N is available for appointments from&nbsp;12:00 to 16:00 pm beginning Friday the 7th November&nbsp;and then again every Thursday,&nbsp;Fridayand&nbsp;Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00 pm&nbsp;until&nbsp;Saturday the 29th November 2014. Each interactive appointment lasts up to fifteen minutes and pre booking is essential. It is not possible to participate without a pre booked appointment.<br />&nbsp;<br />Entry to Curiosities from The Hanbury Collection is free.<br />&nbsp;<br />Curiosities from the Hanbury Collection will open at 15 Bateman Street, London, W1D 3AQ on&nbsp;7th November&nbsp;and run to the&nbsp;29th November.&nbsp;<strong> Entry is free every day from 11.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs. Closed Sundays.</strong><br />&nbsp;<br />For press enquiries please contact&nbsp;<strong>Tim Toulmin</strong>&nbsp;on 07803 597372<br />&nbsp;<br />For gallery and catalogue enquiries please click&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:05:11 +0000 - Laura Bartlett Gallery - November 6th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Coinciding with Beatrice Gibson's current exhibition,&nbsp;<em>F for Fibonacci,</em>&nbsp;Op. 50 and Laura Bartlett Gallery will stage an evening of cutting edge music and biting market commentary. The evening takes as its departure point William Gaddis' epic modernist novel JR (1975).&nbsp; An eerily prescient social satire, JR tells the story of a precocious 11 year-old capitalist who, with the unwitting help of his school's resident composer, inadvertently creates the single greatest financial empire the decade has seen. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Developing a particular episode from the novel, in which the character of the Composer meets with the character of the Banker to discuss music, finance and their interrelation, Gibson has invited controversial financial pundit Max Keiser and renowned cellist and experimental music pioneer &nbsp;Anton Lukoszevieze to talk and perform respectively, on the theme of abstraction in their chosen fields.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Both Keiser and Lukoszevieze feature as voice over's in Gibson film&nbsp;<em>F For Fibonacci</em>, currently showing at the Gallery. Also orientating around an episode in Gaddis' novel, F For Fiboanacci sees a televised music lesson scrambled with a maths class on derivatives, from inside the mind of its child protagonist. Musings on aleatory music become muddled with virtual stock pickings and a theory of 'market noise'.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Extending the film's characters beyond the confines of the screen, the event is the second installment of an episodic and ongoing production orientated around Gaddis' novel, that looks at abstraction in music and finance, exploring the idea of value by playing on its varying meanings: social financial and aesthetic.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There will be screenings of&nbsp;<em>F for Fibonacci</em>&nbsp;at the gallery at&nbsp;6.00 pm&nbsp;and&nbsp;6.30 pm on Thursday 6th November.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Max Keiser is an American broadcaster and film-maker. He hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on RT (Russia Today). He presents a weekly show about finance and markets on London's Resonance FM, and writes for The Huffington Post. Keiser invented "Virtual Specialist Technology," a software system used by the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Prior to inventing this technology, he worked on Wall Street where he began working after graduating from NYU. Keiser is currently CEO/ co-founder of the UK based crowdfunding platform "StartJOIN" and of the crypto currency "StartCOIN".&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Anton Lukoszevieze is a musician and an artist. As a cellist he has commissioned over 50 new works and performed concerti with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has also devised programmes and given broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Danish Radio, SR2, Sweden, Deutschland Rundfunk, WDR, Germany and ORT, Austria. He has had close working relationships with many contemporary composers, notably Christian Wolff, David Behrman, Amnon Wolman, Helmut Oehring, Christopher Fox, Richard Ayres, Phill Niblock, Karlheinz Essl and Laurence Crane. He has worked with a vast array of performers and conductors such as Thomas Ad&eacute;s, Peter E&ouml;tv&ouml;s, Sakari Oramo, Diego Masson, Ilan Volkov, Pierre Strauch, Linda Hirst, John Tilbury, Carsten Nicolai, Zbigniew Karkowski, Keiji Heino, William Bennett (Whitehouse), Sasha Waltz Dance Company and as a dancer with the Vincent Dance Company.&nbsp; He is also the founder and director of the ensemble Apartment House, one of Europe's leading ensembles for the performance of contemporary and experimental music. He has performed with many new music ensembles, including Exaudi, Zeitkratzer, Musikfabrik, Kammer Ensemble Neue Musik, Berlin, Ensemble Aventure, Ensemble SurPlus, Music Projects-London, Almeida Opera and the Composers' Ensemble.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Beatrice Gibson lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include, A Tale of Two Cities, The Highline, Channel 14, New York, (2014), Beatrice Gibson, Wilfried Lenz, (2014) CAC Bretigny (2013), Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; The Showroom, London (2012); Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart (2010), The Serpentine Gallery (Sackler Center) (2010). Gibson's films have screened at numerous experimental film venues and film festivals nationally and internationally including Light Industry, NY, Anthology Film Archives NY; LA Film Forum; Rotterdam International Film Festival; Experimenta, London Film Festival; and Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Gibson's work was recently included in Assembly, A Recent Survey of Artist's Film and Video in Britain, 2008-2013, Tate Britain, 2014. She has twice won the Rotterdam International Film Festival Tiger Award for short film, was nominated for the 2013 Jarman Award and shortlisted for the 2013-15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Gibson is currently one of four shortlisted artists for the newly inaugurated 2014 Milton Keynes City Prize for the Visual Arts. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Collective Gallery (2015) Edinburgh, and Grazer Kunstverein (2016).&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Op. 50 is a new London based not-for-profit arts organisation dedicated to audio art. It commissions and produces collaborations between visual artists, composers and musicians. Projects culminate in a public outcome, such as performance and/or installation, or published materials across appropriate media.&nbsp;</p> <p>A unique evening bringing together the opaque worlds of high finance and modern composition.</p> <p>Admission free. Booking is essential. Please "rsvp" by sending an email to:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:01:29 +0000 Naum Gabo - Annely Juda Fine Art - October 30th - December 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">This October Annely Juda Fine Art will be exhibiting works by Naum Gabo, which focus on his series of stone sculptures and drawings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gabo conceived his first stone sculpture in 1933. In Gabo&rsquo;s first experiment with stone, he encircled it with white plastic and a halo of black plastic, which gave the heavy mass of stone a dynamic appearance. He called it Construction: Stone with a Collar. It was not in the form of fossils or seeds or any other natural object that Gabo discovered his forms, his inspiration came from his experiences of abstract events in nature.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gabo made stone sculptures over some thirty-seven years and 13 of these will be shown in this exhibition, alongside drawings and monoprints by Gabo directly related to his stone sculptures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gabo did not simply copy nature, but was inspired by more abstract events in the natural world, which he interpreted in his forms. He explained how he saw beauty in things that are not typically appreciated: &ldquo;in the bends of waves on the sea between the openwork of foaming crests.&rdquo; Gabo was pleasantly surprised at how well he adapted to this new medium.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The mere touch of the engraving tool on wood evoked in me the feeling that I was doing carving and was unexpectedly in my own element&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition includes thirteen sculptures and fourteen drawings, which will be exhibited on the 3rd floor.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:50:09 +0000 Alan Green - Annely Juda Fine Art - October 31st - December 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">On our 4th floor we will be exhibiting Alan Green.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Alan Green (1932 - 2003) wanted to create "ordinary paintings as ordinary as the real world". This came from his belief that, in the second half of the twentieth century, artists carried too much bag- gage to be able to experience "things".&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">Green was one of the great British abstract artists whose formative years were spent in London in the 1960s. He was trained as an illustrator and graphic designer which freed him from the theo-&nbsp;retical constraints of art history. In the mid 1960s he made field paintings (which were remarkably&nbsp;advanced for their time) - in which his colour and its application dictated the form. His paintings are deliberately non emotional and controlled.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left">This exhibition is the 13th solo exhibition at Annely Juda Fine Art. It includes paintings and drawings from 1972 to 2003. The paintings, some over three meters in length, explore concealment and trans- parency. Their texture and method of application (variously using multiple layers of his own paint mixed from raw pigment and applied with the use of stencils, combs and brushes) encourage the&nbsp;viewer to analyse tone, plane and colour but also to see the whole work as engaging and physical. It is, as Green himself said, as if the "painting can become like a symbol of a painting".</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:44:46 +0000 Kidlat Tahimik - Gasworks - November 12th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><em>'Libert&eacute;, Egalit&eacute;, Fraternit&eacute;, Supermarch&eacute;!'</em> -- Kidlat Tahimik</p> <p><strong><em>Perfumed Nightmare</em></strong> (1977, 93 min.) is an autobiographical tale following the life of Kidlat, a young Filipino jeepney* driver enamoured with the idea of Western culture, and all it has to offer. He is the president of his rural village&rsquo;s Werner von Braun fan club, which he established after first hearing about the aerospace engineer while listening one day to his favourite radio station 'Voice of America'.</p> <p>While still in the Philippines Kidlat meets Big Boss, an American capitalist, who suggests he accompany him back to Paris, where he runs a chewing gum dispensing machine business. Excited by the prospect of experiencing a world he only knows through broadcast media, Kidlat embarks on a transformative journey that takes him through France and Germany, eventually settling in New York. Along the way, his once aspirational attitude towards the West wanes, leading him to better appreciate the value his Philippine roots.</p> <p>* Repurposed World War II U.S. military jeeps commonly used for public transport in the Philippines</p> <p>This event is part of <a href="" rel="nofollow"><em>Some Are Smarter Than Others</em></a></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:16:48 +0000 Saul Fletcher - Alison Jacques Gallery - November 21st - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>These lucky finds &ndash; things and persons apparently passing before a kind of camera trap that freezes them in their natural habitat &ndash; only seem to grow in significance when set against the implacability of the wall face, a surface whose material history and psychic weather Fletcher knows intimately. From one to another, the tiny images unfold into a weirdly free-form seriality, and the concentrated mindfulness required to identify not just the state of the objects but also the literal and figurative condition of the wall starts to feel like an act of devotion.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jeffrey Kastner, Artforum</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alison Jacques Gallery is proud to present our third solo exhibition of new work by Saul Fletcher.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fletcher began his practice by taking photographs of sculptural assemblages on his London studio wall. Layered thick with peeling paint the history of the wall became part of the installations, created by the artist in situ. In this series Fletcher extends this practice to his studio in Berlin. Set against a comparatively stark background, small drips, smudges and splatters are still apparent on the wall's surface, situating the arrangements in space with only slight suggestions of what lies beyond.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The photographs in this exhibition revolve around the idea of fatherhood and family, some more abstractly than others. Although they could not be more deliberate the installations communicate the distinct feeling of having already been altered by time. This is due both to the found objects Fletcher often employs as well as the delicate way he assembles them. Detailed, intimate and in a seemingly transient state Fletcher's subjects are often ambiguous, and the small scale of his photographs entice one to look more carefully and consider the image further. It is impossible not to think of memory, always changing depending on our perspective. Yet whilst the subject matter appears ephemeral, the materiality of the photograph reinforces its permanence, cementing in time what would otherwise be fleeting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saul Fletcher (b.1967, Barton, UK). Important shows include&nbsp;<em>The Imminence of Poetics</em>, 30th&nbsp;Sao Paulo Biennale (2012);&nbsp;<em>Portrait of the Artist As&hellip;</em>,The Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2012);&nbsp;<em>Focal Points: Art and Photography</em>, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2012);<em>Spirit Level</em>, curated by Ugo Rondinone at Gladstone Gallery, NY (2012);&nbsp;<em>Painters Panting</em>, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA (2012); CCS Bard Hessel Museum, NY (2011);&nbsp;<em>Saints and Sinners</em>, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA (2009);&nbsp;<em>Disappearances, Shadows and Illusions</em>, Miami Art Museum, FL (2008);&nbsp;<em>Rings of Saturn</em>, Tate Modern, London (2008);&nbsp;<em>Traum und Traum</em>, MUMOK, Vienna (2007) and the 4th Berlin Biennial (2006). His work is in numerous museum collections including The Arts Council Collection, London; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; DESTE Foundation, Athens; Guggenheim, New York and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:48:20 +0000 Richard Patterson - Timothy Taylor Gallery - November 15th - December 20th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Timothy Taylor Gallery is proud to announce a new exhibition by Richard Patterson &ndash; the first in the UK to focus on the artist&rsquo;s expanded practice, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and film.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Patterson is from the &lsquo;YBA&rsquo; (Young British Art) generation of the late 1980s and 1990s that helped define the London contemporary art scene. As one of the few painters to emerge from the YBAs, Patterson's technical brilliance &ndash; which he incorporates in hyper-real paintings that conflate European art history with popular culture &ndash; distinguishes him from his peers.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This exhibition presents new paintings that continue Patterson&rsquo;s philosophical questioning of the connection between meaning, image and making, and are painstakingly constructed from a diverse range of painterly techniques and eclectic subject matter. Patterson employs a battery of techniques, genres and media: self-portraits, ready-mades, photography, painterly streaks and smudges, and virtuoso photorealist painting, which often converge at once in a single work. Alongside these &lsquo;cut-up&rsquo; paintings, Patterson presents a new series of small abstract paintings that are unusual for their lack of figuration, but bear the hand of the artist through their palette.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Six Short Stories (2013) extends Patterson&rsquo;s practice of &lsquo;cut-up&rsquo; through the medium of video. The first video work by the artist to be shown in the UK, Six Short Stories takes the form of six vignettes compiled from found footage that includes: scenes from Black Narcissus and My Fair Lady, promotional videos for a luxury property development, an interview with Milan Kundera, a clip from Ken Russell's 1969 adaptation of Women in Love, and early 1960s amateur footage of a motorcycle scramble at Hawkstone Park, England. Mirroring the artist&rsquo;s approach to painting, where multiple image sources and painterly techniques are combined, the video presents a riotous medley of content and irony.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Fair Park Constructivist Pavilion Extension: Monument to the Celebration of Capitalist Ambivalence to the Destruction of Meaning in Art Embodied as Oversized Sculpture-Statues (Qatar/Dallas Export Version) (1999&ndash;2014) &ndash; a Renzo Piano inspired architectural scale model &ndash; houses six paint-daubed figures in each of its modernist rooms. These obscured toy soldiers &ndash; the subject of Patterson&rsquo;s paintings work from the early 2000s &ndash; act as proxies for characters in the contemporary art world: the critic, the hedge fund collector, the dealer, the audience, the artist, and are presented as miniature sculptures in Patterson&rsquo;s personal museum.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The same toy soldiers form the basis of a series of new photographs, the first of Patterson's career. Depicted as grand cyphers, wavering between the monumental and the absurd, they simulate the same exaggerated-corporeal scale of his paintings from early 2000s, with every swirl of paint and particle of dust rendered in magnified detail.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Born in the UK in 1963, Patterson graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1986. He was included in Damien Hirst&rsquo;s renowned Freeze, Surrey Docks, London (1988), as well as Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1997). Patterson has had solo exhibitions at Anthony d&rsquo;Offay Gallery, London; James Cohan Gallery, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; and most recently at the FLAG Art Foundation, New York. Richard Patterson currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The artist will be in London for the exhibition opening and is available for interviews.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:07:15 +0000 Bridget Riley - Marlborough Fine Art - October 28th - November 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in London 1931, Riley spent the war years in Cornwall discovering nature; later, whilst being educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, she chose art as her only subject aside from the obligatory courses.&nbsp;<br /><br />She studied at Goldsmith's and the Royal College in the 50's yet did not find her form and the style for which she is now famous until 1960. Her monochrome 'Op' paintings inspired a decade of popular graphic, however she struggled to find a development of her style. Nevertheless by the end of the 60's she escaped into colour, and won the International Prize for Painting Venice. (The first English contemporary painter and fist woman to achieve this distinction.)<br /><br />Throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's Riley has exhibited world-wide, had numerous retrospective exhibitions, including the Tate 2003, and her work is found in many important international collections.<br /><br />Marlborough Graphics has been selling her prints form over five years and always has a good stock of contemporary publications and some earlier work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The opening will coincide with&nbsp;<em>Unsolved Cases,</em>&nbsp;the inaugural exhibition of new works by Belgian artist Robert Devriendt.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:52:25 +0000 - Raven Row - November 4th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the most influential gallerists and publishers in post-war German art, Ren&eacute; Block supported numerous artists associated with Fluxus, Happenings and Capitalist Realism, such as Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter as well as KP Brehmer. Through his galleries and Edition Ren&eacute; Block he fostered a view of art as an agent of social and political change.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Block, along with Petra Lange-Berndt (Lecturer, History of Art, UCL) and the exhibition's curator Doreen Mende, will discuss the political relevance of KP Brehmer&rsquo;s work and that of the Capitalist Realist generation. The talk will be illustrated by a number of archival images and will be moderated by Raven Row&rsquo;s director, Alex Sainsbury.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This event is free but booking is essential. Click&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here&nbsp;</a>to reserve your ticket.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:37:08 +0000 - Lazarides Editions Studio - October 31st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Lazarides Editions</a>&nbsp;will be opening our print studio to the public for the very first time, showcasing a variety of printing processes alongside a selection of notable printed works created over the past decade.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Now Gallery</a>&nbsp;presents a unique architectural display from Ravensbourne Art College, site-specific installation by Pearson Lloyd, NOW Cinema curated by Gareth Evans and the return of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Doug Foster's</a>widely acclaimed&nbsp;<a href=",breather?token=29606-707-687666b3fda6b136bca9a56b4e4660fba48d242d6ec6f87c82123096c94305ba-12" target="_blank">Breather</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The open event will take place from&nbsp;<strong>6pm until 9pm on Friday 31st October</strong>&nbsp;in collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Now Later</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">South London Art Map</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Either wander the peninsula at your own leisure or join a dedicated SLAM tour, commencing from Now Gallery at&nbsp;6.30pm&nbsp;&ndash; final places are still&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">available to book online</a>&nbsp;now.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:29:43 +0000 Robert Proch - Lazarides Rathbone Place - November 21st - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Land Without Footprints</em>, an arresting body of abstract work from Polish artist&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Robert Proch</a>. The upcoming solo showcase is in continuation of Proch's 2012 breakthrough&nbsp;<a href=",between-dimensions" target="_blank">Between Dimensions</a>&nbsp;and coincides with the artist's co-curated group exhibition&nbsp;<a href=",group-exhibition-jednakowo-rozni" target="_blank">Jednakowo / R&oacute;┼╝ni</a>&nbsp;at The Outsiders Newcastle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining classic caricature, animation and impressionist influences, Land Without Footprints is a direct response to our evolving modern society and the nature in which we interact within it. Fascinated by human relations within advanced technologic environments, Proch deconstructs landscapes where figures appear lost amongst countless square fields. The alluring narratives merge vivid colours with tangible emotions to create a powerful dialogue between concrete cityscapes and virtual realities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Land Without Footprints presents a futuristic realm where perspective is distorted and humans connect solely in a web-orientated universe. Extending Proch's meticulous painting technique developed over the past five years, the latest showcase comprises 15 acrylic paintings across a range of sizes, some reaching almost as large as two metres squared.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:24:59 +0000 Anthony Lister - Lazarides Rathbone Place - November 28th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a major new body of provocative work from Australian artist&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Anthony Lister</a>.&nbsp;<em>Hurt People &ndash; Hurt People&nbsp;</em>presents a series of multi-faceted portraits saturated in celebrity and media obsessed disaster, continuing the artist's distinguished superhero series featured in 2013's&nbsp;<a href=",anthony-lister-unslung-heroes-london" target="_blank">Unslung Heroes</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The recent body of work extends the artist's exploration into the innate sense of chaos and false sense of security existing in modern society, distracting us from the current continuum of corruption and tragedy. The Brisbane-born painter illustrates themes existing between high and low brow culture whilst questioning a society immersed in obtrusive media and poisonous lifestyles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Coining the term "adventure painting" Lister's large-scale canvases are hedonistic yet demure, constantly evolving stylistically while extending an impressionist approach to contemporary portraiture. Dark undertones often cloud the artist's seductive figures, constructed from a harmony of unapologetic brush strokes and bold colour palette. Loaded with authentic energy Lister animates his ominous characters within each composition, merging the technical execution of old masters with the free-hand spontaneity associated with his street art peers.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:19:31 +0000 Mari Kim - Albemarle Gallery - October 31st - November 22nd <p>Mari Kim | Synchronicity&nbsp;</p> <p>31 Oct - 22 Nov 2014&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mari Kim&rsquo;s wide-eyed, pretty porcelaneous, characters, also known as &lsquo;Eyedolls&rsquo;,&nbsp; pay service to Japanese manga and anime culture. &nbsp; Often direct representations of well known political and historical figures, super heroes, or fairy tale characters they are instantly recognisable icons, popularised by western media.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:01:46 +0000 Lee Jaehyo - Albemarle Gallery - October 31st - November 22nd <p>Lee Jaehyo</p> <p>31 Oct - 13 Dec 2014</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The joy of the art of Lee Jaehyo is the unassuming manner in which he shares his profound and wide philosophical understanding of life in novel and at times prosaic forms, employing in the process, a rich array of materials to realise objects of great beauty.</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:27:08 +0000 Jonathan Yeo - The Outsiders London - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lazarides is proud to present <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Yeo's</a> <strong>The Print Retrospective</strong>, the inaugural exhibition at <a href="" target="_blank">Lazarides Editions</a> on London's South Bank. Following Yeo's critically acclaimed 2013 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, The Print Retrospective comprises a major body of printed material mapping the artist's pioneering journey in printmaking over the past decade.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The upcoming showcase highlights key periods of the British portraitist's career, including a selection of unseen limited editions as well as new pieces made specifically to commemorate the launch of Lazarides Editions. Lazarides and Jonathan Yeo commenced collaborating in 2007 with Yeo's first exhibition to feature his hugely popular pornographic collage series. Bush, the unauthorised portrait of the then US president George W, was conceived and launched as a 22 colour screen print, igniting the artist's interest in printed editions. The screen print, initially made for preservation purposes, embraced the integrity of the original collage and prompted an experimental phase with printmaking, encompassing etching, layering, stenciling, hand finishing and digital formats.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To coincide with the launch of the new gallery and in celebration of seven years working with Jonathan Yeo, Lazarides Editions is thrilled to release an exclusive, hand-finished monograph created by the studio. The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo illustrates poignant periods over the past several years, alongside a selection of unique leaf studies, lithographs and archival prints made in collaboration with the studio and signed by the artist.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:55:17 +0000 Craigie Aitchison - Timothy Taylor Gallery - November 4th - November 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">As the official representatives of The Estate of Craigie Aitchison, Timothy Taylor Gallery is proud to support the launch of a comprehensive new monograph <em>Craigie Aitchison: A Life in Colour</em> published by Lund Humphries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This fully illustrated study of the life and work of Aitchison (1926-2009) is the first book to cover the entire oeuvre of a painter whose distinctive and evocative style has earned him widespread public and critical acclaim. Award-winning writer Cate Haste draws for the first time on family archives, letters and new interviews with those who knew Aitchison well to explore the relationship of his life to his work, the influences that shaped his visual imagination, the emergence of distinctive themes, and the development of his painting style.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aitchison was born in Edinburgh in 1926, and became active on the London art scene in the 1950s. In a career spanning over 5 decades, he became known and admired for his flat, almost two-dimensional forms and simple icon- like compositions which powerfully evoke both the early Italian Renaissance and the British visionary tradition. The paintings selected for this brief survey demonstrate this distinctive style, his unique subject matter and the Mediterranean intensity of his palette.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aitchison was elected a Royal Academician in 1988, won the inaugural Jerwood Prize for painting in 1994, and in 1999 was awarded a CBE for his contribution to British Art. In 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Bath. He died at his home in London in December 2009.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:45:31 +0000