ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Richard Woods, Ian Davenport, Dexter Dalwood - Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St - April 26th, 2012 - May 26th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">*</span>Including recent work by Dexter Dalwood, Ian Davenport and Richard Woods.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:08:19 +0000 Lisa Ruyter - Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St - April 27th, 2012 - May 26th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The first London exhibition for American artist and Vienna resident will feature recent paintings based on her research into Dorothea Lange's photographs of the Great Depression.  For more information, please <strong>contact us. </strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><strong>Lisa Rutyer will be in conversation with Michael Bracewell at 6.30pm, April 26.</strong></strong></span></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:31:53 +0000 Malcolm Liepke - Albemarle Gallery - May 3rd, 2012 - May 26th, 2012 <p>Malcolm Liepke</p> <p>Liepke’s masterful use and knowledge of his chosen medium, is the culmination of a long and ongoing apprenticeship, studying aspects of painters he holds in high esteem. Compositional and tonal nods to the likes of Singer Sargent, Whistler and Degas, the patterns and textures of Vuillard and an ever-evolving palette of vibrant colours, result in a combination, which defines Liepke’s unique identity as a contemporary painter.</p> <p><a href=";backgroundColor=%23222222" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img class="rollover" src="" border="0" /></a></p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:47:18 +0000 Alberto Zamboni - Albemarle Gallery - May 3rd, 2012 - May 26th, 2012 <p>Alberto Zamboni</p> <div class="exhibitionboxtop">As well as the countless artists who have lived and worked in Bologna over the centuries, Zamboni’s work is buoyed by references to history’s most innovative practitioners. The skilful juxtaposition of light and shadow in Zamboni’s creations is reminiscent of Whistler’s hazy views of the river Thames and the nocturnal seascapes of Turner. Yet literature also plays a pivotal role in Zamboni’s creative process - especially authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and George Simenon. Zamboni is fascinated by tales of adventure and the great unknown, and strives to capture this sense of odyssey within his misty landscapes.</div> <p></p> <div class="exhibitionbottom"><a href=";backgroundColor=%23222222" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img class="rollover" src="" border="0" /></a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img class="rollover" src="" border="0" /></a></div> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:33:30 +0000 Henrietta LaBouchere - Albemarle Gallery - May 3rd, 2012 - May 26th, 2012 <p>Henrietta Labouchere</p> <div class="exhibitionboxtop">Since her days at college, Labouchere has been interested in paint – the way it handles and flows on the panel. Her figures are boldly sketched, the sum of several layers of colour, each painstakingly applied. Her compositions are built up slowly, with nascent ideas and early missteps absorbed into the final panel; a key part of the historical evolution of the painting.</div> <p></p> <div class="exhibitionbottom"><a href=";backgroundColor=%23222222" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img class="rollover" src="" border="0" /></a></div> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:43:00 +0000 Michael van Ofen - Alison Jacques Gallery - April 13th, 2012 - May 19th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">'<em>Van Ofen's gesture is not about returning to convention, but rather revisiting the still-relevant embers of what painting, and only painting, can effect</em>.'</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Jens Hoffmann, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk catalogue, 2011</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For his second solo exhibition in London, <strong>Michael van Ofen</strong> has created a new body of oils premised on paintings from the Nineteenth Century. Using these works as his 'found objects', he dissects the remains of a practice that was poised between the invention of photography and the advent of Modernism. Through his unique visual language of considered, precisely-sculpted brushstrokes, Van Ofen knowingly uses the limitations of these 'objects' as starting points for his own meticulous reinvention.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Van Ofen's paintings are constructed through a wet-on-wet technique, allowing for constant re-working on the canvas and giving them a translucency that lends his subjects a candescent aura. He rejects the gestural or fetishistic approaches of modernist mark making for a more inquisitive approach, in which he revisits historical devices - ranging from genre clichés to sombre palettes and dramatic compositions - to create powerful, stripped-down paintings, in a completely new context. This conceptual reexamining, not reproducing, liberates Van Ofen to "bypass time and build my own historical off-track to come to something new, beautiful, and contemporary."</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Théodore Géricault's painting, <em>Three Trumpeters of the Polish Lancers</em>, c.1814, provided the starting point for three of Van Ofen's paintings made specifically for the main gallery in this exhibition. Through his radical deconstructions of Géricault's composition, in which only certain colours and figurative elements remain, the atmosphere of the original image is exquisitely honed. Courtly tones of red and gold are emphasized and the precise curve of a red brushstroke forms the impression of a seated horseman. Van Ofen replaces his subjects' trumpets with white lances, providing a sense of balance and geometry but also acting as a linear counterpoint to his more fluid brushstrokes.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">With these and other new works referencing paintings by two German Nineteenth Century artists - the landscape painter, Carl Blechen and the portraitist, Franz von Lenbach - Van Ofen treats the actual content of their works with a respectful indifference: relics from a significant moment in history when painting was on the verge of imploding, but relics nonetheless. In adopting paintings themselves as vehicles for his ongoing conceptual enquiries, and carefully gleaning through the dying aspirations of representative painting, with the hindsight of what then countered it, Van Ofen paradoxically reinvigorates our fascination with the medium.</span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Michael van Ofen</strong> (Born in Essen, 1956) lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. He was recently honoured with a solo show at Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany (2010), for which a major DISTANZ publication with essays by Jens Hoffmann and Burkhard Meltzer was produced. Recent group shows include Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany (2012), <em>Painting Between The Lines</em>, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA (2011) and <em>Wrong</em>, Kunst im Tunel, Düsseldorf, Germany (2011).</span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For more information and images, please <a href="" target="_blank">click here.</a></span></p> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 05:33:03 +0000 Masakatsu Kondo - All Visual Arts - May 4th, 2012 - May 31st, 2012 <p>All Visual Arts are proud to introduce an exhibition of paintings by acclaimed Japanese artist, Masakatsu Kondo. <i>Whenever I am Silent</i> is a meditation on the artifice of nature, exploring the space between the perceived and the real.  From still, unsettling landscapes inspired by traditional Japanese composition to the more lyrical new works being exhibited for the first time.</p> <p>Kondo’s paintings draw on the natural world and symbolic imagery of contemporary media; landscapes that adhere to the imagined, idealised notion of how they should appear. The artist opens up an inquisition of the world presented to us, particularly within an urban metropolis where ‘natural’ landscapes are architectures of the imagination. Kondo constructs subtly enhanced and engineered scenery suggestive of a peculiarly modern sense of isolation.</p> <p>Kondo’s landscapes draw their inspiration not from life but from reference books, taking their cue from geographically accurate and scientifically impartial material found in topography, geology and gardening manuals. As such, the natural world that he constructs is an abstraction of reality, a composition of impossible landscapes; the sky a brilliant blue, the mountains tall and lakes deep, yet lacerated from reality the images seem unsettling in their perfection.</p> <p>Drawing reference from such disparate sources as European Romanticism; the intricacy of traditional Japanese artists such as Hokusai, and contemporary film and advertising, Kondo’s work reminds us of the enduring struggle to establish an equilibrium between man and nature</p> <p> </p> <p>For more information please contact</p> <p>Camilla Cole <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:59:10 +0000 Prunella Clough - Annely Juda Fine Art - May 3rd, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Prunella Clough</strong> is widely appreciated as one of the most significant British artists of the post-war period. Clough’s work is distinctive and private and yet always responsive to what was going on around her - artistically and visually.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition is the seventh one-person exhibition of her work at Annely Juda Fine Art who have represented her and her estate since 1989. It spans her career from the 1940s until the late 1990s prior to her death in 1999. It includes many previously unseen works that she had kept in her studio for her personal reference and collection.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The exhibition consists of paintings, collages, drawings and reliefs and they demonstrate the characteristic development of her work through her various influences - notably cubism and European abstraction. Her abstract works often use bright, contrasting colours and sometimes found objects. They reveal her continual and personal preoccupation with formal qualities - composition, colour and texture - and her delight in the edginess and abstraction of everyday objects and experiences.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Prunella Clough was born in London in 1919 - she studied at Chelsea School of Art and during the war worked as a draughtsman of maps and charts. She was a highly influential artist and teacher to the post-war generation. In 1999, three months before her death, she won the prestigious Jerwood painting prize. In 2007 she had a major exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A 240-page hard back book “<a href=";title_id=8487&amp;edition_id=11782&amp;promotion_id=da3fdb36-79a2-41bd-84b2-0faf6f4814b1&amp;calcTitle=1" target="Resource Window" class="text">Prunella Clough - regions unmapped</a>” written by Frances Spalding has recently been published by Lund Humphries.</span></p> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:54:21 +0000 35 London Metropolitan university BA(Fine Art) Graduating class of 2012 - arebyte gallery - May 1st, 2012 - May 11th, 2012 <p>Arbeit presents <i>Avant Première</i>, a pre-degree show by 35 graduating BA (Fine Art) class of 2012 from The Sir John Cass School of Art and Design at the London Metropolitan University. The show is a migration from Central House Studios, where the undergraduates have been based for the last 3 years, to Helmet Row; a step and an unveiling of a destiny each aspiring creative entity hopes to begin. A destiny in art: for art and with art.<br /> <br /> The show itself is a sine qua non preview of the Cass 2012 degree show which will take place in June of this year. The viewer is invited to peer behind the thick curtain of the looming ‘Graduate Week’ in June and sapor the ardour of the blood, sweat and tears of those 35 aspiring artists. <br /> <br /> The passion behind this show eludes to each of the creative soul’s petition to shed its shy and withdrawn days of degree and hold the baton of independence, responsibility and subsequently the flame and posterity of their chosen practice. The show is also a merger, an arts-scape of all the practices on offer at Central House, which cements traditional practices such as Painting and Sculpture with the au courant, Photography, Printmaking, Video and Time Based Media. Those works on display at Arbeit from 1st May 2012 are an ensemble of previous and current efforts, giving a glimpse of technique and Phantasm.<br /> <br /> You are duly invited to take a journey into the future of art at Avant Première. The show opens on 1st May and closes on 11th May 2012.<br /> <br /> Private view will be held on 3rd May 2012 (as part of first Thursdays).<br /> <br /> Avant Première is curated for your pleasure by:<br /> <br /> Mae Shummo BA (Fine Art) Photography -<br /> Sara Rodrigues BA (Fine Art) Sculpture and installation -<br /> <br /> Avant Première<br /> Held at Arbeit,<br /> 4 Helmet Row<br /> London EC1V 3QJ<br /> <br /> For further inquiries please write to</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 02:06:51 +0000 Caroline Jane Harris - arebyte gallery - May 5th, 2012 - June 15th, 2012 <p>PLAN.OPEN. Hidden/Exposed<br clear="all" />  <br clear="all" /> PLAN.OPEN is an innovative series of group exhibitions at the new Arbeit Gallery near London’s infamous Old Street. International and UK based emerging artists working in 2D and 3D are invited to submit work on a nominated topic, juried and curated by Arbeit representatives. The exhibitions are open to everyone with a low submission fee of £10 (£5 concession) to create equal opportunities.<br clear="all" /> <br clear="all" /> Following the success of the first PLAN.OPEN. Formation, the second show invites artists to explore and stretch the dichotomy between the Hidden, the Exposed and everything in-between in PLAN.OPEN. Hidden/Exposed.<br clear="all" /> <br clear="all" /> The Exhibition will be in early August 2012.<br clear="all" /> <br clear="all" /> The selection will be foremost based on the quality of the work entered, over previous experience or awards. For the second exhibition artists are invited to submit work on their interpretation of the theme of Hidden/Exposed.<br clear="all" /> <br clear="all" /> PLAN.OPEN will be awarding solo exhibitions to outstanding candidates, as well as feature pages on the website, newsletter and a low standard industry commission on sales for all exhibitors. Arbeit creates an affordable platform to showcase artwork and forge interdisciplinary relationships with other artists, as well as gaining exposure from the gallery’s involvement with East London’s First Thursdays.<b></b></p> <p><b>The deadline for submission is 5pm on 15/06/2012</b></p> <p><br clear="all" /> There is a £10 (£5 concession) administration fee for entering up to three works (three images).</p> <p>Please follow this link for terms and conditions and how to enter:</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 02:09:27 +0000 Wilhelmina Barns-Graham - Art First Contemporary Art - March 29th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 <div class="exhibition"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Art First is delighted to present 50 years of drawing by this most distinguished Scottish artist. Before she died in 2004, the gallery had exhibited Barns-Grahams' new, vibrantly coloured abstract paintings and prints throughout the final decade of her life.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Historical surveys at Tate St Ives presented a revelatory range of her work to great acclaim, but until recently there had been no real appraisal of what Mel Gooding's monograph on her drawings describes as 'one of the most brilliantly distinctive bodies of graphic work in twentieth century British art'.</span></p> </div> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:54:20 +0000 Robert Rush - Art First Contemporary Art - March 29th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 <div class="exhibition"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">An exhibition of new paintings and sculptures orbiting around the anxieties of life and death. Rush's overarching title for this new body of work - <em>"Fuck You, Mr Death"</em> - refers explicitly to the knowledge and certainty of mortality having a dual aspect in operating (potentially) both as a weight of despair and as a compelling mobilizing incentive. As such the characters and objects of the show find themselves in various states of composure and disarray, capitulation and defiance in the face of the inevitable.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Robert Rush (born 1978) trained at Central St Martins and the Royal Academy Schools. He was included in 2006 Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the 2008 John Moores 25 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.</em></span></p> </div> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:56:27 +0000 - Barbican Art Gallery - March 1st, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 Sat, 08 Aug 2015 08:18:55 +0000 Group Show - Barbican Art Gallery - May 3rd, 2012 - August 12th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology the Bauhaus’ utopian vision sought to change society in the aftermath of the First World War. <strong><i>Bauhaus: Art as Life</i></strong> explores the diverse artistic production that made up its turbulent fourteen-year history and delves into the subjects at the heart of the school: art, culture, life, politics and society, and the changing technology of the age. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><i>Bauhaus: Art as Life </i>will feature a rich array of painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and installation. Exemplar works from such Bauhaus Masters as <strong>Josef </strong>and <strong>Anni Albers</strong>, <strong>Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hannes Meyer, László Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe </strong>and <strong>Gunta Stölzl</strong>, will be presented alongside works by lesser-known artist Masters and Bauhaus students . </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The <i>Bauhaus: Art as Life</i> public programme will feature a host of workshops, talks, films and performances as well as a major Creative Learning initiative, the <strong><i>Bauhaus Summer School,</i></strong> an intensive two-week school held at the Barbican and led by leading practitioners from all artistic backgrounds. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>A Barbican Art Gallery exhibition in co-operation with Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Klassik Stiftung Weimar.</em></strong></span></p> <p><strong><em><br /></em></strong></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:06:03 +0000 Winston Roeth - Bartha Contemporary - March 23rd, 2012 - May 19th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce our first solo exhibition at our new space in Fitzrovia, with recent works by American artist Winston Roeth (b. 1945).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Roeth’s second exhibition with the gallery, feature’s recent grid-drawings and a large horizontal diptych painting entitled ‘Split Blue Square’, alongside a selection of recent mid-format grid and containment paintings.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Working with raw pigment and a tempera medium, Roeth’s spellbinding paintings have a dense matt surface that draws the viewer into the intensity of the colour alone, inviting long contemplation of the shifting picture plane. The presence and uncompromising quality of his work explores the phenomenology of colour itself, Roeth has been described as “…probably the best color-painter in New York.” by American critic Michael Brennan.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Roeth’s grid-works are reductive compositions that are made in an indecisive formula, as Roeth describes his practice as exploratory. There is a vibrant intensity in his grids, a visual experience, which through contrasts in light and colour forms a captivating final structure.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Containment paintings describe planes of colour, set within a defining frame. Painted on a variety of supports ranging from dibond, honeycomb and MDF panels. These works showcase the artist continued interest in working on a variety of supports. Additional paintings on raw cedar wood-panels as well as slate tiles, will be exhibited in the gallery’s back-room and complete the installation.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">An iPad catalogue-App documenting work from the past three decades will be published by Bartha Contemporary in April 2012, the app will be available for free.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Abstract Critical, a new forum for abstract art in Britain will host an exclusive Q&amp;A session with the artist on Wednesday March 21st from 6.30, the event is free, however registration is essential, please visit<a href="" target="_blank"><wbr>2012/03/exhibition-preview-<wbr>and-qa-with-winston-roeth</wbr></wbr></a>/ to sign-up to this event.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Exhibition is on view until May 19th 2012, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery for further information, for reproduction quality images please visit the gallery website at :</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="" target="_blank">http://www.barthacontemporary.<wbr>com/downloads/downloads.html</wbr></a></span></p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:35:13 +0000 Rachel Garfield - Beaconsfield - April 19th, 2012 - June 23rd, 2012 <p>The Struggle is a dynamic new series of films exploring the impact of politicised familial interactions on the formation of subjectivity in the individual – starting with <i>Part 1 <i>The Straggle:</i> </i>a study focusing on individuals whose parents were left-wing activists, and the socialist magician Ian Saville.</p> <p>The evolution of the subject will be played out during the artist’s residency with Beaconsfield, supporting the commission and tour of this new work. Garfield will be available for discussion each Friday during the exhibition as she works on site, opening a public window onto the series in progress.</p> <p>The debate opens in an earlier film<i> Here There Then Now,</i> 2009, also exhibited, in which Rachel Garfield and acclaimed experimental film maker <b>Stephen Dwoskin e</b>ngage in a conversation about the role of the artist in their generation.</p> <p></p> <p><b>Friday 25 May</b><b> at 6.30pm: Artists talk with Magic by Ian Saville </b></p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 13:41:07 +0000