ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Gordon Shrigley - IMT Gallery - October 17th - November 15th Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:56:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - September 20th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Assistant Curator&nbsp;<strong>Melissa Blanchflower</strong>&nbsp;leads a guided tour of the exhibition of&nbsp;<strong>Cerith Wyn Evans</strong>&nbsp;at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:52:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - October 19th 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">On the weekend of 18 and 19 October &ndash; during the Frieze Art Fair &ndash; Serpentine Galleries presents the&nbsp;Extinction Marathon, the ninth in the Galleries' yearly Marathon series. Artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, choreographers, theorists and musicians explore the complex and timely topic of extinction through talks, conversations, performances and screenings. The&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;addresses the philosophical and artistic image of the end and the void, as well as new ways of envisioning and imagining the future.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Participants include&nbsp;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Etel&nbsp;Adnan;&nbsp;artist and writer&nbsp;Sophia Al-Maria;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Maria Thereza Alves;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Ed Atkins; conservationist&nbsp;Jonathan Baillie;&nbsp;architect&nbsp;Alessandro Bava;&nbsp;cultural theorist and activist&nbsp;Franco &lsquo;Bifo&rsquo; Berardi;&nbsp;designer&nbsp;Irma Boom;&nbsp;Whole Earth Catalogue editor&nbsp;Stewart Brand;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;James Bridle;&nbsp;EDGE Foundation founder&nbsp;John Brockman;&nbsp;philosopher&nbsp;Federico Campagna;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Heman Chong;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Yve Laris Cohen;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Jesse Darling;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Benedict Drew;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Jimmie Durham;&nbsp;mathematician&nbsp;Marcus du Sautoy;&nbsp;palaeontologist&nbsp;Richard Fortey;&nbsp;agriculturalist&nbsp;Cary Fowler;&nbsp;artists&nbsp;Gilbert &amp; George;&nbsp;queer theorist&nbsp;Jack Halberstam;&nbsp;artist and designer&nbsp;Marguerite Humeau;&nbsp;choreographer&nbsp;Mette Ingvartsen; speculative designer&nbsp;Lisa Ma&nbsp;artist and activist&nbsp;Gustav Metzger;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Katja Novitskova;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Trevor Paglen;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Cornelia Parker;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Heather Phillipson;&nbsp;anthropologist&nbsp;Elizabeth Povinelli;&nbsp;evolutionary ornithologist&nbsp;Richard Prum;&nbsp;design writer&nbsp;Alice Rawsthorn;&nbsp;astrophysicist&nbsp;Sir Martin Rees; Operational Research professor&nbsp;Jonathan Rosenhead; filmmaker&nbsp;Eyal Sivan;&nbsp;writer&nbsp;Adam Thirlwell; environmental lawyer&nbsp;James Thornton;&nbsp;musician and sound recordist&nbsp;Chris Watson,&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Cerith Wyn Evans&nbsp;and artist&nbsp;Anna Zett,&nbsp;as well as contributions by sociologist&nbsp;Zygmunt Bauman;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Paul Chan;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Tacita Dean;&nbsp;writer&nbsp;William Gibson; artistPierre Huyghe;&nbsp;director&nbsp;Sandy McLeod;&nbsp;concrete poet&nbsp;Franz Mon;&nbsp;ecological critic&nbsp;Timothy Morton;&nbsp;filmmaker&nbsp;Laura Poitras&nbsp;and&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Yoko Ono.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The two-day event, which comprises of a non-stop series of presentations in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, will be live-streamed bythespace.org, which partners with Serpentine for the&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;in 2014.&nbsp;The Space&nbsp;has commissioned a number of new digital commissions and will also host an online project,&nbsp;extinct.ly, which gathers information about global resources as well as artists&rsquo; projects and activists&rsquo; calls to action.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While The Magazine at the Sackler Gallery will present on-stage participations, talks, screenings and performances, the Serpentine Pavilion 2014, designed by&nbsp;Smiljan Radić, will transform into a hub for environmental activism where a number of organisations will run a parallel programmes of activities.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;is programmed in collaboration with artist Gustav Metzger, whose work &ndash; including his Serpentine Gallery exhibition&nbsp;Decades1959 &ndash; 2009 &ndash; addresses extinction and climate change.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A full schedule of the&nbsp;Extinction Marathonwill be published in early October.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:48:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - October 18th 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On the weekend of 18 and 19 October &ndash; during the Frieze Art Fair &ndash; Serpentine Galleries presents the&nbsp;Extinction Marathon, the ninth in the Galleries' yearly Marathon series. Artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, choreographers, theorists and musicians explore the complex and timely topic of extinction through talks, conversations, performances and screenings. The&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;addresses the philosophical and artistic image of the end and the void, as well as new ways of envisioning and imagining the future.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Participants include&nbsp;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Etel&nbsp;Adnan;&nbsp;artist and writer&nbsp;Sophia Al-Maria;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Maria Thereza Alves;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Ed Atkins; conservationist&nbsp;Jonathan Baillie;&nbsp;architect&nbsp;Alessandro Bava;&nbsp;cultural theorist and activist&nbsp;Franco &lsquo;Bifo&rsquo; Berardi;&nbsp;designer&nbsp;Irma Boom;&nbsp;Whole Earth Catalogue editor&nbsp;Stewart Brand;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;James Bridle;&nbsp;EDGE Foundation founder&nbsp;John Brockman;&nbsp;philosopher&nbsp;Federico Campagna;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Heman Chong;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Yve Laris Cohen;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Jesse Darling;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Benedict Drew;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Jimmie Durham;&nbsp;mathematician&nbsp;Marcus du Sautoy;&nbsp;palaeontologist&nbsp;Richard Fortey;&nbsp;agriculturalist&nbsp;Cary Fowler;&nbsp;artists&nbsp;Gilbert &amp; George;&nbsp;queer theorist&nbsp;Jack Halberstam;&nbsp;artist and designer&nbsp;Marguerite Humeau;&nbsp;choreographer&nbsp;Mette Ingvartsen; speculative designer&nbsp;Lisa Ma&nbsp;artist and activist&nbsp;Gustav Metzger;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Katja Novitskova;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Trevor Paglen;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Cornelia Parker;&nbsp;artist and poet&nbsp;Heather Phillipson;&nbsp;anthropologist&nbsp;Elizabeth Povinelli;&nbsp;evolutionary ornithologist&nbsp;Richard Prum;&nbsp;design writer&nbsp;Alice Rawsthorn;&nbsp;astrophysicist&nbsp;Sir Martin Rees; Operational Research professor&nbsp;Jonathan Rosenhead; filmmaker&nbsp;Eyal Sivan;&nbsp;writer&nbsp;Adam Thirlwell; environmental lawyer&nbsp;James Thornton;&nbsp;musician and sound recordist&nbsp;Chris Watson,&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Cerith Wyn Evans&nbsp;and artist&nbsp;Anna Zett,&nbsp;as well as contributions by sociologist&nbsp;Zygmunt Bauman;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Paul Chan;&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Tacita Dean;&nbsp;writer&nbsp;William Gibson; artistPierre Huyghe;&nbsp;director&nbsp;Sandy McLeod;&nbsp;concrete poet&nbsp;Franz Mon;&nbsp;ecological critic&nbsp;Timothy Morton;&nbsp;filmmaker&nbsp;Laura Poitras&nbsp;and&nbsp;artist&nbsp;Yoko Ono.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The two-day event, which comprises of a non-stop series of presentations in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, will be live-streamed bythespace.org, which partners with Serpentine for the&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;in 2014.&nbsp;The Space&nbsp;has commissioned a number of new digital commissions and will also host an online project,&nbsp;extinct.ly, which gathers information about global resources as well as artists&rsquo; projects and activists&rsquo; calls to action.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">While The Magazine at the Sackler Gallery will present on-stage participations, talks, screenings and performances, the Serpentine Pavilion 2014, designed by&nbsp;Smiljan Radić, will transform into a hub for environmental activism where a number of organisations will run a parallel programmes of activities.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The&nbsp;Extinction Marathon&nbsp;is programmed in collaboration with artist Gustav Metzger, whose work &ndash; including his Serpentine Gallery exhibition&nbsp;Decades1959 &ndash; 2009 &ndash; addresses extinction and climate change.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A full schedule of the&nbsp;Extinction Marathonwill be published in early October.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:45:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Gemma Blackshaw - Freud Museum London - November 11th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Art historian Gemma Blackshaw, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Plymouth, will discuss Egon Schiele's drawings of the naked female body in the context of pornography in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on an 'obscene' portfolio of prints from drawings by Schiele implicated in the 1923 arrest of one of his dealers, Gemma will look at the incriminating relationships between drawing and photography, art and pornography that defined the young artist's modernist practice.</p> <p>Gemma has contributed to the catalogue accompanying the forthcoming exhibition Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtauld Gallery (23 Oct 2014 &ndash; 18 January 2015); her talk will be based on this research and will include illustrations of the images on display.</p> <p>Part of a season of talks and events accompanying the exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions/75653/freud-and-eros-love-lust-and-longing/" rel="nofollow">'Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing'&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;22 October 2014 - 22 February 2015.</p> <p>Doors open at 6:30pm, the talk will begin promptly at 7pm.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:31:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Freud Museum London - October 28th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p>The god of love is one of the best represented deities in Freud's impressive collection of antiquities. Join Dr Burke, the exhibition's curator, as she discusses the profound connections between classical Greek culture, the artworks collected by Freud and the development of psychoanalysis. Freud understood the god well: Eros could spark the civilizing force of love that resulted in fulfilling relationships as well as unleashing turbulent, unbridled and destructive emotions. Dr Burke will also draw on Freud's personal experience of Eros in his passionate courtship of his future wife Martha Bernays.</p> <p>Dr Burke is the author of The Gods of Freud: Sigmund Freud's Art Collection (2006). She is Adjunct Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, Melbourne.</p> <p><strong>Part of a season of talks and events accompanying the exhibition&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions/75653/freud-and-eros-love-lust-and-longing/" rel="nofollow"><strong>'Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing'</strong></a>&nbsp;22 October 2014 - 22 February 2015.</p> <p>Doors open at 6:30pm, the talk will begin promptly at 7pm.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:27:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Freud Museum London - October 22nd - February 22nd, 2015 <p>A new exhibition, 'Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing', explores Sigmund Freud's revolutionary ideas on love and the libidinal drive with an innovative combination of Freud's own art collection, his writings and letters, together with the response of contemporary artists.</p> <p>Love remains an ever intriguing and complex emotion. To examine Freud's theories on this topic, key works in his collection will be displayed, including statues of Eros, and other erotic and related deities and objects. Freud's antiquities are usually arranged in his study at the Freud Museum. This exhibition, situated in the upstairs gallery, will give visitors the opportunity to view more closely and in detail these rare and beautiful works.</p> <p>Freud's theories on Eros, the love force and libido of psychoanalysis, also provide the context for an investigation of Sigmund Freud's personal experiences. Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing' traces his passionate courtship of his future wife Martha Bernays. The couple exchanged literally hundreds of letters during their four year engagement. A selection of their letters reveals a relationship that was both ardent and intellectual. Memorabilia, including family photographs, supplement this intimate aspect of Freud's life.</p> <p>Eros, the Greek god of love, the winged messenger of desire, is well represented in Freud's stunning collection of around two and a half thousand antiquities. Freud explored the meaning of Eros in his writings, and the exhibition draws out the profound connections between classical Greek culture, the works collected by Freud and the development of psychoanalysis. To Freud, Eros could spark the civilizing force of love that resulted in fulfilling relationships as well as unleashing turbulent, unbridled and destructive emotions.</p> <p>The complex ideas raised by psychoanalysis are also examined through the eyes of highly regarded contemporary artists. Works include a newly commissioned sculpture by<strong>Jodie Carey</strong>, plus contributions by&nbsp;<strong>Edmund de Waal, Rachel Kneebone&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>Hannah Collins.&nbsp;</strong>These works not only contextualise Freud's collection but also provide and fresh and insightful ways to consider love, lust and longing.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.freud.org.uk/events/" rel="nofollow">A wide ranging and imaginative public programme of events, talks, films and performances will accompany the exhibition.</a></strong></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:20:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Frith Street Gallery - October 17th - December 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce the reopening of our original space at 60 Frith Street, Soho Square, where the gallery first operated in 1989. Since opening, Frith Street Gallery has emerged as one of the art world&rsquo;s most interesting forces, instrumental in developing the careers of internationally renowned figures as well as supporting those at earlier stages of their career. The reopening of the space marks our achievements to date and our quarter century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The inaugural exhibition, Silver, will provide an elegant visual retrospective of the gallery&rsquo;s history, featuring works made between 1989 and the present day. The exhibition will include some rarely seen and perhaps surprising pieces; early work by Tacita Dean, a&nbsp;</p> <p class=" mmweqh-css3mc" style="text-align: justify;">painting from Marlene Dumas&rsquo; seminal MD-Light exhibition and an iconic work by Cornelia Parker amongst others, all displayed within the intimate setting of the gallery&rsquo;s original 17th-century and contemporary spaces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Silver is the first exhibition in a new programme at Frith Street Gallery, Soho Square. This will be a space for special projects from both gallery and non-gallery artists, a place for experimentation, complementing and running in parallel with our main space on Golden Square. We plan to stage four exhibitions each year at 60 Frith Street.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:25:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list John Stark - CHARLIE SMITH london - October 10th - November 15th Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:20:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Florian Heinke, Sam Jackson, Eric Manigaud, Alex Gene Morrison, Gavin Nolan, Dominic Shepherd, John Stark - Saatchi Gallery - October 1st - October 27th Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:16:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - Saatchi Gallery - September 23rd - January 24th, 2016 <div class="authorlinks"> <div class="exhibition"> <div class="exdescription"> <div class="authorlinks"><a href="http://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/seung_ah_paik.htm?section_name=a_womans_hand">&nbsp;</a></div> </div> <div class="exnotice">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:15:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Eddie Martinez - Timothy Taylor Gallery - October 13th - November 8th <p class="Default">Timothy Taylor Gallery is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Eddie Martinez. Coinciding with London&rsquo;s annual Frieze Week, this will be the artist&rsquo;s first exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p class="Default">Martinez has gained international recognition for his extraordinary use of line and manipulation of colour, which he applies aggressively and in vividly contrasting combinations to his paintings and sculptures. His style draws from a deep understanding of painting&rsquo;s histories, filtered through personal experience, popular culture and sport. Described as &ldquo;indomitable&rdquo; by Interview Magazine, Martinez has recently attracted attention for his &ldquo;exceptional gifts as a painter and draftsman, which he exuberantly combines.&rdquo; (Roberta Smith, New York Times)</p> <p class="Default">In this new series of paintings, Martinez&rsquo;s line experiments continue to evolve. Pushing the boundary of spontaneous gesture, Martinez performs brushstrokes on large-scale canvases with the same speed and dexterity as marker pen on paper. The resulting, dancing lines give form to blocks of colour in different densities, that move and merge from semi-figuration to abstraction and back again.</p> <p class="Default"><em>Island I</em><em>,</em> the exhibition&rsquo;s title painting, refers to both the artist&rsquo;s summer of production in his Long Island studio, and the Rastafari concept of &lsquo;I and I&rsquo;.&nbsp;Rastas replace the phrase &lsquo;you and me&rsquo; with &lsquo;I and I&rsquo;, which expresses the belief that all people are equal, as well as to symbolise the union of the body and soul (eye and I). The eye could also be the artist&rsquo;s signature; a recurring motif. Universality is represented in the groupings of ambiguous forms that always populate Martinez&rsquo;s paintings, and the conflation of internal/external/foreground/background space. On the other hand there is an instinctive nature to the practice that is influenced not only by the art that Martinez studies and sees, but also the music he listens to as he works, conversations that take place during the production process, news events he reads about, and other &lsquo;noise&rsquo;.</p> <p class="Default">Formally, the paintings in this exhibition were produced with gestures limited by a temporary physical handicap. A compression injury resulting from excessive tennis playing &ndash; that coincided with the production period of the exhibition &ndash; created a physical boundary that Martinez exploited as process. &ldquo;Limited movements make fast, confident moves on the canvas,&rdquo; he explains. When confronted with the canvases, Martinez&rsquo;s performance becomes apparent. The artist&rsquo;s reach is described by the gestures realised on canvas; self-portraiture in motion, but the self is not singular.</p> <p class="Default">Martinez has had solo exhibitions at Peres Projects, Berlin; Half Gallery, New York; The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn; and ZieherSmith, New York. His work has been included in the group exhibitions <em>Body Language</em>, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2013&ndash;2014); <em>New York Minute</em>, Garage Centre For Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2011); <em>Not Quite Open for Business</em>, The Hole, New York (2010); <em>Draw</em>, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City (2010); <em>So Wrong, I</em><em>&rsquo;</em><em>m Right</em>, Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles (2007); <em>Mail Orders and Monsters</em>, Deitch Projects, New York (2007); and <em>Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection</em>, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (2006).</p> <p class="Default">Martinez was recently included in <em>New York Close Up</em>, Art 21&rsquo;s documentary film series. He has been featured in Modern Painters, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, The New York Sun, The Boston Globe, ArtReview, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art in America.</p> <p class="Default">Martinez lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:20:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Beau Stanton - StolenSpace Gallery - October 10th - November 2nd <p class="p1">Tenebras Lux is a new body of work inspired by the imagery and techniques found in sacred spaces. Stained glass windows, elaborate oil paintings, and ornamented sacred objects create an immersive experience that references medieval art forms, ancient and modern religious iconography, and fetishized holy relics. Originally installed as a temporary site-specific installation within the Crypt of Saint John the Baptist in Bristol, these works re-imagine their original sacred function to inform the way we view the development of religious icons and enduring archetypes.</p> <p class="p1">While creating the work, Stanton employed classical, medieval, and 19th Century techniques alongside contemporary digital media achieving unconventional results within the vaulted crypt and tomb niches. This calculated manipulation of light and shadow results in vividly illuminated images achieved through panes of tinted glass as well as delicate layers of transparent paint film.</p> <p class="p1">These works are carefully concocted amalgamations that fuse archetypal symbols with familiar imagery from Classical Antiquity and Christian theology. The result is a visual orgy of light and ornament contrasting natural organic forms of ancient mythology with the macabre and grotesque images of martyred Christian icons.</p> <p class="p1">Unearthing ancient narratives from the detritus of industrial decline, where Sirens grapple with sinking ships and Sibyls predict cataclysmic events, Beau Stanton gilds his apocryphal myth with the graphical elements of creation, destruction and rebirth, inviting the viewer inside our collective unconscious ornamented by layers of chipped artifice and the rusted machinations of time.</p> <p class="p1">A painter and muralist, Stanton creates work ranging in size from tiny eye miniatures to large-scale murals ornamenting entire building facades. The work combines classical oil painting with intricate patterns inspired by ancient architecture, letterpress ornaments, and decayed infrastructure. His interest in iconic visual symbols as well as Jungian archetypes often provide the foundation for his images. In order to concoct these elaborate compositions, Stanton is constantly compiling photo reference of ornaments and patterns as he finds them in architectural elements, old books, and everyday objects. These artifacts appear in Stanton&rsquo;s paintings as visual cogs in heavily ornamented machine-like compositions. The initial studies are then distilled into highly ornate compositions utilizing a variety of techniques including ink renderings, digital media, and screen printing. Finally, the pieces are fully rendered in delicate layers of oil paint, manipulating focus, light and perspective.</p> <p class="p1">Stanton is originally from Southern California where he studied Illustration and Drawing and Painting. He relocated to New York after graduating in 2008, where he apprenticed for Pop Iconoclast Ron English. Stanton continues to live and work in Brooklyn, NY and has exhibited throughout the United States, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, and Australia.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:14:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Word To Mother - StolenSpace Gallery - October 10th - November 2nd <p class="p1"><strong>&lsquo;Too Blessed To Be Stressed&rsquo; </strong>entitles the newest body of work by StolenSpace represented artist - Word To Mother.</p> <p class="p1">Word To Mother's unmistakable figures sit amongst a landscape of earth tones, pastel shades and flashes of turquoise and fluorescent reds. Repetitive gold leaf triangles are placed amongst subtle, reflective washes, drips and textures to create a metaphoric contrast of the <strong>&lsquo;appreciation of the understated&rsquo;, versus glorified materialism.</strong></p> <p class="p2">&ldquo;I wanted to express a positivity and appreciation for everything we have, rather than comparing ourselves and our lives to anyone else&rsquo;s. The glorification of instant celebrity status, vacuous reality television and <strong>narcissistic Instagram&nbsp;</strong><strong>accounts </strong>are contributing to an ever growing <strong>Comparison-Culture in which&nbsp;</strong><strong>people are more concerned with what they don't have than what they have&nbsp;</strong><strong>already been blessed with."</strong></p> <p class="p1">London-based artist Word To Mother creates work that combines many influences into uniquely layered paintings. His works on wood panels are refreshingly subtle interpretations of society today. <strong>WTM's use of bespoke sign writing and positive word&nbsp;</strong><strong>play evoke a sense of positivity</strong>, contemplative figures, cartoon references and loose studies of London architecture create a nostalgic warmth to the works.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Each piece feels like it has existed for years already, with layers of detail that will keep&nbsp;</strong><strong>revealing themselves to the viewer. </strong>The maturity of the pieces is evident in WTM&rsquo;s application of colour and <strong>the juxtaposition of loose gestural charcoal lines with refined&nbsp;</strong><strong>graffiti </strong>and popular icon references.</p> <p class="p1">For this show, there is also a selection of more minimal figurative pieces, both on wood and antique paper. A rare opportunity to acquire works on paper as WTM has released very few since his debut solo show in 2007.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>After having exhibited in San Francisco the last few years and with a huge following in&nbsp;</strong><strong>the U.S. we are eagerly anticipating his first solo show in London since 2011, this one is&nbsp;</strong><strong>not to be missed&hellip;</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:59:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list David Hammons - White Cube, Mason's Yard - October 3rd - January 3rd, 2015 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:01:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Tracey Emin - White Cube, Bermondsey - October 8th - November 16th <div class="expandable"> <div class="text ff"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&lsquo;The work is about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone.&rsquo;</em><br />Tracey Emin, July 2014</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">White Cube is pleased to announce &lsquo;<em>The Last Great Adventure is You</em>&rsquo;, a major new exhibition by Tracey Emin, her first at the London gallery in five years. Featuring bronze sculptures, gouaches, paintings, large-scale embroideries and neon works, the exhibition chronicles the contemplative nature of work by an artist who has consistently examined her life with excoriating candour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Reflective in tone, the works in the exhibition are the result of many years&rsquo; development, from the bronze sculptures &ndash; the most significant body she has made to date &ndash; to the works on canvas. There is a complexity in the sculptural form of the bronzes, simultaneously robust yet tender, that points to a consummate understanding of material, composition and subject matter. In <em>Grotto</em> (2014), a tessellated, cave-like chamber gives sanctuary to a solitary figure as artist proxy, while the muscular form of <em>Bird</em> (2014) harmonises sinuous lines with gravity and grace. A series of bronze bas relief plaques portray figures that appear amorphous yet distinct, with subtle interplay between light and shadow.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While the paintings at first appear simple and immediate, many of them are the result of application, obliteration and layering over a period of several years. Emin repeatedly returns to the canvases as a means of reviewing, revising and reconsidering her own position in relation to painting through temporal passages.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The title &lsquo;<em>The Last Great Adventure is You</em>&rsquo;, which is transcribed in neon within the exhibition, was originally intended by Emin as a reference to the &lsquo;other person&rsquo;; however, over the two year period since she began creating this body of work, she came to realise that the implication was once again coming back to the self.</p> </div> </div> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:00:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list