ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Abdoulaye Konaté - Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square - September 2nd - September 24th <p>Known for his large-scale textile installations,&nbsp;<a href="" data-cke-saved-href="" rel="nofollow">Abdoulaye Konat&eacute;</a>&rsquo;s first exhibition Blain|Southern&nbsp;London will feature all new works, which continue his exploration of formal colour composition. Inspired by the hues found in rocks and minerals, abstract works with subtle gradations of colour and embroidered accents predominate.</p> <p>Konat&eacute;&rsquo;s vivid, thought-provoking installations have their roots in his Malian homeland. The materials he uses, woven and dyed cotton, are integral to the country&rsquo;s culture and by extension, to his practice. &nbsp;&lsquo;I use textiles in the same way other artists use paint, steel or marble - it is my colour palette and medium for artistic expression.&rsquo;</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:06:39 +0000 Group Show - CHARLIE SMITH london - August 5th - August 20th <p>Annual open call finalists exhibition with &pound;2,000 prize at Shoreditch art gallery CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. The winner will be announced at the private view on August 4th.</p> <p>CHARLIE SMITH LONDON announces its sixth edition of the annual juried exhibition Anthology. Ten finalists will be exhibited at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON in August 2016 and one winner will receive a &pound;2,000 cash prize and will be profiled on Artlyst.</p> <p>Selected and curated by internationally respected art world professionals, Anthology is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that reaches out democratically to artists worldwide. The 2016 jury is Philly Adams (Senior Director, Saatchi Gallery), Zavier Ellis (Director, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON), Stephanie Grose (Collector), Andrew Salgado (Artist), Heike Strelow (Director, Galerie Heike Strelow).</p> <p>The 2016 finalists are:</p> <p>- Alexis Avlamis<br />- Cecilia Bonilla<br />- Francesco Cuttitta<br />- Susannah Douglas<br />- Jaana Fowler<br />- Jonny Green<br />- Eva Masterman<br />- Steven Morgana<br />- Lucienne O'Mara<br />- Corinna Spencer</p> <p>Presented at the CHARLIE SMITH LONDON gallery in Shoreditch, London, the exhibition will continue to be a key barometer of emerging and established talent, and will continue to provide unforeseen opportunities to artists. Previous winners and finalists have enjoyed notable success as a direct result of their inclusion in Anthology, having been curated into significant exhibitions; placed in prominent private collections; and represented by CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.</p> <p>Previous winners are Tom Ormond, Eric Manigaud, Robert Crosse, Florian Heinke, Ben Woodeson and Beatrice Haines.</p> <p>The event will take place at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR. Open from 11am-6pm Wednesday to Saturday. Please contact the gallery for further information on 020 7739 4055. Follow the gallery on @CHARLIESMITHldn.</p> <p><strong>Time: </strong>11:00 am - 6:00 pm.</p> <p><strong>Category:</strong> Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art.</p> <p><strong>Artists / Speakers:</strong> Alexis Avlamis, Cecilia Bonilla, Francesco Cuttitta, Susannah Douglas, Jaana Fowler, Jonny Green, Eva Masterman, Steven Morgana, Lucienne O'Mara, Corinna Spencer.</p> <p><strong>URLs:</strong><br />Website: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br />Twitter: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:54:01 +0000 Zevs - Lazarides Rathbone Place - July 29th - September 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Ecology is at the heart of this new work. But it was paint, not politics. The work of man on earth extends here in a work of painting on canvas.&rdquo; &ndash; Zevs</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This summer, Lazarides will host a new series of works by the notorious French artist Zevs, with his solo exhibition: <em>The Big Oil Splash</em>. The artist, otherwise known as Aguirre Schwarz, will present a series of paintings, monochromes and sculpture based on the oil spill thematic.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The paintings presented in The Big Oil Splash are richly imbued with the artist&rsquo;s critical and</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">anti-authoritarian spirit and are reflective of his graphic vocabulary, love of film noir, misappropriations and his attachment to Pop Art and comics. Full of borrowings, namely from Hockney&rsquo;s iconic 1967 A Bigger Splash and emblems from major international oil corporations, the artist tells the captivating story of how the oil industry has spilled over into banking, finance, shipping, foreign policy, tourism, arts and leisure since the time of J. D. Rockefeller.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">A single sunbed not only exposes the series of monochromes to UV radiation, but also unfolds Zevs&rsquo; meditation on serenity and the intricate dynamics of people, power, possessions and pleasures. All of these elements have facilitated the artist&rsquo;s social ascent and his ultimate seclusion from the mundane world of art, culture, politics and anything that impedes the peace of mind he for so long has sought for.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the artist </strong></p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Zevs </strong></p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">Born in Saverne, France in 1977, Aguirre Schwarz founded his alter ego; Zevs, after a regional train, Zeus, almost cost him his life while he was down in the Metro.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">Best known for his &lsquo;liquidation&rsquo; technique, Zevs famously distorts recognisable images and regularly sabotages the logos of major brands and businesses in an attempt to subvert and critique twenty-first century consumer-driven culture.</p> <p class="Pa0" style="text-align: justify;">Working alongside French artists, such as Andr&eacute; and Invader, in the latter part of the 1990&rsquo;s Zevs became one of the leading figures that pioneered the French street art scene. His significant acts of vandalism vary from the &lsquo;visual kidnapping&rsquo; of a woman from a German Lavazza billboard in 2002 to the liquidated Chanel logo daubed over a Giorgio Armani storefront in Hong Kong that ultimately led to his arrest in 2009.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">He has participated extensively in international performances and exhibitions, including solo shows at Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek Museum (Denmark), CCA Andratx foundation (Spain) and an upcoming exhibition at Chateau de Vincennes (France).</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:19:01 +0000 Shezad Dawood - Timothy Taylor - September 16th - October 22nd Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:09:04 +0000 Armen Eloyan - Timothy Taylor - July 8th - September 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Timothy Taylor is delighted to announce its summer exhibition by Armen Eloyan, entitled&nbsp;<em>Garden</em>. This is the artist&rsquo;s third exhibition with the gallery, and his first solo exhibition in the UK since 2009.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Eloyan&rsquo;s images &ndash; whether in painting, illustration or sculpture &ndash; draw from broad pop-cultural references that can be universally read, regardless of one&rsquo;s cultural background or language constraints. The artist&rsquo;s use of humour to confront broadly existential problems makes his work both immediately accessible and simultaneously unsettling. Similarly, Eloyan&rsquo;s titles are either entirely ambiguous or absolutely descriptive. For example, the watercolour series,<em>A while ago the elephant ordered the ants to make him a burger</em>&nbsp;(2009) includes images of wooden doors, cigarettes, obscure cartoonish figures and dismembered body parts, while&nbsp;<em>Man Dressed as a Wolf</em>&nbsp;(2007) is a painting of a man dressed as a wolf. Furthering these juxtapositions, Eloyan&rsquo;s imagery is both immediately identifiable &ndash; Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, a man dressed as a wolf &ndash; and yet as he draws from such wide and varied sources, both real and imagined, these seemingly singular characters are in fact schizophrenic assemblages. In this sense, Eloyan&rsquo;s works flirt with bi-polar positions, both conceptually and formally: funny, melancholy, lighthearted, serious, figurative, abstract, descriptive, ambiguous.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Garden</em>&nbsp;brings together new large-scale paintings with bronze sculptures, the artist&rsquo;s first in the medium. Using the concept of a garden as a device to contain disparate works, the exhibition exemplifies the artist&rsquo;s diverse practice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each of the three paintings in&nbsp;<em>Garden</em>&nbsp;demonstrates Eloyan&rsquo;s technical dexterity, while addressing a common theme from different points of view. For example, in&nbsp;<em>Daily Strips</em>&nbsp;(2016), Eloyan&rsquo;s comic-influenced illustrations are scaled up to massive proportions, as daily news headlines are conflated with comic strip scenes, personal anecdotes and prevalent global issues.&nbsp;<em>Portrait 1</em>&nbsp;(2016) is equally personal and far reaching, with pentimento revealing multiple faces and images beyond the singular surface figure &ndash; a self-portrait of the artist as well as the Everyman.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The suite of bronzes highlights Eloyan&rsquo;s signature imagery by bringing forth recurring images from the artist&rsquo;s oeuvre into the three-dimensional gallery space, including eggs, sunsets and anthropomorphic animations. Specifically, these works resemble fragments often seen in the artist&rsquo;s comic-book illustrations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Eloyan&rsquo;s works engage art history through key figures spanning Europe and the United States, such as Philip Guston, Paul McCarthy, and of course Jean Dubuffet, whose exhibition of painting and sculpture immediately preceded Eloyan&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Garden</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Armen Eloyan was born in Armenia in 1966. He studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, graduating in 2005. His works have been exhibited internationally, including, M&nbsp;HKA, Antwerp; Groeningemuseum, Bruges; ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai; and Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London. He lives and works in Zurich.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>*Please note, Timothy Taylor will be closed for the summer break:&nbsp;15&ndash;30 August</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:01:00 +0000 Lucia Quevedo - Tintype - July 28th - August 20th <p>TINTYPE is pleased to announce that Lucia Quevedo&rsquo;s <em>You&rsquo;ll thank me later, promise</em> is this year&rsquo;s Summer Window Installation, on view during the gallery's summer break.</p> <p>In her sculptural work, Lucia Quevedo adopts the traits of cartoons and adverts, with commonplace food products such as cheese and sliced meat presented as absurd, curious wonders.</p> <p>In <em>You'll thank me later, promise</em> Quevedo portrays cold-cut meat - slices of chorizo and salami so overly familiar that we tend to overlook their graphic quality. Their shades of pink and white are mimicked through the artist's use of silicon, transforming the sausage's texture into visual patterns much like a mosaic or stained glass.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>You'll thank me later, promise </em>is curated by Adri&euml;nne Groen.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:37:51 +0000 Alma Haser - The Photographers' Gallery - July 8th - August 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">Alma Haser (b.1989) is a German born and British based portrait photographer. Haser merges collage, inventive paper- folding techniques and photography in her practise. Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, she creates futuristic flattened-paper sculptures which are at once intriguing and disturbing. Her latest work experiments with photographic 3D sculptures using her unique origami paper folding technique.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Download exhibition notes</a></p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:11:22 +0000 Nina Manandhar - The Photographers' Gallery - July 15th - September 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">From July,&nbsp;<strong>Nina Manandhar</strong>, photographer and founder of&nbsp;<a href="">What We Wore</a>&nbsp;archive project,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>will be in residence at The Photographers&rsquo; Gallery mapping the hidden cultural history of Soho through people&rsquo;s photography and stories. As independent clubs and shops are increasingly lost from the centre of the city,&nbsp;<em>What Soho Wore</em>&nbsp;explores the area&rsquo;s rich cultural history and the role that photography has had within the multiple scenes, movements and communities that have made Soho what it was and is today.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The images and stories will be presented on The Media Wall, online and during a final discussion event on 18 September.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">SUBMIT</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;">Manandhar is now inviting photo submissions to&nbsp;<em>What Soho Wore</em>&nbsp;via the dedicated project website&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong></strong>&nbsp;</a>or by emailing&nbsp;<strong><a href=""></a>&nbsp;</strong>with the subject line SOHO.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Submissions can also be shared via&nbsp;<strong>Instagram</strong>&nbsp;by tagging photos with the hashtag #whatsohowore.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alternatively, contributors can bring their photos to the mobile archive, which will be located at The Photographers&rsquo; Gallery on&nbsp;<br /><a href="" target="_blank"><em>29 July&nbsp;</em></a>|<em>&nbsp;5 August&nbsp;</em>|<em>&nbsp;19 August&nbsp;</em>|<em>&nbsp;2 September&nbsp;</em>|<em>&nbsp;9 September</em></p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:09:26 +0000 Terence Donovan - The Photographers' Gallery - July 15th - September 25th <p>This is the first major retrospective of Terence Donovan (1936 - 1996) one of the foremost photographers of his generation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Donovan rose to prominence in London as part of a post- war renaissance of the creative industries and came to represent a new force in fashion and, later, advertising and portrait photography. He operated at the heart of London&rsquo;s swinging sixties, socialising with and incisively capturing the scene&rsquo;s chief protagonists and actors. Gifted with an unerring eye for the iconic, Donovan was a master craftsman commanding both the technical and compositional to redefine studio photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition comprises a compelling mix of classic and well-known vintage prints as well as previously unpublished material and a selection of his video works. Rare samples of ephemera including magazine spreads, contact sheets and the photographer&rsquo;s treasured cameras will also be on display. In addition, Donovan&rsquo;s studio notes, previously unseen sketches and diaries will offer audiences privileged access to his creative process.</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:07:17 +0000 Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso, Hassan Hajjaj, Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Malick Sidibé - The Photographers' Gallery - July 16th - September 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention - in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability - as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Made You Look</strong></em>&nbsp;explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black &lsquo;dandy&rsquo;, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn&rsquo;t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is curated by Ekow Eshun and features works from the Larry Dunstan Archive, Liz Johnson Artur, Samuel Fosso,&nbsp; Hassan Hajjaj , Colin Jones, Isaac Julien, Kristin-Lee Moolman, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Malick Sidib&eacute;.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:31:48 +0000 - Almine Rech Gallery - September 12th - November 5th <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 11:16:56 +0000 Paula Rego - Marlborough Fine Art - September 28th - November 12th <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 09:51:45 +0000