ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - 3Space - June 1st, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is part of the <a href="http://www.lfph.org/" rel="nofollow"></a><a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/venues/show/33806-london-festival-of-photography" rel="nofollow">London Festival of Photography</a>.</span></p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This unique exhibition brings together a range of exciting work from both well-established and emerging international street photographers.</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Now in its second year, the International Street Photography Award is back with another impressive selection of global talent. Receiving over 2,400 entries and an exceptionally high quality pool of submissions, the 2012 International Street Photography Award was open to photographers all over the world and judged by a team of industry experts. This exhibition reveals the first, second and third prize winners along with thirteen shortlisted finalists. It will take place in a pop-up gallery space on London's famous Oxford Street, the familiar setting of a number of famous street photographs. The winner will be announced at the launch of the exhibition.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <strong></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Street photography is a tradition nearly as old as photography itself. As soon as cameras and processing techniques became portable and practical enough to leave the confines of the studio (around the 1870's) photographers began documenting the world around them. In particular, they photographed urban areas where life moved quickly and the urge to record and document change and progress was instinctive.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Street photography captures people and places within the public domain. More specifically street photography is defined by LFPH as <em>“un-posed, candid photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”</em></span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:12:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Howard Hodgkin - Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St - May 31st, 2012 - July 7th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In honour of the artist’s 80th birthday, this exhibition will take place in both of our galleries and feature a new series of twelve hand-painted intaglio prints in small editions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A major new body of works on paper by Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain's most important living artists, form the basis of our exhibitionin celebration of the artist's 80th birthday.  These 11 new works are remarkably different in feel to much of his earlier work; each is a surprising and powerful burst of energy, displaying brio and passion which, together, cover the spectrum of emotions, from a sense of deep foreboding in some, to joy, and, possibly, even anger in others. The exhibition title <em>Acquainted with the Night,</em> references the celebrated Robert Frost poem of the same name, often interpreted as a vivid description of the experience of depression, and has a particularly special meaning for Howard Hodgkin as it was the title of his first, and no longer extant lithograph print, made nearly 60 years ago in 1953. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with introduction by art historian, John-Paul Stonard. The exhibition catalogue will also be available in a deluxe version accompanied by a limited edition print in an edition of 50.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hodgkin's paintings and prints often evoke memories and private experiences. Since the 1950s, he has made a substantial number of original prints and, for the last 25 years, has favoured heavily hand-painted carborundum and aquatint etchings which allow him to bring the physicality of the paintings into his printmaking.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This series of works, some brooding and sombre while others bristle with intensity and physicality, marks a shift in style for Hodgkin, representing a spectrum of emotions while combining confidently pared-down compositions with a sense of spontaneity that belies the extensive process of layering and over-painting by which they have been created.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in London on 6 August 1932, Hodgkin studied at the Camberwell School of Art between 1949 and 1950, followed by the Bath Academy of Art between 1950 and 1954. He has served as a trustee of the Tate and the National Gallery, London and in 1992 was knighted for his services to the arts. In 1985, Hodgkin won the Turner Prize and represented Britain in the Venice Biennale. His work has been the subject of numerous major retrospectives, most notably at the Metropolitan Museum, New York in 1995 and more recently, in 2006, at the Tate Britain, London, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. His paintings and prints are held by most major museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Tate Collection, and the British Museum, London. Hodgkin's previous print project, As Time Goes By, was a pair of monumental, 20ft long carborundum and sugar-lift etchings, which now reside in the permanent collections of the Phillips Collection, Washington DC.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alan Cristea has been the exclusive publisher of Hodgkin's prints since 1987.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:08:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Howard Hodgkin - Alan Cristea Gallery- 34 Cork St - May 31st, 2012 - July 7th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In honour of the artist’s 80th birthday, this exhibition will take place in both of our galleries and feature a new series of twelve hand-painted intaglio prints in small editions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A major new body of works on paper by Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain's most important living artists, form the basis of our exhibitionin celebration of the artist's 80th birthday.  These 11 new works are remarkably different in feel to much of his earlier work; each is a surprising and powerful burst of energy, displaying brio and passion which, together, cover the spectrum of emotions, from a sense of deep foreboding in some, to joy, and, possibly, even anger in others. The exhibition title <em>Acquainted with the Night,</em> references the celebrated Robert Frost poem of the same name, often interpreted as a vivid description of the experience of depression, and has a particularly special meaning for Howard Hodgkin as it was the title of his first, and no longer extant lithograph print, made nearly 60 years ago in 1953. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with introduction by art historian, John-Paul Stonard. The exhibition catalogue will also be available in a deluxe version accompanied by a limited edition print in an edition of 50.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hodgkin's paintings and prints often evoke memories and private experiences. Since the 1950s, he has made a substantial number of original prints and, for the last 25 years, has favoured heavily hand-painted carborundum and aquatint etchings which allow him to bring the physicality of the paintings into his printmaking.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This series of works, some brooding and sombre while others bristle with intensity and physicality, marks a shift in style for Hodgkin, representing a spectrum of emotions while combining confidently pared-down compositions with a sense of spontaneity that belies the extensive process of layering and over-painting by which they have been created.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in London on 6 August 1932, Hodgkin studied at the Camberwell School of Art between 1949 and 1950, followed by the Bath Academy of Art between 1950 and 1954. He has served as a trustee of the Tate and the National Gallery, London and in 1992 was knighted for his services to the arts. In 1985, Hodgkin won the Turner Prize and represented Britain in the Venice Biennale. His work has been the subject of numerous major retrospectives, most notably at the Metropolitan Museum, New York in 1995 and more recently, in 2006, at the Tate Britain, London, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. His paintings and prints are held by most major museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Tate Collection, and the British Museum, London. Hodgkin's previous print project, As Time Goes By, was a pair of monumental, 20ft long carborundum and sugar-lift etchings, which now reside in the permanent collections of the Phillips Collection, Washington DC.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Alan Cristea has been the exclusive publisher of Hodgkin's prints since 1987.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:08:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Michael De Brito, Gabriella Dellosso, Daniel Greene, Steve Huston, Paul Oxborough, Cesar Santos, Zack Zdrale - Albemarle Gallery - June 1st, 2012 - June 21st, 2012 <div class="exhibitionboxtop">AMERICAN FIGURATIVE EXHIBITION<br />31 May - 23 Jun 2012<br /><br />A collective exhibition of American figurative paintings by Paul Oxborough, Cesar Santos, Michael De Brito, Daniel Greene, Steve Huston, Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso &amp; Zach Zdrale </div> <div class="exhibitionboxtop"></div> <div class="exhibitionboxtop"> <p>MICHAEL DE BRITO</p> <p>Michael De Brito is a Portuguese-American artist born in 1980. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Parsons School of Design and has also studied at the New York Academy of Figurative Art and the Salmagundi Club. A recipient of numerous awards, including a Pollack-Krasner Grant and the Frank C. Wright Memorial Award, his work was included in the 2006 BP Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Even before reaching the age of thirty, he had received four Best-In-Show awards from juried national competitions. The members of his close knit family are often the inspiration for his work. There is great maturity to his technique and the profound connection to his subject matter make his paintings both familiar and moving. His most recent accomplishments included winning “Best in Show” from the Visual Art Center’s Juried Exhibition. One of the most prestigious highlights of his young career was his selection to participate in an exhibition at Museu da Presidencia da Republica, the presidential museum in Lisbon, Portugal.</p> <p></p> <p>GABRIELA GONZALEZ DELLOSSO</p> <p>Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso was born in New York City in 1968. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts then continued her studies at the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy of Fine Arts. Her very first one-woman exhibition took place in 2006 at the prestigious Butler Institute of American Art. In addition, Ms. Dellosso’s work has been exhibited at the Allentown Art Museum, Arnot Art Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Trenton City Museum and the Katonah Art Museum among other venues and is in several permanent museum collections. She is the first female artist in the almost 140 year-old history of the Salmagundi Club to be selected to create a “Presidential Commission.” Her creativity and masterful technique have garnered her over twenty-five awards in the past decade, including first prize at the New Britain Museum of American Art and Phillip Isenburg Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club. Her Cuban-Ecuadorian heritage plays a major influence in her paintings and although there is a strong suggestion of a narrative, she primarily wants the viewer to realize that things are not always what they appear to be.</p> <p></p> <div class="column"> <p>DANIEL E. GREENE, N.A.</p> <p>Daniel E. Greene, N.A., born in 1934, has been elected to the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame. Representing the United States, his work was included in the first International Biennial of Pastel in San Quentin, France. In the category of oil painting he was awarded American Artist’s Magazine’s first lifetime achievement award and the Oil Painters of America named him to their Hall of Fame. The American Society of Portrait Artists presented him the John Singer Sargent award for life long dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture. He has been awarded the gold medal by the American Portrait Society. Mr. Greene was also the annual honoree of the Salmagundi Club and was presented their gold medal. In the winter of 2011, he was awarded The Trailblazers Award from the American Forum for Realism and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Mr. Greene’s paintings and pastels are in over 700 public and private collections in the United States and abroad. He is undoubtedly considered one of America’s finest realist painters of any generation. </p> <p></p> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>STEVE HUSTON</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Steve Huston, born in 1959, is a native of Alaska who received his degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He first established himself as a successful illustrator, commissioned by such high profile clients as Paramount Pictures, MGM, Playboy Magazine and Warner Brothers. Mr. Huston held a faculty position at the Art Center, as well as teaching courses in life drawing, anatomy and composition for the artists and animators of Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks SKG studios. He discovered his unique voice as a fine artist when he turned his eye towards the world of boxing, a sport he had participated in as an amateur. In that world of extreme physicality, he found a metaphor for the strugglesandchallengesthatmostofusfacealongourownindividualjourney. His works are poetic, poignant and masterfully powerful, and his figures are iconic archetypes of masculine and feminine line and form. Mr. Huston’s work is sought after by private collectors, as well as his fellow artists and many prestigious members of the contemporary art world. </p> <p></p> <p>PAUL G. OXBOROUGH</p> <p>Paul G. Oxborough was born in Minnesota in 1965. He began his studies at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before entering a four-year apprenticeship at the Atelier Lessuer, a rigorous program adhering to a stringent French academic tradition. He has since amassed numerous accolades for his work and received international acclaim for his one-man exhibitions in both New York and London. To his ongoing list of impressive credentials is his inclusion in the BP Award Exhibition on three separate occasions in 2005, 2007 and 2009. This is a rare honor for non- UK artists, however each year one of his extraordinary portraits (including that of great American contemporary artist, Chuck Close) has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens in Sunderland and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. He was also selected for the inaugural Outwin Boochever Exhibition in 2006, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Other impressive achievements have been winning “Best in Show” from the International Art Renewal Center Competition, as well as being awarded “Grand Prize” from the American Society of Portrait Artists. Mr. Oxborough draws inspiration from his extensive international travels from the Bayous of Louisiana to the cafés of Paris, from the docks of Lucerne to the African Kalahari. His work is a reflection of his life, an ongoing journey of not only himself but of the world around him.</p> <p></p> <div class="column"> <p>CESAR SANTOS</p> <p>Cesar Santos is a Cuban-American artist born in 1982. He studied at Miami Dade College and the New World School of the Arts before travelling to Florence, where he trained at the Angel Academy of Art under the tutelage of Michael John Angel. He returned to Miami, where he developed his philosophy of marrying both the classical and the modern juxtaposed within one painting. His influences range from the Renaissance to the masters of the nineteenth century to Modernism. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic. He has been the recipient of numerous accolades including a first place award from a competition sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Santos has had exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America, including the Villa Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy and the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida. </p> <p></p> <div class="column"> <p>ZACK ZDRALE</p> <p>Zack Zdrale, born in 1977, attended the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his undergraduate degree and for four consecutive years was on the Honor Role. He then attained his Master’s Degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he would then become an instructor. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States in both solo and group exhibitions. Mr. Zdrale has thrived in his craft creating figurative works that are at once dynamic and elegant. His mastery of chiaroscuro and understanding of the human form has given him the means to paint dramatic and powerful compositions with the interplay between the figure and their surroundings. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> </div> <p></p> <div class="exhibitionbottom"><a href="http://issuu.com/albemarle-gallery/docs/americanfigurative?mode=embed&amp;layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fdark%2Flayout.xml&amp;showFlipBtn=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img class="rollover" src="http://www.albemarlegallery.com/images/buttons/viewcat.gif" border="0" /></a><a href="http://www.albemarlegallery.com/uploads/exhibitions/pdf/americanfigurative.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img class="rollover" src="http://www.albemarlegallery.com/images/buttons/download.gif" border="0" /></a></div> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Saul Fletcher - Alison Jacques Gallery - May 25th, 2012 - June 23rd, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">'<em>Saul Fletcher imagines another, stranger world... and in each of these oddly moving images, he stops time,</em><em>then bends it like a magician.</em>'</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Vince Aletti,<em> Artforum</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For his second exhibition with <strong>Alison Jacques Gallery</strong>, in advance of his works being presented at the 30<sup>th</sup> Sao Paulo Biennale this autumn, <strong>Saul Fletcher</strong> has created a body of photographs that offer a glimpse into his psychological landscape. Fragments from the artist's life are pieced together through intimate images of installations meticulously constructed directly onto his studio wall. Fletcher transforms everyday objects into melancholic sculptures and integrates them within layers of flaking paint, as tender, almost hermetic compositions emerge through a surface that serves as both his canvas and stage.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The fragile and ephemeral state of Fletcher's subjects relay a sense of intimacy akin with that of a lost relic, whilst the modest scale of his photographs entice the viewer to peer into these extended metaphors. Remnants from previous arrangements are often partially concealed by paint and symbolic intricacies emerge on closer inspection. In one photograph, a suitcase formerly belonging to the artist's wife is suspended from the ceiling by sections of twine and a pink rag, perhaps offering an insight into a previous life on the road or referencing our innate desire to hoard and sentimentalize possessions. Fletcher always allows for ambiguity: are we to imagine the suitcase's contents or to assume that it is empty? The presentation of the form of a bicycle made from feathers, wood and wire in another image offers a compelling dialogue. The artist himself travels everywhere by bicycle but here, the stationary bike becomes enveloped by his fluid, metamorphosing wall.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A black-and-white photograph depicts a newspaper sculpture of a large North Sea Cod hanging on a studio wall adorned with string. The bloated fish is surrounded by painted symbols that include crucifixes and the Star of David. This religious iconography, combined with the glasses, vases and ornaments resting on shelves in another photograph, elucidate Fletcher's fascination with objects and symbols, and their personal resonances for each of us. Dark shadows are painted onto the surface behind the jugs and collectibles, making them seem more substantial and permanent. Fletcher's own particular form of photographic <em>chiaroscuro</em><em> </em>is at its most compelling in a simple still-life of raw lamb, yellow celeriac and sprawling spinach, while in another image, withered, darkening cherry tree branches are the broken hands of a congealed clock-face. His placement of objects, handling of sepulchral light and the apparent ease with which he enchants us with found colour are understated but rich acknowledgements of the art of his predecessors.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Fletcher has also created eerily beautiful landscapes for this exhibition, which reveal not only his love for the Humber River but also his continued obsessive attention to detail even in the vastness of physical spaces beyond his studio. In these images of quarried stones and a working cement factory, specific social histories of each place are subtly acknowledged but never counter the inherent sense of time itself eroding in the natural landscape. A grey self-portrait in a tree above an abandoned brick factory, sits uneasily with an ominous Polaroid of the artist back in his studio - its incomplete emulsion creating a diagonal white edge as jagged as the ruined wall's surface and the holes in his clothes. In his images, Fletcher holds moments of motionlessness against a wall, or on the banks of a river, but his anguished mythmaking seems only truly redemptive through a sense of time passing. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Fletcher (b.1967) has exhibited in solo shows at The Kunstverein, Cologne and Galerie Neu, Berlin, whilst important group shows include <em>The Imminence of Poetics</em>, 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas (2012); <em>Spirit Level</em>, curated by Ugo Rondinone at Gladstone Gallery, NY (2012), <em>Focal Points: Art and Photography</em>, Manchester Art Gallery, UK (2012); <em>Painters Panting</em>, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA (2012); Center for Curatorial Studies Bard, NY (2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008); <em>Saints and Sinners</em>, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA (2009); <em>Disappearances, Shadows and Illusions</em>, Miami Art Museum, FL (2008); 4th Berlin Biennial (2006); and <em>Rings of Saturn</em>, Tate Modern, UK (2008). 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. He lives and works in London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Fri, 11 May 2012 17:28:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Polly Morgan - All Visual Arts - June 8th, 2012 - July 31st, 2012 <p>Inspired by a recent visit to the Serengeti, this new exhibition is a vibrant parable that confronts the viewer with the uncompromising cycle of life; the predator, the parasite and the prey.</p> <p><i>Endless Plains </i>interprets this vast expanse of land, at once barren and teeming with life, in perverted and unusual ways. The result is an unflinching portrait of the savagery of nature, where the sacrifice of one life for dozens more is a vital and constant exchange. </p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:05:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list 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="http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=643&amp;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 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Asier Mendizabal - Anthony Reynolds Gallery - May 31st, 2012 - July 14th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This exhibition of new works by<strong> Asier Mendizabal</strong> is titled (or, rather, untitled) after one of the pieces in it. This would suggest that this piece, or its title (or lack thereof) functions as a key to access the content, the intentions or the links proposed in the show. It very obviously fails to do so. Not only because its rhetorical self denial as a title shirks this function, but also because its allusion, in parenthesis, to linguistics evokes a formalist approach that hardly helps identify a narrative content. The ‘untitled’ piece is a sculpture of a strange virtuosity that reproduces an exercise of skill, a common task of craftsmanship among carpenters to prove dexterity by carving out a chain, with all its separate links, out of one piece of timber, but this time out of a whole 4m chestnut trunk. The association of the structural elements, the links that form the chain, is one of repetition and difference, each of them being carved in a very gestural manner, reminiscent of an ideologically coded monumentality.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Also included in the exhibition, </span><i style="font-size: small;">Rotations (Moiré/Foule)</i><span style="font-size: small;">, is a series of silkscreens that reproduce photographic representations of multitudes from the illustrated press, mainly from early 20th century publications. Mendizabal has often recalled the moment in which the first photographic representations of massive gatherings started circulating as a moment of self awareness, in the advent of the mass as a political subject, determined by the form of its photographic image. Photography inadvertently introduced an interesting representational paradox, because if the main subject of these representations was the totalizing form of the mass, randomly spread in the available street space, always shot from above, one could recognize the features of each individual constituting this very form, indiscriminately registered in the take. The mass printed reproductions use a dot screen that overlaps the grid of little points with the pattern of little heads forming the crowd, often generating somewhat blurred optical effects very similar to the Moiré patterns that result of overlapping grids. The final form we recognise as symbolic is very often determined by its technical possibilities, and this determination conditions, in retrospect, the very subject matter it represents.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mendizabal lives and works in Bilbao, He has been the subject of major exhibitions at MACBA, Barcelona, Reina Sofia, Madrid and Raven Row, London and was featured in the 2011 Venice Biennale. This is his first solo show at the gallery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p><strong>Bank Holiday opening times:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p>Friday1June - Open</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p>Saturday 2 - Open</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p>Monday 4 and Tuesday 5- CLosed</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p>Normal opening hours resume on Wednesday 06 June.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> Wed, 30 May 2012 07:11:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list 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: http://www.arbeit.org.uk</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 02:09:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - arebyte gallery - June 11th, 2012 - June 17th, 2012 <p><b>Re:Thinking the City</b><br /> <br /> <br /> The New Wolf is a mixed-media online magazine that explores new, topical and arcane subjects, existing to showcase writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers. As a part of that continuing endeavour, we are curating an exhibition of art and illustrated articles representing the best of the work we have published over the last eighteen months. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Arbeit – an interdisciplinary gallery and workspace situated next to St Luke's, Old Street.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> From June 11 - 16 2012 – The New Wolf’s online forum is made physical. Re:Thinking the City features a selection of works featured in the Observatory, our online gallery of up-and-coming artists from around the world, as well as written articles with accompanying images from our illustrators, particularly John Mcloughlin, whose comic strip serial will also be on display.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> From the Observatory the incredible illustrated light boxes of Hogarth Brown will be present. Taken from his Trophallaxis collection, Hogarth explores the collective cultural stomach of humanity. Mark Smith’s idiosyncratic illustrations have made covers and columns for wide-ranging publications from the Guardian, the New Yorker, TimeOut, Penguin books to Nature. Fellow illustrator Rosie Gainsborough, also published in publications of repute, The New York Times and Oh Comely included. Beatrix Jourdan, a photographer based in Senegal, brings her subtle capturing of the customs and traditions of Senegalese people. And HIN, an illustrator and street artist, renowned for his distinctive contradiction art style that can be seen on walls and doorways across East London.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The title of the exhibition reflects a theme of a reimagination of our city spaces - a need for greater integration of art and creativity in the urban milieu and an encouragement of a culture of participation. We hope to confirm an evening of short talks and discussion on these subjects within the week of the exhibition. News of this to follow.<br /> <br /> <br /> http://www.facebook.com/events/151584918306778/<br /> <br /> <br /> Mon – Sat, 11am-6pm<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thenewwolf.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.thenewwolf.co.uk</a><br /> <br /> inkhorn@thenewwolf.co.uk</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:50:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list David Price - Art First Contemporary Art - May 17th, 2012 - June 23rd, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><strong>Art First</strong> is delighted to be representing <strong>David Price</strong>. The title for his first exhibition in the main gallery space is taken from a small painting by Cranach the Elder in the collection of the National Gallery, London. Price brings fresh interpretations to the enduring themes that engage his interest in Renaissance painting, through a distinctly modern lens. The brushstrokes of Cranach, the delicate lines of Dürer and the sweeping panoramas of Mantegna and the Brueghel dynasty are evident visible influences within his own tangled and complex landscape compositions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">Alongside historical and pseudo-­religious themes, Price asserts a contemporary reading, responding to the resonance and impact that paintings can have 500 years after they were painted. The signature painting <em>Close of the Silver Age</em> has much of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s <em>Ozymandias</em> about it, as heroic statues crumble and moulder along a once grand boulevard being reclaimed by the natural world. Science fiction, often a fertile ground for the re-­‐imagining of mythology, lends its own imagery; Price’s painting of The Runners depicts an Eden-­‐like pastoral landscape inhabited by two figures who bear a striking resemblance to Michael York and Jenny Agutter in the 1976 film <em>Logan’s Run</em>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">“By painting Logan and Jessica as Adam and Eve I wanted to examine the parallels with this timeless story and to mock man’s hopeless endeavours to understand existence through religion. The paintings I use as reference are ‘Orpheus’ by Roland Savery, ‘The Garden of Eden’ by Jan Breughel and the 19th Century painting ‘Heroic Landscape With a Rainbow’ by Joseph Anton Koch.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;">As Price borrows, re-­‐distributes and weaves together strands of historical and popular culture his own distinctive vision emerges. He may take his lead from historic paintings, but he reworks the themes where they seem relevant, with a seriousness and an honest investigation of enduring truths that span civilization as we know it. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><strong>David Price</strong> studied at Edinburgh College of Art before completing two MA's at Newcastle (fine art) and the Royal College of Art (printmaking). He has held a fellowship in printmaking at the Royal Academy since 2010. He was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2009, and first showed with AF Projects in 2010.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span size="2" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 12:44:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Blue Curry - Art First Contemporary Art - May 17th, 2012 - June 23rd, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For his first exhibition with AF Projects <strong>Blue Curry</strong> presents a new series of freestanding and wall based sculpture. Born in Nassau, and one of the leading contemporary artists in the Bahamas, Curry makes work that draws on the fetishistic nature of the concept of ‘the exotic’, often incorporating into his sculpture found objects that come loaded with exotic association. These ‘charged’ objects are then worked into elegant sculptural arrangements that play on the aesthetic &amp; associative values of the various components, combining the fantastical and the banal into new and beguiling forms.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Curry’s artistic relationship with his Bahamian background is both a serious and a playful one. As a Caribbean artist living and working in London he finds himself occasionally considered something of an ambassador for a movement of post-­‐modern art in the tropics that has almost no basis in reality. This perception of his work as part of a greater whole that does not actually exist creates an interesting space in which he can operate, allowing him to play freely with the balance of referential and ‘thought out’ processes and the more aesthetically intuitive side of his practice. His Goldsmiths MFA show, entitled ‘Postropical’ featured several works that were meticulously devised over long periods of time. One work comprised a suspended shark’s jaw from which thousands of hours worth of delicately arranged celluloid video-­‐tape cascaded. Others were more immediately improvised combinations, such as the floor installation of conch shells with inserted strobe lights. Some works therefore emerge from the studio as complete after a single intervention, while others require months of reimagining before they are resolved.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The concepts of craft and technical intervention are also integral to Curry’s practice. Through varied and often painstaking processes he strives to achieve perfect forms and textures. The work Untitled, 2012 (Illustration on card) is at first glance a purely intuitive assemblage, but many of the elements have been redefined in order for them to be ‘correct’ as part of the whole – the Conga drum base has been stripped, sandblasted and re-­‐sprayed to pare it down to it’s essential form, while the white globe crowing the sculpture is coated in fine white sand.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In the end Curry’s work remains slightly removed from the labels assigned to it – more than absurdist or ethnographic his work is stridently postmodern, in the sense that there is no great reverence for a hierarchy of materials or processes. The delicately finished and the instinctively ‘thrown together’ both exist in Curry’s sculptures, and by allowing them equal weight he creates work that is elegant &amp; perfectly poised – yet imbued with a playful and irreverent energy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Blue Curry</strong> obtained an MA (fine art) at Goldsmiths College, London in 2009. He has shown in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and throughout the Caribbean with a recent institutional solo show at Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Germany. He participated in the 6th Liverpool Biennial and Art Basel, Miami Beach as well as in group shows in The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Puerto Rico.</span></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 12:48:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list 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 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Julia Mangold - Bartha Contemporary - May 25th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce Julia Mangold’s (GERMAN, B. 1966) forthcoming solo </span><span style="font-size: small;">exhibition, showcasing new sculptures and works on paper. Please join us for the private view </span><span style="font-size: small;">on Thursday May 24, 6.30 – 8.30 PM, Exhibition: May 25 – June 30. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The artist first London solo exhibition since her 2004 show will take on an all-encompassing </span><span style="font-size: small;">architectural character. Three spectacular tall sculptures, liberated from all allegorical </span><span style="font-size: small;">meaning, will occupy the front space of the gallery. </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">At first each sculpture appears monolithic, constructed from six rectangular elements these </span><span style="font-size: small;">works are arranged to form singular vertical columns. The three works interact with each </span><span style="font-size: small;">other through a carefully calibrated play of surfaces and volumes. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Rather than relying on a representative depiction the sculptures evolve though the viewers </span><span style="font-size: small;">experience. Their highly pigmented and sensual dark surfaces stand in stark contrast to the </span><span style="font-size: small;">sculpture’s geometric structured composition. </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Striped to a bare minimum Mangold’s sculptures and works on paper reflect on a visual </span><span style="font-size: small;">language associated with early American Minimalism as well as European concrete art, </span><span style="font-size: small;">however rather than merely relying on a limited notion of romanticised modernism or an hard </span><span style="font-size: small;">edge aesthetic the artist’s works evolve through a refined play on human scale and the </span><span style="font-size: small;">deliberate confrontation of precise forms and sensual surfaces. It is the artist’s inherent ability </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">to unite these two seemingly opposing traits, which in turn lend the works an extraordinary </span><span style="font-size: small;">sense of presence.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><span style="font-size: small;">Julia Mangold lives and works in Portland Oregon and Munich, Germany. She is regarded as </span><span style="font-size: small;">one of the leading German sculptors of her generation. Her works have been exhibited </span><span style="font-size: small;">internationally for the past two decades and form part of numerous private and public </span><span style="font-size: small;">collections across Europe and the United States.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A comprehensive iPad catalogue documenting seminal works from the past twenty years will be </span><span style="font-size: small;">published by Bartha Contemporary to coincide with this exhibition. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">For further information or to receive reproduction quality images please visit the Press website </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">at http://www.barthacontemporary.com/downloads/downloads.html or contact Sara </span><span style="font-size: small;">Ludvigsson at sara@barthacontemporary.com</span></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:44:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list 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 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Rachel Alliston, Priya Chohan, Matt Gee, Tatiana May, Beth Shapeero, Anya Smith - Bearspace - May 18th, 2012 - June 23rd, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">BEARSPACE presents EXHIBIT B the second instalment on the ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW series </span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW is a platform of four exhibitions drawing together some of the most innovative and exciting artistic talent in the UK exclusively throughout 2012. Taking its name from Robert Wise’s classic 1959 Film Noir, ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW is curated by Julia Alvarez and Katherine Hawker who assume the role of detectives. Alvarez and Hawker unveil underground artists and arrange them into artists gangs, by identifying trends and talent for 2012 and tomorrow, compiling a snapshot artists anthology.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="center"></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>‘Wildness challenges the unity of the symbol, the transcendent totalisation binding the image to that which it represents. Wildness pries open this unity and in its place creates slippage...Wildness is the death space of signification.’</em></span></div> <div align="right"><span style="font-size: small;">- Michael Taussig Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man</span></div> </div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">EXHIBIT B takes inspiration from anthropologist Michael Taussig’s work on shamanism - interpreting it to look at art and a relationship with material, magic and ritual. Artists evoke a sense of slippage - the wild infiltrating the urban, through the symbols and scenes in their practices: the multi-sensual, the dream, the wild, the relic, the ritual.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Matt Gee and Beth Shapeero’s material installations capture the magical, tactile qualities of the objects they work with: textures of velvet and rose quartz are enhanced and mysticism revealed. Priya Chohan’s mixed media sculptures appeal to all the senses with their colourful, tactile and scientific composition.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Photographers Tatiana May and Anya Smith approach their medium from opposite ends of the spectrum: May focuses on the ritual significance of the female nude in the art historical canon, whilst Smith creates vacant, cinematic moon-scapes. Lastly, Rachel Alliston presents multi disciplinary pieces from the series Der Krampus, inspired by German folklore evoking childhood allegories and nightmares.</span></div> Sun, 27 May 2012 09:58:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list