ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/show en-us 40 Wendy Mayer - CHARLIE SMITH london - July 1st - July 30th <p>Welsh artist Wendy Mayer presents uncanny hyper-real sculpture in solo exhibition 'Curious Room' at Shoreditch art gallery CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.<br /><br />CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Wendy Mayer's second solo exhibition at the gallery.<br /><br />Mayer is known for her uncanny sculptures where she employs painted vinyl or painted cast wax to present figures with unparalleled veracity. In this exhibition Mayer uses Angela Carter's 'A Curious Room' as her starting point. Carter described her Curious Room as a metaphorical space where all the secrets of a person's life are stored, and asserted that life is a process of trying to find it in order to rediscover or remember them.<br /><br />Mayer's Curious Room is a collection of sculptures that reveal the subconscious impact of half-forgotten personal rites of passage. As the artist states:<br /><br />'I am a deeply private person and am often surprised and horrified to discover that my work discloses aspects of my personality and past that I would probably prefer to stay hidden.'<br /><br />This unconscious revelation of drives, feelings and memories is allied with conscious intent. Themes such as familial relationships, motherhood, rebirth and metamorphosis are recurrent in Mayer's work, from babies emerging from womb-like vases to autobiographical references to books read, feelings felt and places visited. The five-piece series 'Smotyn Du' illustrates this coalescence of conscious and unconscious dynamics, where personal and universal vie and oscillate. Each piece consists of a fabric covered coat hanger formed from a child's head with hands protruding from either side, with black knots on the palms, and hung from a crucifix shaped hook. Mayer is at once referencing religious rites; guilt; domestic abuse; and the Smotyn Du (or Black Spot) region of her native Wales.<br /><br />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>Category:</strong> Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art.<br /><br /><strong>Artist / Speaker:</strong> Wendy Mayer.<br /><br /><strong>URLs:</strong><br />Website: <a href="https://go.evvnt.com/61309-0" rel="nofollow">https://go.evvnt.com/61309-0</a><br />Twitter: <a href="https://go.evvnt.com/61309-1" rel="nofollow">https://go.evvnt.com/61309-1</a><br /><br /></p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:46:21 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - Battersea, Dyson Building - June 26th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The annual graduate shows will take place simultaneously across the College&rsquo;s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. ShowRCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 700 art and design postgraduate students will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibitions are free, with much of the work for sale or commission &ndash; ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">ShowRCA 2016 is open to the public 26 June to 3 July, 12 midday to 8pm (closed Friday 1 July)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Kensington: Animation, Architecture, Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design,&nbsp;Information Experience Design,&nbsp;Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Service Design, Vehicle Design, Visual Communication</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Battersea: Ceramics &amp; Glass, Critical &amp; Historical Studies, Critical Writing in Art &amp; Design, Curating Contemporary Art, History of Design, Jewellery &amp; Metal, Moving Image, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:54:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Royal College of Art - June 26th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The annual graduate shows will take place simultaneously across the College&rsquo;s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. ShowRCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 700 art and design postgraduate students will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibitions are free, with much of the work for sale or commission &ndash; ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">ShowRCA 2016 is open to the public 26 June to 3 July, 12 midday to 8pm (closed Friday 1 July)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Kensington: Animation, Architecture, Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design,&nbsp;Information Experience Design,&nbsp;Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Service Design, Vehicle Design, Visual Communication</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Royal College of Art Battersea: Ceramics &amp; Glass, Critical &amp; Historical Studies, Critical Writing in Art &amp; Design, Curating Contemporary Art, History of Design, Jewellery &amp; Metal, Moving Image, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:53:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Rana Begum - Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art - June 30th - September 18th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art</strong>&nbsp;is delighted to present an exhibition by&nbsp;<strong>Rana Begum</strong>, the Bangladeshi-British artist's first solo presentation in a public institution in the United Kingdom, bringing together a selection of past and recent works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Drawing influences from constructivist and minimalist art, Begum's two- and three-dimensional works and installations clearly reveal the sophistication of her spatial and visual awareness. Her works are so irresistibly engaging that viewers find their response to them is both emotional and intellectual. In one work,<em><strong>No. 531</strong></em>, 2014, thirty parallel sections of industrially powder-coated aluminium bars hang vertically on the wall. Each front-facing surface is white, while the inner and outer sides are sprayed in bright hues of red and blue. Passing in front of the work, viewers discover dynamic shifts in its colour and form. Light is a vitally activating element in Begum's works, its shifts and changes producing an experience that is both temporal and sensorial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Perhaps an 'urban Romantic',* Begum draws inspiration both from the city environment and her own childhood memories of the geometric patterns of traditional Islamic art and architecture. Thus, properties of light, colour, material, movement and form have become a hallmark of her abstract sculptures and reliefs. Often bringing a potentially infinite order to her works, Begum skilfully gives physical form to fleeting moments of aesthetic wonder.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Crucial to Begum's practice are the carefully selected colours and reflected light that accentuate the geometry within its forms. In her folded raw-metal wall pieces, such as&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 489, L Fold</strong></em>, 2014, and&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 394, L Fold</strong></em>, 2013, the vibrantly fluorescent colours of their painted undersides are reflected onto the supporting wall, thereby creating a new and subtle element that has a powerful effect. In other works, the play of light combined with Begum's articulation of colour and repetition steer the viewer's attention not only towards the object itself but also to the space between its parts. Her use of robust, industrial materials is often at odds with the ethereal lightness and fragility embodied in her works, a dichotomy that is ever present in her practice. Begum's works bring together moments of calm and exhilaration, their open-endedness allowing the viewer a sense of the infinite. In a new large-scale installation&nbsp;<em><strong>No. 670</strong></em>, 2016, created especially for this exhibition, sections of industrial steel-mesh fencing are arranged in a massive maze-like structure that invites visitors to walk through it and physically experience the sense of infinity bound within the geometric repetition of its architectural configurations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This&nbsp;<strong>Rana Begum:&nbsp;<em>The Space Between</em></strong>&nbsp;exhibition is curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit. It is accompanied by a limited edition of ten sculptural wall pieces and a comprehensive publication which includes an interview of the artist by Ziba Ardalan, and essays by Oliver Basciano and Murtaza Vali.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Parasol unit appreciates the generous support of the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Sho Choudhury, Galerie Christian Lethert, Priya Hiranandani-Vandrevala, Amrita Jhaveri, Jhaveri Contemporary, Peter Louis and Chandru Ramchandani, Fayeeza Naqvi, Saffronart, Samdani Art Foundation, Shamina Talyarkhan, and The Third Line.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">* Nick Hackworth in Rana Begum, 'Overview', Bischoff/Weiss, 2009.</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:53:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list - Hauser & Wirth Somerset - July 2nd - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Hauser &amp; Wirth Somerset will host our Summer Party extravaganza, with this year's event celebrating the tree. Taking inspiration from<a href="http://hauserwirth.cmail20.com/t/r-l-sjulttd-ydurxutz-x/" target="_blank">Subodh Gupta's installed steel Banyan tree</a>, the party will focus on the local woodland and landscape surrounding Durslade Farm as well as the rich natural history and folklore of Somerset.<br /><br />The Summer weekend festivities will unite the gallery,&nbsp;<a href="http://hauserwirth.cmail20.com/t/r-l-sjulttd-ydurxutz-m/" target="_blank">Roth Bar &amp; Grill</a>&nbsp;and Durslade Farm in a host of family oriented activities, displays and competitions in true country fair tradition, from archery and falconry to helter skelters, face painting and rodeo bulls. In addition to our favourite classic fairground rides and country games, this year's unique programme of events will centralise around the tree and its many agricultural, artistic and ecological uses.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturday 2 July 2016, 6 pm &ndash; midnight<br />Sunday 3 July 2016, 11 am &ndash; 5 pm</strong></p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:49:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Martin Creed - Hauser & Wirth Somerset - July 8th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a tour of Martin Creed's exhibition<a href="http://www.artslant.com/lon/events/show/416666-what-you-find" target="_blank">'What You Find'</a>, led by Hauser &amp; Wirth Somerset Senior Director, Alice Workman. The walking tour will guide guests through the galleries whilst discussing significant works in the exhibition.<strong><br /></strong></p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:48:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Group Show - APT Gallery - July 21st - September 11th <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>'Ingredients, Method, Serving Suggestion'</em>&nbsp;is a two month exhibition curated by artist Alaena Turner. It explores the ways in which contemporary artists have engaged with the format of the recipe, questioning the relationship between process and product, and testing the potential of the recipe as a model for collaboration and sharing of knowledge. The exhibition features new work by 18 emerging and major UK visual artists, including contributions by Dan Howard-Birt, Katrina Blannin, Jane Bustin, Kieran Drury, Eddie Farrell, Ben Jenner, Sarah Kate-Wilson, Natasha Kidd, Jo McGonigal, Sarah Mcnulty, Sarah Pettit, Robert Rivers, Damian Taylor, Alaena Turner, Gary Woodley, Susannah Worth, Jack Vickridge and Jo Volley.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is kindly sponsored by A.P.T, CePRA and WRoCAH research networks.</div> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:35:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Geoff Rigden - APT Gallery - June 30th - July 10th <div style="text-align: center;">A memorial show of a range of works from various periods of his life, aged 17 to 72</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:33:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Lotje Sodderland, Sophie Robinson - APT Gallery - June 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <div style="text-align: center;">After suffering a stroke at age 34, a woman documents her struggles, setbacks and eventual breakthrough as she relearns to speak, read and write.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">Programme&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6pm&nbsp; | Doors open</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6.30pm&nbsp;|&nbsp; Welcome</div> <div style="text-align: center;">6.45pm&nbsp;| Screening starts</div> <div style="text-align: center;">8.15pm&nbsp;| Q&amp;A with Lotje Sodderland and Sophie Robinson hosted by Lauren Marks</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">This is a fundraising event for Connect, the communication disability network</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">For tickets and more information please contact</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="mailto:precilialikolo@ukconnect.org" target="_blank">precilialikolo@ukconnect.org</a></div> <div style="text-align: center;">020 7367 0844</div> </div> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:32:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list Nicole Vinokur - Tintype - June 27th - July 13th <p><span style="font-size: medium;">Nicole Vinokur is Tintype's project space artist for 2016. During her time at the gallery she will be cultivating a meadow within the space, accompanied by a series of walks through significant locations in north London.</span></p> <p><em>Paridayda</em>&nbsp;is an experiment in turning inside space into a faux outside.</p> <p>The project stems from a fable about an Indian ship which docked at an English port. The crew asked to be taken to walk on grass as they lived surrounded by metal. They were taken to walk barefoot in a nearby graveyard &ndash; then returned to their ship to live surrounded by metal once again.</p> <p>The meadow indoors is consciously located within a space and dislocated from its origin. Vinokur&rsquo;s intention is to cultivate a meadow and once it has become established to offer it as an immersive installation alongside a series of walks to some of north London&rsquo;s many churchyards and cemeteries; &ldquo;I am interested in creating a sensory space of encounter in which concentrated experience and closeness to our own materiality and mortality can come into focus.&rdquo;</p> <p>Paridayda,&nbsp;the Old Persian root for the word paradise&nbsp;translates&nbsp;as &ldquo;walled enclosure&rdquo; relating to oases. This later appeared in Greek as paradeisos to denote areas of cultivated walled gardens or parks. Vinokur&rsquo;s reframing of a meadow inside a gallery, offers an incongruous phenomenon &ndash; for the final week the public will be invited to walk barefoot, sit or rest within the space.</p> <p>Material, physicality, process and impermanence &ndash; the accretions of time through layering, are motifs of Nicole Vinokur&rsquo;s interdisciplinary practice. Her monumental piece&nbsp;Giotto&rsquo;s Cosmic Crush, constructed from chalk, marble dust plaster and a single bronze cast fly is suggestive of a sarcophagus or tomb and integrates notions of tromp l&rsquo;oeil; the &lsquo;lure of the gaze&rsquo; (Lacan), disrupting the relationship between image and reality.</p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Nicole Vinokur is a South African artist living and working in London. She studied at Pretoria Technikon (2004) and the Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture, 2015). She is the recipient of the Red Mansion Prize (2015); Artist/Curator Fellowship with Grizedale Arts (2014); shortlisted for Cowley Manor Art Prize (2014); Young Vision Award (2005); and has been supported by National Arts Council South Africa. Her work has been shown internationally including Camden Arts Centre (UK); 50th Venice Biennale (IT); Modern Art Projects (ZA); Favela Pavilion (MX); Museum of Africa (ZA); London Print Studio (UK); Henry Moore Gallery (UK). Recent shows in 2016 include&nbsp;Gardeners and Astronomers, Caustic Coastal (Salford);&nbsp;Artificial Arcadia, Bosse and Baum (London); and&nbsp;Shucky, Hintut?,&nbsp;The Hostry (Norwich). Vinokur is currently working on a long term project with Grizedale Arts recreating Ruskin&rsquo;s Road in the village of Coniston, Cumbria.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">Tintype Project Space is an annual event in which an artist is invited to use the gallery as a studio or working space followed by a show. Previous artists have been An Gee Chan, Tom Woolner, Florence Peake, Beth Collar, and Holly Slingsby.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">SUPPORTED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:34:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/lon/Events/list