ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Frith Street Gallery - October 17th - December 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce the reopening of our original space at 60 Frith Street, Soho Square, where the gallery first operated in 1989. Since opening, Frith Street Gallery has emerged as one of the art world&rsquo;s most interesting forces, instrumental in developing the careers of internationally renowned figures as well as supporting those at earlier stages of their career. The reopening of the space marks our achievements to date and our quarter century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The inaugural exhibition, Silver, will provide an elegant visual retrospective of the gallery&rsquo;s history, featuring works made between 1989 and the present day. The exhibition will include some rarely seen and perhaps surprising pieces; early work by Tacita Dean, a&nbsp;</p> <p class=" mmweqh-css3mc" style="text-align: justify;">painting from Marlene Dumas&rsquo; seminal MD-Light exhibition and an iconic work by Cornelia Parker amongst others, all displayed within the intimate setting of the gallery&rsquo;s original 17th-century and contemporary spaces.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Silver is the first exhibition in a new programme at Frith Street Gallery, Soho Square. This will be a space for special projects from both gallery and non-gallery artists, a place for experimentation, complementing and running in parallel with our main space on Golden Square. We plan to stage four exhibitions each year at 60 Frith Street.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:25:44 +0000 John Stark - CHARLIE SMITH london - October 10th - November 15th Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:20:15 +0000 Florian Heinke, Sam Jackson, Eric Manigaud, Alex Gene Morrison, Gavin Nolan, Dominic Shepherd, John Stark - Saatchi Gallery - October 1st - October 27th Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:16:39 +0000 Group Show - Saatchi Gallery - September 23rd - January 24th, 2016 <div class="authorlinks"> <div class="exhibition"> <div class="exdescription"> <div class="authorlinks"><a href="">&nbsp;</a></div> </div> <div class="exnotice">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:15:37 +0000 Eddie Martinez - Timothy Taylor Gallery - October 13th - November 8th <p class="Default">Timothy Taylor Gallery is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Eddie Martinez. Coinciding with London&rsquo;s annual Frieze Week, this will be the artist&rsquo;s first exhibition at the gallery.</p> <p class="Default">Martinez has gained international recognition for his extraordinary use of line and manipulation of colour, which he applies aggressively and in vividly contrasting combinations to his paintings and sculptures. His style draws from a deep understanding of painting&rsquo;s histories, filtered through personal experience, popular culture and sport. Described as &ldquo;indomitable&rdquo; by Interview Magazine, Martinez has recently attracted attention for his &ldquo;exceptional gifts as a painter and draftsman, which he exuberantly combines.&rdquo; (Roberta Smith, New York Times)</p> <p class="Default">In this new series of paintings, Martinez&rsquo;s line experiments continue to evolve. Pushing the boundary of spontaneous gesture, Martinez performs brushstrokes on large-scale canvases with the same speed and dexterity as marker pen on paper. The resulting, dancing lines give form to blocks of colour in different densities, that move and merge from semi-figuration to abstraction and back again.</p> <p class="Default"><em>Island I</em><em>,</em> the exhibition&rsquo;s title painting, refers to both the artist&rsquo;s summer of production in his Long Island studio, and the Rastafari concept of &lsquo;I and I&rsquo;.&nbsp;Rastas replace the phrase &lsquo;you and me&rsquo; with &lsquo;I and I&rsquo;, which expresses the belief that all people are equal, as well as to symbolise the union of the body and soul (eye and I). The eye could also be the artist&rsquo;s signature; a recurring motif. Universality is represented in the groupings of ambiguous forms that always populate Martinez&rsquo;s paintings, and the conflation of internal/external/foreground/background space. On the other hand there is an instinctive nature to the practice that is influenced not only by the art that Martinez studies and sees, but also the music he listens to as he works, conversations that take place during the production process, news events he reads about, and other &lsquo;noise&rsquo;.</p> <p class="Default">Formally, the paintings in this exhibition were produced with gestures limited by a temporary physical handicap. A compression injury resulting from excessive tennis playing &ndash; that coincided with the production period of the exhibition &ndash; created a physical boundary that Martinez exploited as process. &ldquo;Limited movements make fast, confident moves on the canvas,&rdquo; he explains. When confronted with the canvases, Martinez&rsquo;s performance becomes apparent. The artist&rsquo;s reach is described by the gestures realised on canvas; self-portraiture in motion, but the self is not singular.</p> <p class="Default">Martinez has had solo exhibitions at Peres Projects, Berlin; Half Gallery, New York; The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn; and ZieherSmith, New York. His work has been included in the group exhibitions <em>Body Language</em>, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2013&ndash;2014); <em>New York Minute</em>, Garage Centre For Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2011); <em>Not Quite Open for Business</em>, The Hole, New York (2010); <em>Draw</em>, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City (2010); <em>So Wrong, I</em><em>&rsquo;</em><em>m Right</em>, Blum &amp; Poe, Los Angeles (2007); <em>Mail Orders and Monsters</em>, Deitch Projects, New York (2007); and <em>Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection</em>, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (2006).</p> <p class="Default">Martinez was recently included in <em>New York Close Up</em>, Art 21&rsquo;s documentary film series. He has been featured in Modern Painters, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, The New York Sun, The Boston Globe, ArtReview, The Brooklyn Rail, and Art in America.</p> <p class="Default">Martinez lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:20:24 +0000 Beau Stanton - StolenSpace Gallery - October 10th - November 2nd <p class="p1">Tenebras Lux is a new body of work inspired by the imagery and techniques found in sacred spaces. Stained glass windows, elaborate oil paintings, and ornamented sacred objects create an immersive experience that references medieval art forms, ancient and modern religious iconography, and fetishized holy relics. Originally installed as a temporary site-specific installation within the Crypt of Saint John the Baptist in Bristol, these works re-imagine their original sacred function to inform the way we view the development of religious icons and enduring archetypes.</p> <p class="p1">While creating the work, Stanton employed classical, medieval, and 19th Century techniques alongside contemporary digital media achieving unconventional results within the vaulted crypt and tomb niches. This calculated manipulation of light and shadow results in vividly illuminated images achieved through panes of tinted glass as well as delicate layers of transparent paint film.</p> <p class="p1">These works are carefully concocted amalgamations that fuse archetypal symbols with familiar imagery from Classical Antiquity and Christian theology. The result is a visual orgy of light and ornament contrasting natural organic forms of ancient mythology with the macabre and grotesque images of martyred Christian icons.</p> <p class="p1">Unearthing ancient narratives from the detritus of industrial decline, where Sirens grapple with sinking ships and Sibyls predict cataclysmic events, Beau Stanton gilds his apocryphal myth with the graphical elements of creation, destruction and rebirth, inviting the viewer inside our collective unconscious ornamented by layers of chipped artifice and the rusted machinations of time.</p> <p class="p1">A painter and muralist, Stanton creates work ranging in size from tiny eye miniatures to large-scale murals ornamenting entire building facades. The work combines classical oil painting with intricate patterns inspired by ancient architecture, letterpress ornaments, and decayed infrastructure. His interest in iconic visual symbols as well as Jungian archetypes often provide the foundation for his images. In order to concoct these elaborate compositions, Stanton is constantly compiling photo reference of ornaments and patterns as he finds them in architectural elements, old books, and everyday objects. These artifacts appear in Stanton&rsquo;s paintings as visual cogs in heavily ornamented machine-like compositions. The initial studies are then distilled into highly ornate compositions utilizing a variety of techniques including ink renderings, digital media, and screen printing. Finally, the pieces are fully rendered in delicate layers of oil paint, manipulating focus, light and perspective.</p> <p class="p1">Stanton is originally from Southern California where he studied Illustration and Drawing and Painting. He relocated to New York after graduating in 2008, where he apprenticed for Pop Iconoclast Ron English. Stanton continues to live and work in Brooklyn, NY and has exhibited throughout the United States, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, and Australia.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:14:08 +0000 Word To Mother - StolenSpace Gallery - October 10th - November 2nd <p class="p1"><strong>&lsquo;Too Blessed To Be Stressed&rsquo; </strong>entitles the newest body of work by StolenSpace represented artist - Word To Mother.</p> <p class="p1">Word To Mother's unmistakable figures sit amongst a landscape of earth tones, pastel shades and flashes of turquoise and fluorescent reds. Repetitive gold leaf triangles are placed amongst subtle, reflective washes, drips and textures to create a metaphoric contrast of the <strong>&lsquo;appreciation of the understated&rsquo;, versus glorified materialism.</strong></p> <p class="p2">&ldquo;I wanted to express a positivity and appreciation for everything we have, rather than comparing ourselves and our lives to anyone else&rsquo;s. The glorification of instant celebrity status, vacuous reality television and <strong>narcissistic Instagram&nbsp;</strong><strong>accounts </strong>are contributing to an ever growing <strong>Comparison-Culture in which&nbsp;</strong><strong>people are more concerned with what they don't have than what they have&nbsp;</strong><strong>already been blessed with."</strong></p> <p class="p1">London-based artist Word To Mother creates work that combines many influences into uniquely layered paintings. His works on wood panels are refreshingly subtle interpretations of society today. <strong>WTM's use of bespoke sign writing and positive word&nbsp;</strong><strong>play evoke a sense of positivity</strong>, contemplative figures, cartoon references and loose studies of London architecture create a nostalgic warmth to the works.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Each piece feels like it has existed for years already, with layers of detail that will keep&nbsp;</strong><strong>revealing themselves to the viewer. </strong>The maturity of the pieces is evident in WTM&rsquo;s application of colour and <strong>the juxtaposition of loose gestural charcoal lines with refined&nbsp;</strong><strong>graffiti </strong>and popular icon references.</p> <p class="p1">For this show, there is also a selection of more minimal figurative pieces, both on wood and antique paper. A rare opportunity to acquire works on paper as WTM has released very few since his debut solo show in 2007.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>After having exhibited in San Francisco the last few years and with a huge following in&nbsp;</strong><strong>the U.S. we are eagerly anticipating his first solo show in London since 2011, this one is&nbsp;</strong><strong>not to be missed&hellip;</strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:59:16 +0000 David Hammons - White Cube, Mason's Yard - October 3rd - January 3rd, 2015 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:01:49 +0000 Tracey Emin - White Cube, Bermondsey - October 8th - November 16th <div class="expandable"> <div class="text ff"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&lsquo;The work is about rites of passage, of time and age, and the simple realisation that we are always alone.&rsquo;</em><br />Tracey Emin, July 2014</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">White Cube is pleased to announce &lsquo;<em>The Last Great Adventure is You</em>&rsquo;, a major new exhibition by Tracey Emin, her first at the London gallery in five years. Featuring bronze sculptures, gouaches, paintings, large-scale embroideries and neon works, the exhibition chronicles the contemplative nature of work by an artist who has consistently examined her life with excoriating candour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Reflective in tone, the works in the exhibition are the result of many years&rsquo; development, from the bronze sculptures &ndash; the most significant body she has made to date &ndash; to the works on canvas. There is a complexity in the sculptural form of the bronzes, simultaneously robust yet tender, that points to a consummate understanding of material, composition and subject matter. In <em>Grotto</em> (2014), a tessellated, cave-like chamber gives sanctuary to a solitary figure as artist proxy, while the muscular form of <em>Bird</em> (2014) harmonises sinuous lines with gravity and grace. A series of bronze bas relief plaques portray figures that appear amorphous yet distinct, with subtle interplay between light and shadow.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While the paintings at first appear simple and immediate, many of them are the result of application, obliteration and layering over a period of several years. Emin repeatedly returns to the canvases as a means of reviewing, revising and reconsidering her own position in relation to painting through temporal passages.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The title &lsquo;<em>The Last Great Adventure is You</em>&rsquo;, which is transcribed in neon within the exhibition, was originally intended by Emin as a reference to the &lsquo;other person&rsquo;; however, over the two year period since she began creating this body of work, she came to realise that the implication was once again coming back to the self.</p> </div> </div> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:00:23 +0000 Etel Adnan - White Cube, Bermondsey - October 8th - November 16th Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:58:45 +0000 José Rojas - Vilma Gold - October 12th - November 8th Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:55:39 +0000 - Vilma Gold - October 12th - November 8th Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:55:32 +0000 - Royal Academy of Arts - July 4th - October 8th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A selection of etchings from the RA print publishing programme.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Since 2009, <a href="">RA Editions</a> has published and sold contemporary limited edition artworks by <a href="">Royal Academicians</a>, graduates and artists associated with the <a href="">Royal Academy Schools</a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">All of the prints have been created on site in the workshops of the Schools, in collaboration with its printmaking staff, with the primary ambition of raising funds to contribute directly towards the support of students through the Schools&rsquo; endowment fund.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">This is a uniquely stimulating environment for all involved; students experience the creation of the artists&rsquo; work from conception to completion, whilst the artists are excited by new projects or the experience of working in print for the first time. It is this bringing together of established and emerging artists within the Schools and the energy that these collaborations generate that makes these co-publications in the RA Editions collection so special.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The etchings selected here celebrate the versatility of the medium and its range of styles and interpretations. The breadth of approaches demonstrated encompasses not only the directly drawn poetry of Tracey Emin&rsquo;s soft ground confessionals and the biting satirical line of Chris Orr, but also the frenetic hand-coloured abstractions of Danny Rolph and the digital and photographically processed hybrid anachronisms by Liane Lang and Mark Hampson.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The full collection of prints available for sale, including works by Academicians Grayson Perry, Eileen Cooper, Gary Hume, Peter Freeth, Mali Morris, Stephen Chambers, Phillip King and Humphrey Ocean, as well as works by graduates and guests of the Schools, <a href="">can be viewed here</a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sales enquires: Paul Sirr 020 7300 5932</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <a href=""></a></span></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:47:41 +0000 - Royal Academy of Arts - October 11th - February 1st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Organised in conjunction with the Twentieth Century Society, this exhibition showcases the extraordinary and often surprising variety of the last hundred years of British architecture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Loved and loathed, revered and reviled, the architecture of the twentieth century polarises opinion like no other. Yet the period from 1914 to the present is also the most architecturally-diverse in Britain&rsquo;s history, with buildings that appeal to all tastes and sensibilities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition presents one building for each year since 1914. They have been picked by supporters of the Twentieth Century Society &ndash; which exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards &ndash; to celebrate the fact that it now has a hundred years worth of buildings to campaign for.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These chosen buildings range from grand architectural icons to examples of vernacular building types and structures from the war years. Above all, these are buildings that people feel a particular connection to, the ones they find fascinating or that inspire them, and which together provide a vivid illustration of the extraordinary diversity of the architecture of the last 100 years.</p> <div class="item" style="height: 152px;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organised in conjunction with</p> <img src=",w_150/n8ri70oy2y4kodpukvkr.jpg" alt="N8ri70oy2y4kodpukvkr" /></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:45:28 +0000 Giovanni Battista Moroni - Royal Academy of Arts - October 25th - January 25th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">The first UK exhibition of this unsung genius of Renaissance portraiture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Giovanni Battista Moroni was one of the greatest portraitists of 16th-century Italy. Famed for his gift for capturing the exact likeness of his sitters, he created portraits that are as penetrating and powerful now as they were more than 400 years ago. You will be transfixed by their psychological depth and immediacy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is the first comprehensive exhibition of the artist&rsquo;s work in the U.K. We have selected not only his remarkable portraits but also his lesser known religious works, which will be shown side by side. Among them will be never-before exhibited altarpieces from the churches of Bergamo and paintings made for private devotion that reflect the new religious ideals of his time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Moroni&rsquo;s portraits depict the people of the world and time in which he lived, from elegant men and women of high society shown in glittering dress to members of the middle class engaged in their trade. One such work is <em>The Tailor</em>, as highly praised in its time as it is now (&ldquo;revolutionary&rdquo; - Jonathan Jones, <em>The Guardian</em>). What all of his works share is a startling naturalism and vitality, rarely matched by other artists of the period and anticipating the realistic style of Caravaggio and, later, Manet.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Encompassing his entire career, this exhibition is a long overdue celebration of an artist ahead of his time and ripe for rediscovery.</p> <div class="item" style="height: 120px;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">2009-2016 Season supported by</p> <img src=",w_150/hzstk94u65vv884bcvm9.jpg" alt="Hzstk94u65vv884bcvm9" /></div> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:43:16 +0000 Tracey Emin RA, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Idris Khan, Xavier Mascaro - Saatchi Gallery - October 1st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;">I have the great pleasure and honour no mention that "Another Face of My Fears" Limited Edition Print has been selected and fully donated in the support of an amazing cause to raise vital funds for children with life -limiting illnesses.Also my latest work of art "Blossom Escape"the first dress made out of paint,the first wearable landscape has been selected to be showcased in this amazing event.You cant imagen how extremely happy I feel to see that my work is getting the attention it deserves.<br /><br /><strong><br /></strong><strong>BE INSPIRED &ndash; Contemporary Art Auction in aid of The Prince&rsquo;s Foundation for Children &amp; the Arts</strong><br /><br /> <br />An exciting and irresistible selection of contemporary art from artists such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Idris Khan and Xavier Mascaro will be auctioned online by Paddle8 from 17th September to 1st October, culminating in a live auction on Wednesday 1st October at the Saatchi Gallery, London.<br /><br /> The BE INSPIRED Auction is being hosted by leading independent Private Investment Office, Floreat Group, to raise vital funds for inspirational arts engagement programmes run for disadvantaged children by The Prince's Foundation for Children &amp; the Arts (Children &amp; the Arts).<br /><br /> Every piece sold will allow more children to take part in Children &amp; the Arts' programmes, with a particular emphasis on the <em>Start Hospices programme</em>, which enables children with a life limiting illness to enjoy special organised family days out at local galleries, museums and theatres; bringing families together away from &nbsp;their usual day-to-day routine of clinical care and support at their local hospice. <br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:39:22 +0000