ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Richard Patterson - Timothy Taylor Gallery - November 15th - December 20th <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Timothy Taylor Gallery is proud to announce a new exhibition by Richard Patterson &ndash; the first in the UK to focus on the artist&rsquo;s expanded practice, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and film.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Patterson is from the &lsquo;YBA&rsquo; (Young British Art) generation of the late 1980s and 1990s that helped define the London contemporary art scene. As one of the few painters to emerge from the YBAs, Patterson's technical brilliance &ndash; which he incorporates in hyper-real paintings that conflate European art history with popular culture &ndash; distinguishes him from his peers.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This exhibition presents new paintings that continue Patterson&rsquo;s philosophical questioning of the connection between meaning, image and making, and are painstakingly constructed from a diverse range of painterly techniques and eclectic subject matter. Patterson employs a battery of techniques, genres and media: self-portraits, ready-mades, photography, painterly streaks and smudges, and virtuoso photorealist painting, which often converge at once in a single work. Alongside these &lsquo;cut-up&rsquo; paintings, Patterson presents a new series of small abstract paintings that are unusual for their lack of figuration, but bear the hand of the artist through their palette.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Six Short Stories (2013) extends Patterson&rsquo;s practice of &lsquo;cut-up&rsquo; through the medium of video. The first video work by the artist to be shown in the UK, Six Short Stories takes the form of six vignettes compiled from found footage that includes: scenes from Black Narcissus and My Fair Lady, promotional videos for a luxury property development, an interview with Milan Kundera, a clip from Ken Russell's 1969 adaptation of Women in Love, and early 1960s amateur footage of a motorcycle scramble at Hawkstone Park, England. Mirroring the artist&rsquo;s approach to painting, where multiple image sources and painterly techniques are combined, the video presents a riotous medley of content and irony.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Fair Park Constructivist Pavilion Extension: Monument to the Celebration of Capitalist Ambivalence to the Destruction of Meaning in Art Embodied as Oversized Sculpture-Statues (Qatar/Dallas Export Version) (1999&ndash;2014) &ndash; a Renzo Piano inspired architectural scale model &ndash; houses six paint-daubed figures in each of its modernist rooms. These obscured toy soldiers &ndash; the subject of Patterson&rsquo;s paintings work from the early 2000s &ndash; act as proxies for characters in the contemporary art world: the critic, the hedge fund collector, the dealer, the audience, the artist, and are presented as miniature sculptures in Patterson&rsquo;s personal museum.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The same toy soldiers form the basis of a series of new photographs, the first of Patterson's career. Depicted as grand cyphers, wavering between the monumental and the absurd, they simulate the same exaggerated-corporeal scale of his paintings from early 2000s, with every swirl of paint and particle of dust rendered in magnified detail.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Born in the UK in 1963, Patterson graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1986. He was included in Damien Hirst&rsquo;s renowned Freeze, Surrey Docks, London (1988), as well as Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1997). Patterson has had solo exhibitions at Anthony d&rsquo;Offay Gallery, London; James Cohan Gallery, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; and most recently at the FLAG Art Foundation, New York. Richard Patterson currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The artist will be in London for the exhibition opening and is available for interviews.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:07:15 +0000 Bridget Riley - Marlborough Fine Art - October 28th - November 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in London 1931, Riley spent the war years in Cornwall discovering nature; later, whilst being educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, she chose art as her only subject aside from the obligatory courses.&nbsp;<br /><br />She studied at Goldsmith's and the Royal College in the 50's yet did not find her form and the style for which she is now famous until 1960. Her monochrome 'Op' paintings inspired a decade of popular graphic, however she struggled to find a development of her style. Nevertheless by the end of the 60's she escaped into colour, and won the International Prize for Painting Venice. (The first English contemporary painter and fist woman to achieve this distinction.)<br /><br />Throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's Riley has exhibited world-wide, had numerous retrospective exhibitions, including the Tate 2003, and her work is found in many important international collections.<br /><br />Marlborough Graphics has been selling her prints form over five years and always has a good stock of contemporary publications and some earlier work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The opening will coincide with&nbsp;<em>Unsolved Cases,</em>&nbsp;the inaugural exhibition of new works by Belgian artist Robert Devriendt.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:52:25 +0000 - Raven Row - November 4th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the most influential gallerists and publishers in post-war German art, Ren&eacute; Block supported numerous artists associated with Fluxus, Happenings and Capitalist Realism, such as Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter as well as KP Brehmer. Through his galleries and Edition Ren&eacute; Block he fostered a view of art as an agent of social and political change.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Block, along with Petra Lange-Berndt (Lecturer, History of Art, UCL) and the exhibition's curator Doreen Mende, will discuss the political relevance of KP Brehmer&rsquo;s work and that of the Capitalist Realist generation. The talk will be illustrated by a number of archival images and will be moderated by Raven Row&rsquo;s director, Alex Sainsbury.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This event is free but booking is essential. Click&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here&nbsp;</a>to reserve your ticket.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:37:08 +0000 - Lazarides Editions Studio - October 31st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Lazarides Editions</a>&nbsp;will be opening our print studio to the public for the very first time, showcasing a variety of printing processes alongside a selection of notable printed works created over the past decade.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="" target="_blank">Now Gallery</a>&nbsp;presents a unique architectural display from Ravensbourne Art College, site-specific installation by Pearson Lloyd, NOW Cinema curated by Gareth Evans and the return of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Doug Foster's</a>widely acclaimed&nbsp;<a href=",breather?token=29606-707-687666b3fda6b136bca9a56b4e4660fba48d242d6ec6f87c82123096c94305ba-12" target="_blank">Breather</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The open event will take place from&nbsp;<strong>6pm until 9pm on Friday 31st October</strong>&nbsp;in collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Now Later</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">South London Art Map</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Either wander the peninsula at your own leisure or join a dedicated SLAM tour, commencing from Now Gallery at&nbsp;6.30pm&nbsp;&ndash; final places are still&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">available to book online</a>&nbsp;now.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:29:43 +0000 Robert Proch - Lazarides Rathbone Place - November 21st - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Land Without Footprints</em>, an arresting body of abstract work from Polish artist&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Robert Proch</a>. The upcoming solo showcase is in continuation of Proch's 2012 breakthrough&nbsp;<a href=",between-dimensions" target="_blank">Between Dimensions</a>&nbsp;and coincides with the artist's co-curated group exhibition&nbsp;<a href=",group-exhibition-jednakowo-rozni" target="_blank">Jednakowo / R&oacute;┼╝ni</a>&nbsp;at The Outsiders Newcastle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining classic caricature, animation and impressionist influences, Land Without Footprints is a direct response to our evolving modern society and the nature in which we interact within it. Fascinated by human relations within advanced technologic environments, Proch deconstructs landscapes where figures appear lost amongst countless square fields. The alluring narratives merge vivid colours with tangible emotions to create a powerful dialogue between concrete cityscapes and virtual realities.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Land Without Footprints presents a futuristic realm where perspective is distorted and humans connect solely in a web-orientated universe. Extending Proch's meticulous painting technique developed over the past five years, the latest showcase comprises 15 acrylic paintings across a range of sizes, some reaching almost as large as two metres squared.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:24:59 +0000 Anthony Lister - Lazarides Rathbone Place - November 28th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a major new body of provocative work from Australian artist&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Anthony Lister</a>.&nbsp;<em>Hurt People &ndash; Hurt People&nbsp;</em>presents a series of multi-faceted portraits saturated in celebrity and media obsessed disaster, continuing the artist's distinguished superhero series featured in 2013's&nbsp;<a href=",anthony-lister-unslung-heroes-london" target="_blank">Unslung Heroes</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The recent body of work extends the artist's exploration into the innate sense of chaos and false sense of security existing in modern society, distracting us from the current continuum of corruption and tragedy. The Brisbane-born painter illustrates themes existing between high and low brow culture whilst questioning a society immersed in obtrusive media and poisonous lifestyles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Coining the term "adventure painting" Lister's large-scale canvases are hedonistic yet demure, constantly evolving stylistically while extending an impressionist approach to contemporary portraiture. Dark undertones often cloud the artist's seductive figures, constructed from a harmony of unapologetic brush strokes and bold colour palette. Loaded with authentic energy Lister animates his ominous characters within each composition, merging the technical execution of old masters with the free-hand spontaneity associated with his street art peers.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:19:31 +0000 Mari Kim - Albemarle Gallery - October 31st - November 22nd <p>Mari Kim | Synchronicity&nbsp;</p> <p>31 Oct - 22 Nov 2014&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mari Kim&rsquo;s wide-eyed, pretty porcelaneous, characters, also known as &lsquo;Eyedolls&rsquo;,&nbsp; pay service to Japanese manga and anime culture. &nbsp; Often direct representations of well known political and historical figures, super heroes, or fairy tale characters they are instantly recognisable icons, popularised by western media.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:01:46 +0000 Lee Jaehyo - Albemarle Gallery - October 31st - November 22nd <p>Lee Jaehyo</p> <p>31 Oct - 13 Dec 2014</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The joy of the art of Lee Jaehyo is the unassuming manner in which he shares his profound and wide philosophical understanding of life in novel and at times prosaic forms, employing in the process, a rich array of materials to realise objects of great beauty.</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:27:08 +0000 Jonathan Yeo - The Outsiders London - November 20th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Lazarides is proud to present <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Yeo's</a> <strong>The Print Retrospective</strong>, the inaugural exhibition at <a href="" target="_blank">Lazarides Editions</a> on London's South Bank. Following Yeo's critically acclaimed 2013 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, The Print Retrospective comprises a major body of printed material mapping the artist's pioneering journey in printmaking over the past decade.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The upcoming showcase highlights key periods of the British portraitist's career, including a selection of unseen limited editions as well as new pieces made specifically to commemorate the launch of Lazarides Editions. Lazarides and Jonathan Yeo commenced collaborating in 2007 with Yeo's first exhibition to feature his hugely popular pornographic collage series. Bush, the unauthorised portrait of the then US president George W, was conceived and launched as a 22 colour screen print, igniting the artist's interest in printed editions. The screen print, initially made for preservation purposes, embraced the integrity of the original collage and prompted an experimental phase with printmaking, encompassing etching, layering, stenciling, hand finishing and digital formats.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To coincide with the launch of the new gallery and in celebration of seven years working with Jonathan Yeo, Lazarides Editions is thrilled to release an exclusive, hand-finished monograph created by the studio. The Many Faces of Jonathan Yeo illustrates poignant periods over the past several years, alongside a selection of unique leaf studies, lithographs and archival prints made in collaboration with the studio and signed by the artist.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:55:17 +0000 Craigie Aitchison - Timothy Taylor Gallery - November 4th - November 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">As the official representatives of The Estate of Craigie Aitchison, Timothy Taylor Gallery is proud to support the launch of a comprehensive new monograph <em>Craigie Aitchison: A Life in Colour</em> published by Lund Humphries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This fully illustrated study of the life and work of Aitchison (1926-2009) is the first book to cover the entire oeuvre of a painter whose distinctive and evocative style has earned him widespread public and critical acclaim. Award-winning writer Cate Haste draws for the first time on family archives, letters and new interviews with those who knew Aitchison well to explore the relationship of his life to his work, the influences that shaped his visual imagination, the emergence of distinctive themes, and the development of his painting style.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aitchison was born in Edinburgh in 1926, and became active on the London art scene in the 1950s. In a career spanning over 5 decades, he became known and admired for his flat, almost two-dimensional forms and simple icon- like compositions which powerfully evoke both the early Italian Renaissance and the British visionary tradition. The paintings selected for this brief survey demonstrate this distinctive style, his unique subject matter and the Mediterranean intensity of his palette.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aitchison was elected a Royal Academician in 1988, won the inaugural Jerwood Prize for painting in 1994, and in 1999 was awarded a CBE for his contribution to British Art. In 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Bath. He died at his home in London in December 2009.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:45:31 +0000 Jonathan Meese - Stuart Shave/Modern Art - November 28th - January 10th, 2015 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:44:50 +0000 C215, Broken Fingaz, Ben Frost, Crystal Wagner, Arth Daniels, Kai & Sunny, Snik, Mysterious Al, Cyrcle - StolenSpace Gallery - November 13th - December 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">StolenSpace Winter Group Show featuring new works by C215, Broken Fingaz, Ben Frost, Crystal Wagner, Arth Daniels, Kai &amp; Sunny, Snik, C215, Mysterious Al, Cyrcle. and many more.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:40:51 +0000 Julio Le Parc - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - November 25th - February 15th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Julio Le Parc (born 1928, Argentina) is known for creating kinetic artworks characterised by changing lights that dynamically animate and transform space. For his first major solo exhibition in the UK, seminal works from the 1960s to present, will create a kaleidoscopic exhibition that will dramatically change the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, actively involving spectators in labyrinthine playful works and through immersive light-experiences. Le Parc&rsquo;s examinations of the visual spectrum, movement and light are in tandem with his investigations of the relationships between artworks and the spectator. In the 1960s, Le Parc began to use moving, projected and reflected lights to make works of art in constant flux, without fixed viewpoints or traditional compositions. His explorations further developed into deceptively using everyday objects such as distorted mirrors to create a multiplicity of experiences and ways of engaging his public into his optical illusions. Le Parc was a founding member of the activist Groupe de Recherche d&rsquo;Art Visuel (GRAV). As an activist defending the rights of visual artists, he was briefly expelled from Paris in 1968, and a series of the artist&rsquo;s unseen political drawings will form part of this exhibition.</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:37:54 +0000 Bertrand Lavier - Serpentine Sackler Gallery - October 14th - October 4th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bertrand Lavier&rsquo;s Fountain is a playful interpretation of this most traditional of garden features; instead of a classical sculpture of a figure or natural form, the jets of water emanate from an apparently unruly mass of garden hoses. The bright colours and mass-produced forms of the hoses and nozzles appear in stark contrast with both the neoclassical fa&ccedil;ade of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and the smooth lines of The Magazine restaurant, designed by Zaha Hadid.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Lavier&rsquo;s work often incorporates unexpected combinations of objects and techniques, questioning the traditional distinctions between Readymades and works of art, and between different art movements. The work of his peers is treated in exactly the same way as a teddy bear, a fridge or a sofa. For example, a painting by Frank Stella is replicated by Lavier in size and scale but is made out of neon tubes, or a sculpture by Alexander Calder is displayed by Lavier upon a radiator that has been mass-produced by a company with the same brand name. Perhaps his best-known intervention is to cover everyday objects with a layer of thick paint in a style that he refers to as &lsquo;Van-Gogh-brushwork&rsquo;, thereby transforming the object into a painting of itself. Negotiating the politics of taste, kitsch, fine art and the everyday, Lavier&rsquo;s persistent questioning of the world around us and the role of the artist in it draws attention to the way in which art and its values are perceived and accepted.</span></p> <div class="field-label" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Featured Artists:&nbsp;</span></div> <h2 class="node__title node-title" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bertrand Lavier</span></h2> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Bertrand Lavier had a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2012. Recent projects include En r&eacute;sonance avec la Biennale d&rsquo;art Contemporain de Lyon at the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Art Moderne de St Etienne, France (2011) and Afternoon at Tsum, Moscow and the Hermes Museum in Seoul, Korea (2010). In 2008, his work was shown at the Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Orsay, Paris, in Mus&eacute;e Correspondances. Bertrand Lavier/Edouard Manet.</span></p> </div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad - Serpentine Gallery - November 8th 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <div class="body-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A talk by designer and artist Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, who has developed a number of projects focusing on the spatial politics of Church Street NW8, devising new methodologies of participation and collaborative research with local residents, school groups, sheltered housing scheme residents and interventions into public space.&nbsp; He has worked with the Serpentine Galleries' Edgware Road Project since autumn 2010.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad (b. 1979) is a designer based in London.&nbsp; His varied works cover the design of domestic and public spaces, recipes, games, interventions, product and image-production. He is interested in developing methodologies that actively engage the public within design processes and notions of defamiliarisation as a design tool. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and regularly teaches at Central St. Martins and Kingston University in London.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Selected exhibitions and commissions include:&nbsp;Edgware Road Project, Serpentine Gallery;&nbsp;Mapusa Market, British Council, AHRC (both 2014);&nbsp;Open School East, Barbican (2013-14),&nbsp;Futurist Library, Liverpool Biennial,&nbsp;Survival Kit, LCCA, RIGA,&nbsp;Telling Not Reading, muf architecture/art (all 2013);&nbsp;The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON&nbsp;and&nbsp;Communal Knowledge, The Showroom (both 2012).</p> </div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:31:20 +0000 - Serpentine Gallery - November 1st 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <div class="body-text"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Andrea Brady</strong> and <strong>Lars Iyer </strong>present readings in the Serpentine Gallery, within the exhibition by Trisha Donnelly. Programmed in collaboration with <em>The White Review</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Andrea Brady</strong>&rsquo;s books of poetry include <em>Vacation of a Lifetime</em> (Salt, 2001), <em>Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity</em> and <em>Illumination </em>(Krupskaya, 2010), <em>Mutability: scripts for infancy</em> (Seagull, 2012), <em>Cut from the Rushes</em> (Reality Street, 2013) and Dompteuse (Bookthug, 2014). &nbsp;She was born in Philadelphia, studied at Columbia and Cambridge Universities and is now Professor at Queen Mary University of London, where she runs the Centre for Poetry. &nbsp;She is director of the&nbsp;Archive of the Now, a digital repository of recordings of poets performing their own work, and co-publisher of Barque Press.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lars Iyer</strong> is a lecturer in philosophy at Newcastle University. He is the author of the novels <em>Spurious</em>, <em>Dogma&nbsp;</em>and <em>Exodus</em>, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize. His new novel, <em>Wittgenstein Jr</em>,&nbsp;concerns a group of unruly Philosophy undergraduates and their austere lecturer, who they nickname Wittgenstein Jr. Called "superbly done" by <em>The Guardian</em>, an "elegiac book" by <em>The Telegraph</em> and described as a novel "you can read in an afternoon but think about for a year&rdquo; by <em>The Independent on Sunday</em>, <em>Wittgenstein Jr</em> is an intelligent, heartfelt and undeniably funny new work by one of the most exciting British authors writing today.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturdays Live </strong>explore ideas and practices connected to Serpentine Galleries exhibitions through performances, interventions and participatory actions.</p> </div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:25:19 +0000