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Fred Paginton

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London, Jul. 2013: A few months ago back in April, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderfully talented, young American abstract artist, Rebecca Ward, before her solo exhibition, Cow Tipping, at London’s Ronchini Gallery. We talked about the ideas and references of Arte Povera that resonate through her latest works, and Ward’s recent turn of attention towards painting, away from her previous installation work. Fascinated with the exploration of colour and space, Rebecca Ward approache... [more]
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An Intricate Mess   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Julie Mehretu at White Cube, Bermondsey May 1st, 2013 - July 7th, 2013
Posted 6/19/13
Liminal Squared is the latest exhibition to fill the walls of White Cube’s Bermondsey gallery, fittingly soloed by explorative artist (environmentally speaking) Julie Mehretu. In her first solo show with Jopling, Mehretu exposits a hefty series of geometric abstract paintings, that are at once intended to be grand in scale, intricate in detail, and bold in their depiction of contemporary urban chaos. The series, entitled Mogamma, sets out to convey a frenetic energy of gatherings that originate from t... [more]
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Seba Kurtis at The Wayward Gallery April 5th, 2013 - April 14th, 2013
Posted 4/11/13
When James Edson, owner of Mowlem Street’s Wayward Gallery, was first told about Seba Kurtis’ new book, Kif, little deliberation was needed upon deciding whether or not to show Kurtis’ collection of illuminating photographic work. After reading less than a paragraph from the accompanying book, James became entirely convinced by the heartfelt tale of two migrant friends caught up in the gruelling business of smuggling drugs. Kif, in what is the Wayward gallery’s first show of 2013, presents a st... [more]