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Sorry Bill: Ripley and Snow on William S. Burroughs' Artwork

by Philippa Snow, Thogdin Ripley
ArtSlant's resident London critics and lovers Philippa Snow and Thogdin Ripley first met at a William S. Burroughs show. They recently revisited the artist and writer's work in Animals in the Wall at London Newcastle Project Space. Thogdin Ripley: I'm going to put my cards right here on this table to start with. I've always been a big fan of Burroughs’ writing—he was one of the most inventive writers and at times one of the best, in my opinion—but I've never, never really got on with his work as a visual artist. And I can say after seeing this exhibition: I still don't. Philippa Sn... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow, Thogdin Ripley on 9/12/14
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The Nebulous Lines Between Art and Fashion

by Philippa Snow
I have been thinking, lately, about the intersections between fashion and art and popular culture, ever since reading what I thought of as a particularly asinine quote from the pop star, Lady Gaga: "I really love the lyrics to ARTPOP, the title track," she told the gossip blog, Just Jared, when asked which were "the most powerful lyrics" on her latest album. “'We could belong together, ARTPOP.' The words seem really simple but it’s through the creative experiences with my friends that we’re able to create this thing that goes together – art and pop. It’s a revers... [more]
Posted by Philippa Snow on 9/18/13
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Catlin 2013: Philippa Snow & Charlotte Jansen

by ArtSlant Team
Charlotte Jansen: Good to see you the other night at the Catlin Prize. And those pointy jazzy shoes of yours... have a good time? Philippa Snow: Those jazzy shoes were an absolute nightmare; half a size too small, and the tip came off the heel when I - very sensibly - went straight home after the prize (by which I mean: "went for whiskey sours in a dark bar"). CJ: Talking of dark rooms; I meant to ask you what you were doing crouching down on the floor there when I got in? PS: I was trying to get some signal, in fact, to send my partner a picture of the big blue monster with the caption "I c... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 6/7/13
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More Foie Gras, Please

by G H
In a space filled with beautiful people indulging on foie gras canapés and strawberry cocktails someone silenced the audience to announce the winners of the Catlin Art Prize 2012. I couldn’t help but suppress the feeling that the culinary extravagance was in slight contradiction with the introductory text in the exhibition catalogue, in which Paul Carey-Kent aptly writes that the main downside for recently graduated artists is the current state of the economy – and that only a minority of practising artists can make a living solely by making art. Steven Catlin, the friendly... [more]
Posted by G H on 5/20/12
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Swaggering, cigarette puffing, self-ironic

by Char Jansen
Emma Richardson’s debut solo exhibition has generated a lot of excitement. The bassist/vox from Band of Skulls, Southampton’s most successful alt-rock outfit, was trained as a visual artist, and has returned to painting after a six-year hiatus, and with the luxury (or perhaps hindrance) of being an established musician. Londonewcastle’s Project Space on Shoreditch’s Redchurch Street is an intimidating venue for a solo show, but Richardson surely has the steely attitude from making it in the music industry in order to take it in her own stride. Her large-scale, abstract paintings are carefully a... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 2/5/12