RECENT PRESS RELEASES
Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present Now/here, a solo exhibition featuring new work by the acclaimed British artist Sam Lock.
A key inspiration for Lock is the written word, in particular the work of the dramatists Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. As the latter famously said, ‘Underneath what is said, something else is being said,’ and the ideas invoked in that observation – notions of double meanings, loss, discovery and the overlapping of past and present – are key to understanding Lock’s entire oeuvre; in essence, each work is a mediation on the ambiguities of life revealed through abstraction.
The Ismaili Centre, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, is delighted to announce Seeing Through Babel, a solo exhibition by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad.
In the Old Testament story of Babel, mankind is punished for attempting to construct a tower to heaven, an act of hubris that led God to create multiple languages so as to prevent such collusions happening again. For this exhibition, Mourad explores the story of Babel, using visual imagery as a means to connect people across the language divide.
The acclaimed American figurative painter Donald Sultan is to receive his first U.K retrospective at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, opening June 5, 2019.
Arranged over two floors, the exhibition is comprised of 17 works produced between 1977 and 2019 and features three canvasses from his seminal Disaster Paintings series. Sultan has not shown in London in 10 years, so this exhibition is timely, providing an opportunity to re-evaluate his work and position him within the canon of post-war Contemporary Art.
Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce BLINK, an exhibition of new and old works by the British artist Noj Barker.
In the same way Giorgio Morandi (1890 - 1964) painted different arrangements of the same set of vases, bowls and pots, Barker paints dots. Into these he incorporates smaller dots, creating intense, intricately configured compositions. The resulting works, which are all rendered in acrylic, can be austere or flamboyant, singular monochromes or psychedelic, trippy whirligigs of colour.
East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN) is delighted to announce the first wave of art commissions for New Geographies, a three-year project that sets out to create a new map of the East of England based on local reflections and stories of unexplored or overlooked places.
The convergence of the human hand and the latest Artificial Intelliegence technology is explored in Scott Eaton’s debut exhibition, Artist+AI: Figures & Form in the Age of Intelligent Machines, which opens at Somerset House, London, on June 18, 2019.
A major survey of work by the acclaimed British artist Johnnie Cooper will take place at Saatchi Gallery, London, opening 19 April 2019. Entitled throe on throe, the exhibition comes at a time of heightened interest in the artist. In 2018, as part of its initiative to re-evaluate key twentieth and twenty-first-century artists, art publisher Black Dog Press produced a monograph documenting Cooper’s 50-year career; and this eagerly-awaited presentation – his first in London in three decades – will be complemented by further shows in the U.K. and America.
Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by the Austrian artist Josef Fischnaller. Fischnaller’s artfully constructed photographs are inspired by the compositional styles of Old Master and Renaissance painters; to these, he incorporates modern clothes, products and affectations, such as playmobil models and body piercings, to give them a wry, contemporary twist.
Bermondsey Project Space is delighted to present an exhibition of works by the acclaimed artist Ben Turnbull. Entitled American History X volume III, Manifest Decimation, the show is the artist’s first since his highly-acclaimed Saatchi Gallery presentation in 2017 and extends Turnbull’s ongoing exploration of American political and social culture.
Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, is delighted to announce New Mythologies: Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary Painting, an exhibition featuring the work of seven contemporary artists including Eileen Cooper RA, John Copeland and Iris Schomaker.
3OHA, a haunting new film by New York-born artist and filmmaker Clayton Vomero, will receive its official world premiere on 28 March 2019 at CPH:DOX.
Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present Chance Encounters, an exhibition of recent and new works by the acclaimed Canadian American painter Ilana Manolson. Her first London presentation, the show is comprised of more than 20 acrylic paintings executed between the years 2018 and 2019, in which the artist moves between representation and abstraction to capture the essence of nature.
German artist Lothar Götz will transform the exterior walls of Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, into a large-scale, colourful geometric mural this summer.
David Bomberg, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Mark Gertler are amongst the seventeen artists featured in Counterpoint - Stanley Spencer and his Contemporaries, an exhibition that seeks to offer new perspectives on Spencer’s work and contextualise his place in the history of Modern British art.
To mark the closing week of Henry Hudson’s exhibition nothing sticks to nothing, Hannah Barry Gallery will be hosting a weeklong programme of live events in which various artists respond to the alpine scenography featured in Hudson’s latest suite of paintings.
l’étrangère is delighted to announce What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?, an exhibition of work by three artists who each respond to pressing ecological concerns.
It’s the end of an era: soybean milk has supplanted ‘Bolly’ - the champagne brand so beloved of the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ character Patsy Stone - at this year’s London Fashion Week.
Joyoung, China’s largest soybean milk machine manufacturer, is delighted to announce it will be one of the official sponsors of Victor Wong’s London Fashion Week presentation.
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present an interactive installation by the New York-based artist Zoe Beloff. Entitled Emotions Go to Work, the exhibition examines how technology, through a variety of means — be it internet marketing or Artificial Intelligence — is increasingly able to read our feelings and transform them into valuable assets.
Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present A COVEN A GROVE A STAND, a major exhibition by the artist susan pui san lok. The installation explores the folklore surrounding witchcraft and the history of the witch persecutions across East Anglia in the 16th and 17th centuries, including the campaign led by Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled ‘Witchfinder General.’
Rosie Millard OBE has been appointed the new Chair of Firstsite’s Board of Trustees. Rosie is currently the Chair of BBC Children in Need, which last year raised a total of £60.7m and supported 2,562 projects to help children and families in poverty and crisis throughout the UK.
The spring season programme at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art explores the intersection between ancient geology and new technology in new exhibition Liquid Crystal Display.
‘Fuerst’s hyper-real paintings are so uncannily life-like they will make you swear to God they just winked at you.‘ – Florence Walker, GQ
Lily Agius Gallery, Malta, is delighted to present a solo exhibition by the American realist painter, SJ Fuerst.
l’étrangère is proud to present Epiphany of Time, the first exhibition in the UK of work by the Polish artist, Bożenna Biskupska. The exhibition showcases Biskupska’s ongoing series of paintings entitled Cages, many of which are shown here for the first time.
Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce the first exhibition in London of work by Trate, the Canadian figurative artist, which opens on 7 February 2019. Entitled Emotive Brutes, the show is comprised of a suite of large-scale works in oil, all executed between 2017 and 2018. The paintings display Trate’s haunting, childlike aesthetic, chronicling the human condition through traceable brush strokes and reimagined facial traits, layered over distinctive colour patterns.
Focal Point Gallery is delighted to announce an ambitious new sound commission by the artist and musician Mark Fell. Using sound synthesis and pattern generating systems, A Stitch Outside Time is presented in the form of an app that has been designed to uniquely complement journeys on the London to Southend-on-Sea c2c train line, which traverses the towns of Barking, Basildon, Pitsea and Benfleet through to Shoeburyness.
Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability, an exhibition of recent works by the acclaimed Russian artist GeorgII Uvs.
Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce the publication of a new book by the acclaimed Italian photographer Alessio Bolzoni. Entitled Abuse II, The Uncanny, the book forms the second part of a photographic project that Bolzoni started in 2017.
David Blandy | Michelle Deignan | Rä di Martino | Dmitri Galitzine | Jayne Parker | Hiraki Sawa | Nicole Vinokur | Michelle Williams Gamaker
ESSEX ROAD 5 – eight contemporary artists interpret a very particular part of London. Tintype’s ESSEX ROAD project has reached its landmark fifth birthday.
Albany Arts Communications would like to announce the publication of The People on the Street, a new book by the acclaimed photographer Nigel Shafran. Known for his objective yet intimate approach to capturing the everyday, in this book Shafran reverses the direction of the camera, turning himself into its subject matter. Between 2016 and 2017 Shafran approached vulnerable people living on the street in London and Paris, and asked them to take his photograph.