Posts in Contemporary Art
A Review of Jonathan Chapline: Material Memory at The Hole, New York

Material Memory, Jonathan Chapline’s first solo exhibition at The Hole in New York, is a neon noir pastiche of Impressionist and Modernist compositions. Among his array of influences, Chapline looks to the abbreviated still lifes and bathers of Paul Cézanne and the paper cut outs of Henri Matisse’s Blue Nude series...

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An Interview with Rich Stapleton, Photographer, at Connolly, London

Rich Stapleton, photographer and co-founder of Cereal magazine, lives and works in Bath. His subject matter focuses on travel and lifestyle and his signature style has been described as having a sense of ‘calm and quiet elegance.’ Known for his clean, sharp aesthetic, Rich is always travelling. Be it Palm Springs, Italy or Japan, he favours natural light and chronicles his discoveries both digitally and on film.

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An Interview with Indre Serpytyte-Roberts at her Studio in Marylebone, London

Indre previously stated that, “you have to be honest on what touches you and what you believe in” and this perfectly captures her sincere approach. Across mediums such as photography, sculpture and textiles, she finds beauty in sombre themes such as memory, trauma and loss. Her work has been met with critical acclaim in publications such as the New York Times, Artnet and Wallpaper.

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A Review of Petra Cortright: Pale Coil Cold Angel at Nahmad Projects, London

American artist Petra Cortright is sailing the wind of technology - her's is art of the post-internet age. She creates work, which explores society’s relationship with technology as approached from an artistic starting point. Pale Coil Cold Angel at Nahmad Projects delves deeper into the idea of creating work via new technologies.

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A Review of True Colours at Newport Street Gallery, London

Emerging artists Boo Saville, Helen Beard and Sadie Laska have adorned the infinite white walls of Newport Street Gallery with their playful, but progressive explorations of colour. And what an impact these evocative paintings make. Upon entering the gallery, you are met by force with a provocative series of Helen Beard’s paintings.

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A Review of Rose Wylie: Lolita's House at David Zwirner, London

Rose Wylie is everywhere! Represented by blue-chip gallery David Zwirner, the 83-year-old painter continues to receive awards and embark on museum shows met with critical acclaim. Alongside female artists like Phyllida Barlow representing Britain at the last Venice Biennale at the age of 73, or Lubaina Himid's historic Turner Prize win last year, Wylie's moment in the spotlight is long overdue. 

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A Review of Rio Azul by Beatriz Milhazes at White Cube Bermondsey, London

A sun-drenched Sunday afternoon in Bermondsey was the perfect setting to see White Cube’s new show, a large-scale exhibition of works by prominent Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Entering the stark white space, I felt almost as if I had been transported away to the exotic climes of Brazil - as if when I exited the glass doors I would step out onto the Copacabana. 

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A Review of Eddie Peake at South Gallery White Cube Bermondsey, London

Once an exhibition cautions against nudity it feels more like a promise than a warning, but now that we are more difficult to shock, it seems that nudity needs a sense of purpose or joviality. Said warning appears upon entry to the South Gallery of White Cube Bermondsey and in light of Eddie Peake’s previous installations like Touch 2012, I imagined I would be in luck.

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A Review of Adventitious Encounters by Open Space Contemporary at Whiteleys, London

Walking into Whiteleys Shopping Centre, I was surprised by the setting of the Adventitious Encounters, an exhibition put on by the contemporary art platform Open Space Contemporary, which is based between London and Istanbul. However, I was eager to see it after a glance through the press release

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A Review of Mark Shand's Adventures and his Cabinet of Curiosities at Hauser & Wirth, London

‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ is a fitting name for the charity exhibition and auction, which welcomed the bright young things of London’s contemporary art world to Hauser & Wirth. As curated by Ayesha Shand and Davina Harbord, 29 photographs and 101 sculptures were commissioned from emerging artists. 

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A Review of From the Vapor of Gasoline at White Cube, Mason's Yard, London

White Cube has asserted itself as a cultural nexus in St James’, London, for the time being, with blue chip rigour. The freestanding stronghold of the Mason’s Yard site declares its autonomy and 'From the Vapor of Gasoline' chimes into a chorus of liberal declarations whilst showcasing the best it has to offer; these are market darlings with museum-grade nous.

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A Review of LA Invitational at Gagosian, New York

Like the geographic and cultural threads that influence the west coast artists featured in this exhibition, LA Invitational is expansive in its curatorial endeavor. It consists of either new work, or work newly exhibited to New York. Taking place over six gallery spaces at Gagosian’s West 24th Chelsea location – New York’s blue-chip gallery district ­– the exhibition consists of painting, film, sculpture and conceptual work from 14 artists hailing from the American art hub of Los Angeles.

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A Review of The Great Women Artists at Mother, East London

The past couple years have seen more retrospectives of the great female artists of the 21st century. Marilyn Minter, Judy Chicago and the feminist photographers of the 1970s have had celebrated exhibitions in major museums around the world. Katy Hessel, founder of the online gallery @thegreatwomenartists, accelerated the momentum in central London last week when she exhibited the works of 15 female artists for the first time off screen in the lobby of advertising agency Mother.

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