Posts tagged Contemporary Art
A Review of Walter de Maria: Idea to Action to Object at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

An intriguing insight into the workings behind the subliminal sculptures of late artist Walter de Maria, Gagosian’s new exhibition ‘Idea to Action to Object’ presents over forty works on paper and several related sculptures, which are on view for the first time.

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A Review of Henry Hudson at Hannah Barry Gallery, London

Gone are the days of Hudson’s ultra-bright psychotropic jungle scenes; instead we are treated to pastel-coloured ski slopes with a custom Scagliola floor to match. The exhibition is performative, energising and entirely aesthetic yet, despite all of the niceties, there is an underlying sense of foreboding.

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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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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 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 ZONAMACO in Mexico City, Mexico

Anticipation was rising for this year’s ZONAMACO art fair in Mexico City, which showcased the young emerging artistic talent in Mexico. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that affected the city a few months prior, an abundance of people from all over the world flocked to Mexico City in defiance. 

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A Review of Frieze London at Regent's Park, London

In the midst of a world pulling itself apart at the seams and erecting more barriers than taking down, Frieze – one of the bastions of a globalised and multiverse ecology – has pitched its tent in London’s garden for the 15th edition of its Regent’s Park-based art fair. As every self-respecting gallery and institution across the city puts its finest wares on display, London has never looked more culturally spritely.

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A Review of Lydia Okumura: Five Sides and Other Dimensions at Broadway 1602, New York

The work of Brazilian-born Lydia Okumura straddles both Minimalism and Conceptualism. Her work seeks to “make art in a spontaneous way, using the minimum necessary in order to express an idea. . . I want to express the immateriality in everything.” Her work follows in the footsteps of Concretism and Neo-Concretism.

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A Review of Colour, Order, System at Sid Motion Gallery, London

The gallery, which has this June celebrated one year since its opening, feels a staple of its surroundings and the latest show Colour, Order, System has as much dialogue with the street outside as it does between the works inside. Bringing together four artists, owner and director Sid Motion – the gallery’s namesake – has curated a show of delicate proportions and affiliations, and the title provides a rigorous underpinning of all the works on view.

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A Review of Raqib Shaw at the Whitworth, Manchester

Co-curated by Tate Director, Dr Maria Balshaw, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Director of Dhaka Art Summit and the artist, Shaw’s solo exhibition is part of the New North and South Network. The three-year programme consists of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange across a network of eleven arts organisations from the North of England and South Asia and aims to bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists.

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A Review of Margherita Stein: Rebel With a Cause at Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York.

So wrote Germano Celant in 1967 in his post-exhibition manifesto, Arte Povera: Notes for a Guerilla War.  Celant, now the Artistic Director of the Fondazione Prada in (Milan), linked the Italian neo-avant-gardes conceptually, rather than with or to any formal or stylistic bases.  Celant saw the artists common desire to destroy "the dichotomy between art and life" with process-oriented practices.

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A Review of Irina Korina at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

We've all visited the leading art spaces in Paris, London and New York for our fix of contemporary art; yet not many have travelled as far as Moscow. But now, with the forward-thinking Garage, our attention is turning to see what the Russian capital has to offer. With five exhibitions, a renowned magazine, cutting-edge book shop, and open-air cinema, Garage has evolved into a creative hub like no other. 

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