Viewing articles from 2016/06
Tintype, 107 Essex Road, London N1 2SL
David Cheeseman’s solo show ‘Slime Mould Logic’ initiates conversations between separate works that converge and flux like the stuff we encounter in the world. The idea and its image are revised into materiality, becoming works open to interpretation. Review by Cathy Wade
Institute Of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
The sculptures combine readymade objects and found images shaped into surreal installations. Each work is difficult to pin down, full of complex and conflicting elements that seem to hint at something just out of reach. Review by Helen Longstreth
Association of Visual Artists, Vienna Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Oliver Laric's exhibition 'Photoplastik' transforms the Secession's main hall into a sculpture display, juxtaposing glyptotheques and plaster-cast collections alongside objects drawn from popular culture and the natural sciences and 3D printing techniques.
& A FOREST 8-11, 233 Spadina, Toronto / (PETRIFIES) 820 Plaza, 6820 rue Marconi, Montreal
& A FOREST (PETRIFIES) is a fiction, a poem, an exhibition by Félicia Atkinson, initiated by Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books and presented by 8-11 and 820Plaza.
Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross Nottingham NG1 2GB / Backlit, Alfred House, Ashley Street, Nottingham NG3 1JG
Starling's exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary and Backlit show the artist’s fixation with objecthood, authenticity and changes of state that permeate his conceptually dense, yet ever graceful, practice. Review by Alex Borkowski
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street, Fitzroy, Vic 3065 Australia / National Storage Collingwood
In an act of inversion, ‘shadow sites’ liberates the document from the darkness whilst relegating its subject, the original, to the corrugated confines of a nearby storage facility. Review by Hayley Haynes
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
The variant practice of partners and creative collaborators, Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, encompasses painting, photography, film, theatre, literature, concrete poetry, book design and satirical drawing. This multi-faceted approach to making not only renders any supposition of a single ‘discipline’ redundant, but as their exhibition at Camden Arts Centre demonstrates, ideas of connectivity and permeation are an inherent part of the Themersons’ artistic formulae. Review by Joseph Constable