Viewing articles tagged with 'Painting'

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Forms of Action

Asuncion Molinos Gordo, Contestador (Answerphone), 2016, installation view at Forms of Action, CCA Glasgow

‘Forms of Action’ presents the work of seven artists whose actions in society are the core of their practice. Each with rich cultural, historical and political backdrops, this assembly of artists is, in itself, a timely form of action. Review by Kate Self.

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Plymouth University, Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA & Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe St, Plymouth PL4 0EB

Malcolm Le Grice: Present Moments and Passing Time

Present Moments and Passing Time, installation view at Plymouth Arts Centre, 2017

Both a prolific and experimental artist, Malcolm Le Grice has amassed an innovative body of work throughout his career. Now considered a pioneer of British Expanded Cinema, the Plymouth-born artist has explored diverse territory over the years, the results of which have been brought together in a new exhibition, ‘Present Moments and Passing Time’. Review by Eva Szwarc.

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J Hammond Projects, Unit 2B2 Bomb Factory, Boothby Road, London N19 4AJ

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)?

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight) J HAMMOND PROJECTS

The objects we choose to accumulate and surround ourselves with represent a manicured veneer, and what we throw away is more revealing. Isn’t it more exciting to think about how someone would rather not be perceived? Liam Hess considers group exhibition 'Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)?'

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Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

Peter Halley: Paintings from the 1980s

Peter Halley, Paintings from the 1980s, exhibition view, Modern Art.

The works focus on paintings, drawings and prints from a pivotal period in his career, 1982-1987. It is during this period that Halley began developing a striking signature visual language that he has refined and expanded on over the last four decades. It is comprised of textured and flat geometric elements that he refers to as prisons, cells and conduits. These seemingly abstract compositions were reflections of the increasing geometric divisions of the social and domestic spaces Halley saw people inhabiting. Review by William Davie

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

Djordje Ozbolt: Brave New World

Djordje Ozbolt: Brave New World, installlation view at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2017

Visitors to 'Brave New World,' the culmination of Djordje Ozbolt's residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, are greeted by a procession of garden gnomes traipsing through the courtyard and into the Threshing Barn. These brightly-coloured statues, which Ozbolt rescued from his home country of Serbia and re-cast in resin, are described by the artist as ‘unwelcome guests, cultural refugees’. Review by Bob Gelsthorpe.

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Breese Little, Unit 1, 249 - 253 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 6JY

Parallax scrolling

Parallax scrolling, Nicholas Hatfull, Lauren Keeley and Jackson Sprague, Installation View

‘Parallax scrolling’ is an exhibition that proposes a series of visual tactics by artists Nicholas Hatfull, Lauren Keeley and Jackson Sprague. These invite viewers to engage with perception and perspective by utilising simple optical devices, drawing our attention to the process of representation. Review by Cristina Ramos González

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Turf Projects, Keeley Road, Croydon, London, CR0 1TF

Agnes Calf: Silence is so accurate

Agnes Calf: Silence is so accurate,  installation view at Turf Projects, 2017. Photo: Tim Bowditch.

Agnes Calf presents a new body of gold-tinted work at Turf Projects providing a setting for an exploration of an artwork’s apparent mutism in the face of perception, archivism and interpretation.

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IMT Gallery, 2, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9NQ

you were high when I was doomed

Installation view, you were high when I was doomed, IMT Gallery

The walls of the gallery have been spray painted to resemble some kind of toxic sky, with poisonous greens and billowing hues of black and purple. It creates a trail of changing colours like some kind of Romantic painter’s nightmare, through to its charred end. Review by Theo Turpin

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Rodeo, 123 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0EW, UK

Condo: Haris Epaminonda

Installation view, Haris Epaminonda, VOL.XIX, Rodeo, London, 2016.

For VOL. XX, the nineteenth edition of 'Volumes', Haris Epaminonda uses disparate material from her collection of pottery, books and historical objects.

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Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, Netherlands

Rinus Van de Velde

Rinus Van de Velde, installation view at  Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2016

Stepping into Rinus Van de Velde’s installation situates one in an outsized and totally absorbing graphic novel. His large and powerful charcoal on paper drawings tell of life at an artists’ colony led by the idiosyncratic, manipulative and fictional sculptor Isaac Weiss, just the latest in a string of stand-ins Van de Velde employs in his work. Review by John Gayer.

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Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies

Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies, installation view at Modern Art Oxford, 2017

Opening the day following the inauguration of President Trump, Lubaina Himid’s exhibition at Modern Art Oxford comes at a significant moment. Yet it must be remembered that as an artist, curator and self-described ‘political strategist,’ Himid has worked tirelessly throughout her practice over the last 30 years to highlight the implicit and systemic racial exclusion within British art institutions and society.

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Emalin, Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch E1 6JU

Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Installation View, Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Carolina Mostert responds to a group exhibition at Emalin, as part of the multi-sited project 'Condo'. She finds a series of curious forms layered with myth, history and a variety of technologies.

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