Friday Dispatch

Laurence Kavanagh, May (A...), 2014, Marlborough Contemporary, London. Photo: Francis Ware
Friday Dispatch 16 May 2014 By teamcas

Laurence Kavanagh, ‘May’, at Marlborough Contemporary, London

Laurence Kavanagh‘s first exhibition at Marlborough Contemporary employs a determinedly lo-fi, hand-made aesthetic. Old fashioned collage is central here – conjure the sound of razor-sharp blades slicing through paper –…

Saskia Olde Wolbers, Yes, these Eyes are the Windows, 2014. An Artangel commission. Image courtesy the artist and Artangel
Friday Dispatch 2 May 2014 By Team

Saskia Olde Wolbers, Yes, these Eyes are the Windows, an Artangel commission

Spring is here and with it the latest episode in the uxorious love-affair between Artangel and the grande dame that is the city of London. Previous episodes of note have…

Eva Rothschild, What the Eye Wants, exhibition view, Modern Art, 25 April - 24 May 2014. Image courtesy the artist and Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London.
Friday Dispatch 25 Apr 2014 By Team

Eva Rothschild at Modern Art and Jessie Flood-Paddock at Carl Freedman Gallery, London

I have two unmissable shows for you this week. The Spring break means there is a traffic jam of exhibitions all opening together right now but I suggest that first of all you get along to see Eva Rothschild’s latest body of work, inaugurating Stuart Shave’s much anticipated new gallery just to the side of St Luke’s church on Old Street.

David Murphy: Certain Impacts. Installation view at PEER, 2014. Photo: Peter White FXP Photography
Friday Dispatch 11 Apr 2014 By Team

David Murphy, Certain Impacts, at PEER

This week I am sending you to Hoxton Street, and to the redoubtable PEER, an institution which has been an important, critically independent voice on the London scene since 1997. …

Richard Mosse, Of Lilies and Remains, 2012, C-print, 101.6 x 127cm, courtesy The Vinyl Factory and Edel Assanti, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 4 Apr 2014 By Team

Richard Mosse, The Enclave, at The Vinyl Factory Space, London

Unless you have a particular interest in sub-Saharan Africa, it would be quite easy to be blithely unaware of the horrors playing out in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Such…

Benedict Drew, Heads May Roll (2014). Image courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 28 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Benedict Drew at Matt’s Gallery, London

Walking into the first room of Benedict Drew’s new installation at Matt’s Gallery the flat screen monitor that confronts you somehow seems to sense your presence and, showing an image…

Sarah Jones, Cabinet (XI) (Orchid), framed c-type print from black and white negative, unframed 60 x 48 cm, edition of 5 + 1 AP, 2014. Image courtesy the artist and MAUREEN PALEY, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 21 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Sarah Jones at MAUREEN PALEY

Sarah Jones is at the top of her game. No question. In her sixth show with Maureen Paley in Bethnal Green she demonstrates a technical mastery and the finely tuned sensibility…

Francis Upritchard, 2014. Image courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London. © the artist
Friday Dispatch 14 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Francis Upritchard at Kate MacGarry, London

Kate MacGarry loves a bit of an art/craft crossover: a number of her artists use ceramics and textiles as part of their vocabulary (witness the tapestries of Goshka Macuga, Renee So’s wonderful knitted works and Tiago Carneiro Da Cunha’s ceramics), and Francis Upritchard’s latest show reinforces the profile of one of London’s most distinctive and best loved contemporary galleries.

Rashaad Newsome, Herald, 2011, hand-carved mahogany frame with gilding, HD LED television, speakers 260 x 160cm. Image courtesy Carroll / Fletcher © the artist
Friday Dispatch 7 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Friday Dispatch: John Akomfrah, Phoebe Boswell, Rashaad Newsome at Carroll / Fletcher, Graham Gussin at Marlborough Contemporary

This week I am going to give a quick heads up on two shows that both opened last night: the first is a group show at Carroll / Fletcher on Eastcastle Street, just off Oxford Street.

Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, installation view, 2014. Image courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 28 Feb 2014 By Team

Friday Dispatch: Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Becky Beasley’s fourth exhibition with Laura Bartlett Gallery, now in Bethnal Green, has all the elements that we have come to expect of her subtle practice as an artist. There…

Ryan Mosley, Smoking Pilgrimage, 2014, oil on canvas backed with sail cloth, 215 x 145cm, © the artist, image courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photograph: Michael Brzezinski.
Friday Dispatch 21 Feb 2014 By Team

Ryan Mosley at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Time was when being picked up by Charles Saatchi was all a young artist needed to launch them commercially, but our world is a more complex place now, and so…

Gary Webb, X7 City, installation view at Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2014. Image courtesy The approach, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Feb 2014 By Team

Gary Webb, X7 City, at Bloomberg SPACE, London

Bloomberg SPACE in Finsbury Square, London is a fairly uncompromising, corporate architecture, that might at first look as if it offers the ideal neutrality for showing contemporary art, but can in fact sometimes prove too weighty an opponent. Gary Webb’s current show grabs the space and makes it his own.

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