Friday Dispatch

Matthew Darbyshire, Bureau (installation view), Herald St, London 2014. Image courtesy Herald St, London.
Friday Dispatch 7 Feb 2014 By teamcas

Matthew Darbyshire at Herald St, London

Figurative sculpture is having a bit of a moment in 2014, with a potential peak due in June when the Hayward Gallery opens its thematic summer show The Human Form, curated…

Helen Marten, Oreo St. James, SCHQ, London, 62 Kingly Street, W1, London, 29 January – 15 March 2014,  © the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
Friday Dispatch 31 Jan 2014 By teamcas

Helen Marten at Sadie Coles HQ and Paul McCarthy at SPACE, London

The first I ever heard of Helen Marten was in 2010 when distinguished critic and art historian Michael Archer literally came up and whispered in my ear at Frieze London.  “You’d better move…

Isaac Julien, HORIZON / ELSEWHERE (Playtime), 2013, Endura Ultra photograph, 160 x 240 cm, Victoria Miro Wharf Road, 2014. Courtesy the Artist, Victoria Miro, London and Metro Pictures, New York. © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 24 Jan 2014 By teamcas

Isaac Julien at Victoria Miro, London and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham

Rather than a ‘last chance to see’, this week’s commercial gallery tip is a ‘be among the first to see’, because everyone is going to be talking about this show….

Agnes Denes, Wheatfield – A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan – With Agnes Denes Standing in the Field, 1982 © Agnes Denes, courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.
Friday Dispatch 17 Jan 2014 By teamcas

Friday Dispatch: Agnes Denes at firstsite, Colchester and The Psychotropic House at Guest Projects, London

Friday Dispatch this week is Agnes Denes at firstsite, Colchester and The Psychotropic House at Guest Projects, London. In the week that two great shows by women artists of different…

Agnes Denes, Wheatfield – A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan – With Agnes Denes Standing in the Field, 1982 © Agnes Denes, courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.
Friday Dispatch By teamcas

Agnes Denes at firstsite, Colchester and The Psychotropic House at Guest Projects, London

Friday Dispatch this week is Agnes Denes at firstsite, Colchester and The Psychotropic House at Guest Projects, London.

Kaye Donachie, Together Inseparable, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm, 2013,  © the artist, image courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 10 Jan 2014 By teamcas

Kaye Donachie at Maureen Paley and Paul Noble: Past the Future, Tate Britain

Responding to popular demand, here is my first Friday Dispatch: a couple of pointers each week to suggest shows that might otherwise escape your attention. Departing from the previous model, I am…

Cornelia Parker, installation view, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 21 Jun 2013 By teamcas

Hobson’s Choice – Cornelia Parker at Frith Street Gallery

For more than twenty years British artist Cornelia Parker has been building a rich and intellectually complex body of work. As an artist, Parker spends much of her time running errands and managing various aspects of production connected to her practice. Here she notices the marks, scraps of decay and detritus of the city, which to her appear as moments of poetry, and are usually overlooked by others. Her new exhibition at Frith Street Gallery deifies some of these moments; cracks, stains, repairs and discarded objects are made extraordinary, physical and precious.

Carol Rhodes, installation view at Mummery + Schnelle, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Mummery + Schnelle, London
Friday Dispatch 26 Apr 2013 By teamcas

Hobson’s Choice – Carol Rhodes at Mummery + Schnelle

Carol Rhodes is well known for her dream-like aerial landscape paintings of edge-lands and semi-industrial landscapes collaged from real environments into fictional views that teeter on the brink of abstraction.

Ivan Seal, installation view, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Carl Freedman Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 19 Apr 2013 By teamcas

Hobson’s Choice – Ivan Seal at Carl Freedman Gallery

Ivan Seal is a British painter who has attracted critical interest for his paintings which appear to be still lives but are in fact painted from his imagination.

Alison Wilding, Aerial, 2008. Laser cut mild steel, ink on Japanese paper, 77 x 99 x 6 cm. Installation view, North South Divine, WW Gallery, 2013. Courtesy the artist and WW Gallery.
Friday Dispatch 12 Apr 2013 By teamcas

Hobson’s Choice – North South Divine at WW Gallery

Leaving behind the bustling jewellery shops and markets of Hatton Garden in London and diving down a tiny alleyway packed with character, one arrives at the WW Gallery’s new exhibition space.

Pedro Reyes, Imagine (Double Psaltery) (detail), 2012. Recycled metal, 28 x 75 x 30cm. ed.unique. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery
Friday Dispatch 5 Apr 2013 By teamcas

Hobson’s Choice – Pedro Reyes at Lisson Gallery

Pedro Reyes has taken hundreds of guns seized by the government in the city of Ciudad Juarez in the North of Mexico, and transformed them into sculptural musical instruments that are installed throughout the gallery, alongside collages where machines of war and musical instruments are combined.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The Love Without (installation view), 2013. Courtesy Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: Marcus Leith.
Friday Dispatch 28 Mar 2013 By teamcas

Hobson’s Choice – Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Corvi-Mora

Lynette Yiadom Boakye is a British artist of Ghanaian descent living and working in London who creates un-heroic portraits of sitters and figures in landscapes – mostly dark skinned – drawing on the compositional and painterly conventions of nineteenth and twentieth century Western portraiture.

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