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Elizabeth Price, A Restoration (film still), 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
News 24 Feb 2016 By Marcus Crofton

CAS Annual Award Winner Elizabeth Price’s new work to open at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Price won the CAS Annual Award in 2013 and has created a two-screen digital video in response to the collections and archives of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums, in partnership with the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, where she teaches.

Sara Barker, Sea Heaves in a Glass, 2015, 114.5 x 139 x 22 cm. Courtesy the artist.
News By Elizabeth Brooke

Sara Barker work acquired for The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

At the boundary between sculpture and painting, Sea Heaves in a Glass, 2015, will be going on show at The Whitworth from 10 March 2016.

Narelle Jubelin, As yet untitled (Lina Bo Bardi, 1987), 2014, cotton on silk petit point, 37 × 33cm, framed. © the artist, Courtesy of Marlborough Contemporary, London. Photo: Francis Ware.
Friday Dispatch 19 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Narelle Jubelin, Flamenco Primitivo, at Marlborough Contemporary, London

Narelle Jubelin is an artist whose work has long been concerned with the way ideas transition through time and across continents.

Becky Beasley, ‘A Man Restored A Broken Work’, 2015, HD Video, 21 mins. Courtesy the artist and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 12 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Becky Beasley, Lake Erie from the Northwest, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Becky Beasley’s new show at Laura Bartlett Gallery brings together work from the last 12 years of her career.

Paul Nash, 'Sanctuary Wood', 1917. Watercolour and chalk on brown paper, 25.4cm x 35.6cm. Courtesy of Grundy Art Gallery
CAS News 11 Feb 2016 By Marcus Crofton

Lost work by Paul Nash to be the centrepiece of a new exhibit at the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

This watercolour and chalk drawing has been recently been rediscovered having been lost for 40 years

The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) 16mm film and video installation, five parts, various durations looped; and mixed media. Image courtesy of Yuki Yamamoto and Kate MacGarry, London.
CAS Recommends 9 Feb 2016 By teamcas

February 2016

It’s the North of England with the most exciting openings this month: Nathaniel Mellors debuts his Contemporary Art Society commissioned film in Preston, Ben Rivers shows in Manchester, KAWS at the YSP and Martin Parr in Wakefield.

Claire Hooper, Clay as Bread and Dust as Wine, installation view, Hollybush Gardens, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photo: Andy Keate.
Friday Dispatch 5 Feb 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Claire Hooper, Clay as Bread and Dust as Wine, Hollybush Gardens, London

“This show is an example of what galleries do at their very best: offering the opportunity for an artist to experiment in a substantial way, to develop and grow their practice, to take risks. Which in this case, in my humble opinion, has paid off handsomely.”

Chiara Fumai, The Book of Evil Spirits, 2016, courtesy the artist and waterside contemporary, London.
Friday Dispatch 29 Jan 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Chiara Fumai, The Book of Evil Spirits, waterside contemporary, London

If you have ever played Ouija board then you will recognise what adorns the walls of Waterside Contemporary. Italian artist Chiara Fumai explores radical feminism through conjuring the occult in her new show at the Hoxton gallery.

Apostolos Georgiou, 'Untitled', 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 170 cm. Courtesy the artist and Rodeo, London
Artist to Watch 28 Jan 2016 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Apostolos Georgiou

In a recent interview Georgiou stated: “a painting must have the tension to provoke us to look at it, to wake us up from a state of indifference.”

Charles Mayton, Ort, 2015, waterbased oil paint, acrylic, polymer varnish on discarded produce boxes, 49.5 x 39.4. Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London. Photo: FXP photography.
Friday Dispatch 22 Jan 2016 By Caroline Douglas

The Approach and Carlos/Ishikawa, London

Condo is the rather brilliant idea of Vanessa Carlos, co-founder of four year-old Carlos/Ishikawa gallery in Whitechapel. For the last week, just mentioning the gallery exchange project has invariably elicited…

Nathaniel Mellors, Ourhouse, Ep.-1: Time (film still), 2016. Courtesy the artist.
News 21 Jan 2016 By Marcus Crofton

Nathaniel Mellors’ most ambitious film to date opens at the Harris Museum, Preston

Mellors won the CAS Annual Award in 2014 and has created an absurdist drama that uses the control of language as its core theme.

Sabine Moritz, Der rote Rock (The Red Skirt), 2015. Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery. Photograph: Damian Griffiths.
Friday Dispatch 15 Jan 2016 By Caroline Douglas

History Lessons on Eastcastle Street

As the new year grinds in to gear after the slumberous holidays, and new shows are starting to open across town, I thought I would just catch up on a…

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