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Nicholas Byrne, Finish your sentence, installation view, Vilma Gold, London, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold, London. Photo: Mark Blower.
Friday Dispatch 6 Nov 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Nicholas Byrne, Finish your sentence, at Vilma Gold, London

In approaching the work of Nicholas Byrne, one must first and foremost consider the physicality of his paintings. Yes, they do feature elements of figuration: isolated heads, disembodied lips and…

Mark Flood, Egyptian Alley, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 228.6 x 182.9 cm. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art
Friday Dispatch 30 Oct 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Mark Flood, American Buffet Upgrade, at Modern Art, London

How to write about Mark Flood? He has created a space from which to be critical of the world, and the art world, that is so slippery it’s incredibly enjoyable to observe.

Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1941. Photo credit: Calder Foundation, New York / Art Resource, NY © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / DACS, London.
CAS Recommends 29 Oct 2015 By teamcas

November 2015

Theaster Gates will be presenting his first and highly anticipated UK public project in Bristol, whilst in London Chantal Akerman’s show at Ambika P3 has a particular poignancy following her tragic death in October and pays tribute to her bold creative vision.

'James', 2014, oil on polyester, 51 x 61 cm. Courtesy the artist and Southard Reid.  Photo: Lewis Ronald.
Artist to Watch 27 Oct 2015 By Christine Takengny

Celia Hempton

Hempton’s paintings are graphic and sensual explorations of flesh, depicting a contrast between the intimate and the impersonal.

Bedwyr Williams, Still from 'Century Egg', 2015. Courtesy the artist
Art Consultancy By Lanny Walker

CAS commissioned artists nominated for major 2015 international awards

Three North West Cambridge Development residency artists have been shortlisted for major international awards this year for their work produced at the site. The Habitation Artist Residency Programme is managed by…

Melanie Manchot, THE GIFT (Control Room), still, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Bloomberg SPACE, London.
Friday Dispatch 23 Oct 2015 By Caroline Douglas

Melanie Manchot, THE GIFT, at Bloomberg SPACE, London

“(…) we are in a period in which you could say the digital explosion of the last few years has ushered in a period of mass extinction of objects, the…

Fiona Banner, Phantom (SS16), 2015, graphite, vinyl, birch plywood with high definition digital film, 39 x 1540 x 122 cm (runway), 9.28 minutes (film). Image courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo: Stephen White
Friday Dispatch 16 Oct 2015 By Team

Fiona Banner, Font, at Frith Street Gallery, London

An important mid-career survey of Fiona Banner’s work opened this month at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, offering a chance to look across two decades of work and appreciate the development of…

Michael Landy, ‘Breaking News’ (2015) installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 9 Oct 2015 By Team

Michael Landy, Breaking News, at Michael Landy Studio, London

Michael Landy takes a wry view of the world.  Since the 90s his work has addressed the pressing political issues of the day, as well as delivering a good portion…

Matt Copson, Reynard’s Fundament, installation view, Tramps, London, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Tramps.
Friday Dispatch 2 Oct 2015 By Team

Matt Copson, Reynard’s Fundament, at Tramps, London

Matt Copson, who graduated from the Slade last year, is showing the latest episode in an ongoing body of work centring on the character of Reynard. Reynard the fox is a figure originating in medieval folklore.

Bill Viola, Firewoman, 2005 © the artist
CAS Recommends 1 Oct 2015 By teamcas

October 2015

The Contemporary Art Society-commissioned Century Egg by Bedwyr Williams will be showing at British Art Show 8 in Leeds, whilst in London Damien Hirst’s new gallery opens with an intriguing look at the work of abstract painter John Hoyland.

Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, 'Waiting for Nothing', 2015, Coloured Pencil, Ink, Photo Transfers and Metallic Pigment, 76 x 111 cm. Courtesy of 1:54 and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
News 29 Sep 2015 By teamcas

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 15-18 October 2015

Europe’s leading art fair dedicated to Contemporary African Art will return to London for its third edition, 15-18 October 2015. A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent,…

Ruairiadh O'Connell, 'Untitled (RO_H04)', 2015, Steel, jesmonite and dye, 193 x 54 x 6 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Artist to Watch 28 Sep 2015 By teamcas

Ruairiadh O’Connell

If you are heading to Frieze Art Fair this month be sure to drop by San Francisco-based Jessica Silverman Gallery, who this year will show a solo presentation of work…

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