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Vanessa Bell, Nude with Poppies, 1916, oil on canvas, 23.4 x 42.24 cm, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. © The Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy of Henrietta Garnett
Friday Dispatch 24 Mar 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Vanessa Bell at Dulwich Picture Gallery

The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have clearly been a labour of love to put together for curator Sarah Milroy and Dulwich’s departing director, Ian Dejardin. They are both a milestone in scholarship and I heartily recommend both to you.

Rhys Coren, The Perennial Pandangle, 2017. Spray paint, acrylic and pencil on board, 60.7 x 60.7 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Seventeen Gallery. Photographer: Damian Griffiths
Friday Dispatch 10 Mar 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Rhys Coren: Whistle Bump Super Strut at Seventeen Gallery, London

“I like the idea that a work can make you dance or smile immediately before you yourself have even worked out if it interests you on more conscious levels.” That is certainly what happened to me as I walked from one picture to the next.

Installation view, Do Ho Suh: Passage/s, 1 February – 18 March 2017. Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London (Photography Thierry Bal) ©Do Ho Suh
Friday Dispatch 3 Mar 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Do Ho Suh: Passage/s at Victoria Miro Gallery, London

With views over the rooftops of City Road, light floods through the diaphanous screens of the jewel-coloured installation, revealing every lovingly-rendered detail, every immaculate stitch.

Duncan Grant, Bathers by the Pond, c1920-21. Oil on canvas, 49 x 90 cm, Pallant House Gallery © 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett / DACS 2016
Friday Dispatch 17 Feb 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Sussex Modernism at Two Temple Place, London

The period in British art history has often been wrapped in ideas of genteel cosiness, but here is a cast of artists, writers and thinkers who have had a fundamental effect on the shape of the arts in this country to this day.

Adrian Paci, The Guardians 2015. HD single channel video, colour, sound. 6 minutes 25 seconds. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
Friday Dispatch 27 Jan 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Adrian Paci/Giuliana Racco: Another Place

The show’s strength, perhaps, lies in the fact that one does not have the sensation of being lectured to, but instead is guided towards a new empathy.

Installation view of Huma Bhabha at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photographer: Mark Blower
Friday Dispatch 13 Jan 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Huma Bhabha at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

A brilliant and very contemporary take on figuration in sculpture, catch this show while you can.

Jim Nutt, Trip, 2016. Acrylic on linen and MDF frame, 68.6 x 64.8 x 2.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Cabinet Gallery
Friday Dispatch 25 Nov 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Jim Nutt at Cabinet Gallery

Art critics have conjured the names of Van Eyck, Salvador Dali and Ingres to try to encapsulate the extreme technical facility, the sophistication and the strangeness of Nutt’s work, but it is as emphatically original as it is pleasing.

Donna Huddleston, The Warriors in Fiji, 2016, graphite and caran d’ache on paper, 46.5 x 62 cm. Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry
Friday Dispatch 11 Nov 2016 By Caroline Douglas

SHOW WINDOW at Kate MacGarry

A delicately poised yet probing exhibition featuring the work of Céline Condorelli, Laura Gannon, Donna Huddleston, Goshka Macuga, Corin Sworn, Patricia Treib

Eva Rothschild, Alternative to Power, (installation shot), The New Art Gallery Walsall, 24 September 2016 – 15 January 2017. Photo: Robert Glowacki
Friday Dispatch 21 Oct 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Eva Rothschild’s powerful new show in a museum threatened with closure

All the work in this exhibition, with the exception of one piece, has been made this year, and so it has inevitably been made against the background of the political upheavals in the UK over the summer

Sara Barker, metamorphosis of friends disappeared subtle structures (2016) (detail) Aluminium sheet, steel rod and bar, Perspex, brass rod, automotive paint Courtesy the artist; Mary Mary, Glasgow; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; The Approach, London
Friday Dispatch 23 Sep 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Sara Barker at Ikon, Birmingham

There is a lyricism to the work, in tandem with a concern with abstract form that is very Glasgow

Mark Leckey, Installation view: This Kolossal Kat, That Massive MOG, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, 14 May – 13 August 2016. Courtesy the artist and Cabinet, London. Photo: Jonathan Lynch
Friday Dispatch 29 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from the North West

Visits to Tullie House, Grundy Art Gallery, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre and Touchstones Rochdale

Rachel Whiteread, 'Untitled (Found)', 2016 -® Rachel Whiteread
Friday Dispatch 22 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Cornelia Parker Curates ‘Found’ at the Foundling Museum

An engrossing and hugely enjoyable show, well suited to these slower days of summer when we can ease the foot off the gas pedal a little

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