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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

2. Chapters One to Five, 2012, 16mm Film Scan_SMALLER
Friday Dispatch 15 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Art Now: Sophie Michael, Trip (the light fantastic), Tate Britain

With the past just a click away, nostalgia as a concept is wide open for re-definition

Brian Griffiths, Bill & Vilma, 2016, Installation shot at Vilma Gold, London. Courtesy Vilma Gold, London
Friday Dispatch 8 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Brian Griffiths, Bill & Vilma, Vilma Gold

Griffiths uses the actor Bill Murray as ‘material’ for his new show

Alison Wilding, Arena, 2000.  Courtesy the artist and Karsten Schubert. Photo by Peter White
Friday Dispatch 1 Jul 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Alison Wilding: Arena Redux, Art House Foundation

After sixteen years packed away in wooden crates, this radiantly wonderful sculpture is for a short time on view to the public again.

Switch House, Tate Modern © Iwan Baan
Friday Dispatch 17 Jun 2016 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from the Switch House

The new face of the museum is as a place for encounters, for social engagement, activism and the brokering of new relationships enabled by art.

Nairy Baghramian, Scruff of the Neck (LR 30/31/32), 2016. Cast and polished aluminum, polished aluminum rods, plaster, beeswax and rubber, 245 x 247 x 134 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris & London Photo by Thierry Bal
Friday Dispatch 10 Jun 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Nairy Baghramian, Scruff of the Neck, at Marian Goodman Gallery

Anyone who has paid handsomely for orthodontic treatment will grudgingly attest to the way tailor-made tooth-training devices can resemble miniature sculptures. Baghramian’s work co-opts some of these forms, but scaled as if the skull were the size of the gallery spaces.

Anne-Mie Van Kerkhoven, Van Vlasselaer, 2016. 195 x 290 cm cotton tapestry, edition of 2. Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery. Photograph by Peter Cox
Friday Dispatch 3 Jun 2016 By Caroline Douglas

A Postcard from Antwerp

There is a thriving art scene in Antwerp, with a slew of commercial galleries supporting it in addition to the public spaces.

Double Take, installation view, Drawing Room, 2016. Courtesy Drawing Room, photo: Lucy Dawkins.
Friday Dispatch 20 May 2016 By Caroline Douglas

Double Take: Drawing and Photography, Drawing Room and The Photographers’ Gallery

Today I want to direct your attention to Bermondsey and a superlative, concise little show at the Drawing Room. This is in fact a collaborative project in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery and examines the way some artists have combined the media, probing the limits of each one.

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