Benedict Drew, Heads May Roll (2014). Image courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 28 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Benedict Drew at Matt’s Gallery, London

Walking into the first room of Benedict Drew’s new installation at Matt’s Gallery the flat screen monitor that confronts you somehow seems to sense your presence and, showing an image…

Sarah Jones, Cabinet (XI) (Orchid), framed c-type print from black and white negative, unframed 60 x 48 cm, edition of 5 + 1 AP, 2014. Image courtesy the artist and MAUREEN PALEY, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 21 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Sarah Jones at MAUREEN PALEY

Sarah Jones is at the top of her game. No question. In her sixth show with Maureen Paley in Bethnal Green she demonstrates a technical mastery and the finely tuned sensibility…

Francis Upritchard, 2014. Image courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London. © the artist
Friday Dispatch 14 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Francis Upritchard at Kate MacGarry, London

Kate MacGarry loves a bit of an art/craft crossover: a number of her artists use ceramics and textiles as part of their vocabulary (witness the tapestries of Goshka Macuga, Renee So’s wonderful knitted works and Tiago Carneiro Da Cunha’s ceramics), and Francis Upritchard’s latest show reinforces the profile of one of London’s most distinctive and best loved contemporary galleries.

Rashaad Newsome, Herald, 2011, hand-carved mahogany frame with gilding, HD LED television, speakers 260 x 160cm. Image courtesy Carroll / Fletcher © the artist
Friday Dispatch 7 Mar 2014 By teamcas

Friday Dispatch: John Akomfrah, Phoebe Boswell, Rashaad Newsome at Carroll / Fletcher, Graham Gussin at Marlborough Contemporary

This week I am going to give a quick heads up on two shows that both opened last night: the first is a group show at Carroll / Fletcher on Eastcastle Street, just off Oxford Street.

Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014, installation view, Chisenhale Gallery. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP
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March 2014

LONDON EXHIBITIONS Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room 20 February – 19 April 2014 Artist Richard Deacon has selected a broad range of works by over 30 artists spanning the last 105 years…

Helen Marten, Evian Disease, 2012. Installation view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012 – 2013. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ.
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Helen Marten

Helen Marten uses sculptural assemblage and video to reflect upon the relationship between two and three dimensional form. Taking as a starting point the contemporary image world, the flattened digital…

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…

«Subtraction as Addition» 2012 Installation view of the show «Launching Rockets Never Gets Old» at Camden Arts Centre, 2012 Dimension 200 x 300 x 3cm © the artist and Ancient&Modern
Artist to Watch 27 Jan 2014 By teamcas

Raphael Hefti

Raphael Hefti (b.1978) engages with industrial and natural processes which are pushed and manipulated to their limits to create arresting works across a range of media including photography, sculpture and…

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….

Hannah Höch, Kleine Sonne (Little Sun), 1969. Collage, 16.3 × 24.2 cm. Landesbank Berlin AG. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery
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February 2014

firstsite presents a retrospective exhibition of drawing, prints and sculpture by the New York-based artist, Agnes Denes. This will be the first major survey of the artist’s work in Western Europe and her first solo exhibition in the UK since 1979.

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…

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