Friday Dispatch

Andrea Büttner, Brown Wall Painting, 2006, Acrylic emulsion; Andrea Büttner, Fabric Painting (corner), 2015, Cotton twill; Brit Meyer, Untitled, 2015, Digital photograph, mount board. Courtesy the Artists and Piper Keys. Photography Michael Heilgemeir
Friday Dispatch 27 Feb 2015 By Team

Andrea Büttner and Brit Meyer at Piper Keys, London

It’s been a beautiful afternoon.  Even in the city, you can’t escape the sense of the hastening of spring.  Whitechapel High Street bustles with people carrying fresh fruit and veg…

La Mer Insomniaque, installation view with Natalie Häusler, Margo Wolowiec, Eric Sidner, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, 2015. © the artists; Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. Photo: Andy Keate
Friday Dispatch 20 Feb 2015 By Team

LA MER INSOMNIAQUE, Natalie Häusler, Eric Sidner, Margo Wolowiec, at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Spring’s suddenly on hold and it’s going to rain all weekend. So the only thing to do is get out there and look at some interesting shows. The Approach has obligingly extended its wonderful Bill Lynch exhibition to 1 March so you can catch that, have a pub lunch downstairs with a glass of something to warm the cockles, then head over to Herald Street to see Laura Bartlett’s current show.

Haroon Mirza, Cross Section of a Revolution, 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable. Cross Section of a Revolution, installation view, 2015. Courtesy Lisson Gallery. © Haroon Mirza; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Friday Dispatch 13 Feb 2015 By Team

Cross Section of a Revolution at Lisson Gallery, London

Allora & Calzadilla, Broomberg & Chanarin, Liu Xiaodong, Haroon Mirza, Rashid Rana, Wael Shawky, Santiago Sierra With a bit of a change of tone in relation to the last few…

Luc Tuymans, Issei Sagawa, oil on canvas, 74.3 x 81.9cm, 2014. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London
Friday Dispatch 6 Feb 2015 By Team

Luc Tuymans, The Shore, at David Zwirner, London

Luc Tuymans, one of the giant figures in contemporary painting, landed in London again last week, with his second show for the David Zwirner gallery here.  For anyone pretending to…

Natalie Dray, Infrared Fuchsia, 2015, Lamp holder, Ruby Jacketed Lamp,Ceramic Connector,1.5mm 3 core butyl flex, M20 Cable Gland, Rugged Plug Top, Powder coated Steel, Stainless steel + universal burning position, 1500W Face-Lift Contactum V1, 2015, 2 Gang Double Switched Socket, Aluminium, Brass, Steel, Powder Coat + 2 pole and thermoset + 25 year guarantee, replaceable, 220-250V Cool Neutral, 2015, 5 Bladed Dynamic Aluminium Fan, Multifit Motor, 3 core 1mm Flex, Rugged Plug Top, Powder Coated Steel + extended life, 1300rpm 10W / 50Hz. Image courtesy the artist and Cell Project Space, London. Photo: Mariell Amélie
Friday Dispatch 30 Jan 2015 By teamcas

Natalie Dray, DRAY, at Cell Projects Space, London

Natalie Dray has been part of group shows at V22 and Palazzo Peckham in London in the past few years, as well as having participated in some international exhibitions in Europe, but this is her first solo presentation in London since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools last year.

Mary Ramsden,
Friday Dispatch 23 Jan 2015 By teamcas

Mary Ramsden, Swipe, at Pilar Corrias Gallery, London

This week I would like to encourage you to see a show which opened last night in the West End, featuring the work of a young painter recently graduated from the Royal Academy Schools.

Daniel Silver, Rock Formations, installation view, Frith Street Gallery, 2015. All works courtesy the artisy and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photograph: Alex Delfanne.
Friday Dispatch 19 Jan 2015 By teamcas

On Golden Square – Danh Vō, Homosapiens, at Marian Goodman Gallery and Daniel Silver, Rock Formations, at Frith Street Gallery, London

Let us start the year with a pair of must-see solo exhibitions that both opened last night. Danh Vō and approach the proposition of object making from very different angles,…

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, installation view, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (26 November 2014 - 25 January 2015). Photo: Mark Blower
Friday Dispatch 12 Dec 2014 By teamcas

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 and Julie Verhoeven at ICA, London

The fortieth, and final Dispatch of 2014 reports from the ICA which on a dark, cold and blustery December night was absolutely hopping with energy yesterday.  For anyone crazy enough…

Joachim Brohm, Mies Model Study (Golfclub), BW III, 2013/2014, archival pigment print on fine art paper, 110 x 135cm, edition of 5. © Joachim Brohm, courtesy Grimaldi Gavin
Friday Dispatch 5 Dec 2014 By teamcas

Joachim Brohm, Vernacular and Modern, at Grimaldi Gavin, London

For the penultimate Dispatch of 2014 I am back in the West End of London at the Grimaldi Gavin gallery on Albermarle Street. This is a gallery with no shop front, so you have got to know it is there, but counterintuitively, once you descend to the lower ground floor you find a gracefully proportioned suite of rooms flooded with natural light from a glass atrium roof. It’s a pleasure just to discover this unexpectedly delightful space in a street you thought you knew so well.

Caragh Thuring, exhibition view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2014. All works 2014. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery. Photo: Andy Keate.
Friday Dispatch 28 Nov 2014 By teamcas

Caragh Thuring at Chisenhale Gallery, London

It is always quite exciting when the Chisenhale Gallery turns itself over to a painter. We are more used to walking down the concrete ramp and entering a darkened space…

Chance and Order, installation view, 2014. Courtesy The Eagle Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 21 Nov 2014 By teamcas

Chance and Order at The Eagle Gallery, London

Andrew Bick, Katrina Blannin, Natalie Dower, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Jeffrey Steele  Emma Hill set up The Eagle Gallery, in a beautifully proportioned room above the Eagle Pub on Farringdon Road…

Julian Stair, Quotidian, 2014, still from video projection, duration 9 minutes 42 seconds. Courtesy the artist and Corvi Mora, London.
Friday Dispatch 14 Nov 2014 By teamcas

Julian Stair, Quotidian, at Corvi Mora, London

I should declare my hand from the outset here: I have, until very recently, been a life-long craft-denier. I am in a process of rehabilitation, and must thank a number of patient individuals, who know who they are, for gently easing me out of this state of profound ignorance. I am therefore probably the least qualified person imaginable to address the most recent exhibition of work by the very distinguished ceramicist, and academic, Julian Stair. But I will plough on, with all the zeal of a recent convert.

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