Friday Dispatch

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 CAS 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 CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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.

Alexandra Bircken, Deflated Bodies, 2014 a new site-specific installation from her new exhibition 'Eskalation' at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo by Stuart Whipps.  Image courtesy the artist, The Hepworth Wakefield and Herald St, London.
Friday Dispatch 7 Nov 2014 By CAS Team

A Grand Day Out

This week I am going to try and tempt you out of London and up to Yorkshire, where in a day trip you can take in an amazing variety of…

Philippe Van Snick, Eviter Le Pire, installation view at Arcade, London, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Arcade, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 31 Oct 2014 By CAS Team

Philippe Van Snick, Eviter Le Pire, at Arcade Fine Arts, London

For the next three weeks, as the nights draw in and the colour seems to drain out of the natural world with the falling of the leaves, should you wander…

Banu Cennetoğlu, Gentle Madness, 2014, installation view at Rodeo, London. Image courtesy Rodeo, London. Photograph: Harry Scott. © the artist
Friday Dispatch 24 Oct 2014 By CAS Team

Tamara Henderson, Charmer Scripture, and Banu Cennetoglu, Gentle Madness, at Rodeo, London

Charing Cross Road. 123 Charing Cross Road, to be precise. It’s an address that evokes a romantic, bookish notion of London. It’s also the London of theatreland, of international students with matching rucksacks and of ‘arty’ bookshops with pulsing neon signs and pulsating basements.

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