Hobson’s Choice: Alexandra Bircken at Herald St, London
Alexandra Bircken is an artist who has attracted interest for her sculptures and installations that combine knitted elements with organic and lowly materials.
Press Release: Rising star Oliver Laric scoops Contemporary Art Society’s prestigious £60,000 Annual Award 2012 with The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln
The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Award, Commission to Collect, which offers one of the largest sums of money of any contemporary art prize in the UK, has been awarded to The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, with artist Oliver Laric. Laric saw off strong competition from emerging artists Juliette Blightman and Alice Channer to secure the career-changing award.
Hobson’s Choice: Chris Hipkiss, L.I.E.S., at Ancient & Modern
Chris Hipkiss produced extraordinary figurative drawings ranging in size from miniatures to expansive panoramas.
Hobson’s Choice: Kiki Smith, Behold, at Timothy Taylor Gallery
Kiki Smith is best known for her symbolic depictions of the human form through which she explores ideas from natural science through to cosmology and mythology.
Hobson’s Choice: Young London at V22, London
This show is simply a ‘must see’ for anyone interested in the next generation of artists working here in London!
Hobson’s Choice: Michael Dean, thoughts, at Cubitt Gallery
For those of you suffering from visual fatigue after Frieze and FIAC, may I recommend you visit Michael Dean’s minimal exhibition at Cubitt in Islington as a way of cleansing your weary eyes.
Press Release: Philanthropists gift outstanding modern and contemporary collection totalling £4 million to UK museums through the Contemporary Art Society
The Contemporary Art Society is delighted to announce one of the most important philanthropic donations in its 100 year history, which will benefit public collections across the UK for generations to come.
Hobson’s Choice: David Brian Smith, Goodwill and The Unknown Man, at Carl Freedman Gallery
Smith is a young British painter who currently has a solo show at Freedman’s new gallery space in Hoxton.
Hobson’s Choice: Clare Woods, The Bad Neighbour, at Modern Art
Woods is a painter whom I much admire and I know many of you do too.
Hobson’s Choice: Thomas Houseago at Hauser & Wirth London
It has been hard to miss the somewhat meteoric rise of Thomas Houseago in recent years.
Announcing the shortlist for the Annual Award for Museums 2012
The Annual Award Museums shortlist for 2012 – The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln with artist Oliver Laric – Leeds Art Gallery with artist Alice Channer – Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery with Kettle’s Yard with artist Juliette Blightman The winner of this year’s Annual Award will be announced at the Annual Award Reception held on 19 November 2012.
Announcing The Annual Award for Museums 2012
Annual Award for Shortlisted Museums 2012 The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln with artist Oliver Laric Leeds Art Gallerywith artist Alice Channer Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery with Kettle’s Yardwith artist Juliette Blightman