Richard Rigg, Reoccurring Rose Garden, at Workplace London
I’ve been having a lot of conversations, these last few weeks, about how to negotiate a world that seems dominated by event-driven enthusiasm for art fairs, versus the old fashioned gallerist’s ‘craft’ of nurturing a stable of artists and presenting considered, coherent gallery exhibitions that introduce bodies of new work.
Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, at The Vinyl Factory Space, London
Take the time to visit the exhibition of Ragnar Kjartansson at the Brewer Street Car Park in Soho, as music and architecture create a rare emotional charge; an aspect typical of this…
Nicholas Byrne, Finish your sentence, at Vilma Gold, London
In approaching the work of Nicholas Byrne, one must first and foremost consider the physicality of his paintings. Yes, they do feature elements of figuration: isolated heads, disembodied lips and…
Mark Flood, American Buffet Upgrade, at Modern Art, London
How to write about Mark Flood? He has created a space from which to be critical of the world, and the art world, that is so slippery it’s incredibly enjoyable to observe.
Melanie Manchot, THE GIFT, at Bloomberg SPACE, London
“(…) we are in a period in which you could say the digital explosion of the last few years has ushered in a period of mass extinction of objects, the…
Fiona Banner, Font, at Frith Street Gallery, London
An important mid-career survey of Fiona Banner’s work opened this month at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, offering a chance to look across two decades of work and appreciate the development of…
Michael Landy, Breaking News, at Michael Landy Studio, London
Michael Landy takes a wry view of the world. Since the 90s his work has addressed the pressing political issues of the day, as well as delivering a good portion…
Matt Copson, Reynard’s Fundament, at Tramps, London
Matt Copson, who graduated from the Slade last year, is showing the latest episode in an ongoing body of work centring on the character of Reynard. Reynard the fox is a figure originating in medieval folklore.
Anna Barham, Skw, at Arcade, London
“Have you ever tried to clean a squid?” – reads the first line of the text work that is part of Anna Barham’s new show at Arcade gallery in Shoreditch. …
On Herald St
The pace is picking up, people, so before another slew of openings next week, make sure you swoop on Herald Street and check in with a trio of shows all taking on painting from very different angles.
Varda Caivano at Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Varda Caivano’s third show with her London gallery allows us an in-depth view of her evolving practice. For over a decade now, Caivano has been singled out for the integrity of her negotiations of painting as a proposition.