Friday Dispatch

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 CAS Team

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.

Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, installation view, 2014. Image courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 28 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Friday Dispatch: Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Becky Beasley’s fourth exhibition with Laura Bartlett Gallery, now in Bethnal Green, has all the elements that we have come to expect of her subtle practice as an artist. There…

Ryan Mosley, Smoking Pilgrimage, 2014, oil on canvas backed with sail cloth, 215 x 145cm, © the artist, image courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photograph: Michael Brzezinski.
Friday Dispatch 21 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Ryan Mosley at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Time was when being picked up by Charles Saatchi was all a young artist needed to launch them commercially, but our world is a more complex place now, and so…

Gary Webb, X7 City, installation view at Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2014. Image courtesy The approach, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Gary Webb, X7 City, at Bloomberg SPACE, London

Bloomberg SPACE in Finsbury Square, London is a fairly uncompromising, corporate architecture, that might at first look as if it offers the ideal neutrality for showing contemporary art, but can in fact sometimes prove too weighty an opponent. Gary Webb’s current show grabs the space and makes it his own.

Matthew Darbyshire, Bureau (installation view), Herald St, London 2014. Image courtesy Herald St, London.
Friday Dispatch 7 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

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 CAS Team

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…

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 CAS Team

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….

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 CAS Team

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…

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 By CAS Team

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.

Kaye Donachie, Together Inseparable, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm, 2013,  © the artist, image courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 10 Jan 2014 By CAS Team

Kaye Donachie at Maureen Paley and Paul Noble: Past the Future, Tate Britain

Responding to popular demand, here is my first Friday Dispatch: a couple of pointers each week to suggest shows that might otherwise escape your attention. Departing from the previous model, I am…

Cornelia Parker, installation view, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 21 Jun 2013 By CAS Team

Hobson’s Choice – Cornelia Parker at Frith Street Gallery

For more than twenty years British artist Cornelia Parker has been building a rich and intellectually complex body of work. As an artist, Parker spends much of her time running errands and managing various aspects of production connected to her practice. Here she notices the marks, scraps of decay and detritus of the city, which to her appear as moments of poetry, and are usually overlooked by others. Her new exhibition at Frith Street Gallery deifies some of these moments; cracks, stains, repairs and discarded objects are made extraordinary, physical and precious.

Carol Rhodes, installation view at Mummery + Schnelle, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Mummery + Schnelle, London
Friday Dispatch 26 Apr 2013 By CAS Team

Hobson’s Choice – Carol Rhodes at Mummery + Schnelle

Carol Rhodes is well known for her dream-like aerial landscape paintings of edge-lands and semi-industrial landscapes collaged from real environments into fictional views that teeter on the brink of abstraction.

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