Prophetic Diagrams reopens at George and Jorgen after the winter break and has been extended till Saturday 16th February. The large survey exhibition of drawing/ diagrammatic mark making features artist from UK and New York including a number of established artists often showing rare lesser known/ preparatory works. One of my Plane Sight diptychs features alongside works by Sarah Lucas and Dan Perfect, a piece I felt was made for the show when I read the brief. I’ve been following George and Jorgen for since they opened at the end of 2010 and have been introduced to some great artists through their program, personal favourites include – Peter Ainsworth, Martin Newth and Tom Pope who have each had stand out solo shows with the gallery in past 2 years. I highly recommend you take the time to see this diverse and rich exhibition while you have the chance. George and Jorgen sits just off Bermondsey Street (a short walk from London Bridge) and next door to the new White Cube space.
George and Jorgen
9 Morocco Street
Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm or by appointment 0203 583 8825
Chris Baker, Mike Ballou, Nathaniel Mellors and Chris Bloor, William Corwin, Rose Davey, Julius Doehner, Claire Dorsett ,Clara Fialho, Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia, Noah Landfield, Ronnie Landfield, Sarah Lucas, Paulina Michnowska, Roxy Paine, Simon Patterson, Bruce Pearson, Joyce Pensato, Elise Co and Nik Pashenkov, Dan Perfect, James Pimperton, Nathalie Provosty, Fiona Rae, Nick Roberts, Bob and Roberta Smith, Ellen Stanford, Carin Riley, Gaetan Sigonney, Sandi Slone, Lucy Skaer, Pinky Tesfay, James Trimmer, Jessica Voorsanger, Tom Webb, Andy Wicks, Holly Zausner.
William Corwin’s essay for the exhibition is inspired by the illustrations in an 18th century book of black magic that he discovered in a dumpster in Greenwich Village in 1993. Assembling a diverse group of established and emerging artists from the UK and New York, he invited them to respond to his essay. The artists then created or chose a piece from their own collection to put in the show.
The exhibition explores the role that drawing plays within an artist’s practice. Corwin explains that “drawing is so often subsumed as a very practical preparatory act of the artist, or, in an effort to be very notpreparatory, it can often be very finished—very inky, or very big—but the theme of this exhibition, prophetic diagrams, is more about the artist’s preparing their thinking, not necessarily for anything in particular, but a necessary ordering of the universe, a summoning of the artistic spirits.”
Merry Christmas all! Thanks for all the support this years, its been a good one! Here’s this years Christmas card (Lino print & stencilled acrylic)
Last Friday I turned up with a work on paper in hand for First Come First Served at the Lion and Lamb, a new gallery set within a pub in Hoxton run by Peter Jones of Turps Banana Magazine. In spite of the open nature of the exhibition it was interesting to see the calibre of artists who turned up with works, perhaps down to the niche while connected Painters on Painters approach of both the Lion and Lamb and Turps Banana. Artists were invited to arrive with a work on paper under 70 x 70 cm and ‘install’ with the supplied blu tack.
The show continues until 11th January and being a working pub can be viewed 7 days a week until late.
Lion and Lamb
46 Fanshaw Street
London N1 6LG
I’m currently showing new paintings in the latest Standpoint Gallery exhibition ‘Painting Versus Object’ which opened last week. It ‘looks particularly at the territory negotiated between painting, painters, objects and the world they inhabit’, with works from Sean Edwards, John Holland, Clare Mitten, Katja Pudor, Mia Taylor as well as my own.
Thanks to all those that made it to the opening, it was a great busy night and first airing for the new paintings from the Skeleton Architecture series which were well received. The exhibition continues for another month so if you find yourself in the area, do take a look.
The exhibition is on until 8th December, open Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm.
45 Coronet Street
The 2012 edition of Sluice art fair will manifest itself as a publication and an exhibition in which all of the work will be auctioned. The whole event will function as a fundraiser for Sluice art fair 2013. The Sluice publication will be launched on the evening the auction draws to a close on the 24th October at HANMI GALLERY in Fitzrovia, London.
I have donated my painting Otto to the auction which is available to view from Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th October at Hanmi Gallery.
Edwina Ashton / Kerim Aytac / Cat Bagg / Stuart Barnes / David Blandy / Matthew Burrows / Suzanne Bybee / Michael Callaghan / Cordelia Cembrowicz / Marco Chiandetti / Ami Clarke / Toby Clarkson / Wayne Clough / Paul Cole / Gemma Cossey / Emma Cousin / Emma Coyle / Rosalind Davis / David Dipré / Annabel Dover / Alastair Duncan / Brian Dupont / Bella Easton / Karl England / Susan Francis / Alistair Gentry / Steph Goodger / Gabriel Hartley / Jeremy Hutchison / Phil Illingworth / Tom Juneau / Natasha Kahn / Rob Leech / Hayley Lock / Cathy Lomax / Iavor Lubomirov / Ian Maslen / James McMeakin / Whitney McVeigh Hugh Mendes / Phoebe Mitchell / Eleanor Morgan / Emma Molony / Steve Nelson / Michaela Nettell / Kim L Pace / Kate Keara Pelen / Ryan Riddington / Bobby Sayers / Brian Sayers / Mark Scott-Wood / Robin Seir / Andrew Seto / Alli Sharma / Corinna Spencer / Annabel Tilley / Kirsty Tinkler / Andy Wicks / Rachel Wilberforce
22nd – 24th October 2012 / 12 – 6pm
PV 24th 6 – 9pm
at HANMI GALLERY
30 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6HA
Leanne Bell Gonczarow and Ian Gonczarow have spent the last 5 week in residence at OMT Gallery, part of Enclave in Deptford. Having just returned from living and working for the past 3 years in Moscow they have been using their time in the gallery to reflect on their experiences within a tough political and economic environment. The resulting work is now installed in the gallery until Friday 31st August.
Tuesday – Thursday 10 – 6pm and until 8.30pm Friday as part of South London Art Map’s Last Fridays.
Enclave UNIT 9
I have agreed to follow on from Ian and Leanne as 2013 Artist in Residence next summer. I plan on taking advantage of Enclave’s proximity to Deptford Creek and the Greenwich Peninsula to further investigate this raw and ever changing part of the Thames bankside. I’m looking forward to having a base from which to explore this area in more depth by foot and sail/rowing craft (TBC) to produce a body of work which will result in a solo show at the end of my time in the gallery.
I managed to catch Ross’s show at Studio 1.1 last month as part of their 30 Artists in 30 days and found myself admiring his print editions on his website only last week. Today i stumbled across a fundraising page (not entirely sure how i found this) in which Ross is looking to raise money to fund him through Turps Banana magazine’s 1st year of their Art School Programme. In exchange for a small amount of money he’s offering a selection of different prints and paintings and while I’m not really in a position to buy more artwork at the moment I couldn’t say no to £60 for one of the very prints I was looking at last week.
While we’ve never met I felt a want to get involved and support Ross’s efforts as i had a similar dilemma when I was accepted to the Florence Trust, needing time to make the most of the opportunity without working every hour under the sun to pay for it (I offered a selection of paintings each priced at a months studio rent).
So if you like what you see and want to support an artist you could do far worse than click on the following link -