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DAVID BATCHELOR – PSYCHOGEOMETRY 2

David Batchelor
Psychogeometry 2
Site Eight, RMIT building,
Melbourne, Australia
9 May – 24 May 2018

In this exhibition David Batchelor will show over one hundred drawings together with photographs, some new animations and a group of sculptures made during his visit to Melbourne.

David Batchelor will also be speaking at a public talk on Wednesday, May 9, from 7.30pm.

For more information on David Batchelor visit the artist’s page here.
For further details on the exhibition and public event, please visit RMIT University’s website.

KATIE PATERSON – FUTURE LIBRARY FOREST WITH ELIF SHAFAK

2 June 2018
Nordmarka Forest, Oslo

The award-winning Turkish novelist Elif Shafak will hand over a new manuscript for Katie Paterson’s Future Library. An intimate ceremony will be held to mark this historical occasion. Join Elif Shafak as she hands over her manuscript and gives a reading. Following the forest ceremony, Elif Sharak will give a public talk at the Deichmanske Library.

A forest has been planted in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in 100 years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unread and unpublished, until the year 2114.

For more information on Katie Paterson, visit the artist’s page here.
For further details, please visit the Future Library’s website.
Find details on the public talk on the Deichmanske Library’s website.

INGLEBY AND KEVIN HARMAN AT FRIEZE, NEW YORK

Frieze, New York
Randall’s Island Park
Ingleby Booth D33
3 – 6 May (Previews Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd)

For Frieze New York 2018 Ingleby is exhibiting a dedicated solo presentation of works by Kevin Harman.

Kevin Harman was born in Scotland in 1982. His Skip series is an ongoing project where he seeks out a skip or dumpster on a Friday night, full of the week’s rubbish from a construction site. After the labourers have clocked off for the weekend Harman works tirelessly for the next 48 hours, sorting and categorising the detritus by colour and material, carefully returning the contents to the dumpster, arranged into an oddly formal sculpture. Skip 16, on view here, was made last week on the streets of New York.

Harman’s glassworks are positioned somewhere between painting and sculpture. These abstractions are at once seductively beautiful and challengingly physical. They too have their origins in materials more commonly associated with the construction industry (in this case double-glazing window units and recycled household paints). The artist splits the toughened glass panels in order to pour, layer and drip household paint onto the interior cavity. The resulting images balance the artist’s intentions with moments of chance, and a sense of the original object being something entirely new – a window that defies logic; a surface that is simultaneously opaque and flat, but with apparently swimming depths.

For further details contact artfair@inglebygallery.com.

Watch a short film on Kevin Harman’s studio practice here.
Watch a short film of Skip 16 in the making here.
For an article in The Art Newspaper published 2nd May, 2018, on Kevin Harman click here.
For an article in The Times published 28th April, 2018, on Kevin Harman, click here.

Sean Scully – Landlines and other recent works

Sean Scully
Landlines and other recent works
Tilburg, The Netherlands
21 April – 26 August 2018

An exhibition featuring Landline paintings, which address Scully’s preoccupation with the horizon. Here, the horizontal band becomes the central motif, which mirrors the land as it meets the sea and the air, charged with energy where the colours meet.

For full exhibition details visit De Pont Museum.
For more information on Sean Scully visit the artist’s page here.

Jonny Lyons with Matt Barnes – We Disappear

Jonny Lyons with Matt Barnes
We Disappear
Govan Project Space
Glasgow, Scotland
20 April – 7 May

As part of this year’s Glasgow International festival programme, Jonny Lyons presents new work with Matt Barnes that directly challenges the idea that humans are disappearing from the landscapes in favour of cars, public transport and home entertainment.

We Disappear is an immersive odyssey that encourages the viewer to question the photograph and the relationship between the still image and our physical presence in the landscape of the city. The exhibition presents an atmospheric, visual and physical exploration inspired by the vistas of Glasgow.

For further information on the exhibition visit glasgowinternational.org
For more information on Jonny Lyons visit the artist’s page here.

We’re moving!

On May 12 of 2018 Ingleby will celebrate its 20th birthday by opening a new gallery in a historic building in central Edinburgh.

The Glasite Meeting House is an austere but beautiful building dating from 1834, originally built as the Edinburgh headquarters of the Glasites, a breakaway group of Church of Scotland worshippers. The Glasite Meeting House has now been restored and refurbished to create a unique exhibition space; historical in character but wholly contemporary in vision.

The Glasite Meeting House is a category A listed former place of worship of the small Scottish religious sect known as the Glasites, named after the Rev. John Glas who broke away from the Church of Scotland in 1732. The principle tenet of their belief was that the Word of the Lord was as written in the scriptures, therefore the building was never consecrated as there is no mention of such in the bible. Similarly, weddings, funerals and baptisms had no place, psalms were sung, but never hymns, and there was no superfluous decoration or art of any kind.

The Edinburgh Meeting House was designed by Alexander Black in 1834, with building. Begun in the following year, becoming the largest and most elaborate of the thirty or so Meeting Houses in Scotland. The Glasite Church was known colloquially as the Kale Kirk, in recognition of the communal meal of kale soup that would be served during their all-day services.

The last service took place in November 1989 and since then the building has been in the care of the Cockburn Conservation Trust and latterly the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust. Ingleby gallery, whilst recognising that John Glad himself might not fully approve, is very glad to bring this extraordinary building back into public use.

The inaugural exhibition will present a series of Exposed Paintings by Callum Innes and will run from 12 May to 14 July.

For an article in The Times from 2 May, 2018, on Ingleby moving to the Glasite Meeting House, click here.

David Austen – the stars above the ocean the ocean beneath the stars

David Austen
the stars above the ocean the ocean beneath the stars
TOTAH, New York
15 February – April 22 2018

The exhibition features selections from David Austen’s career-long engagement with painting and watercolour alongside two films. This will be the London-based artist’s first New York solo exhibition, offering a view into to a fertile imagination that transitions effortlessly between the formal demands of different media.

Austen’s works have a winsome quality about them that contrasts with the stark severity of their technical execution. Often presenting unsettling themes;  a smoking disconsolate moon, or watercolours of lonely, misshapen figures engaged in ritualistic acts.

His films continue the mindful austerity displayed in his art. In End of Love, staged in an empty theater, with no audience present, characters both folkloric and alien speak to their frustrations concerning the disquieting inconstancy of love. As each character gradually reveals him- or herself in the form of a poetic monologue, observers become thrust into the role of a voyeur
witnessing heartbreaking soliloquies to nothingness.

For further exhibition details visit davidtotah.com
For further information on David Austen visit the artist’s page here.

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