12 01 2017
Group Exhibition – A Certain Kind of Light
A Certain Kind Of Light
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
21 January – 7 May 2017
An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition. Includes works by Roger Ackling, David Batchelor, Garry Fabian Miller and Katie Paterson.
A Certain Kind Of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect over six decades. The exhibition brings together artworks that reflect the relationship between light and a wide range of themes from brightness, colour and perception to transformation, energy and the passage of time.
The exhibition will consider the different ways artists have explored the various aspects of light, from its importance as a source of illumination, as a pure sculptural material, as a mysterious force and as a source of energy that can be conceptually converted into other forms as a means to articulate singular impressions of time and space.
Includes artist-lead events by David Batchelor ( Sat 11 March) and Garry Fabian Miller (Sat 29 April). For further information and booking visit the Towner website at the link here.
11 01 2017
Charles Avery – David Roberts Art Foundation
Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort)
DRAF, Symes Mews, London
20 January – 8 April 2017
DRAF Studies are a series of focused case-studies of works from the David Roberts Collection. Each presentation centres on a single work, displayed on its own in a gallery with a printed booklet. Study #15 looks in depth at the work of British artist Charles Avery
The exhibition opens with the Hunter, an explorer protagonist whose arrival on the shores of Avery’s imagined Island introduces the viewer to the archipelago, and whose discovery of its landscapes, population and customs guides our own. The next room looks at the Duculi, one of the Island’s nine gods, a fearful creature whose two canine bodies are fused at the neck in a blind eternal struggle. The centre of the exhibition addresses the city: both the metropolitan Place de la Révolution at the heart of the capital Onomatopoeia, lined with geometric monuments and bustling crowds of cyclists; and the more dingy industrial margins including The Ninth Resort. A bronze bust crowned by a tall structural hat introduces the philosopher inhabitants of the Island, whose Dukes wear elaborate headwear signalling their adherence to many philosophical sub-schools.
The final room collates materials selected by the artist to make visible his broad studio practice, including furniture, designed wallpaper, books, maquettes, sketches and texts.
For more information visit the DRAF website at the link here: davidrobertsartfoundation.com
For more information on the practice of Charles Avery click on the link here.
11 01 2017
Charles Avery – The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2
The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2
Pilar Corrias Gallery, 54 Eastcastle Street
13 January 2017 – 17 February 2017
The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2 is the latest instalment of Charles Avery’s epic project, The Islanders. Since 2005, Avery has devoted his practice to the depiction of a fictional island with its own population, customs, cosmology, and architecture, expressed through the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures, installations, texts, and moving image.
This solo presentation brings together new drawings—including a vista of the inner circle of Onomatopoeia Zoo—portraits, furniture, jewellery, posters, and bibelots, giving an insight into The Islander’s culture.
For more information visit the Pilar Corrias Gallery website at www.pilarcorrias.com
For more information on the practice and recent projects of Charles Avery click on the link here
11 01 2017
Peter Liversidge – Kate MacGarry
12 January – 18 February 2017
Kate MacGarry, 27 Old Nichol Street
In this solo exhibition Peter Liversidge presents a group of conceptually-based projects spanning photography, painting, sculpture and performance. Liversidge will present, for the first time together, work relating to his ongoing fascination with duplication, pairs – in particular his ongoing series of pairs of near-identical Polaroid photographs – and of Pareidolia; the psychological phenomenon wherein the mind instinctively perceives structures and faces within objects and images. The works in this exhibition are investigations of coincidence and not limited to the language of a single medium.
For more information visit the Kate MacGarry website: www.katemacgarry.com
For more information on the work of Peter Liversidge click here.
13 12 2016
Charles Avery and Jonathan Owen at Kochi-Muziris Beinnale
Various venues, Kerala, India
12 December 2016 – 29 March 2017
Jonathan Owen and Charles Avery are two of fifty artists selected to exhibit at the Kochi-Muziris Beinnale 2016.
Owen, who situated a major public artwork in the Burns Monument as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2016 commissions programme, will present new sculpture and eraser drawings.
Avery’s Islanders project evolves further as he situates his imagined town of Onomatopoeia within the city of Kochi, fly-posting bills advertising the Eternal Dialectic in the existing architecture of the city.
This third edition of the biennale is curated by artist Sudarshan Shetty. Jonathan Owen will give an artist talk on 16 December at The Pavilion, Cabral Yard, 2.30 pm.
For further information visit the Kochi Biennale Website: kochimuzirisbiennale.org
06 10 2016
Callum Innes – De Pont Museum, Netherlands
I’ll Close My Eyes
De Pont Museum, Tillburg, Netherlands
15 October 2016 – 26 February 2017
This comprehensive survey exhibition of the work of Callum Innes explores the breadth and scope of the practice of one of today’s foremost abstract painters.
Innes is best recognised for his distinctive processes of ‘unpainting’ in which meticulously applied layers of colour are systematically dissolved from the surface of the canvas or paper.
Examples of the artist’s most celebrated bodies of work will be presented alongside significant new paintings realised for this exhibition.
For further information visit the De Pont Museum website here: www.depont.nl
06 09 2016
Katie Paterson – CantrePasquArt
Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Biel/Bienne
11 September 2016 – 20 November 2016
Katie Paterson’s largest solo exhibition to date, her presentation at CentrePasquArt, will include the major works of her career, as well as several new pieces made in 2016. At the heart of her practice is the examination of the relationship of human beings to the universe in terms of both time and space. Focusing on the themes of ecology, geology and cosmology, underpinned by collaborations with leading scientists as well as writers, astronomers, nanotechnologists and musicians, Paterson employs a conceptual approach to the poetic treatment of existential ideas.
For more details of the exhibition and related talks visit the CentrePasquArt website at the following link: http://bit.ly/2cDQKl1