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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.

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For further information on David Austen visit the artist’s page here.

Actions – Kettle’s Yard

Actions: The image of the world can be different
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
10 February – 6 May 2018

Inspired by a letter by artist Naum Gabo, Actions reflects the energising diversity and breadth of art in the modern and contemporary period within the UK and internationally.

Actions will occupy spaces across Kettle’s Yard, including the House (among the collection), outdoors and online. There will be live events, talks, discussions and activities. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication edited by Sarah Lowndes and Andrew Nairne. The exhibition will present nine new commissioned works and participating artists include Callum Innes, Katie Paterson, Edmund de Waal, Anya Gallaccio, Richard Long and Cornelia Parker.

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Sean Scully: 1970 – Laing Art Gallery & Hatton Gallery

Sean Scully:1970
Laing Art Gallery & Hatton Gallery
Newcastle upon Tyne

A major retrospective presented across the Laing Art Gallery and the Hatton Gallery.

Sean Scully is renowned globally as the master of post-minimalist abstraction and began to develop his iconic style whilst studying Fine Art at Newcastle University from 1968-1971. This major retrospective exhibition revisits two seminal sites in his career: Newcastle and Liverpool, and demonstrates the remarkable confidence of Scully’s earlier works and his continued fascination with stripes and the spaces in between.

Now in his seventies, Scully has been twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize and his work is held in numerous public collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth; Tate, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and Instituto Valencia d’Arte Modern, Valencia.

For further exhibition details and opening hours visit the Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery websites.
For further information on Sean Scully visit the artist’s page here.

Callum Innes – Château la Coste

Callum Innes
In Position
Château la Coste, Provence, France
3 February – 2 April 2018

In Position is the first major solo exhibiton in France of one of the most celebrated abstract painters of his generation. Callum Innes responds to the landscape and architecture of Château la Coste with a series of three monochromatic wall paintings, a significant display of watercolours and a major new work on canvas. The three monochromatic wall paintings  created for the Jean-Michel Wilmotte-designed gallery space are rendered in intense colour and each form is a subtly distorted geometric shape that activates the wall, disorientates the viewer, and almost seems to waver like a pool of water.

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For further information on Callum Innes visit the artist’s page here.

Roger Ackling – Brought to Light – Annely Juda Fine Art

Roger Ackling
Brought to Light
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1 February – 10 March 2018

This solo exhibition presents early archival works alongside an exhibition co-curated by Roger Ackling’s long-time friends and collaborators Trevor Sutton and Carol Robertson.
Including a selection of early notebooks, framed sun drawings, texts, photographs and works on paper that show Ackling’s first explorations of nature and art through the use of time and light, made concrete on found objects.

Ackling’s work stemmed from his presence in the natural world and his record of that time spent. Reflecting his lifelong interest in Japan, Ackling created a Zen gravel garden next to his studio – surrounded by walls, a small wooden platform was positioned in the most Southerly position, allowing him to work in the sun for most of the day. Ackling’s repetitive and time-consuming burning of found wooden forms result in sculptures that are contemplations made solid.

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For more information on Roger Ackling visit the artist’s page here.

Garry Fabian Miller: Voyage – Dovecot Studios

Garry Fabian Miller: Voyage
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
2 February – 7 May

This solo exhibition showcases a new Garry Fabian Miller tapestry created in collaboration with Dovecot Tapestry Studio, placing it within Garry Fabian Miller’s recent body of work as well as tracing back long term influences through key early pieces from the artist’s career. Miller is one of the foremost camera-less photographers working today whose practice applies a craft ethos to his experiments in the dark room, and his ongoing research into the possibilities colour in photographic image.

Garry Fabian Miller will be in conversation Friday 2 February 11am – 12noon. This events is ticketed at £15/ £12.
For booking and full details of further tours and events please visit the Dovecot website here:

David Batchelor: Sixty Minute Spectrum – Hayward Gallery

Sixty Minute Spectrum
Hayward Gallery, London
3 December 2017 – 23 January 2018 (24 hours a day)
24 January – 3 March 2018 (outside opening hours)

David Batchelor’s Sixty Minute Spectrum (2017) is a new commission that transforms the newly restored Hayward Gallery roof into a chromatic clock.

Flooded with dramatic colour, the gallery’s unique pyramidal roof lights shift gradually through the entire visible chromatic spectrum over the course of 60 minutes. Starting and ending the hour as a vivid red, they appear at different points throughout their cycle in orange, yellow, green, blue, purple or pink, and all the colours in between.
Sixty Minute Spectrum is part of Batchelor’s ongoing exploration of the intense, synthetic colour that characterises modern cities, and the ways in which we respond to colour in our advanced technological age.

Celebrating and illuminating the iconic architecture of Hayward Gallery, this ambitious commission also provides a countdown to the reopening of the building in January 2018.

For more information on the work of David Batchelor click on the following link: David Batchelor Artist’s Page


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