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REFLECTIONS ON THE SELF: FROM DÜRER TO STRUTH │ Christie’s, London → 5 September 2015

RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 131 × 102 1/4 inches (332.7 × 259.7 cm)
RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 131 × 102 1/4 inches (332.7 × 259.7 cm)

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ARTISTS INCLUDE
Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Albrecht Dürer, Lucian Freud, Francisco Goya, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Hepworth, Martin Kippenberger, LS Lowry, Sarah Lucas, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Edvard Munch, Albert Oehlen, Rembrandt van Rijn, Rudolf Stingel, Thomas Struth, Andy Warhol

“In an êj ẃr ɖ slfportrit hz arğbli bcm wn v ɖ most popylr viźl źãṛz, nt līst ʈru ɖ rîz v ɖ slfi, ɖs xbiśn sīcs t inrić âr undstandñ v its pârfl funẋn in śêpñ îdiyz v ɖ slf n îdentti”

Lucian Freud: Reflection (Self-Portrait), 1985. Oil on canvas, 22 x 19 7/8 in. (56 x 50.7cm.)
Lucian Freud: Reflection (Self-Portrait), 1985. Oil on canvas, 22 x 19 7/8 in. (56 x 50.7cm.)

Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON THE SELF: FROM DÜRER TO STRUTH │ Christie’s, London → 5 September 2015

ABSTRACT BRITAIN: HEPWORTH TO HODGKIN │ Higgins, Bedford → 27 September 2015

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ARTISTS INCLUDE
Gillian Ayres, Robyn Denny, Barbara Hepworth, Howard HodgkinPeter LanyonBen Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Bridget Riley, William Scott

“In Britn, Abstraẋn wz nvr a sngl muvmnt, bt a dazlñ vrayti v stîlz bî artists hu yzd non-fiğṛtv reprizenteśn fr vri dfṛnt rīznz”

Continue reading ABSTRACT BRITAIN: HEPWORTH TO HODGKIN │ Higgins, Bedford → 27 September 2015

IMAGES MOVING OUT ONTO SPACE │ Tate St Ives → 27 September 2015

Rivane Neuenschwander prepares ribbons printed with wishes for “I Wish Your Wish,” part of a show of her art at the New Museum, New York, in 2010. Photo: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

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ARTISTS
Nicolas DeshayesJohn DivolaDan FlavinBarbara Hepworth, Liliane Lijn, Rivane NeuenschwanderBridget Riley,  Bryan Wynter

“Ẃt hapnz ẃn artwrcs r set in mośn? Ẃn ɖe muv arnd ɖ gaḷri or ât intu ɖ wrld?”

Dan Flavin: Untitled (to Don Judd, colorist), 1–5 1987. Pink, red, yellow, blue and green fluorescent light. Five parts, each: 122 x 122 x 15 cm
Dan Flavin:
Untitled (to Don Judd, colorist), 1–5 1987. Pink, red, yellow, blue and green fluorescent light. Five parts, each: 122 x 122 x 15 cm

Continue reading IMAGES MOVING OUT ONTO SPACE │ Tate St Ives → 27 September 2015

SCULPTING THE LINE │ Hepworth Wakefield → 6 September 2015

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ARTISTS
Sybil Andrews, Patrick Caulfield, Lynn Chadwick, Naum GaboHenri Gaudier-Brzeska, Richard Hamilton, Stanley William Hayter, Barbara HepworthStanley JonesR.B. KitajBernard Meadows, Henry Moore, Eduardo PaolozziCyril Power

Holly Grange, Assistant Curator

“Đ funḍmntl îdiyz r bêst on drw̃, n gd drw̃ z fr m ɖ abiḷti t repriznt ʈri-dmnśnl form in spês, on a flat srfis – phps ɖt z ẃ I ʈnc ɖt sculptrz śd b īvn mr cnsrnd wɖ biyñ ebl t drw ɖn pêntrz”
Henri Mur, 1978

Continue reading SCULPTING THE LINE │ Hepworth Wakefield → 6 September 2015

MODERN ART IN BRITAIN: REALITY QUESTIONED │ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery → 31 August 2015

Barbara Hepworth, The Hands, 1948 © Bowness, Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth, The Hands, 1948 © Bowness, Hepworth Estate

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ARTISTS INCLUDE
David Bomberg, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Eric Ravilious

“Rvilñ hâ ɖe xperimentd wɖ primitvizm, iluźn, viźl punz n abstraẋn”

Continue reading MODERN ART IN BRITAIN: REALITY QUESTIONED │ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery → 31 August 2015

DRAWING ON: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art │ Royal West of England Academy, Bristol → 7 June 2015

Deserted Garrison, John Minton, pen and ink, ink wash, charcoal and coloured chalks, 1947 © Royal College of Art
Deserted Garrison, John Minton, pen and ink, ink wash, charcoal and coloured chalks, 1947 © Royal College of Art

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ARTISTS INCLUDE
Edward Burra, Cecil Collins, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Mary Fedden, Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Keith Vaughan, John MintonHenry Moore, John Nash, Ceri RichardsStanley Spencer

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LEON UNDERWOOD: FIGURE AND RHYTHM │ Pallant House Gallery, Chichester → 14 June 2015

Leon Underwood, Self Portrait, 1921
Leon Underwood, Self Portrait, 1921

“Ɖs z ɖ frst mêjr xibišn fr ovr fortīfîv yirz v ɖ wrc v ɖ Britiš ātist Lion Unḍwd (1890-1975). Dscrîbd az ɖ pricrsr v modn sculpčr in Britn, h wz a significnt inflụns on ātists sč az Îlīn Êgar, Bābra Hepwrʈ n Henri Mur. In a pirı̣d ẇr mni ātists wr drwn t abstraẋn, ɖ hymn figr rmend at ɖ hāt v Unḍwd’z wrc ʈrt hiz c̣rir.

Pamela Booth (dates unknown), Leon Underwood with Violin Rhythm, c.1934, Black and white photograph  Private collection
Pamela Booth (dates unknown), Leon Underwood with Violin Rhythm, c.1934, Black and white photograph Private collection

Olɖo phps bst nôn az a sculptr, Unḍwd olso wrct az a pêntr n printmêcr. Unḍwd’z xūbṛnt lîfdrōñz brôc fri fṛm ɖ ac̣demic tṛdišnz v ātscūlz, n at hiz ôn Brŭcgrīn Scūl v Āt h inspîrd a jeṇrešn v Britiš ātists, n wz t b a drîvñ fws in wŭdingrevñ v ɖ 1920z n 30z. Hiz travlz in Mexico n West Africa, az wel az hiz c̣lẋnz v non-westn āt, wr t līd t ɖ criešn v a dvrs bodi v sculpčrz, pêntñz, prints n drōñz n ɖz wr t intṛdys a vîtl n riɖmic eṇji intu Modn Britiš āt. Ɖ xibišn čāts ɖ dveḷpmnt v Unḍwd’z wrc fṛm ŕli pêntñz bêst on hiz xpirı̣nsz az a caṃflāžātist in ɖ Frst Wrldwor t hiz bronzsculpčrz on fiḷsoficl ʈīmz crietd in ɖ 1950z n 1960z.

Ɖ xibišn includz ovr 100 wrcs fṛm prîvt c̣lẋnz n public myziymz, includñ ɖ Ašmôlı̣n Myziym, ɖ Impirı̣l Wormyziym, Līdz Myziymz n Ātgaḷriz, n ɖ Našnl Pwtritgaḷri. It z acumṗnid bî a fŭli iḷstretd caṭlog aveḷbl fṛm ɖ Gaḷri Bcšop, n a prôgram v twcs, turz n crietv wrcšops. In Rūm 17 ɖr z a cómpḷmntri dsple Wŭdingrevñ n ɖ Brŭcgrīn Scūl: Îlīn Êgar, Grtrūd Hrmīz, Bler Hyz-Stantn, Henri Mur n ɖer Cntmprriz.”

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Continue reading LEON UNDERWOOD: FIGURE AND RHYTHM │ Pallant House Gallery, Chichester → 14 June 2015

THE MODERN LENS: INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE TATE COLLECTION │ Tate St Ives, Cornwall → 10 May 2015

“Pạnirñ ātists fṛm acrs Yṛp, ɖ Americ̣z n Jpan r biyñ šôn at Têt St Îvz fr ɖ frst tîm in Ɖ Modn Lenz.

Ɖs z ɖ ljst dsple v fôṭgrafic wrcs evr t b xibitd at ɖ gaḷri. Lcñ at dveḷpmnts in inṭnašnl ftogṛfi fṛm ɖ 1920z t ɖ 1960z, ɖ xibišn uncuvrz ɖ sens v krioṣti n xperimntešn az ātists hānist ɖ mīdı̣m in ny wez.

Ftogṛfi wz yzd t xplor îdiyz v abstraẋn, dveḷpt in tandm wɖ ɖ imrjns v wîdr moḍnist lanĝjz acrs ɖ glôb. It olso demnstretd ɖ significns v a lôcl pspctv, az ātists cmbînd ɖ brwd inflụnsz v abstraẋn, cnstructvizm n sriylizm wɖ ɖer ôn contxts. Ɖr r imijz v rṛl landsceps, ōganic fwmešnz, man-md objcts n industrı̣l mtirı̣lz, az wel az v ŕbn ācitcčr.

Lūsli arenjd bî lcešn, Ɖ Modn Lenz ôpnz wɖ ftogṛfi n abstraẋn in Latin America: ācitcčr, lît n cnstructd fwmz undrpin wrcs bî ātists sč az Žraldo di Barŭs n Tomaz Fāc̣s in Bṛzil.

In subsiqnt gaḷriz, pêntñz n sculpčrz fṛm Britiš ātists in ɖ 1930z, includñ Pwl Naš, Ben Niclsn, Îvn Hičnz, Bābra Hepẉʈ n Henri Mur, xplor a mmnt in Britiš moḍnizm šêpt bî ɖ opozñ fwsz v pyr abstraẋn n sriylizm. Ɖz wrcs r šôn in rlešn t a fôṭgrafic sīqns md bî ācitect n dzînr Šālot Periã, ātist Fernã Ležé n ācitect Pier Žaneré, hu wr c̣laḅretñ in Paris in ɖ sem pirı̣d; ɖer wrc z ɖ rzult v a siriz v pfwmd wōcs in ẇč ɖe stêjd incântrz wɖ jı̣mtric fwmz in nêčr.

Ɖ imbresñ v ny tecnoḷjiz t rle ɖ fwml qoḷtiz v lît, spês n tôn wr sentṛl lesnz v ɖ Bâhâs in Jrṃni fṛm its ôpnñ in 1919.

Includñ rer fôtogramz, prints n filmfŭtij bî rnând tytrz Lasló Moholi-Noj n Valter Peterhanz alñ wɖ ɖer stydnts, ɖ xibišn cnsidrz hâ ɖ scūl inflụnst mîgṛnt moḍnist ftogṛfrs sč az Iweo Yaṃwaci fṛm Jpan n ɖ Hungẹrı̣n Ydit Cāras.

Ɖ Modn Lenz culminets wɖ ɖ wrc v Hari Caḷhn, wn v America’z most influenšl ftogṛfrz. Invîtd t tīč at Moholi-Noj’z Ny Bâhâs (Šicago Instityt v Dzîn), Caḷhn wrct īqli in blac n ẇît az wel az in culr, n wz ci t ɖ dveḷpmnt v fwml abstraẋn in pôstwor Americn ftogṛfi.”

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BARBARA HEPWORTH: WITHIN THE LANDSCAPE │ Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria → 28 September 2014

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Bābra Hepẉʈ, TWSO III (GAḶTEA), 1958

Fôṭgraf: Tôni West Ftogṛfi

(Posted 21 August 2014. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Aḅt Hwl’z suṃrexibišn fôc̣sz on wn v ɖ grtst ātists v ɖ twentịʈ senčri, Dêm Bābra Hepẉʈ (1903-1975). Apāt fṛm Bābra Hepẉʈ: A Retṛspectv at Têt Liṿpūl in 1994, ɖs z ɖ frst significnt xibišn v hr wrc in ɖ Nwʈ West fr ovr sixti yirz. It wl cnten sm v Hepẉʈ’s most îconic sculpčrz includñ Strñd Figr (Crly), 1956, Twso III (Gaḷtea), 1958, n Mūnfwm, 1968, alñsd prints, fôṭgrafs n ifīṃra dītelñ ɖ ātist’s lîfloñ rlešnšp wɖ ɖ landscep. Lêcḷnd Āts r wrcñ clôsli wɖ ɖ Hepẉʈ Istet t sikr ci wrcs az wel az borowñ fṛm našnl instityšnz fr ɖs impwtnt xibišn.

Ɖ landscep pṛvîdd unndñ inspirêšn fr Hepẉʈ’s āt. Fṛm ɖ ruf n rugid West Rîdñ landscep xpirı̣nst in hr čîldhd t ɖ idilic vyz v St Îvz in Cwnẉl, fr Hepẉʈ landscep wz fwṃtv, multīfasitd n constntli stimyletñ. Š stêtd I, ɖ sculptr, am ɖ landscep. I am ɖ fwm n I am ɖ holo, ɖ ʈrust n ɖ contur. Hepẉʈ’s comntri on ɖ subjct z xtnsv n ɖs xibišn wl drw on hr wrdz, hr fôṭgrafs n ifīṃra alñsd hr sculpčrz t gv a ynīc insît intu ẇt š wz bʈ inspîrd bî, n hâ š cntribytd t a pspšn v landscep.

Born in Wêcfīld in 1903, Hepẉʈ trênd az a sculptr at Līdz Scūl v Āt n ɖ Royl Colij v Āt. Alñsd Henri Mur, Hepẉʈ bcem a līdñ figr in ɖ ny muvmnt asošietd wɖ drct cāvñ. Hepẉʈ’s frst retṛspctv šo wz held at Templ Nysm, Līdz in 1943, n š reprizntd Britn at ɖ 25ʈ Venis Bienāle in 1950. Jrñ ɖ 1950z š bcem incrīsñli istablišt, rsīvñ svṛl mêjr cmišnz fr public sculpčr, includñ a cmišn fr ɖ Festivl v Britn in 1951. Hepẉʈ wz an actv membr v ɖ St Îvz Scūl v ātists ẇč includd hr huzbnd, Ben Niclsn az wel az Nâm Gābo, Pītr Laňn n Patric Heṛn. Hr inṭnašnl standñ wz cnfrmd ẇn š wz awōdd ɖ Grand Prîz at ɖ 1959 Sâ Pâlu Bienāl.”

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FIGRZ IN A LANDSCEP, nretd bî Sesl De Luis, 1953 (xtract)