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WILLIAM GEAR 1915-1997: THE PAINTER THAT BRITAIN FORGOT │ Towner, Eastbourne → 27 September 2015

William Gear working in studio at Towner Art Gallery, September 1962
William Gear working in studio at Towner Art Gallery, September 1962

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“Trêsñ ɖ inflụns n pṛlific âtpt v a nâ ltl-noun pêntr”

Flora Thompson ARGUS 23 July 2015
Rachel Cooke OBSERVER 19 July 2015

South East

CARSTEN HÖLLER: DECISION │ Hayward, London → 6 September 2015

Isometric Slides

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“Đ oʈntc Wili Wonca v cntmprri art”

Jesc Bunyard HUNGER TV 28 June 2015
Martin Gayford SPECTATOR 20 June 2015
Zoe Pilger INDEPENDENT 14 June 2015
Laura Cumming OBSERVER 14 June 2015
Rory Stott ARCH DAILY 10 June 2015
DEZEEN 9 June 2015
Rupert Hawksley TELEGRAPH 9 June 2015
Nick Compton WALLPAPER 9 June 2015
Adrian Searle GUARDIAN 8 June 2015
Alice Vincent TELEGRAPH 1 April 2015
Emily Gosling IT’S NICE THAT 31 March 2015
Freire Barnes TIME OUT
BBC RADIO 4
CULTURE WHISPER

London

SARAH LUCAS: TITS IN SPACE │ Whitworth, Manchester → 19 July 2015

Tits in Space, wallpaper, 2000, screenprint on paper
Tits in Space, wallpaper, 2000, screenprint on paper

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“Dvrs n smtmz plêfl apiṛnsz, harbrñ a mas v impliceśnz abt jendrsterịtîps, wor, deʈ, n ɖ vri we w cnsym ɖ wrld arnd s”

Sarah Lucas with her wallpaper Tits in Space, 2000, at the Whitechapel Gallery, 2013. Photo: Tina Hillier
Sarah Lucas with her wallpaper Tits in Space, 2000, at the Whitechapel Gallery, 2013. Photo: Tina Hillier

Sarah Crompton OBSERVER 10 May 2015
Louisa Buck TELEGRAPH 8 May 2015
BBC 6 May 2015
Charlotte Higgins GUARDIAN 6 May 2015
Adrian Searle GUARDIAN 5 May 2015
Karen Wright INDEPENDENT 5 May 2015
Alastair Sooke TELEGRAPH 5 May 2015
Caroline Roux FINANCIAL TIMES 1 May 2015
Alastair Sooke TELEGRAPH 10 September 2013

North West

CORIN SWORN: MAX MARA ART PRIZE FOR WOMEN │ Whitechapel, London → 19 July 2015

Silent Sticks, winner of the Max Mara art prize for women. Photograph: Stephen White
Silent Sticks, winner of the Max Mara art prize for women. Photograph: Stephen White

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“Đ insṭleśn fīćrz a dṛmatc stêjset wɖ props, costymz, sând n film: pformtv n ʈiatricl dvîsz, ẃć rtel an infms stori v dspśn n imposćr.”

A scene from Silent Sticks’s film. Photograph: Margaret Salmon

Imelda Barnard APOLLO MAGAZINE 8 June 2015
Anna McNay STUDIO INTERNATIONAL 2 June 2015
Tom Halbert UPCOMING 29 May 2015
Laura Cumming OBSERVER 24 May 2015


CONTEMPORARY ART DAILY 5 July 2014
Corin Sworn OBSERVER 2 February 2014
Nick Compton WALLPAPER 28 January 2014
Colin Perry FRIEZE March 2012

CANADIAN ART
CHISENHALE GALLERY
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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF ART

London

JON TONKS: EMPIRE │ Ffotogallery, Penarth → 18 July 2015

A Gather of Sheep, Long Island Farm, Falkland Islands

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“Reznetñ wɖ a sens v Britiśṇs ẃć z rmarcbli recgnîzbl yt iṇscepbli strenj”

Guardian: "A couple on St Helena: 'Residents pose in their uniforms as if to emphasise their sense of belonging to Queen and country.' Photograph: Jon Tonks/Dewi Lewis"
Observer: “A couple on St Helena: ‘Residents pose in their uniforms as if to emphasise their sense of belonging to Queen and country.’ Photograph: Jon Tonks/Dewi Lewis”

BBC 6 March 2014
Sean O’Hagan OBSERVER 29 December 2013
Iain Sarjeant ANOTHER PLACE
GRAIN
HYMAN COLLECTION
LENS CULTURE

Wales

ALEXANDER McQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY │ Victoria & Albert Museum, London → 2 August 2015

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“I’m a ṛmantc scitṣfrenic.”


Christina Miller HUFFINGTON POST 15 April 2015
Suzy Menkes VOGUE 16 March 2015
Rachel Cooke OBSERVER 15 March 2015
Antonia Wilson CREATIVE REVIEW 13 March 2015
Afsun Qureshi FASHIONISTA 12 March 2015
DEZEEN 12 March 2015
Zoe Pilger INDEPENDENT 12 March 2015
Karen Dacre LONDON EVENING STANDARD 12 March 2015
Bernadette McNulty TELEGRAPH 12 March 2015
TIME OUT 5 March 2015
Jess Cartner-Morley GUARDIAN 10 February 2015

Continue reading ALEXANDER McQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY │ Victoria & Albert Museum, London → 2 August 2015

KATRÍN SIGURÐARDÓTTIR: SUPRA TERRAM │ Parasol Unit, London → 8 August 2015

Sketch of 'Supra Terram' (detail
Sketch of ‘Supra Terram’ (detail)

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“I’m olwz ʈncñ abt distns. Hymn lîf z a transfmeśn in scêl. W g fṛm biyñ sml t bg, at līst in most cêsz [lafs]. In mî wrc, scêl z a meṭfr fr memri n distns.”
(Obzrvr intvy)

 Kate Kellaway OBSERVER 14 June 2015

Observer: "Sigurdardóttir standing outside her installation, Supra Terram. Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose"
Observer: “Sigurdardóttir standing outside her installation, Supra Terram. Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose”

Continue reading KATRÍN SIGURÐARDÓTTIR: SUPRA TERRAM │ Parasol Unit, London → 8 August 2015

JASON BROOKS: ORIGINS │ Marlborough Contemporary, London → 18 July 2015

Origin I, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 125 x 176 cm. Photo: Francis Ware
Origin I, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 125 x 176 cm. Photo: Francis Ware

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“It z a we v lcñ at arthistri ʈru ɖ îz v uɖrz hu hv lct at arthistri. On a vri simpl levl it afrmz ɖ cntinyd fêʈ ɖt pêntrz rten in ɖ mīdịm.”

Origin II (Test), 2015. Acrylic and graphite on paper, 76.5 x 57.5 cm. Photo: Francis Ware
Origin II (Test), 2015. Acrylic and graphite on paper, 76.5 x 57.5 cm. Photo: Francis Ware

Continue reading JASON BROOKS: ORIGINS │ Marlborough Contemporary, London → 18 July 2015

Y.Z. KAMI: PAINTINGS │ Gagosian Gallery, London → May 30, 2015

Y.Z. KAMI's studio, New York. Photo by Rob McKeever
Y.Z. KAMI’s studio, New York. Photo by Rob McKeever

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Marina Vaizey ARTS DESK 14 April 2015
Laura Cumming OBSERVER 12 April 2015
Ben Luke LONDON EVENING STANDARD 10 April 2015
Gabriel Coxhead TIME OUT

Continue reading Y.Z. KAMI: PAINTINGS │ Gagosian Gallery, London → May 30, 2015

INVENTING IMPRESSIONISM │ National Gallery, London → 31 May 2015

Paul Durand-Ruel in his gallery in Paris, c1910. Photograph: Dornac/ AACV

Wɖt hm, sd Mone, w wd’nt hv svîvd.

So ynivrsli popylr r ɖ Imprešnists tde, it’s hād t imajin a tîm ẇn ɖe wr’nt. Bt in ɖ ŕli 1870z ɖe strugld t b axptd. Šund bî ɖ ātistablišmnt, ɖe wr īvn lambastd az lūṇtcs bî wn critc.

Wn man, hvr, recgnîzd ɖer wrʈ fṛm ɖ bginñ. Pwl Dŭrã-Ruel, an ontṛpṛnŕı̣l ātdīlr fṛm Paris, dscuvrd ɖs grūp v yuñ ātists – includñ Mone, Degā, Mane, Renwā, Pīsaro n Sisle – n gambld.

Paul Durand-Ruel’s grand salon at Rue de Rome, with Renoir’s ‘Dance in the City’ on the left (Picture: Archives Durand-Ruel)

Riylîzñ ɖ fašnbl ptenšl v ɖer ḍrîdd imprešnz v ŕbn n sbŕbn lîf, Dŭrã-Ruel dedicetd ɖ rest v hiz lîf t bildñ an ōdı̣ns fr ɖer wrc – crietñ ɖ modn ātmācit in ɖ prôses.

Sč wz hiz prsviṛns, Dŭrã-Ruel nirli bancruptd hmslf twîs, bfr sxesfli glôblîzñ hiz oṗrešn wɖ âtposts in Lundn, Bruslz n Ny Ywc, n istablišñ ɖ wn-man šo az ɖ inṭnašnl nwm fr xbišnz.

Ɖ Imprešnists – a trm frst yzd ḍrogtvli bî critcs – wz t bcm ɖ hâshold nem ɖt standz tde.

Invntñ Imprešnizm fīčrz 85 mastrpìsz fṛm ɖ muvmnt, ol bt wn hvñ pást ʈru Dŭrã-Ruel’z handz, includñ ʈri v Renwā’z fems Dansz n fîv fṛm Mone’z Popḷrz siriz.”

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Continue reading INVENTING IMPRESSIONISM │ National Gallery, London → 31 May 2015

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS: THE PRODUCTION LINE OF HAPPINESS │ Whitechapel Gallery, London → 21 June 2015

Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide

“A fngr pýzd on a camra – its ôpn bac rvilñ ɖ filmrol n mec̣nizm – sets ɖ sìn fr ɖs xibišn v fôtgrafs abt ftogṛfi. Smẇr btwn a filmdrctr, a picčreditr n an āthistwrı̣n, Americn ātist Crisṭfr Wiłmz (b.1956) invstigets ftogṛfi az ɖ dfînñ mīdı̣m v moḍnizm.

Wiłmz’ xqizit prints rvil ɖ unxpctd byti n culčṛl reznns v cmršl, industrı̣l n instruẋnl ftogṛfi. Ofn wrcñ wɖ setdzînrz, modlz n tecnišnz, Wiłmz’ tecnicli prisîs picčrz rcwl Cold Wor ira imijri n 1960z advtîzñ, az wel az invocñ histriz v āt, ftogṛfi n siṇma. Hiz fôtgrafs r eḷmnts at ple in a ljr sistm includñ ācitecčr, xibišndzîn, bcs, pôstrz, vidioz, vitrīnz n sînij ɖt invstigets ɖ stêjsets v ɖ ātwrld n ɖ publisti strucčrz on ẇč ɖe rlî.

Fṛm hiz rnând 1989 studiz v btanicl spesimnz, Angola t Vietnam, t ɖ hîpŗiyl, culr-sačretd studiz v cičnwér md in 2014, ɖs frst srve v Wiłmz’ wrc in ɖ YC imrsz s in vižli inʈrwlñ n ṗlitcli reznnt lînz v inqîri.”

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Continue reading CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS: THE PRODUCTION LINE OF HAPPINESS │ Whitechapel Gallery, London → 21 June 2015