Last weekend I was lucky enough to catch ‘Short Circuit’ on the very last day of the exhibition. Short Circuit is a reassessment of the archetypal touring show – currently based at Stryx’s studios at Grand Union, Birmingham.
Following on from my post on FOUND at the New Art Gallery Walsall, this exhibition is accompanied by another, solo show – that of Sikander Pervez. Pervez was selected for New Art West Midlands 2014 – an event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, celebrating outstanding fine art graduates from the West Midlands Universities. I … Continue reading Sikander Pervez
Last night saw the private view of New Art Gallery Walsall’s new exhibition: FOUND. The exhibition featured seven artists (Paul Chiappe, Julie Cockburn, Ellen Gallagher, Ruth Claxton, John Stezaker, Vesna Pavlović and Erik Kessels), all of whom transformed and re-worked found, visual material. It featured photographs, postcards, slides and magazines - all gleaned from the … Continue reading FOUND: New Art Gallery Walsall
Compton Verney, a beautiful stately home in the midst of the Warwickshire countryside, has been home – as of late – to two giants of modern sculpture: Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin In the Capability Brown landscape, the two sculptors sit side by side – evidencing the remarkable parallels, contradictions and dialogue between their works. … Continue reading Moore and Rodin – Modern Sculpture at Compton Verney
Simon and Tom Bloor A few days ago, I was lucky to attend a talk (hosted by Arnolfini), given by the artists Simon and Tom Bloor, two brothers (and identical twins) from Birmingham, on their recent work. The Bloor brothers primarily deal with sculpture – on a large scale – often directly placed into the … Continue reading Success in Failure: Art in the City – Bristol Artist Talks
Part IV: Walking the Corridors: Williams, Power and McKee. This is the last installment on ‘Building the Archive’, a symposium designed to highlight, promote and understand the connections between ‘Art’ and the ‘Archive’, or more specifically – Photography and its relationship with its own aftermath; the static stores of libraries, galleries and museums. It has … Continue reading Walking the Corridors: Archival Photography
I had intended to stop at three installments – ‘understanding the house’, being the last piece on the ‘Building the Archive’ symposium. However I felt Professor Golding’s talk had so much information, so many points for further thought, that it left plenty for the reader to mull upon. It was a fantastic talk in its … Continue reading Understanding the House: What does ‘Archive’ Mean?