11 August 2010

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Rhythmic Tales

Rhythmic Tales is a new collection of paintings by Alice Boyle that endeavours to stimulate the viewers’ imagination, by creating vignettes of, ‘a stylised distortion of nature’. They contain specific symbols and colours to conjure up the creation of an untold story.  Alice wants the observer to be creatively involved with the meaning of the […]

11 August 2010

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Platform X – Living Rooms

Platfrom X is a platform for artists to utilise the gallery space with creativity, invloving the public to produce an outcome. The focus in Samuel Dowd’s exhibition is the design of a contemporary living structure, examining the structure which inspires an artist’s work with the inhabited  architectural environment. Samuel Dowd has established a workshop studio […]

10 August 2010

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Martin Creed: Works

Martin Creed was born in Wakefield and brought up in Glasgow. He studied  at the Slade  from 1986 to 1990. Since 1987, Creed has numbered each of his works, and most of his titles relate in a very direct way to the piece’s substance. Work No. 79, some Blu-tack kneaded, rolled into a ball and […]

10 August 2010

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“Sculptures” by Pascal françois

Direct stone carving sculptures, paintings, drawings and videos by artist pascal françois.

10 August 2010

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One Minute Film and Video Festival, Aarau, Switzerland

A Film of 60 seconds duration is only limited in the dimension of time, because to the creative exploration and the wideness of experimental possibilities are set only a few boundaries, if any. Indeed, very often this extreme form of short film is a great source and inspirational platform for very concentrated, creative and extraordinary works. Susan […]

10 August 2010

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Danny Rolph: ‘Brasilia’

Solo exhibition with drawings of Danny Rolph in the Project Space of Gallery Koraalberg.

10 August 2010

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JORIS GHEKIERE

Solo exhibition of Joris Ghekiere (paintings)

10 August 2010

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Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria

9-day festival showing video art on the theme KEEP THE ILLUSION ALIVE. 150 video art works (selected from more than 500). Susan Bowman’s video ‘Moving’ will be shown at 21:00 on 10 August at the Archeological Museum. Videoholica is part of the International Biennial for Visual Arts.

9 August 2010

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The Invisibles – Leah Gordon

London Photographic Exhibition Leah Gordon (b.1959 Ellesmere Port) is a photographer, film-maker and curator who has an ongoing interest in and relationship with Haiti. She first visited Haiti in 1991 and was the official photographer for the 1994 Amnesty International Report on that country.   Leah Gordon “I’m drawn to the boundaries between art, religion […]

9 August 2010

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Foto8 Summer Show 2010

Foto8 Summershow is London’s greatest photographic spectacle, an inspiring array of framed and mounted images of all shapes and sizes, installed from floor to ceiling. The third annual open exhibition of photography from Foto8. This year’s Summershow hosts over 150 prints lining the walls of HOST gallery as it becomes a salon of photography for […]

9 August 2010

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Book Show – Eastside Projects

‘Book Show’ is an exhibition of artworks, objects and structures that address the physical form of the book. The starting point for the exhibition is Ulises Carrión’s provocative series of aphorisms ‘The New Art of Making Books’ (1975). Carrión’s text establishes the specific conditions of the book as a display device:    A book is a […]

9 August 2010

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Standing Room Only

The tradition of portraiture offers us many heavenly bodies; sublimely twisted torsos adorned with carefully choreographed symbolic semaphores; bodies upon which beauty, sovereignty and majesty of history are writ large. The portraits exhibited here confront this tradition in a full frontal attack, precluding aesthetic distance and disinterested contemplation by demanding a human-scale encounter with their […]

9 August 2010

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Purity is a Myth

An exhibition bringing together new work by Keltie Ferris, Rannva Kunoy, Elizabeth Neel, Baker Overstreet and Mary Ramsden. A rejection of painting as a vehicle for an authentic expression of self. Artists Keltie Ferris – Creates intense constrction of colour, abstract motifs Rannva Kunoy – Creates vaporous paintings caught up in a perpetual process of […]

9 August 2010

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Apophatic Pareidolia is a condition – Mike Chavez-Dawson

APOPHATIC PAREIDOLIA is a condition… by Mike Chavez-Dawson which features as a debut solo show at BEARSPACE, which presents two new works ‘Hypotyposis’ and ‘The Obvious Manifesto, [The Question Hangs]’ which both continues the artists interest in creating multi-layered ‘performative’ works that explore the slippage between the artists intention and the audiences perception. Also Chavez-Dawson […]

9 August 2010

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The Tightrope Walker

‘The Tightrope Walker’ represents a very rare meeting of art and design in a gallery context, borrowing its title from an essay by Jean Genet, The Tightrope Walker. It explores the interface between fine art practice, design and furniture within the radical framework of Paris in the aftermath of Nazi occupation and the Second World […]

9 August 2010

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Urban Fragment

Contemporary artworks in a variety of media inspired by aspects of architectural design by artists including Sally Barker, Richard Cook, Charles Danby, Mark Harris, Steven Heffer and Kathleen Herbert.   Artists: Sally Barker, Richard Cook, Charles Danby, Mark Harris, Steven Heffer, Kathleen Herbert, Jost Münster, Simeon Nelson, Rob Olins, Clare Price, Henry Seaton and Jane […]

9 August 2010

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Haris Epaminonda

Epaminonda works in a variety of media from collage to installation, with her videos being composed out of disparate found film footage as well as the artist’s own filmed sequences. For her first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery, Site Gallery is pleased to present newly commissioned video work from the Cypriot born artist […]

9 August 2010

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Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries

The Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries exhibition explores applied science in helping to understand Old Master paintings in the National Gallery. A world leader in its field, the Gallery employs advanced techniques in scientific examination, conservation and art historical research to investigate a painting’s physical properties. Misconceptions of the past are cleverly revealed with the use […]

9 August 2010

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Swiss Dogs -Jemma Egan

The repetitious interpretations of the image of the St. Bernard’s dog illustrates Jemma Egan’s unfulfilled desire to engage in dialogue with Swiss culture and her ad hoc strategy to keep sane, whilst stranded. Recent exhibitions include – Global Studio, The Bluecoat Liverpool – No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern London – Miscellany, Outlet Gallery Manchester […]

9 August 2010

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Inside Outsider Language

An exploration into visual and verbal languages. By tying together language and the institution, it attempts to illustrate our dependence on codified references. Through large-scale installations and sculpture, the exhibition navigates recognizable gestures and language. Inside Outsider Language attempts to show how our current language and ability to ‘read’ are extended. Artists: Ami Clarke, Dave Hanger, Yuri Pattison, […]

9 August 2010

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Systematic

An exhibition of works by eight international artists who use natural and artificial systems. Each of the works constitutes a system and exploits the emergent properties, accidents or failures of that system to produce its effects. The artists uncover a world of unpredictable and surprising properties, and foreground the accidental features of their chosen materials. […]

9 August 2010

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Room Divider

‘Room Divider’ is a group exhibition which celebrates the relationship between Romanticism and the machine aesthetic. At its centre is a response to the cyclical phenomenon of modernity appearing to reach critical mass. A contemporary audit, therefore, on the enduring concerns of Twentieth Century Modernism, the exhibition combines the aesthetic languages of computers, furnishing, pop […]

9 August 2010

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My Mistake – Oscar Tuazon

Oscar Tuazon creates sculptures and installations that are characterised by a sense of tension. Comprised of both natural and industrial materials, Tuazon’s structures reference minimalist sensibilities, DIY aesthetics and the formal language of architecture. Great exhibition by Oscar Tuazon where you can get physically involved at the Institute of Contemporary Art, one of London’s greatest […]

9 August 2010

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I Never Stopped Loving You – Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin’s neon art work ‘I Never Stopped Loving You’, a neon text for the facade of Droit House, one of the most distinctive buildings on Margate seafront. The piece has been commissioned by Turner Contemporary and will remain in situ from 1st of May onwards and also marks the countdown to the opening of […]

9 August 2010

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The Borrowed Loop

The exhibition takes its title from Nicholas Bourriaud’s 2002 book ‘Postproduction’ in which the modern day artist’s use of appropriation is likened to the DJ’s sample or ‘borrowed loop’. As in music, the art of postproduction breaks with traditions of referencing and citation, moving instead towards a culture of ‘shareware’ in which forms, already within […]

9 August 2010

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Keep Me Posted

Posted is a temporary exhibition space in a former post office in east london that will present a series of art exhibitions, performances, screenings and workshops celebrating the post and exploring and examining our postal history and heritage. Featuring work from a variety of different artists both established and up and coming, Keep Me Posted […]

9 August 2010

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1:1 – Architects Build Small Spaces

Architecture intrinsically makes part of our experience every day. With an emphasis on illustrations, models and photographs, architectural exhibitions sometimes deny their engagement with real constructions. Using the landscape of the Museum as a test site, the V&A invited nineteen architects to submit proposals for structures that examine notions of refuge and retreat. From these […]

8 August 2010

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Scenes From The City

Taking you on a magical and surreal journey Scenes from the City follows a shifting perspective of everyday life, turning the mundane and the prosaic into something extraordinary. From exhibitionists on the underground to lost loves and fading starlets, illustration meets narrative in a series of unexpected encounters and daily collisions. More on Scenes From […]

8 August 2010

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Marcus Cope – Don’t Fill My Head with your Subversive Nonsense

Cope’s work as a painter liberates itself from all easy categorisation by presenting himself and us with problems not to solve but to question. Again and again.

6 August 2010

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24 SEVEN ‘NierghtravAOnWint’sIf A Teller’

The 24 SEVEN curators’ project uses an 8 metre square dedicated space at the front of the gallery. With a street-only window presence and a 24/7 schedule, invited curators present a series of quick-fire shows within a specific timeframe. From September 16th to November 19th SIMON LEWANDOWSKI curates: ‘NierghtravAOnWint’sIf A Teller: a book in 8 […]

6 August 2010

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Sean Branagan – Take me anywhere. I don’t care. I don’t care

Sean Branagan’s work has a hint of the impossible, but nearly graspable about it. He doesn’t describe the world we know – i.e. he doesn’t focus on the scaffolding, in which we communally invest, through language and social order to run our lives – an approach that delivers the comforting satisfaction of affirmation and recognition. […]

5 August 2010

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Looking for Headless (2010) Screening

One of two opportunities to view Looking for Headless (2010), a documentary directed by Kate Cooper and Richard John Jones, and commissioned by Goldin+Senneby for the project Headless. Each screening accommodates twelve people, so booking is essential at: booking@gasworks.org.uk