15 December 2010

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Norman Rockwell’s America

“Before the media revolution, people looked forward to Rockwell’s images, the essence of their times, not only what was, but what people would have liked America to be.” Judy Goffman Cutler, Director, National Museum of American Illustration Norman Rockwell’s heart warming depictions of everyday life made him the best-known and most beloved American artist of […]

13 December 2010

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Lawrence Coulson – Meet the Artist

Meet the artist termed ‘the modern-day turner’.   Lawrence Coulson’s latest body of work, Glorious, is a stunning collection of six limited edition pieces, surpassing the most exquisite of images we have seen from Lawrence in previous times.   Lawrence describes this collection as the most ‘personal work I have ever created’, drawing on life […]

12 December 2010

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BIANCA BRUNNER – Sky with Clouds and Water

401contemporary/LONDONprojects is pleased to present SKY WITH CLOUDS AND WATER, the first solo exhibition in London by Bianca Brunner.This exhibition explores the illusionary qualities that underlie common conceptions of perceived truth and the mise-en-scene in the medium of photography. Focusing on the (im)materiality of the surface of an image, Brunnerʼs works highlight the potential for […]

11 December 2010

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Group Exhibition 2010

Kingsgate Workshops  group show including Viv Levy

11 December 2010

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Institute of Kentish Town

You are invited to a five day archival exhibition, playfully documenting the community of Kentish Town.  Running from 14th to 18th of December, the institute will attempt to gather information through drawings, found objects and mapping by asking the community to respond to their personal connection to the Kentish Town area.  The exhibition will therefore […]

11 December 2010

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GHost III

GHost is here once more, with another unforgettable night of artist films, performances and moving image interventions to celebrate the darkest days of the season and to welcome in the ghosts that inhabit them. In the lofty shadows of this atmospheric John Soane church, hosts and guests become GHost-hunters bedazzled by artist films on a […]

10 December 2010

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Common Logic

Rana Begum, Ian Monroe, Amy Stephens, Kate Terry and Amy Yoes in Common Logic, an exhibition exploring connected and interwoven ideas of geometry, space, and perception. We know where we are with geometry. A system of description, construction and recognition based on rules; rules that are knowable and absolute as long as we continue to believe […]

10 December 2010

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Kettle full of diamonds

Gallery: Nachtspeicher23 e.V.   Piotr Kotlicki Back to bed, 2010, oil on canvas         Artists: Barbara Karsch-Chaïeb, Andreas Becker, Sebastian Böhm, Werner Clasen, Charlotte Crome, Nora Chrosziewski, Thorsten Dittrich, Volker Behrend Peters, Kerstin Estherr, Xenia Goldtmann, Rike Goll, Beate Gördes, Kaethe Haase Kornstein, Jon Hagen, Tanja Hehmann, Jürgen Hille, Anna Hoffmann, iris-a-maz, […]

9 December 2010

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Leopoldo Pomés

Photographs by Leopoldo Pomés will be exhibited for the first time in the UK at Michael Hoppen Gallery in December. Born in Barcelona in 1931, Pomés, a self-taught photographer, had a highly successful and celebrated late career in advertising in his native Spain. However, it is his evocative early photographs of Barcelona that will form the […]

9 December 2010

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NorthBank -The Black Balloon | NorthBank, Charlie Hope and Jamie Hamilton

Private View: Thursday 16 December 2010, 6 – 8 p.m  Exhibition: 16 December 2010 – 31 January 2011,  Viewable daily 4 – 11 p.m  At: Paul’s Walk, Blackfriars, City of London, EC4 Click here for a Map     ‘Human beings can see nothing around them that is not their own image; everything speaks to them […]

9 December 2010

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In View

In View is an exhibition that establishes a context from which to explore the tensions and dialogues concerned with the physical act of looking. The gaze holds multiple interpretations, such as the voyeuristic, scopophilic, erotic; and is as much dependant upon the viewer, as that which is being viewed. Each artist challenges us to consider […]

8 December 2010

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Stephen Farthing

Through five separate sections, each comprising a large work and supporting material, the exhibition examines the artist’s preoccupation with looking beyond the surface of the visual image by exploring the story behind the work, its position within the classification of art, or the highlighting of calligraphy and patterns. Each section of the exhibition addresses the […]

8 December 2010

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Eileen Cooper – Collages

Eileen Cooper shows a previously unseen group of new works on paper. Best known for her vibrant and distinctive figurative paintings and prints, these unique collages represent something of a departure for Cooper; it is the first time she has exhibited works of this nature. These collages share an experimental quality, linking together Cooper’s experience […]

8 December 2010

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Nicolas Provost – Stardust

The video works by Nicolas Provost are characterised by their cinematic language, used in both experimental and narrative short films. He uses the language of film to manoeuvre and influence the interpretation of images and stories. He manipulates time, codes and form, twisting and shaping new narratives and experimental sensations that tightly bind visual art […]

7 December 2010

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HUMA BHABHA

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present its first ever exhibition of work by Huma Bhabha. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK and follows her highly praised commission for this year’s Whitney Biennial in New York. Running concurrently with this exhibition in London are two further solo presentations in New York […]

7 December 2010

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DIRTY KUNST

Life is a four-letter word. So is art when pushed past polite boundaries. You don’t have to be Lenny Bruce to know that the first commandment of comedy is ‘leave half the audience laughing and the other half horrified.’ Rude art, like rude words, straightens spines and unbuckles straitened belts. Filth frightens, provokes, angers and […]

7 December 2010

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Mauro Peruchetti: Modern Day

Perucchetti presents a critique of our society with his remarkable sculptures created from a variety of materials including coloured polyurethane resin, gold leaf, Swarovski crystals, and a new medium for him, marble. The works in this exhibition can be divided into three groups: Modern Day Heroes, Hip Pop and Daily News.   Perucchetti’s aesthetic harkens […]

7 December 2010

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Noor Ali Chagani and Rehana Mangi – Mashq: An Endless Lust

Green Cardamom continues its Mashq project with an exhibition of works by Noor Ali Chagani and Rehana Mangi. (The word ‘mashq’ means practice, exercise, lesson or drill in both Urdu and Farsi, the project at Green Cardamom explores one particular route to geometric abstraction and minimalism).

7 December 2010

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Marc Vaux: New Paintings

New Paintings: Triptychs and Ovals

7 December 2010

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Colin Self: One Thousand

James Hyman Gallery is proud to stage one of the largest and most extraordinary exhibitions ever held in London, a presentation of one thousand sketches by celebrated Pop artist, Colin Self.   One of Britain’s greatest Pop artists, Colin Self is especially acclaimed for his drawings, as Richard Hamilton’s praise makes clear: ‘He’s the best […]

5 December 2010

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Art Explosion III

   Art Exibition of Valeria Olguín, Gonzalo Borondo and Jaime Gallardo at Gallery EM7.C/Eduardo Marquina, 7. Madrid, Madrid.(metro: Marques de Vadillo).    The artists presents their paintings, drawings and photographies at the gallery, working also on the walls, with different techniques(spray paint, stencil, markers, etc) in order to project the idea expressed on the work. […]

4 December 2010

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The Best of Sammy Clark

Raed Yassin – The Best Of Sammy Clark Exhibition: 11 January to 11 February 2011 Mon-Sat, 10:00 – 18:00, at the Delfina Foundation   The Best of Sammy Clark (installation, 2008) is a tribute to Raed Yassin’s fictive mentor, the eponymous Lebanese pop culture icon, and a contrived genealogy, which links the artist to the […]

4 December 2010

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The Fact of the Matter

Poppy Sebire gallery’s latest show brings together material and materialism: two young artists interested in consumer culture and physical form, whose work revolves around the surprising, playful and sometimes unsettling transformation of found objects.  ALI BAILEY’s work tackles advertising and branding culture.  His sculpture, ‘Ralph Lauren’ (pictured above) juxtaposes a slick, luxury brand with a […]

3 December 2010

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Nathan Cash Davidson – Burlesque

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of emerging British artist Nathan Cash Davidson, comprising some twenty paintings dating from 2006 to the present. An artist and lyricist with a uniquely compelling visual language, Cash Davidson makes paintings featuring such diverse figures as King Henry VIII, […]

3 December 2010

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Government Art Collection

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, Lord Mandelson and the British Ambassador to Moscow are among the high profile figures to select work for the first ever public exhibition of the Government Art Collection, opening at the Whitechapel Gallery on 3rd June 2011. Highlights from the Collection will be shown in […]

3 December 2010

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Peckham Space – OPEN

first ever Open exhibition runs from 7-18 December showcasing artworks on the theme of Peckham by artists who live, work or study in the area. We’re having a festive evening event on 9 December, 5-8pm, so please do join us

3 December 2010

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Tom Lubbock

This exhibition of beautifully crafted paper collages, provides the first opportunity to see a small selection of works made weekly by Tom Lubbock for the Saturday edition of The Independent between 1999 and 2004. Topical, arcane, satirical and observant; this combination of text and image provides a unique bridge between Lubbock’s vast art historical knowledge […]

3 December 2010

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Gagosian Pop-Up!

To bring on the festive season, Gagosian Gallery will present a pop-up exhibition of catalogues, posters, prints and limited editions by gallery artists including John Currin, Ellen Gallagher, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and Franz West. This exhibition presents a […]

2 December 2010

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Austerity Xmas BOGOF | WW Gallery

Buy-one-get-one-free Art | £10 – £300 | Proceeds to NSPCC  WW Gallery is delighted to invite you to our next exhibition, in support of the NSPCC. Please join us at the private view on Fri 10th December 6-9pm, walk away with fantastic free art worth thousands, by emerging and established artists, and help us raise […]

2 December 2010

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RISING STARS in BETHNALHEM

High Roller Society presents: RISING STARS IN BETHNALHEM4 December – 19 December 2010Private View 3 December 6:30-10:00 pm*Special Holiday hours: Thu-Sun 1-6pm www.highrollersociety.co.uk Twas the 4th-19th of December when all through Bethnal Green, the stars were aligning to put new art on the scene.  The works in the gallery decked the walls without care, conceived […]

2 December 2010

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Psycho Painting

Carlson gallery is delighted to present Psycho Painting an exhibition exploring the mental processes that determine painting and artwork.    Psy·che  (sk) n. Greek Mythology A young woman who loved and was loved by Eros and was united with him after Aphrodite’s jealousy was overcome. She subsequently became the personification of the soul.   psy·che1  (sk) […]

2 December 2010

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SIMON STARLING Curates ‘NEVER THE SAME RIVER’

A new exhibition curated by British artist Simon Starling, the latest in a series of artist-selected shows. After completing a residency at the Centre in 1999, Starling returned in 2000 with a solo show. He was the winner of the Turner Prize in 2005. Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts) will bring together works by 30 […]