Sir Peter Blake, Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Stephen Chambers, Brad Faine, James Fisher, Andrzej Jackowski, Lee Maelzer, Brendan Neiland, Katie Pratt, Madeleine Strindberg, John Walker, John Wilkins.
Opening Reception 17 May 18:00 - 21:00
20 April — 11 May 2012 Tuesday-Friday 10:00-15:00. Saturday 13:00 –17:00 and by appointment.
There is an intriguing and ultimately intensely rewarding idea behind this new show at Arch402 entitled 'Generations' and including 13 artists, ranging from Peter Blake at 80 to Simon Burton at just 39, it aims to explore the common threads of language and meaning that link their work as painters and print makers effortlessly across the generations.So that thought there might well be over 40 years between the youngest and oldest artists in this show what is more immediately apparent here are not the differences but rather the shared passions their work embodies. How to characterise them? There are more obvious ones that are apparent in their attitudes towards the medium -love, principally and belief in the transformative power of paint - that seem to have been conveyed, largely through teaching, from senior artists like Blake, Jackowski, Walker, Strindberg, Chambers and Maelzer to gifted younger painters such as James Fisher, Simon Burton and Matthew Burrows. And then rather more subtle ones - a sense of willingness to look at and absorb the lessons of earlier generations and an understanding of the need to create, through painting, a language that will convey a meaning not just to us but, it may be hoped, future generations also. (Galleries Magazine June 2012, Nicholas Usherwood )
"I use light as a material to work the medium of perception, basically the work really has no object because perception is the object. And there is no image because I am not interested in associative thought."
? James Turrell
PIPPY HOULDSWORTH GALLERY, London presents RUTH CLAXTON - Specular Spectacular
7 June - 6 July 2013
Specular Spectacular is a complex maze that occupies the 'centre stage' of the gallery.
Interconnecting structures hold mirrors that both become part of and reflect the installation itself.
Worlds within worlds are housed here, and inhabited by found figurines that are themselves swallowed up by amorphous reflective masks.
Icelandic nature is prominent in Eliasson's work, and his artistic relationship with it often involves collection or documentation that is scientific in tone. The country becomes a sensory laboratory where ideas can be developed and evolved into art, as evidenced in the multiple photographic series that would seem to witness a near compulsive need for collecting.
TAKA ISHII GALLERY, Tokyo presents NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - EroReal
7 June - 27 July 2013
Magazine pin-ups aren't interesting, are they? Especially now that they're shot digitally, they lack eroticism. They're doing it wrong. That's why I had to come in. It's not about an ambiance or concept; it's about being real. Not realism, but real?ero-real. I have to say it straight. It's not about nudity; clothed subjects can be erotic.
The approach, London presents JACK LAVENDER - Dreams Chunky
6 June - 28 July 2013
Jack Lavender draws from a world of mass-produced objects, transforming their singular banality through their composition within such structures as grids and metal armatures. Sitting between the disciplines of painting, sculpture and collage, Lavender brings different elements together to create a new entity.