Christian Marclay at White Cube Bermondsey

Bridging the visual, the audible and the kinetic, Christian Marclay’s new work for White Cube Bermondsey builds on his earlier explorations of sound and visual art that we know to have produced charming results. For this show he facilitates a whole host of artistic disciplines in a comprehensive look at how it’s possible for the … Continue reading

2014

Exhibitions I’m looking out for in 2014: Louise Bourgeois: I Give Everything Away Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, On until 23 February 2014 I Give Everything Away is a look at Louise Bourgeois’ late 2D works, completed between 1994 and 2010 (the year that she died.) In the downstairs of the Fruitmarket Gallery is a series of … Continue reading

Barbara Rae RA: Recent Paintings at Adam Gallery

There couldn’t have been a greyer day in May to be greeted with Barbara Rae’s paintings, which continue to serve as an antidote to grotty British weather. Despite picturing (sometimes in a very loose sense) France, Spain and Ireland with a vivacious palette of pure colours, these are not as we might expect, simply feel-good … Continue reading

Dan Witz: Prisoners 2012-13 at Lazarides Gallery

Dan Witz has been in the street art ‘business’ since street art began in the seventies – he’s a master of his genre. But, from that introduction, what you find at Lazarides (Rathbone Place) is more Old Master than you might expect. That is: finely layered oil paints that build up soft-to-the-touch illusionistic paintings. Subtle … Continue reading

Ruth Marten, A Treasure Hunt in a Lazar House

It’s an intriguing find, but it’s not an easy one. Ruth Marten’s sixteen exhibited artworks are disguised amongst vintage prints and elaborate frames in an antiquarian’s dream shop on Bermondsey Street, SE1. The exhibition is essentially an elaborate game of hide and seek. (And who isn’t taken by a timeless pastime such as this at … Continue reading