Browsing Category: craft

  • Eduardo Terrazas, Possibilities of a Structure: Cosmos 1.1.13’, (1976-2015)

    Abstract and irregular it might be, but this geometric artwork is as comforting as a picnic blanket. On first glance at the reproduction, you may not realise why. But get closer… This sharp, monochrome composition, which promises so little on screen, is in fact rendered in a dense yarn weave of yarn. Black/grey/white may be tonally …

    September 13, 2015
  • Francis Alÿs/James White/Clare Twomey/Surreal Friends

    Here’s a round up of the pieces I wrote for Culture24 last week. Enjoy! Review: Surreal Friends: Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horne at Pallant House Review: James White: New Paintings, Max Wigram Gallery Review: Clare Twomey: A Dark Day in Paradise, Brighton Pavilion Review: Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception, Tate Modern

    June 20, 2010
  • Feature: Artists' Open Houses in Brighton

    Most people would find the prospect of entertaining several thousand people in their own home somewhat daunting. But throughout May in Brighton, such are the visitor numbers for a typical address in the Artists’ Open House festival. Citywide that adds up to around 230,000 guests. It is no wonder that home-loving artists from Hanover to …

    May 10, 2010
  • House Festival 2010 offers city-wide gallery in Brighton and Hove

    Cities without an established home for contemporary art might well look with interest at a solution found by artists in Brighton and Hove this May. House Festival 2010 is a temporary gallery with nine rooms spread around the twin coastal resorts, in venues as diverse as a Regency townhouse, a day centre and a garden …

    April 30, 2010
  • Review: Susan Collis – Since I Fell For You

    Exhibition: Susan Collis – Since I Fell For You, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, until May 16 2010 There are 25 pieces in this show by Susan Collis, but if it wasn’t for a gallery handout and some helpful attendants, you could easily miss the lot of them. The walls do not look ready for art. Nails …

    April 1, 2010
  • Review: Clare Rojas – We They, We They

    Exhibition: Clare Rojas – We They, We They, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, until March 21 2010 Stepping into the first UK museum show by Clare Rojas is like stumbling upon the private chapel of a slightly mad Pagan with plenty of time, paint and a tall step ladder. Four walls in the first gallery are covered …

    February 11, 2010
  • Perversion in Hove

    Published on Culture 24 Deviants, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove, until September 13 2009 Whereas artists are encouraged to break rules, craftspeople generally aren’t. From potters, metalworkers and textile experts, the public usually demands something useful or at the very least decorative. Deviants is a touring exhibition which makes an example of some 16 …

    July 13, 2009