John-Paul Stonard

Laura Lancaster

Workplace Gallery | Conduit Street

May 2014

Laura Lancaster makes seductive paintings from found snapshots, showing people and places she does not know. The anonymous figures in these works are rendered even more obscure by the welter of brushstrokes that cover them like swaths of … READ ON

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Jodie Carey

Edel Assanti

April 2013

Jodie Carey’s Untitled (Slabs), 2012, is an ambitious installation of seven large (about ten feet tall) cast plaster slabs, reinforced with burlap and mounted on wooden armatures. Crowded into this small gallery, they have a stronger, more… READ ON

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Richard Hamilton’s Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu

MEDIA

March 2013

RICHARD HAMILTON’S Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu—a painting in three parts, 2011, was left unfinished at the time of the artist’s death, at the age of eighty-nine, in September 2011. Whereas he had originally intended the work to be a single… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2013 [TOC]

Sara Barker

November 2012

Sara Barker’s thoughtful, delicate constructions of wire, metal, and canvas were the quietest, slowest objects on view in London this Olympic summer. Standing on the floor at approximately human height, or wall-mounted and appearing more … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2012 [TOC]

George Shaw

September 2011

George Orwell once gloomily prophesied that the future of England would be in the “light industrial areas and along the arterial roads . . . everywhere, indeed, on the outskirts of great towns.” This depressing vision of modern suburbia… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2011 [TOC]

John Latham

September 2010

John Latham, who died in 2006 at the age of eighty-four, remains best known for encouraging students at Saint Martins School of Art to chew up pages from the library’s copy of Clement Greenberg’s Art and Culture and returning the book as… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2010 [TOC]

Dexter Dalwood

April 2010

This midcareer survey of paintings and collages by Dexter Dalwood provides a full picture of his work since 1997 and confirms his reputation as one of the most interesting and engaging painters at work today. The display was curated by Martin… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2010 [TOC]

Albert Oehlen

January 2010

Albert Oehlen has pledged to reveal his own history of abstraction in this exhibition of paintings and drawings, “Abstract Reality.” Most ofthe paintings were made in 2008, but the “history” here is provided by a handful of paintings… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2010 [TOC]

Wolf Vostell

September 2008

Although Wolf Vostell used the term “décollage” to evoke a dual process of creation and destruction in his work, this retrospective exhibition, seen earlier in Bonn, framed his works between an aesthetic of physical heaviness and of the… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2008 [TOC]

Hans Josephsohn

June 2008

Hans Josephsohn’s life began, as the sculptor describes in a recent documentary film by Matthias Kälin and Laurin Merz, on the day he left Germany in 1937, at the age of seventeen. As a Jew, he was compelled to emigrate, leaving his parents… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2008 [TOC]