Michael Archer

  • John Latham

    John Latham is a true maverick and, in institutional terms at least, one of Britain’s most undervalued artists—principally because he has been a constant thorn in the flesh of whichever establishment body he has been associated with, whether through his happenings and events, or through his work with the Artist Placement Group, which he helped found in 1965. This exhibition of his early works, done between 1954 and 1969, featured a selection of his figure paintings, book reliefs, and roller paintings.

    One of the more notorious instances of his disruptive behavior occurred in 1966 when, while

  • Sonia Boyce

    Sonia Boyce is young, just three years out of college, but she is already acquiring considerable status here. The reasons for this, and the problems surrounding such a precipitate rise, are interesting. She was born in London in the early ’60s of West Indian parents, and her work displays the visual legacy of a childhood spent in Carribean immigrant surroundings. She speaks of attempting, in the absence of any alternative model, to generate a visual language from the experiences of growing up in rooms loaded with bright patterns that often clashed violently. What accounts for much of her success