21 February – 29 March 2009
Unsurprisingly, both Sara MacKillop and Adam Gillam have shown together before. Both artists’ work caught my attention, instantly captivating me from the very first viewing. Whilst each adopts a very different approach to making stripped down minimalist sculpture, their use of apparently redundant materials means that their work naturally complements each other, though my reasons for showing them together are purely intuitive. I instinctively know that their work is good. To say too much about it would be superfluous, as the real joy within this work is the chance encounter. There is nothing of the spectacle to advertise, nothing unnecessary in its’ production, only the infinite translations and interpretations that we each bring to these blank pages and the memories triggered by the recycled formalism of the analogue materials. What is left unsaid is almost more important.
‘Factory Reset’ is the debut solo exhibition by artist Duncan Poulton, with new work spanning digital collage, moving image, digital painting and installation.
The UK is sweltering in a heatwave at the time of writing and that means museums or galleries have been half-jokingly enticing people in by mentioning they have air conditioning –
Art in a church, underground and lighting up the darkness.
Rachel Thomas has been appointed Chief Curator of the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre. Rachel joins the gallery on 28th April 2022 from the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)