Art Openings Exhibitions and Events London | June 2nd 2011

Another busy Thursday, another FADmap!

Here are our recommendations to a few of the things going on this evening, there is heaps on again


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Kate Terry – Plan of the Present at IMT Gallery

In a departure from her signature thread installations, Terry has created all new work for Plan of the Present Work, which confidently demonstrates her intuitive engagement with space but through a ra…
In a departure from her signature thread installations, Terry has created all new work for Plan of the Present Work, which confidently demonstrates her intuitive engagement with space but through a radical shift towards sculptural objects.

Terry’s works have always relied on juxtapositions, dealt with in a way that at first seems effortless, before closer inspection reveals the construction of a fragile symbiosis between materials. Terry has, in Plan of the Present Work developed her interest in the synergy of abstract and physical spaces by emphasising the points of intersection between forms. Whereas the thread installations demonstrated a simultaneous reliance on and interruption of architectural space, these new works, using painted wood, breeze blocks and thread, add concerns of weight and presence with direct emphasis on their physicality.

Until July 10th | www.imagemusictext.com/

Kai and Sunny at StolenSpace Gallery

The work of Kai and Sunny appears in many arenas of art. They have won numerous accolades including a D&AD award in illustration/design. Their intricate, natural and sometimes sinister design style ha…

The work of Kai and Sunny appears in many arenas of art. They have won numerous accolades including a D&AD award in illustration/design. Their intricate, natural and sometimes sinister design style has earned them commissions for David Mitchell book covers, art direction for Alexander McQueen and advertising campaigns for global brands including Adobe and Apple.

Their new exhibition, ‘The Flower Show’, follows the success of previous sell-out solo shows: ‘What A Wonderful World’ (2009) and ‘Return To The Wild’ (2010) at the Stolen Space Gallery, London, and their continued collaboration with Daydreaming with… James Lavelle at Haunch of Venison, London (2010).

The new show features a series of monotone works, highlighted in glittering silver, which explore the word ‘flower’. These include large-scale, silkscreened images which illustrate the complexity of the flower. This latest work demonstrates Kai and Sunny’s continuing intricacy and connection with nature but also shows a developing maturity and intensity.

Check out FAD’s Q+A with Kai and Sunny here

Until June 26th | stolenspace.com/

Kumiko Shimzu, Angry House at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery

Angry House was first performed at the Design Museum, London as a part of the London Festival of Architecture 2008. The design method seeks a human action that involves emotion, in this case ANGER. An…

Angry House was first performed at the Design Museum, London as a part of the London Festival of Architecture 2008. The design method seeks a human action that involves emotion, in this case ANGER. Angry House asks people to throw a pack of clay in order to make their architecture design. Throwing a pack of clay represents the expression of anger that contains enormous energy, in this case not of just one person but of many. This pure abstract energy is diverted into creativity and a design is formed. Thus creating A New Method of Architecture Design, Not Computer Generated but Man generated. More than ten people’s energy transmitted into a pack of clay that struck into the ground. Much like an asteroid landing onto the earth. A form was made that became the architecture design.

Until June 24th | http://www.elevenspitalfields.com/

Tom Lovelace at Son GalleryAt Son Gallery this June Tom Lovelace’s series Object Anonymous will be shown in the UK for the first time, alongside other recent works. The selection illustrates his continued engagement with the po…

At Son Gallery this June Tom Lovelace’s series Object Anonymous will be shown in the UK for the first time, alongside other recent works. The selection illustrates his continued engagement with the poetry and mechanics of photography. Through performance and sculptural invention he creates images of sublime, surreal or comedic simplicity which spurn complex questions about our ability to capture and define life through art.

“Lovelace’s practice is absorbed in a conceptual methodology and experimentation, yet upholds the labour tradition of artist as craftsman and the age-old realisation that beauty can negotiate a powerful allure of the imagination.” Claudia Corrieri.

Tom Lovelace studied Photography and Art History at the Bournemouth Arts Institute and Goldsmiths College, London. His work has been shown at Flowers East, ArtSway and Photofusion. He recently held a solo exhibition at Galleri Image: Center for Photography, Denmark and participated in “I am Solitary”, curated by Beers Lambert Contemporary Art at Gift, London. Lovelace has been awarded the Surface Gallery Prize (2008) and last year he received the 2010 Rhubarb Rhubarb Bursary. His work has been selected for the Terry O Neill Award and published by Source Photographic Review.
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Artists on Artists at Signal Gallery

What happens if you ask an artist ‘which artists do you most admire and influence you’? The response you’ll get can be quite revealing. Some will take us safely back to long dead masters; others may f…

What happens if you ask an artist ‘which artists do you most admire and influence you’? The response you’ll get can be quite revealing. Some will take us safely back to long dead masters; others may find some obscure contemporary name to send us straight to Google: yet more could emphatically state that they stay away from others art altogether, lest it infects their own; a few may name some close colleagues and friends who have inspired and encouraged them. Whatever the reaction, it invariably speaks volumes about the delicate nature of individual creativity.

Signal Gallery have asked this very question of a group of very distinctive artists and the answer will come in the form of portraits of their artistic ‘heroes’. The artists involved are Guy Denning (whose idea the show was), Shepard Fairey, Byrogplyphics, Ray Richardson, Dale Grimshaw, Case, Jef Aerosol, Caroline Burraway, Fran Williams, Robert Sample, James Mylne and Joram Roukes.

Each artist, in their different styles, has made a strong contribution to portraiture and figurative painting and the combination of their work, alongside the passive presence of their ‘victims’ will make a fascinating show. Some of the artists will be painting each other, but other names that have been mentioned are a very motley crew – Bruegel, Peter Howson, Jasper Johns, Antony Micallef and Samuel Beckett.

Until June 18th | http://www.signalgallery.com/

James Jessop at Charlie Smith London
James Jessop’s first one person show with the gallery. The exhibition will feature three large paintings, a salon wall of smaller works and Bomb Chaser, a new documentary that follows Jessop touring t…
James Jessop’s first one person show with the gallery. The exhibition will feature three large paintings, a salon wall of smaller works and Bomb Chaser, a new documentary that follows Jessop touring the Bronx to visit the locations that he paints with one of his 1970’s graffiti heroes Blade, and Martha Cooper, photographer for the seminal urban art book Subway Art.

Until July 2nd | http://www.charliesmithlondon.com/

Rachel Bennett

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Rachel is a freelance writer and strategist to clients and brands in the luxury industry. Defiant in the face of lazy assumptions too often made about the UAE's 'lack of culture', Rachel is a Dubai-dweller by way of London, having made the move to the Middle East in early 2014.

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