26th January – 26th February, 2012 Cul De Sac, 65-69 County Street, London SE1
Rod Barton is pleased to present “Painting, is a Painting, is a Painting”, a group exhibition at Cul de Sac, a new artist-run project space in London. This exhibition brings together six international artists: Nicolas Deshayes, Roman Liška, Oliver Osborne, Oliver Perkins, Dan Rees, Hugh Scott-Douglas, each one pushing the boundaries of contemporary image-making. Conflicting representations of the frame as both a supporting and restrictive device are played against established conventions of painting.
Turning the hypothetical notion of a hive mind into a functioning organism, The Hive Mind is a performative installation exhibit in which artworks are curated as points in a nonlinear narrative scene
Were there an Olympics for sports and games in art, I could imagine table tennis, chess and football as medallists. Cricket is a rarer presence, partly I suppose due to its limited geographical scope, so the yet narrower history of cricket pads in art, rather than mere genre paintings or celebratory statues of cricketers wearing them, is less than extensive.
Design, landscapes, hot sculpture, emerging artists and Brian Sewell
London-based artist Nicolas Deshayes creates some heat at his debut solo show, Thames Water, at Stuart Shave/Modern Art in London