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Orso Major is at ‘Captured on the Rye’ as part of the Dulwich Festival

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Orso Major Gallery is popping up as part of Dulwich Festival, taking over Captured on the Rye at 85 Pellatt Road, London SE22 9JD from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May as part of Dulwich Open House.

Orso Major will be showing works by John Duffin, Julia McKenzie (whose print Psyche is shown here courtesy of the artist and Orso Major), Lou Smith, Pauline Amphlett and Ursula. Artist Sarah Hamilton’s new book will also available, and the most elegant of candles by Clement and Claude so be sure to save the date, and head over and see Orso Major Gallery at the Dulwich Festival!

AWAD CEO and Founder to lead panel discussion at Art New York

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

AWAD is delighted to collaborate with Art New York for the 2017 fair edition with a panel discussion that addresses the intersection of art, women and tech. The conversation will not only look at who is already embracing tech, as seen in art and selling vehicles alike, but also the opportunities that digital innovation presents to women in the sector.

The discussion, Women Disrupting the Art World will be moderated by AWAD Founder & CEO, Susan Mumford. Join this interactive discussion between Susan, Colleen Marie Foley, Artist,
Alex Darby, from New Inc, and Kelani Nichole,  from Transfer Gallery. They’ll explore opportunities and challenges presented by technology, all the while uncovering how women are embracing digital to disrupt culture.

The panel will be held on Sat. May 6th 2.00pm – 2.45pm at Art New York.

Frieze Week 2017 to Include AWAD Member Galleries

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

AWAD is pleased to share that three member galleries are participating in Frieze Week 2017. You can see them all on Pier 94 as the sister fairs CONTEXT New York and Art New York will utilize the pier’s entire 133,000 square-foot exhibition hall.  The fair runs from May 3rd to May 7th.

Art New York 

The  Cynthia Corbett Gallery located at booth B202, is delighted to present David Hockney. A Bigger Book courtesy of TASCHEN. The work is TASCHEN’s SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, as spectacular in format as it is in scope.

Context 

The JoAnne Artman Gallery  is located at Booth C211. They will be showcasing the work of America Martin and John “Crash” Matos: two artists with distinctive sensibilities in subject matter and concept, yet linked through an expressive formal approach.

The Accola Griefen Gallery located at Booth 200 will build on their ongoing program, and highlight important American and Native American women artists – Gina Adams, Nancy Cohen, Judy Pfaff and Marie Watt.

Lucy Bainbridge’s Fermata at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea (21 April – 2 June)

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Lucy Bainbridge’s Fermata (shown here courtesy of the artist and The Foundry Gallery) showcases a new body of work that attempts to capture the ephemeral nature of London. Bainbridge has effectively dematerialized the cityscape unfolding in front of her, giving us a recognisable but estranged vision of London’s skyline.

Through Bainbridge’s multidisciplinary approach to printmaking (she uses photographic screen prints, printed directly onto graphite dust with an overlay of drawing and additional screen printing) she challenges our ideas of what constitutes a print. Working from photographs taken just before dawn, where the light is limited and relative calm envelopes London, she then edits her work both digitally and throughout her printmaking process, removing enough detail so that what remains are these beautiful glimpses of stillness in the incessant rhythm of the routine of London.

Click here to find out more about the exhibition.

 

PRESENT TENSE at Ottawa’s gallery Studio Sixty Six, until May 6th

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Ottawa’s gallery Studio Sixty Six has just announced PRESENT TENSE (April 6 – May 6) where artists Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Guillermo Trejo and Florence Yee explore questions of the social structures and cultural meanings existing in contemporary “postcolonial” Canadian society in Present Tense.

Kosisochukwu Nnebe’s mixed media and sculptural work Of Canaries and Revolutions features multiple transparent layers of glass, each displaying a different portion of the painted figurative image she has depicted, so that the image of the figure changes as the viewer interacts around the work. The work “aims to visualize marginality as a site of resistance. It emphasizes the distinct perspective that derives from the positionality of Black women at the margins, and places their experiences and knowledge at the forefront.”1 It is only when the viewer shifts their view from the periphery to face the body of colour head on that the full image can be visually understood. A first generation Nigerian-Canadian artist, Nnebe’s work in Present Tense is literally and theoretically multi-faceted.

Guillermo Trejo, a Mexican artist based in Ottawa, brings print and mixed media work to Present Tense. Trejo’s largest work has the viewer encounter a large geographical map of the Americas (North, Central and South) positioned upside down and covered with timely and popular political reference. Trejo’s Flags from Nowhere, a series of raw prints on canvas, present as flags, flags of no actual country or place invented entirely by the artist, effectively “mocking the grandeur of imagined geopolitical identities – artificial places that are made out of borders. Trejo’s flags for non-existent states challenge the way a nation exists as both idea and land.”2

Florence Yee brings cultural reimaginings to Present Tense through her work of various media. Oh, Canada, an embroidered depiction of Tom Thomson’s Jack Pine, reveals its reverse covered in the original British flag of Canada, drawing from the domination of the physical and cultural landscapes of Canada by white men. Yee’s charcoal drawings in A History of Canadian Art History reimagine texts found in her university’s reading room, exposing the the lack of diversity and oftentimes racist perspectives within them. Yee’s other works in the exhibition, Variations on a Tourist Gaze, Finding Myself at the MMFA and Wallflower series all inject her socially-conscious motivations into oil painting. Finding Myself at the MMFA depicts a painted version of the artist interjected between the canvas and paint of a work in the Art Canadien et Quebecois pavilion at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts/Musée des beaux-arts Montréal, as if the work is projected onto the artist’s body. Yee highlights the lack of institutional representation for people of colour at the museum: “I try to find my place in their space, and decide to insert myself into their paintings.”3

Societal, artistic and nationalistic frameworks are exposed and examined by these three artists, encouraging dialogue on the systems through which our society functions.

1 Kosisochukwu Nnebe, artwork statement
2 Lital Khaikin, curatorial text from these may (not) be places
3 Florence Yee, artwork statement

Text by Rose Ekins, Curator

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