5 April 2014

SHOWS NOW ON: SARA RADSTONE (MAIN GALLERY) AND PATRICK COCKRAM (PROJECT SPACE)

Our exciting new shows have just opened and will run until 10 May. 

In the main gallery, Sara Radstone's abstract ceramic sculptures express a personal exploration into history, memory and place, and the trace of human activity. 

Meanwhile, in the Project Space, Patrick Cockram's site-specific installation analyses the architecture of the gallery space.

Some superb installation images below by Philip Sayer...

Sara Radstone, installation view (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery


Sara Radstone, installation view (2014) photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Sara Radstone, installation view of 'Veil II' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Sara Radstone, installation view of 'Mute' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Patrick Cockram, installation view of "Rectangular' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Patrick Cockram, installation view of "Rectangular' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Patrick Cockram, installation view of "Rectangular' (2014)
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery



25 March 2014

LAST DAYS OF CURRENT SHOWS!

Our current exhibitions are coming to an end and will finish at 4pm on 29 March. 
We have had wonderful responses to both Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen's joint show in the main gallery and Alexa Raisbeck's Project Space installation. 

Be sure to visit before Saturday to avoid disappointment!

Installation view of work by Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen
 image © Philip Sayer (2014) courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of work by Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen
 image © Philip Sayer (2014) courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Robert Marsden, 'Another Dimension' (2013)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery



Installation view of Alexa Raisbeck 'Frames of Reference' (2014)  at Marsden Woo Project Space
 image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, London

Installation view of Alexa Raisbeck 'Frames of Reference' (2014)  at Marsden Woo Project Space
 image © Alexa Raisbeck

Installation view of Alexa Raisbeck 'Frames of Reference' (2014) at Marsden Woo Project Space
 image © Alexa Raisbeck 



4 March 2014

SHOWS NOW ON: ROBERT MARSDEN AND JOCK MCFADYEN IN THE MAIN GALLERY AND ALEXA RAISBECK IN THE PROJECT SPACE

Some fantastic installation images from our current shows below...

Installation view of work by Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen
 image © Philip Sayer (2014) courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of work by Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen
 image © Philip Sayer (2014) courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of work by Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen
 image © Philip Sayer (2014) courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of work by Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen
 image © Philip Sayer (2014) courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of work by Robert Marsden and Jock McFadyen
 image © Philip Sayer (2014) courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Alexa Raisbeck 'Frames of Reference' (2014
 image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, London

Installation view of Alexa Raisbeck 'Frames of Reference' (2014
 image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, London

Alexa Raisbeck, 'Untitled' (2013) image © Alexa Raisbeck

Installation view of Alexa Raisbeck 'Frames of Reference' (2014
 image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, London



15 February 2014

UPCOMING SHOWS: ROBERT MARSDEN, JOCK MCFADYEN AND ALEXA RAISBECK

Our Mixed Display show has now come to a close and we are preparing two very exciting exhibitions which open on Thursday 20 February.

In our main gallery we will be showing a highly-anticpated joint exhibition of abstract minimalist metal sculpture by Marsden Woo Gallery artist Robert Marsden and evocative urban landscape painting by Royal Academician Jock McFadyen. Meanwhile, the Project Space will host Alexa Raisbeck's playful installation and light-based objects that explore the structure and materiality of celluloid film.

Both shows will run until 29 March 2014.

Robert Marsden, Another Dimension (2014)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Jock McFadyen, Blackman's Yard (2003) image © Jock McFadyen
Image © Alexa Raisbeck



12 February 2014

LAST FEW DAYS: MIXED DISPLAY 2014

Our current show - Mixed Display 2014 - will close at 4pm on Saturday. Brave the weather and visit before then to see this diverse selection of new work from our gallery artists and special guests! 

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery,
photo © Philip Sayer


Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery,
Carol McNicoll, 'Vase Bowl' (2013) photo © Philip Sayer
Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery,
detail of Caroline Broadhead, 'Resurfacing' (2014) photo © Philip Sayer
Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery,
John Rainey, 'Trunk #3' (2013) photo © Philip Sayer
Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, focus on Martin Smith, 'Five Small Vases',
(2013) (background) and Christoph Zellweger, 'Domestics III' (2013) (foreground), photo © Philip Sayer
Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery,
Chun Liao, pair of white pots (2014) (foreground), photo © Philip Sayer
































































All images © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)









30 January 2014

NEW PUBLICATION BY ALISON BRITTON NOW AVAILABLE AT MARSDEN WOO GALLERY

ALISON BRITTON: Collected Writing on Art, Craft and Design (2013)

Alison Britton's collected writings review the unstable place of craft in the spectrum of art and design. Britton, one of today's leading ceramicists and a critical writer, has chosen a range of her own texts from essays to book reviews and interviews, which demonstrate a continuing desire to test the boundaries of her practice. This is essential reading not only for fellow ceramicists but also anyone interested in the role of materiality and making in the wider cultural field.

This new book is available from selected stockists, including Marsden Woo Gallery, and is priced at £20.00.



17 January 2014

NOW ON: MIXED DISPLAY 2014

Our annual Mixed Display show is now open. Spanning the main gallery, downstairs Project Space and rear basement display area, this diverse and stimulating exhibition features brand new work by each gallery artist alongside contributions from a specially selected range of associated artists, reflecting the broad scope of the gallery's ongoing programme.

This year is more comprehensive than ever, as for the first time, the 2014 show has been extended to a full run until 15 February. This once a year opportunity to view the very latest work by all of our artists in a single exhibition is not to be missed! As if you needed any further encouragement to visit, have a look at these beautiful installation images by Philip Sayer...

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, photo © Philip Sayer
Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, photo © Philip Sayer

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery featuring Sam Scott, 'Shelved I'
and a selection of work by Marsden Woo Gallery artists, photo © Philip Sayer

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, focus on Christoph Zellweger,
 'Domestics III' and 'Domestics IV', photo © Philip Sayer
Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, photo © Philip Sayer

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, focus on
Richard Slee, 'Stadium', photo © Philip Sayer

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, focus on
Lawson Oyekan 'Porcelain Group', photo © Philip Sayer

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, focus on
Martin Smith, 'Five Small Vases', photo © Philip Sayer

Installation shot of Mixed Display 2014 at Marsden Woo Gallery, focus on Sam Scott 'Shelved I'
and ceramic works by Kerry Jameson, photo © Philip Sayer



All images © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2014)


22 December 2013

SEASONAL GREETINGS FROM EVERYONE AT MARSDEN WOO GALLERY (AND LILLY THE GALLERY DOG) !

Wishing the very best of seasonal greetings to all of our visitors and blog readers! Marsden Woo Gallery will be closed from 23 December to 9 January inclusive.

We will be reopening on 10 January with our annual Mixed Display exhibition which will run until 15 February 2014. The show will comprise the entire gallery including our downstairs Project Space and rear basement area, and will feature the largest selection of artists from our gallery stable and specially invited guests. It promises to be the most diverse and captivating mixed show yet and is absolutely not to be missed.


























22 November 2013

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ASSOCIATED ARTIST NICHOLAS LEES FEATURED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF CERAMIC REVIEW


The current issue of Ceramic Review (Issue 264) features a fantastic six-page spread on Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist Nicholas Lees, with him in conversation with Jo Dahn about his optical objects. 

Lees has just returned from showing a new group of works as part of the AWARD exhibition at the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke-on-Trent. The objects in his current series of work demonstrate optical uncertainty. They stem from an interest in the penumba, the boundary between light and shade and are, amongst other things, an attempt to realise potential ambiguity in its material equivalent, the boundary between matter and space.

To see more images of Lees' work please click the link to his artist page on our website: 


Image © Ceramic Review (2013)



















Object 13.14 (2013) © Nicholas Lees
Object (2012) © Nicholas Lees

Object 13.22 (2013) © Nicholas Lees

14 November 2013

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTIST CAROL MCNICOLL FEATURED IN 'KLEI'

The current issue of KLEI, the Dutch ceramics magazine, celebrates artists and makers from Great Britain and features a fantastic article on Marsden Woo Gallery artist Carol McNicoll by writer Christina Lai. In the interview McNicoll speaks candidly about her influences and practice throughout her remarkable career, as well as the renewed interest in craft and creation over the last number of years.

http://www.klei.nl/


Images © KLEI November/December 2013













9 November 2013

SHOWS NOW ON: KERRY JAMESON AND BETSY DADD UNTIL 21 DECEMBER

Our new exhibitions - Kerry Jameson's 'Unbounded' in our main gallery and 'Terra Infirma' by Betsy Dadd in our Project Space- are now open.

Both shows continue until 21 December. As you can see from these wonderfully evocative installation images by Philip Sayer, they are absolutely not to be missed!


Kerry Jameson, installation view of 'Unbounded' (2013), focus on 'Pickett's Ridge'
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Kerry Jameson, installation view of 'Unbounded' (2013), focus on 'Wicker Man'
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Kerry Jameson, installation view of 'Unbounded' (2013), focus on 'Effigy 1' and 'Effigy 2'
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Kerry Jameson, installation view of 'Unbounded' (2013), focus on 'Remade - Figures Combined'
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Betsy Dadd, installation view of 'Terra Infirma' (2013) at Marsden Woo Gallery Project Space
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Betsy Dadd, installation view of 'Terra Infirma' (2013) at Marsden Woo Gallery Project Space
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Betsy Dadd, installation view of 'Terra Infirma' (2013) at Marsden Woo Gallery Project Space
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Betsy Dadd, still from 'Quake', 'Terra Infirma' (2013) at Marsden Woo Gallery Project Space
photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery