22 July 2015

NOW OPEN: MANY A SLIP - INVITED ARTISTS JUGGLE WITH THE DOMESTIC SYMBOL OF 'THE CUP'

We have just opened our most ambitious group show to date in the form of Many a Slip, guest-curated by Marsden Woo Gallery artist and renowned British ceramicist Alison Britton.

Britton writes, 'the cup is an object of much interest to me though a thing I rarely make. I have been collecting cups from foreign cities and flea markets and china shops for 40 years. The cup is a fundamental thing, a basic prop of human culture and civilisation.'

We invited leading designers, artists and writers, reflecting the wide scope of our exhibition programme and interests, to take part in this project in the broadest possible sense and they have not disappointed! Visitors can look forward to an explosion of imaginative response from each of our gallery artists as well a diverse selection of over 77 participants including Glenn Adamson, Karen Bennicke, Quentin Blake, David Clarke, Sarah Campbell, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Rob Kesseler, Jock McFadyen, Maria Militsi and Richard Slee.

The show runs until 5 September and is a rare opportunity to encounter work by such a remarkable array of leading creatives in a single show. It is an event not to be missed!


Installation view of Many a Slip at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015), image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Many a Slip at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015), image © Philip Sayer


Installation view of Many a Slip at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015), image © Philip Sayer

Nicholas Lees, Floating Cups (2015) in Many a Slip (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Judith Cowan, Twiddling (detail) in Many a Slip (2015), image © Philip Sayer

Tom Foulsham, Slipping in Many a Slip (2015), image © Philip Sayer

Martin Bodilsen-Kaldahl La Nina in Many a Slip (2015), image © Philip Sayer
Kerry Jameson, The Bear's Tea Party in Many a Slip (2015), image © Philip Sayer



Philip Eglin, Red Earthenware Cups in Many a Slip (2015), image © Philip Sayer


 

20 July 2015

NEW SHOW OPENING THIS WEEK: 'MANY A SLIP'

Many a Slip: invited artists juggle with the domestic symbol of 'the cup'
22 July to 5 September 2015
A group exhibition curated by Alison Britton


1 July 2015

RUNNING UNTIL 17 JULY: CHUN LIAO, 'STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD'


Some truly stunning shots of our current show by Philip Sayer below.

For more information about Chun Liao, Stories Cannot Be Told, please see our previous blog post here. If you would like to see other examples of Liao's work, take a look at her artist's page on our website:  http://www.marsdenwoo.com/liao/cl.htm

Be sure to visit before 17 June to avoid missing this wonderfully emotive exhibition.
























All images: Installation view of Chun Liao, Stories Cannot Be Told at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery, London.

26 June 2015

JACQUELINE PONCELET AT BARBICAN ART GALLERY

Marsden Woo associate artist Jacqueline Poncelet will be participating in Doug Aitken's 30 day happening Station to Station at Barbican Centre, London. Poncelet will be collaborating with Fraser Muggeridge Studio - Please do not Bend on some live screen printing in the Art Gallery from Sat 27 Jun to Sat 11 July, 12-6pm.

For more information please visit: http://www.barbican.org.uk/stationtostation

Jacqueline Poncelet, Tu Mewn (inside) 1, (2014)

17 June 2015

NOW ON: CHUN LIAO 'STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD' 17 JUNE - 17 JULY 2015

We have just opened a beautiful exhibition of highly emotive blue and white thrown vessels by Chun Liao, in which the artist engages with a number of stories. While her work is often autobiographical, in this particular body of work the interpretation of these stories is left open for the viewer to decode and decipher.

This poignant series of work illustrates the artist's profound connection to her practice and deeply felt understanding of human nature.

For more information, please see the show press release here and the artist's page on our website here.

Chun Liao, 11th Story (2015) image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

11 June 2015

ALIDA SAYER, 'SKEINS OF NOW' AT GALLERY SAGAKHYUNG, SEOUL

Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist and creative consultant Alida Sayer has just finished a three month residency at INTERVIEWS studio and AiR programme in Andong, South Korea. From 5 - 9 June she showed Skeins of Now, an exhibition of new works produced during and in response to her experiences, at Gallery Sagakhyung in Seoul.

Skeins of Now seeks to arrest aspects of contemporary culture that speak about South Korea as it exists today, rather than how it was in the past or how it intends to be in the future. The exhibition forms a document, not only of the present moment, but also of the experience of encountering it as an outsider: one who must work to find their own form of dialogue and cultural reference points without easy access to conventional forms of spoken or written language.

For more information about the INTERVIEWS residency programme, please see our previous blog post: http://marsdenwoo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/marsden-woo-gallery-associated-artist.html

Alida Sayer, Skein III from Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, Skein VI from Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, Veiled II from Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, Skein IV from Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, Skein V (detail) from Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, Veiled I (detail) from Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, installation view of Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, installation view of Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, installation view of Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, installation view of Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, installation view of Skeins of Now (2015) image © Alida Sayer

23 May 2015

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTIST NAO MATSUNAGA UNDERTAKING RESIDENCY AT OSLO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS

Marsden Woo Gallery artist Nao Matsunaga is now halfway through his residency at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, where he has been making the most of the fantastic facilities available there.

Matsunaga has been experimenting with bronze-casting and glaze, some of these pieces may be viewable in London at our upcoming Many a Slip show, opening in July. He is also continuing to explore the use of plaster and steel in his new work, as was previously seen in Monster Rock Circle- his solo show held at Marsden Woo Gallery recently.

Image © Nao Matsunaga (2015)


19 May 2015

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ASSOCIATED ARTIST NICHOLAS LEES WINS CERSALE PRIZE AT FAENZA BIENNALE

Congratulations to Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist Nicholas Lees, who has just been awarded a major prize at the Biennale in Faenza, Italy!

The Cersale Prize was granted to Four Leaning Vessels, and the jury's citation reads as follows, 'through his flawless technical perfection, the artist communicates a sensation of dematerialized  lightness which call to mind “trompe-l-oeil”  effects, which are dynamic and bright. The shape overcomes the archetypal of the vase and becomes motion, perception and intangible uncertainty.'

Images of the winning work can be seen below...

Nicholas Lees, Four Leaning Vessels (2015) image © Sylvain Deleu

Nicholas Lees, Four Leaning Vessels (2015) image © Sylvain Deleu

Nicholas Lees, Four Leaning Vessels (2015) image © Sylvain Deleu








15 May 2015

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST IN HIS STUDIO

We thought our readers might like to see a wonderful photo of one of our Marsden Woo Gallery artists, Philip Eglin, hard at work in his studio. You can spot his faithful furry apprentice Nelson in the foreground - named after our esteemed Co-Director Mr. Nelson Woo!

The image was taken as part of Philip Eglin's forthcoming exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Slipping the Trail, which will take place from 20 June to 9 August 2015. For more details about this show please click here: https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/exhibitions/philip-eglin

Portrait of Philip Eglin in his studio (2015) image © Oliver Eglin




































 

8 May 2015

NOW ON: KEN EASTMAN AT MARSDEN WOO GALLERY 6 MAY - 13 JUNE

Some atmospheric installation images below of Ken Eastman's beautiful new series of serene and statuesque vessels, currently on display here at Marsden Woo Gallery.

For more information about this show please see our previous blog post or the press section of our website here.

To see further examples of Eastman's work, have a look at his artist's page: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/eastman/ke.htm

Installation view of Ken Eastman at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Ken Eastman at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Ken Eastman at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Ken Eastman at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Ken Eastman at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) image © Philip Sayer


2 May 2015

UPCOMING SHOW: KEN EASTMAN 6 MAY - 13 JUNE 2015

Marsden Woo Gallery is delighted to announce a brand new body of work by acclaimed ceramicist Ken Eastman. In this latest collection of statuesque and contemplative vessels, Eastman further explores his work's unique relationship between sculptural pottery and architecture.  

For more details about this show, and future exhibitions, please see the press section of our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm


16 April 2015

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTISTS JAMES RIGLER AND NAO MATSUNAGA: 'PARALLEL LIVES' AT CERAMIC ART LONDON

Marsden Woo Gallery artists and firm friends Nao Matsunaga and James Rigler will be giving a talk at the Royal College of Art at 11am on Friday 17 April as part of Ceramic Art London 2015. Both artists will share the experiences of their creative practices, discussing their education, residencies, awards, exhibition and work philosophies.

Entrance is free and the event will be a fascinating insight into two of the most exciting practitioners of contemporary ceramics. For more information please see the fair website here: http://www.ceramics.org.uk


Nao Matsunaga and James Rigler at Marsden Woo Gallery, image © Sylvain Deleu

26 March 2015

NOW SHOWING AT MARSDEN WOO GALLERY: RUPERT ACKROYD, 'CATHEDRAL BLOCKS AND THISTLE SEEDS'

Our new show, Rupert Ackroyd's Cathedral Blocks and Thistle Seeds has just opened, and once more we find Ackroyd occupied with the idea of surface. This time his focus is the spiritual, and its manifestation on the surfaces of physical objects.

Ackroyd has introduced free floating thistle seeds into the gallery which are released at intervals by adapted wall clocks, and enclosed others in a pair of vitrines - in one, the seeds are at rest, in the other, they ride currents of air warmed by tea-lights. A truly captivating and magical exhibition, this is not to be missed!

The show runs until 2 May 2015, for more information see our press page: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

A taster of images below by Philip Sayer, but make sure to visit for the full experience...

Installation view of Rupert Ackroyd, 'Cathedral Blocks and Thistle Seeds' (2015) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Rupert Ackroyd, 'Cathedral Blocks and Thistle Seeds' (2015) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Rupert Ackroyd, 'Cathedral Blocks and Thistle Seeds' (2015) image © Philip Sayer










18 March 2015

LAST DAYS OF CURRENT SHOW!

We're now in the last few days of our current show - Nao Mastunaga, Monster Rock Circle. The show finishes this Saturday 21 March at 6pm, visit before then to avoid disappointment!

For more details please see the exhibition press release: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle, image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle, image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle, image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle, image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle, image © Philip Sayer