26 July 2016

'SHUCKY, HINTUT?' BY ALIDA SAYER AND NICOLE VINOKUR OPENS NEXT WEEK AT THE HOSTRY, NORWICH CATHEDRAL

Shucky, Hintut?, a site-specific installation produced by Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist Alida Sayer in collaboration with Nicole Vinokur, will open next week at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral. The exhibition is part of a new programme of contemporary projects at the cathedral and coincides with The British Art Show taking place at venues across Norwich this summer. For more details please follow this link to view the press release.

Images of Alida Sayer's previous solo show with Marsden Woo Gallery in February/March of this year can be viewed on our website here.

 

22 July 2016

NOW ON: OWEN BULLETT 'SURFACE TENSION' 20 JULY - 3 SEPTEMBER 2016

Beautiful installation shots by Philip Sayer of our current show, Owen Bullett, Surface Tension, can be viewed below.

For more details about this exhibition, please see our press page: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm
More images can be seen here: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/bullett16_exhibitions_extra_with_info.htm

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer

Installation view of Owen Bullett, Surface Tension (2016) image @ Philip Sayer
 

19 July 2016

OPENING SOON: OWEN BULLETT 'SURFACE TENSION' 20 JULY - 3 SEPTEMBER 2016

Whilst Owen Bullett's previous exhibition with Marsden Woo Gallery was concerned with form and the intersection of solid and void, there is now a fusion of these elements within and surrounding this intriguing series. Volume and form don't just co-exist as separate entities; they have become consciously enmeshed.

These new sculptures have a distinct presence and although physically grounded, there is cohesion of energy and movement at play, as the title suggests. Placed in the landscape of the gallery space, this merging of form and anti-form creates a discourse around the works that echoes across the exhibition.

Working on a smaller scale that his previous solo show at Marsden Woo Gallery, a sense of intimacy from working at his bench can be seen and felt. Using native English wood such as oak, cedar and elm, Bullett heightens the natural characteristics of his materials - some pieces are roughly knotted, others are finely shaped, and these are then further juxtaposed with various metal components and lively injections of colour. These contrasts within the work place an emphasis on what is observed and what is hidden, what is felt and what is absent.


22 June 2016

NOW ON: KERRY JAMESON, 'ALCHEMY' UNTIL 16 JULY

Some stunning installation images below by Philip Sayer of our current show - Kerry Jameson, Alchemy.

Please take a look at our website for more information about this captivating exhibition: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Alchemy continues until 16 July. 

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Kerry Jameson, Alchemy at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer

14 June 2016

UPCOMING SHOW: KERRY JAMESON, 'ALCHEMY' 15 JUNE - 16 JULY 2016

Acts of transformation and transmutation are key driving forces behind Kerry Jameson's upcoming exhibition. Taking inspiration from shamanic aspects of alchemy, and early culture such as the Lascaux cave paintings of the Paleolithic era, this new series of work evokes the movement of a primal state of consciousness into a place of realisation, and her strange, dream-like creatures form a powerful link between the mythological and the everyday.

The show takes pace from 15 June - 16 July, more details can be found on our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm


8 June 2016

LAST CHANCE TO SEE: BRYAN ILLSLEY AND COMPANY LIMITED 'TIMEPIECES' WITH ALISON BRITTON, ROBERT MARSDEN AND NAO MATSUNAGA

We are now in the last few days of our current show - Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, Timepieces with Alison Britton, Robert Marsden and Nao Matsunaga will close at 4pm this Saturday.

For more information about this exhibition and to read about our upcoming show, have a look at the press section of our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer




 

3 June 2016

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTISTS NAO MATSUNAGA AND JAMES RIGLER SHOWING AT THE NEW ART CENTRE

Marsden Woo Gallery artists Nao Matsunaga and James Rigler are currently showing in Material Language: New Work in Clay at the New Art Centre. The exhibition, curated by Sarah Griffin and Alun Graves, also includes works by Neil Brownsword, Phoebe Cummings, Richard Deacon, Keith Harrison, Marit Tingleff, Annie Turner and Jesse Wine.

The show runs until 24 July. For more information, please see the New Art Centre website here: http://sculpture.uk.com/programme/material-language-new-work-in-clay/

Some beautiful photos below of the work on display, as well as snapshots from the wonderful private view in May. Let's hope the sunshine comes back soon! 

Installation view: Material Language, in the New Art Centre gallery (2016) image © New Art Centre
Installation view:  Material Language, in the Artists House (2016) image © New Art Centre

Phoebe Cummings, Antediluvian Swag in the Summer House (2016) image © New Art Centre
Installation view of Material Language, with James Rigler, The Cuckoo (left) (2016)

Installation view of Material Language, Nao Matsunaga, As Long As We Are Together (2016)

Installation view of Material Language, James Rigler, The Long Shadow (2016)



 

1 June 2016

ALISON BRITTON PRESENTED WITH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CREATIVITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP AT LONDON CRAFT WEEK

Last month, Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director of Loewe, presented the Award for Outstanding Creativity and Craftsmanship to Marsden Woo Gallery artist Alison Britton at the London Craft Week Opening Party. Anderson said that for him, Alison signified the best of craft in this country for creative and poetic expression combined with craft skill. Congratulations, Alison! http://www.londoncraftweek.com/news_blog/vanessa-swann-highlights-week#open-gallery

Alison is also featured in Frieze Magazine's May issue in a fascinating discussion with Caroline Achaintre, Aaron Angell and Richard Slee, chaired by Amy Sherlock, speaking about their work in clay and the medium's position between art and craft:

'Craft occupies an unstable position in the spectrum of art design and I don't think it has ever, since it was the normal way of producing everything, had a fixed place.It can be an absolute taboo at some points and, currently, it's very appealing, but it's always being redefined and always on the move. If you tried to put an edge around it, a defined border between art, craft and design, then you'd be stuck, I think. The discipline would die.'
- Alison Britton, Frieze No. 179, May 2016

Registered Frieze users can read the full article online here: https://www.frieze.com/article/two-places

Alison Britton's remarkable retrospective continues at the V&A until 4 September, and she is showing in our current exhibition here at Marsden Woo Gallery - Bryan Illsley and Company Limited', running til 11 June.

Alison Britton and Jonathan Anderson (2016) image © London Craft Week

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited at Marsden Woo Gallery (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Alison Britton, Content and Form at the V&A(2016) image © Philip Sayer
Alison Britton and Jim Partridge at Marsden Woo Gallery (2014) image © Philip Sayer

Alison Britton, Three by One, at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, (2012) image © Philip Sayer
Alison Britton, Standing and Running at Marsden Woo Gallery (2012) image © Philip Sayer
Alison Britton and Marrit Tingleff at Marsden Woo Gallery (2009) image © Philip Sayer






21 May 2016

NOW ON: BRYAN ILLSLEY AND COMPANY LIMITED, 'TIMEPIECES' WITH ALISON BRITTON, ROBERT MARSDEN AND NAO MATSUNAGA, UNTIL 11 JUNE

Take a look at a selection of beautiful installation images by Philip Sayer of our new show, Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' with Alison Britton, Robert Marsden and Nao Matsunaga. The exhibition runs until 11 June.

For more information see the press page of our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Bryan Illsley and Company Limited, 'Timepieces' (2016) image © Philip Sayer