13 February 2016

UPCOMING SHOW: ALIDA SAYER 'LEXICON' 17 FEBRUARY - 30 MARCH 2016

A sequence of glyph-like forms reverberates throughout Alida Sayer's second solo show at Marsden Woo Gallery. Extracts from the vocabulary of an unknown language, perhaps, or moments of human thought and activity crystallized into material fragments?

Comprising Korean hanji paper, cast metal and digitally animated video works, this upcoming exhibition draws upon an immersive experience of contemporary South Korean culture during a research residency in spring 2015, as well as a recent encounter with the archeological sites at Pompeii and Herculaneum, in order to consider ideas surrounding the contemporary relationship to historical ritual as well as the linguistic rhythm of recurring forms.

Take a look at our website for more details: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press-next.htm

Lexicon opens on 17 February and runs until 30 March.


9 February 2016

LAST WEEK OF CURRENT SHOW: CHRISTOPH ZELLWEGER 'DOMESTICATED' CLOSES 13 FEBRUARY

Domesticated by Christoph Zellweger closes this Saturday at 4pm. Don't forget to visit (and interact!) with the show before then!

We have had a fantastic reaction from visitors and press alike, take a look at the latest exhibition review on This is Tomorrow: http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/christoph-zellweger-domesticated and the various videos and images we've been posting on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marsdenwoogallery/

Please see the press release on the gallery website for more details about this compelling body of work: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

26 January 2016

OPENING TODAY AT THE V&A: THE CAREER RETROSPECTIVE OF MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTIST ALISON BRITTON

Alison Britton: Content and Form presents a survey of work by ceramic artist Alison Britton, spanning her career over the last 40 years. More than 60 pieces have been brought together in a retrospective in the V&A's galleries, charting the evolution of Britton's practice through a series of key moments and phases. This remarkable display includes the gift of 9 pots in 2014 from Britton's long-standing collector Ed Wolf, as well as her new body of work made in 2015, shown for the first time. 

https://shop.vam.ac.uk/whatson/index/view/id/989/event/Alison-Britton--Content-and-Form/dt/2016-01-26/free/1

Image clockwise from top left: Outcrop, Core, Flute, Upland, all photos © Philip Sayer

21 January 2016

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTIST PHILIP EGLIN SHOWING AT 'CERAMIX: ART AND CERAMICS FROM RODIN TO SCHUTTE' AT THE BONNEFANTENMUSEUM, MAASTRICHT

A lovely image below of Philip Eglin's work currently on display as part of Ceramix: Art and Ceramics from Rodin to Schütte at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastrict, Netherlands. The exhibition features a selection of over 250 top pieces from international museums and private collections with works by more than 100 artists, including Matisse, Rodin, Picasso and Ai Weiwei. It will travel to La Maison Rouge in Paris and Sèvres Museum in the spring of 2016.

For more information and to view a tour of the exhibition, please see the Bonnefantenmuseum website here: http://www.bonnefanten.nl/en/exhibitions/program_2015/ceramix_ceramics_and_art_from_rodin_to_schutte 

Display of Philip Eglin works at Bonnefantenmuseum (2015), image © Peter Cox
 

19 January 2016

NOW ON: CHRISTOPH ZELLWEGER, 'DOMESTICATED' UNTIL 13 FEBRUARY

Fantastic installation images taken by Philip Sayer of our latest show - Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated.

For more details about this compelling exhibition please see the accompanying essay on our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/docs/essay_zellweger16.pdf and keep an eye on our social media pages! 
@MarsdenWoo (Twitter)
@MarsdenWooGallery (Instagram)

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer



Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer



Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Christoph Zellweger, Domesticated (2016) image © Philip Sayer


8 January 2016

UPCOMING SHOW: CHRISTOPH ZELLWEGER, 'DOMESTICATED' 13 JANUARY - 13 FEBRUARY 2016

Our new show by Christoph Zellweger will open next Wednesday. The exhibition deals with reflections on omnipresent social engagement in practices of self-improvement, drawn from intensive research exploring the physical and emotional qualities of domestically-charged materials. Featuring furniture-scale objects specifically designed to encourage interaction, navigating between sculpture and device.

For more details see the show press release here: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press-next.htm


 

















18 December 2015

SEASONAL GREETINGS FROM MARSDEN WOO GALLERY!

Warmest wishes for the festive season and a very happy new year from all of us at Marsden Woo Gallery!

We will close from 4pm tomorrow and reopen on 5 January 2016. 

This year's image was taken by Marsden Woo Gallery artist Kerry Jameson while taking part in a residency in Montana, USA, and designed by Alida Sayer, our Design and Digital Producer.

15 December 2015

LAST CHANCE TO SEE: MARTIN SMITH, RED AND BLACK WITH BLUE AND YELLOW

We're now in the final days of our current show, Martin Smith Red and Black with Blue and Yellow. The exhibition will close at 4pm on Saturday 19 December, don't miss this stunning show by a towering figure in British ceramics.

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer


 

10 December 2015

NATSKO SEKI OPENS ONLINE SHOP ON HER WEBSITE


Friend of Marsden Woo Gallery, Natsko Seki, has just opened an online shop on her website. Featuring beautifully illustrated limited edition prints (including the work she created for our Many a Slip summer group exhibition) and greeting cards, we recommend you put these on your Christmas list!

http://www.natsko.com/shop/

Natsko Seki, Clerkenwell Map - Limited Edition Print, image © Natsko Seki
Natsko Seki, Memories over a cup of tea - Limited Edition Print, image © Natsko Seki
Natsko Seki, Istanbul - Limited Edition Print, image © Natsko Seki

Natsko Seki, Happy Birthday Van - Greeting Card, image © Natsko Seki






5 December 2015

TORD BOONTJE DESIGNS DECEMBER STAMPS FOR POSTNL

Our friend and neighbour, Tord Boontje, has designed a fantastically festive series of December stamps for Dutch national post company PostNL.

'I wanted to show how important it is to be together in December or to think of one another during this time. That's why I featured stories of people and animals on every stamp and ensured that there is interaction between the figures. My aim was to create a festive feeling without the normal Christmas clichés...'

Take a look at a selection of these magical small stories below, and click the link to visit the Studio Tord Boontje website and see them come to life - http://tordboontje.com/projects/identity/december-stamps/ They can also be seen in the studio and gallery window display at 23 Charlotte Road in Shoreditch, so don't forget to visit if you're in the area!
 




24 November 2015

NOW ON: MARTIN SMITH, 'RED AND BLACK WITH BLUE AND YELLOW' UNTIL 19 DECEMBER

Take a look at a selection of stunning installation images by Philip Sayer of our latest show - Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow.

The show runs until 19 December, for more details see the gallery press page here
More installation images available on our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/smith15_exhibitions_extra_with_info.htm 

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer


Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer



Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Martin Smith, Red and Black with Blue and Yellow (2015) image © Philip Sayer



13 November 2015

UPCOMING SHOW: MARTIN SMITH, 'RED AND BLACK WITH BLUE AND YELLOW' 18 NOVEMBER - 19 DECEMBER 2015

In this latest remarkable series Martin Smith creates three interrelated groups of work that seek to mathematically deconstruct the familiar ceramic archetypes of the bowl, the vase and the plate.

With reference to the ceramics of Ancient Greece, Smith primarily uses the colour black on his vases and bowls. This is then removed in key areas to reveal the red of the terracotta from which they are made.

Vases are assembled as triptych groups on shelves, the spaces between as significant as the forms themselves. Multi-plate installations explore not only the moiré effects of linear interference, but also the optical interference of colour when two or more colour systems interact.

The visual juxtaposition of Smith's pared-down sculptural vases and bowls with the complex graphic prints of his wall-based plate pieces sees the artist create an environment within which the viewer can experience sensations of perception and space.

The exhibition runs from 18 November to 19 December 2015.

Martin Smith, work in progress in the artist's studio (2015) image © Philip Sayer

10 November 2015

FINAL WEEK OF CURRENT SHOW: SECOND HAND, FIRST HAND BY CAROLINE BROADHEAD AND MARIA MILITSI

We are now in the final week of our current show - Second Hand, First Hand by Marsden Woo Gallery artist Caroline Broadhead and associated artist Maria Militsi. Be sure to visit before 4pm Saturday 14 November to see exquisite work by two extraordinary makers. 

For more images and information about this exhibition, click the links to the gallery website below:
http://www.marsdenwoo.com/militshead15_exhibitions_extra_with_info.htm
http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm 

All images © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery


22 October 2015

NOW ON: CAROLINE BROADHEAD AND MARIA MILITSI, 'SECOND HAND, FIRST HAND'

Beautiful installation images by Philip Sayer of our current show, Second Hand, First Hand by Caroline Broadhead and Maria Militsi.

The exhibition runs until 14 November, more details here: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)