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


 

12 May 2016

UPCOMING SHOW: BRYAN ILLSLEY AND COMPANY LIMITED, 'TIMEPIECES' 18 MAY - 11 JUNE 2016

Following on from his 2014 exhibition Fun and Games at Marsden Woo Gallery, Bryan Illsley has created a new series of seven paintings called Timepieces. These works on paper signify a deliberate departure from his previous 'disrupted' collages in their stripped back, robust forms of focused dots and lines. His decisive, consistent strokes register a change of pace and movement, in the words of the artist, 'they take time and mark time'. The show will also feature lively painted metal sculptures in the artist's trademark playful style.

Illsley will be joined by his 'company limited', three artists he has brought together from the gallery stable - Alison Britton, Robert Marsden and Nao Matsunaga - whose selected pieces will show alongside Illsley's new work. 


19 April 2016

ALIDA SAYER SHOWING IN PAPER.PUBLICATION.PERFORMANCE AT LYCHEE ONE GALLERY, LONDON

Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist Alida Sayer is showing new work in Paper.Publication.Performance, a group exhibition of artist books and works on paper at Lychee One Gallery, London. The show runs until 12 May. From 13 - 30 May there will be a performance week of associated events - Sayer will be co-curating To Bind,Tear with Isobel Wohl on Saturday 14 May, a workshop and evening of readings and short film screenings on the subject of making and taking apart books as a way of forming or destroying experiences.

For more details, please see the Lychee One Gallery website here.

Images of Alida Sayer's recent solo show at Marsden Woo Gallery, Lexicon, can be viewed on our website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/sayer16_exhibitions_extra_with_info.htm

Image © Alida Sayer (2016)


 

12 April 2016

NOW ON: ROBERT MARSDEN AND MARIA VAN KESTEREN UNTIL 14 MAY

Some stunning installation images below by Philip Sayer of our current show by Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren.

Please see the press release here for more information about this joint exhibition: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/press.htm

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer


Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer
 

Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer
Installation view of Robert Marsden and Maria van Kesteren (2016) image © Philip Sayer