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

7 March 2015

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ASSOCIATED ARTIST ALIDA SAYER TO BE FIRST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE WITH INTERVIEWS, SOUTH KOREA

From 18 March 2015, Marsden Woo Gallery creative consultant and associated artist Alida Sayer will be the first artist in residence with INTERVIEWS, a new artist-run studio and residency programme based in the city of Andong, South Korea.

Founded in 2014 by Korean artists/film-makers Ilsun Maeng and Ingeun Kim, INTERVIEWS is a not-for-profit organisation that offers an alternative platform for cultural exchange between Korea and the wider international community.

Sayer will spend three months living and working in and around Andong, experiencing and responding to Korean culture while running a series of workshops, discussion, performances and site-specific events during her time there. This new body of research will form the basis of a major solo exhibition at Marsden Woo Gallery in February 2016.

If you are interested in finding out more about INTERVIEWS have a look at their website: http://www.interviews.kr/

To view more of Alida Sayer's work, please see her artist page and website: http://www.marsdenwoo.com/sayer_a/as.htm
http://www.alidasayer.com/


Alida Sayer, Core (2014) image © Alida Sayer

Alida Sayer, The mark on the Wall (2014) image © Philip Sayer


INTERVIEWS studio, (2014) image © INTERVIEWS
 
























6 March 2015

KEN EASTMAN AND PHILIP EGLIN FEATURED IN 'BLUE AND WHITE: BRITISH PRINTED CERAMICS' AT THE V&A

Marsden Woo Gallery artists Ken Eastman and Philip Eglin are also showing at the Victoria and Albert Museum's Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics exhibition, along with Carol McNicoll- whose exhibited work we previously mentioned on the blog.

The show is running until 3 January 2016, is free of charge to enter and shows the wide variety of designs and decoration used in blue and white ceramics in Britain from the 1750s to present day.

See the V&A website for more information: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4090/blue-and-white-british-printed-ceramics-2004476668/ 

Take a look at both artists' exhibited works below:

Ken Eastman, Royal Crown Derby Blue Aves Vase No. 1 (2009)
image © Victoria and Albert Museum
Philip Eglin, Untitled Bucket (1995), image © Philip Eglin




MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ARTIST KERRY JAMESON CURRENTLY SHOWING AT LACOSTE GALLERY, MASSACHUSETTS

Marsden Woo Gallery artist Kerry Jameson completed a residency at Emmanuel College, Boston in 2014 and the body of work created there is currently showing at Lacoste Gallery in Concorde, Massachusetts. We are thrilled to add that the exhibition has been phenomenally well received and images of her captivating new series can be viewed on the Lacoste Gallery website here.

Congratulations, Kerry!

Kerry Jameson, Horse Head (2014) image © Lacoste Gallery, Concorde, Massachusetts








26 February 2015

EMMANUEL COOPER MEMORIAL LECTURE 2015 WITH ALISON BRITTON OBE

Marsden Woo Gallery artist Alison Britton is presenting the Emmanuel Cooper Memorial Lecture 2015 at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Use and Beauty: things, thinking and work will take place on Thursday 5 March at 17.30.

The famous pairing of 'use and beauty' is Bernard Leach's and the largest Leach archive resides in Farnham at the Crafts Study Centre. Britton's lecture will explore a thread through her own work over the past few years that weaves different connection to use and beauty in the way her thinking has evolved through the mixed practice of making pots, writing and curating. It celebrates the instability of craft in the spectrum of art and design.

Tickets cost £10.00 per person and must be booked in advance through 318 Ceramics: http://www.318ceramics.co.uk/programmes-and-events/m/03/ Hurry, there are only a few spaces left!














25 February 2015

VIDEO: JAMES RIGLER, 'AT EVERY FADING OF THE STARS' AT TRAMWAY, GLASGOW

Please click the link to view a fantastic video by Tramway featuring Marsden Woo Gallery artist James Rigler's current show with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5zIRr-H9OA&feature=em-share_video_user

For more information about At Every Fading of the Stars see our previous post here, or check out the Tramway website: http://www.tramway.org/events/Pages/At-Every-Fading-of-the-Stars.aspx

The exhibition has been wonderfully received, here are links to reviews in The Guardian and The Scotsman. Congratulations, James!























Stills courtesy of Tramway, Glasgow.

24 February 2015

NOW SHOWING: NAO MATSUNAGA 'MONSTER ROCK CIRCLE'

Some wonderful installation images of our current exhibition taken by Philip Sayer, below.

Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle, now showing until 21 March 2015.
 
Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle (2015) at Marsden Woo Gallery
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle (2015) at Marsden Woo Gallery
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle (2015) at Marsden Woo Gallery
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle (2015) at Marsden Woo Gallery
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle (2015) at Marsden Woo Gallery
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Nao Matsunaga, Monster Rock Circle (2015) at Marsden Woo Gallery
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery


















18 February 2015

CAROL MCNICOLL FEATURED IN 'BLUE AND WHITE: BRITISH PRINTED CERAMICS' AT THE V&A

A piece by Marsden Woo Gallery artist Carol McNicoll is currently featured in Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics, now showing at the V&A until 3 January 2016. 

The display is free of charge to enter and shows the wide variety of designs and decoration used in blue and white printed ceramics in Britain from the 1750s to present day, in both industrial and art production demonstrating how these objects reflect British society, culture and interpret the wider world. For more information, please see the V&A website: 
http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/4090/blue-and-white-british-printed-ceramics-2004476668/

The featured work is Home Sweet Home (image below), which was first shown in McNicoll's collaborative exhibition Ideal Home with Sam Scott and Jacqueline Poncelet at Marsden Woo Gallery in 2011.

Carol McNicoll, Home Sweet Home (2011) image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

13 February 2015

UPCOMING SHOW: NAO MATSUNAGA 'MONSTER ROCK CIRCLE' 18 FEBRUARY - 21 MARCH 2015

We have a very exciting new show opening next week - Nao Matsunaga's 'Monster Rock Circle' - which runs until 21 March 2015. In his second solo show with Marsden Woo Gallery, Matsunaga further explore his ongoing fascination with ceremonial objects and archetypes through otherworldly ceramic sculptures and abstract works on paper.

Matsunaga's interest in ritualistic objects, mythical beasts and cultural symbols became enhanced during his period of ceramic artist-in-residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2014. Mysterious motifs run throughout this upcoming show in the forms of talismanic sculptures, totemic wooden elements and vibrant spirited paintings. 

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

 

 


11 February 2015

LAST DAYS OF CURRENT SHOW!

We're now in the last few days of our current show - Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal'. The exhibition finishes this Saturday 14 February at 6pm. Visit before then to avoid disappointment! 

For more information about this show, please see our previous blog post:
http://marsdenwoo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/now-on-laura-potter-fictional-final.html

All images © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery. 

Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)


 
Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) 



Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)

31 January 2015

JAMES RIGLER 'AT EVERY FADING OF THE STARS' TRAMWAY, GLASGOW 30 JANUARY - 8 MARCH 2015

At Every Fading of the Stars, a new solo exhibition by Marsden Woo Gallery artist James Rigler, has just opened at Tramway, Glasgow. His bold and vibrant ceramic sculptures are inspired by the language of architectural ornament and ruins, and this show further explores his interest in domestic objects, architectural salvage and IKEA.

Rigler was the recipient of the European Ceramic Context New Talent Award 2014 and in 2013 - 2014 undertook a six-month ceramics residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

For further information about this exciting new exhibition please see the Tramway website: http://www.tramway.org/events/Pages/At-Every-Fading-of-the-Stars.aspx

Some images below of James Rigler's previous solo show The Fading City at Marsden Woo Gallery...

James Rigler, installation view of The Fading City (2013)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

James Rigler, installation view of The Fading City (2013)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

James Rigler, installation view of The Fading City (2013)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery


















16 January 2015

MARSDEN WOO GALLERY ASSOCIATED ARTIST NICHOLAS LEES EXHIBITING AT PULS GALLERY, BRUSSELS

Marsden Woo Gallery associated artist Nicholas Lees is currently showing his exquisite ceramic optical objects at Puls Gallery, Brussels, alongside studio potter Ashraf Hanna. The show continues until 21 February 2015.

For more information about this exhibition, please see the gallery website: http://www.pulsceramics.com/

Further examples of Nicholas Lees' wonderful work can be seen below...



Nicholas Lees, Object 13.14 (2013) image © Nicholas Lees

Nicholas Lees, A Symmetrical Pair of Optical Vessels (2014) image © Sylvain Deleu

Nicholas Lees, A Symmetrical Pair of Optical Vessels (detail) (2014) image © Sylvain Deleu

Nicholas Lees, A Horizontal Vessel (2014) image © Sylvain Deleu

15 January 2015

NOW ON: LAURA POTTER, 'FICTIONAL FINAL GOAL' UNTIL 14 FEBRUARY 2015

Some superb installation images by Philip Sayer below of our new exhibition - Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal'.

For more details about this show, please see our previous blog posts:
http://marsdenwoo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/upcoming-show-laura-potter-fictional.html
http://marsdenwoo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/laura-potter-fictional-final-goal.html

The exhibition press release can also be found on our website here.

Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015)
image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) focus on
3D Images, image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery


Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) focus on
'Early Recollections', image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) focus on
Paint Bomb, image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery

Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) focus on
Starbucks Pebbles, image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery
 
Installation view of Laura Potter, 'Fictional Final Goal' at Marsden Woo Gallery (2015) focus on
Throwing Sticks, image © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery