ORGAN: Five Recommended on-line Art Things – John Krausman Lark at The Untitled Space, Alma Adentro, Jessica Rankin’s White Cube show, Karl Murphy and Arabee Beveridge’s Songs For Wild Boys, Dom Sylvester Houedard via Richard Saltoun gallery…

Peter A Leigh – as seen in the current Cultivate show Alright?

We probably should do that five art things thing again, we probably should? No mushrooms though, just the glue that holds the who or what together? The art of repetition? Where were we? Still repeating ourselves whilst under stress? I wish you were here to see it, the more I look at it the more I like it, I do think it good, but we said all that last week (and probably the week before and the week before that, did you even notice? Do you just cut to the chase?). And well, we could do it again, we could? Shall we? The Five Art Things thing? We said all this last week didn’t we? And the week before, have we got a roadmap? Can we see a way out yet? Is protest a thing of the past now? Other than things happening on-line, we still can’t quite really feature or preview forthcoming physival shows that much at the moment, maybe next week? There are hints, like the Misha Milovanovich show we featured on these pages recently – Misha Milovanovich’s exhibition The Shape of Colour promises to be something rather special, the exuberant show has just opened at London’s Dellaposa gallery… or the Alex Hudson show hopefully opening in April at Hackney’s – New Art Projects that we previewed yesterday – A Fergus Hare on-line book to explore, Alex Hudson coming up at Hackney’s New Art Projects (hopefully)

We did say all this last week with the previous Five Art Things post and all the “oh, I don’t know, this five art things to go check out feature is kind of shot to pieces now. The regular feature was supposed to be about five upcoming art shows that we were excited about, five recommended art exhibitions that are about to open, five shows we were looking forward to putting on our coats and going out to, a selection of the five most exciting openings selected from the many (many) coming up. Still in lockdown then, so once again this week it is mostly all about art on line. Here you go then, our latest contribution to the infodemic…

Alma Adentro

1: Alma Adentro is “a sense journey where pictures, words & sounds collide inside an edgy Berlin space. It´s an invitation to look. find. feel.within”, the information that made it a need to click on the link was rewarded, this is good, spinning around a space in Berlin from over here in this East London bunker where Organ currently comes from..

Alma Adentro – screen shot

“Conceptual blends & poetic pictures are callings to connect inwards. The online space Kreuzberg Schlachthaus, produced by the architect Karsten Wiegers, has been established as the intersection home to link and draw attention towards this art expressions in times of social distance”. The on-line show is open 24/7 until March 28th via this link it is worth a moment of your time, true, it kind of make you to be there experiencing those walls and that art in the flesh, but hey, covid or no covid most of us wouldn’t get a chance to be there

Alma Adentro – screen shot

2: Jessica Rankin ‘the nostalgia for the infinite’ at White Cube Bermondsey “The artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 2012 features recent paintings characterised by lyrical strokes of paint and intricately embroidered passages of poetry, as well as new works on paper.

Marking a significant shift in Rankin’s practice, this body of work grew and developed in the aftermath of the 2016 US election. A period of particular personal struggle for the artist, it focuses on ideas of desire, joy, intimacy and tenderness and how, in an age of political and social turmoil, these states can forge a space for resistance”.

The White Cube say the show is ope nas an online thing now and the plan is to open physically on April 12th, the website will tell you and indeed show you more. There’s a very good video here

Jessica Rankin

3: Karl Murphy and Arabee BeveridgeSongs For Wild Boys – an exchange over distance through image and poetry by artists Karl Murphy and Arabee Beveridge.  Over 31 days Arabee will exchange images either captured or created of the Aplpip Arts space and surrounding areas in Dorset.  Murphy will respond through poetry, Arabee through image.  This 31 day conversation runs until 31st March 2021 and can be found via this Instagram feed – Day 8 was good, so was day 17…

4: John Krausman Lark – “The Untitled Space (over there in New York) is pleased to present an online exclusive of oil paintings by artist John Krausman Lark”, on view now and until April 30th, 2021. – Explore the show here

The Untitled Space is pleased to present an online exclusive of oil paintings by artist John Krausman Lark, on view from February 9th – April 30th, 2021. John Krausman Lark (born Lansing, Michigan, 1982) is a representational painter who creates oil on canvas paintings that depict interactions between figures and environments. In 2012 he received an MFA from New York Academy of Art. His interest in art dates back to his childhood years in Michigan, where he frequently visited the Detroit Institute of Art and the Cranbrook Art Museum and developed a connection with and enthusiasm for abstract expressionism, minimalism and pop art. Lark graduated with a BFA, Cum Laude, in 2005 from University of Michigan School of Art and Design where his concentration was in figure painting and printmaking. He later studied abroad in Florence, Italy where his appreciation for Renaissance and Baroque periods blossomed. After graduation, Lark moved to New York City and took a post-baccalaureate semester at Columbia University. He realized his primary interests lay in representational painting and began graduate studies at the New York Academy of Art where he developed the style for which he is known today. Lark has a wide breadth of influences including, Velazquez, Goya, Ribera, Hals, Whistler, Sargent, Matisse, Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Pettibon and Rauch. His work has been featured in a number of exhibitions and will be featured in a solo show at The Untitled Space, Summer 2021. Lark lives and works in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City.

5: The Pioneers. Part 1: Dom Sylvester HOUÉDARD, A Tribute to Guy Brett – there to view on the Richard Saltoun gallery website  until 17 April 2021 – “Their great visual beauty and delicacy makes you realise at once how little the typewriter as a machine has been put to imaginative use.” Guy Brett

Prompted by the recent passing of renowned British art critic and curator Guy Brett, ‘The Pioneers’ is a series of online shows paying tribute to his ground-breaking research and work, as champion of the avant-garde and some of the most experimental art made in Latin America and the UK in the 1960s.  Launching the series is monk and concrete poet Dom Sylvester HOUÉDARD, described by Brett as “one of the great unsung intellects and playful creative spirits of twentieth-century Britain”. A pivotal cult figure of London’s 1960s counter-culture, Brett supported Dom Sylvester Houédard’s practice from the beginning of his career. For this presentation we showcase a collection of his abstract visual poems, known as Typestracts, made using an Olivetti Lettera 22 – enter here

We should take a moment ot say that the Richard Saltoun gallery website has been particularly rewarding during ths year of lockdown, and as we said of the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery last week, these things should never be taken for granted.

Dom Sylvester HOUÉDARD, Typestract – 180764 (Blue), 1964

And while we’re here, and other go on about nothing more than a rather “Unhappy Pile of Poo emoji”, some blowing of our own trumpets, it looks like things have gone monthly in terms of the Cultivate on-line shows that are hosted here on Organ website, January was and is ReCultivate, February was and still is Self, March is Alright?, all three shows are still there waiting to be explored, we see no reason to close an on-line show once it has opened…

And also, while we’re here, the next on-line edition of the beautiful thing that is the Art Car Boot Fair is coming up this May, lots more news about that very soon


14th March 2021 – ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Celina Teague at Kristin Hjellegjerde, Miles Tuddenham at Gallery 46, Gerald Chukwuma, Norman Ackroyd, more of those 90 Seconds of Art things, Alright?

4th March 2021 –  ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Peter Kennard at Richard Saltoun Gallery, the MCR Sew Social, Pieter Jennes at Public Gallery, Sarah Lucas, the “beautifully apposite” Self and what did happen to Norman Buntz anyway?

17th February 2021 – ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Oozing Gloop, Commucracy Now, Ron Athey at Participant Inc, Band of Holy Joy and Notes From A Gallery at 46, Amy-Leigh Bird, Shaun Fraser, and Simon Kidd at No.20 Arts, Degree Zero, Drawing at Midcentury at MoMA and…

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