The Five Pieces of Art thing (again)? Well why not (again)? All this art flowing past on various feeds or wrapped up in press releases or jumping off actual gallery walls or wrapping chips or passing on the side of those Whitechapel white vans. So we ask (again) why not five pieces of art every week or so? We do it with music, why not paintings? Why not art? Can you think of one good reason why not to (again)? Well besides the time involved and the this and the that and the dancing around a the latest Serpentine Pavilion, the 2021 Pavilion does look rather exciting, really need to get over there for a proper look at Sumayya Vally’s building, the photos leave a friendly first impression. Five pieces of art then, a semi regular feature, just five pieces of art that have passed our way in the last few days, nothing more (or less) than that., nothing to do with an upcoming show or anything else, just a simple, semi regular five pieces of art feature. How beautifully refreshing were those Julie Caves studies last time? Was that last time? No, this was last time. Let’s do it again
1: Do like these recent Sara_Breinlinger paintings, we did preview her what was then new solo show back a month or so, alas we didn;t make it over the short sharp exhibition in West London but hey, we can’t be everywhere…
2: Peter Schumann, Declare light! 2021, a paintingposted by our friends over at Bread and Puppet Theater, the people wh obrought you the beautiful thing that is the Cheap Art Manifesto. The proper Bread and Puppet website is here, enough of this Facebook annoyance
3: Sofia Martins Gray has just posted two pieces of work. We’ve covered Sofia’s work quite a bit here, she featured in a number of Cultivate on-line shows including the recent Saturation show that can be explored via this link right here “New self-portraits on Polaroid Fuji film, double exposure and fire burns” she said today, do like the way she works, the way she paints with her camera. There’s a small Organ interview here – “13 QUESTIONS FROM ORGAN: Sofia Martins-Gray is an artist, a painter, she paints with her camera, she paints beautifully with her camera – Sofia Martins-Gray is an artist, a painter, she paints with her camera, she paints beautifully with her camera, Sofia regularly exhibits around London, she was recently a guest artist at… read on
4: Rabia Farooqui – “We’re looking forward to presenting new works by Rabia Farooqui” so said someone from Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. This page really isn’t about shows and previews but Rabia Farooqui’s first solo show with the gallery does look rather intriguing. The show will open on the 9th of September at the gallery’s Wandsworth space here in London. There is an on-line viewing room open already where you can explore more
“Farooqui begins by photographing models in specific poses and gestures. These images inform the artist’s compositions in terms of both the bodily movements and the emotional experience as captured by the camera, but her painted figures are always faceless, or rather their faces appear transparent so that the background rises up to the surface. By anonymising her subjects, the artist purposefully draws our attention not only to the physical interactions taking place, but also to wider notions of performance and authority”
5: Bert Gilbert and Izzer Ers – Back in June where we we locked dow nfar more tha nwe are now, there was a great show over here in East London that I suspect was missed by most, the artist duo just posted a shot from it on their social media and reminded us, here’s a piece from these pages from back then – ORGAN THING: Partners in the Game of Life – The Sinistry, an intriguing show, an exciting show, a set of beautiful games at Canal Place, Hackney, London E8… – “The Sinistry is a contemporary art collaboration between artists Bert Gilbert and Izzer Ers“ it was a whole mix of paint and textiles and well, go see, we don’t want too many words clutterin up this semi-regular five pieces of art feature.
A little bit more, you’ll find lots more with the actual review for this is what we do around here.
More of this kind of thing in a day or two, or maybe a week or two, who really knows? There are no rules ot any od this…