Is it all falling apart again? I should be off to North Wales next week for an exhibition I;m part of, meanwhile Artliyst report that we’re “off to another false start. The London Art Fair has been postponed until 20 April. While the India Art Fair which was supposed to take place 3-6 February is moving to 28 April -1 May”. It is difficult to plan anything right now. Not that the prospect of the London Art Fair cattle market ever excited that much but hey, it is looking messy out there, it is hard to seriously plan for any kind of art show or simking time or money into any kind of exhibition. on with it all though, on with everything, dila it up, life is a cheer accident, call the dream police and on with it all, no cheap tricks here.
The now and again 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 couple of week or so alongside everything else that appears on this tractured pages on a daily basis? 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 and the skins on the tins of paint.
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 really to do with an upcoming show or anything else (although maybe they are), just a simple, semi regular five pieces of art feature. Let’s do it again…
1: Christopher Tansey is a painter we’ve been enjoying for a couple of years now, he has a distinctive way, a deliciously unterstated use of colour, he’s an artist from the Northern parts of England, so we still waiting to see some of his work in the flesh but he has figured in a number of Cultivate’s on-line shows including the Deflect show that opens on January 11th and I see he has work in the ‘Routes North’ exhibition at Messums in Harrogate.
2: Rosson Crow – I know we said this page isn’t about previewing shows or anything else other than just random pieces of art, we have the Five Recommended Art Things for That but this Rosson Crow piece did catch the eye, got to go see it at Whitechapel Gallery now. “Travel from Gdansk to Chicago” this January with Polish painter Paulina Olowska. Opening on 14 January, the second display drawn from the Oslo-based Christen Sveaas Art Foundation transforms the gallery space into an old-fashioned travel agency. Here Olowska reflects on the types of offices that are becoming obsolete and the loss of personal relationships formed through using such specialised services”. We’re told the The colourful display includes works by Hurvin Anderson, Marina Abramović, Dexter Dalwood, Howard Hodgkin, Ida Ekblad, that Rosson Crow painting and many more, largely featuring images of idyllic destinations and maps that could be used to tempt potential travellers. Find out more about Olowska’s selection and our series of exhibitions drawn from the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation on our website“. The first display from the Christen Sveaas foundation has some excellent pieces in it, the secoond is ob view from January 14th until May 8th. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am until 6pm.
3: Jimmy C – “Art imitating life or life imitating art? Look at all the dot dynamics in this image” so said the artist. One of our favourite Jimmy pieces, been there on Fashion Street just off Brick Lane in East London for a few years now, long may it stay. The photo was blatanly stolen off Mr G as it passed by on a social media feed just now…
Three more slices of Jimmy C
4: Sandra Dickie – This painting currently on show at Gallery Q, Dundee, a glorious painting called Autumn Fields by Sandra Dickie. (mixed media on canvas. 39 x 49cm), another paining that that passed by on a social media timeline and really couldn’t be ignored. More details of the painting here via the gallery.
5: This is a Vesna Parchet piece, we’ve long admired her paintings, collages and drawings, both her work in canvas and her work on outside walls, Vesna has figured in many of our Cultivate shows both physical and on-line, this piece from her sketch book jumped out as we were putting together Deflect, the next Cultivate on-line show (that will once again be hosted here on these Organ page for Tuesday 11th January onwards). Do go explore her Instagram feed, lot of good thngs to be found there
And while we are here, as we just mentioned, Deflect, will open next Tuesday evening at 7pm via these page. A group show featuring the work of 43 artists, curated by Cultivate and hosted by Organ. While you’re waiting for Tuesday evening ot come around why not explore the previous on-line sjow,there are no plans to close any of them, The Saturation show can be explored via this link right here