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Openings: Antony Micallef – “A Little Piece of Me” @ The Outsiders

Last week, Antony Micallef’s (interviewed) show featuring his ongoing Head series opened at The Outsiders in London. The gifted painter put ten examples of his abstract gestural works on display and collectively named the exhibition A Little Piece of Me, an apt term seeing as these works are somewhat self-portraits and an integral part of his work process even when creating his larger works. Take a look at more photos after the jump by Myriam JC Preston…

Preview: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

After an unprecedented showing at all eleven worldwide Gagosian Gallery locations of his The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 exhibition (all of which we toured), Damien Hirst turns his attention to his next major showing, a mid-career retrospective at the Tate Modern. Things have certainly come full circle for the “love him or hate him” British artist as he had famously stated in the past when asked about an exhibition at the very museum – “No way. Museums are for dead artists. I’d never show my […]

Teaser: Antony Micallef – “A Little Piece of Me” @ The Outsiders

After his successful solo, Happy Deep Inside My Heart, at Lazarides’ Rathbone Place last year, Antony Micallef (interviewed) will be featured in a smaller showing at The Outsiders tomorrow night, March 8th. A Little Piece of Me will comprise of ten new examples of the London-based artist’s ongoing Head series. These works aren’t studies per say, but they are used by Micallef to get his creative juices flowing before plunging into a new body of work. See what he has to say about these particular set […]

Openings: Conor Harrington – “Dead Meat” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Last week in spectacular fashion, the new exhibition from Conor Harrington (interviewed) opened at Lazarides Gallery’s flagship Rathbone Place location in London. The sold out show, Dead Meat, included the impressive works we previewed during our studio visit with the UK-based painter last month, a total of 8 large-scale canvases and 24 small studies or “Morning Glories” as he has fondly titled them. The works reflected a further refinement of his signature mix of historical narrative and modern urban references, all in the setting of […]

Studio Visits: Conor Harrington – “Dead Meat” @ Lazarides

For those who couldn’t make the trip for Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) exhibition Dead Meat opening tonight at London’s Lazarides (Rathbone Place), AM brings you an insider’s look into the artist’s compound as he was preparing for the show earlier last month. For this body of work, fans will see a conscious focus on the part of Mr. Harrington on his painterly talents. Also, as seen in these photos, Conor is a creature of minute details. His space is covered with photographic and still life references which are […]

Update: Conor Harrington – “Dead Meat” @ Lazarides

As we mentioned about a month ago, Conor Harrington (interviewed) is set to open his solo show Dead Meat at Lazarides (Rathbone Place) on March 2nd. Taking his imagery in a new direction, the UK-based artist focuses in on a behind-the-scenes look at men of power in the 18th century when Europe’s might was at its peak. As usual, his techniques walk a fine line between graffiti and fine art, but he has taken the added step of staging elaborate photoshoots for reference in this […]

Previews: Yayoi Kusama @ Tate Modern

AM was at Tate Modern on Tuesday to visit the major retrospective by Yayoi Kusama, whose separate show at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art we recently covered. The London exhibition is spread over fourteen rooms and features a selection of works — drawing, painting, collage, film, sculpture and installation — spanning a period of six decades. Tate Modern director Chris Dercon was on hand to introduce the show and curator Frances Morris followed up with a guided tour. Their enthusiasm was certainly infectious. The artist […]

Previews: Lucian Freud – “Portraits” @ National Portrait Gallery (London)

A comprehensive new exhibition featuring the late Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery in London will be opening February 9th to the public. Perhaps one the the most influential painters of his generation, Freud’s specialty was his focus on portraiture with an uncanny ability to depict the psychological tensions in each sitting as well as his techniques straddling the dichotomy of rawness and fragility in his strokes. Spanning over seven decades of work and including over 100 works from museums and private collections throughout […]

Teaser: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Coming up on the 9th, StolenSpace will be debuting their first show of the year with a Valentine-themed group show entitled Love & Hate. Along with new limited edition offerings, the exhibition will feature artists like Chloe Early, D*Face, Dan Witz, Kai & Sunny, Miss Van, Sylvia Ji, Will Barras, Word To Mother, Von, Jeff Soto, Pete Fowler, EINE, Josie Morway,  Charles Krafft, Curtis Kulig, and more creating artworks highlighting the pleasure and pain of this holiday. See the other piece from Soto after the […]

Viewpoints / Openings: Olek — “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone” @ Tony’s Gallery, London

AM was at Tony’s Gallery in Shoreditch on Thursday to see the first UK solo show by Olek (set-up and teaser photos here). The New York-based artist has been making the most of her extended London visit, transforming the ground floor of the gallery into a domestic setting filled with crocheted furniture and other household items. Everything but the entrance area, the ceiling, and a couple of plants has been given a second skin. The combination of brightly-coloured yarn and Olek’s signature camouflage pattern means […]