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Openings: “Winter Group Show” @ Bradbury & Blanchard

Christmas is often an opportune time for galleries to pull out all the stops for blockbuster group exhibitions, and Sheffield’s Bradbury & Blanchard has done just that with their Winter Group Show. The artist run space celebrates the end of its first year in existence with a salon-style exhibition featuring a selection of artists from across the globe and with work across a wide variety of mediums, and in the spirit of Xmas, everything is course for sale and available for immediate pick up. Great for […]

Previews: Sweet Toof & Rowdy – “Sweet Summer Solstice” @ The Looking Glass

Next week, two graffiti artists we follow here on AM come together for a two person show in Bristol. Rowdy and Sweet Toof need no introduction as their jams have been seen on the world stage for years individually, together as a twosom,e and also as part of their former guise within the Burning Candy crew. Sweet Summer Solstice opens on the longest day of the year, June 21st at Bristol arts venue The Looking Glass, with an opening party serving Sweet Toof punch and Crocktails. The exhibition runs […]

Showing: Ron Mueck @ Hauser & Wirth, London (Savile Row, South Gallery)

If you remember, we previewed the Ron Mueck exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, London (Saville Row, South Gallery) last month. Those familiar with Mueck’s hyperrealist style and playful distortions of scale will know his work needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The four-sculpture show closes on Saturday 26 May, so the terribly busy, the forgetful and the procrastinators still have a couple of days to check it out. Favourite pieces for AM are Still Life, a giant plucked chicken hanging by […]

Showing: David Shrigley – ‘Brain Activity’ @ Hayward Gallery (Part I)

With about two weeks left on David Shrigley’s showing at the Hayward Gallery in London, now is a good time to share some photos with you to hopefully encourage you to make the trip out to take a look at Brain Activity for yourself. The retrospective includes a wide range of works from the UK-based artist such as sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation, and more all infused with his special form of humor. We’ve split the photos into two sets so look out for […]

Teaser: Tom French & Rone – “Don’t Look Back” @ Zero Cool

Next week Thursday, April 26th, the Zero Cool Gallery will be hosting a joint exhibition by Tom French (featured) and Rone entitled Don’t Look Back. Last we heard, French’s studio was in Newcastle so this will be local for him. It looks like he will be including some of those fantastic skull pieces that play on perspective in this showing while Australian street artist Rone will be contributing some of his stylized portraits. A look from Rone and the showcard after the jump…

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Studio Visit / Preview: Brett Amory – “Waiting 101” @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

A few Sundays ago, AM decided to swing by Brett Amory’s Oakland studio while he was preparing for his upcoming Lazarides solo entitled Waiting 101 at the Newcastle location. This show marks an evolution in his creative process, as he now carries his iPhone everywhere he goes and is able to immediately capture a moment whenever he feels inspired (whereas before, it would take months to compile images to use for his work). One thing we noticed was that all of the work for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teaser: David Shrigley – “Brain Activity” @ Hayward Gallery

We are AM are pretty excited about the prospects of attending David Shrigley’s first major survey exhibition in the UK, entitled Brain Activity, opening this Wednesday at the Hayward Gallery in London. The last time we saw a large selection of pieces from the versatile British artist was at the 2010 Frieze Art Fair, where he was incidentally also drawing on people’s bodies in one of his infamous impromptu tattoo sessions, so the opportunity to peruse an even more substantial collection of his work will […]
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