Monday, 29 October 2012

Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous

November 9, 2012 - January 4, 2013
ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, 555 Broadway, New York, NY10012 | Map

Katsutoshi Yuasa: Miraculous opens this week at the ISE Cultural Foundation. Curated by TAG Fine Arts' co-founder Diana Ewer, it is the artist's first solo exhibition in a New York institution. Yuasa's prizewinning work uniquely combines time-honoured woodcutting techniques with digital photographic aesthetics and elusive poetic narratives. We have produced a catalogue to accompany the exhibition.

Opening Reception: Friday November 9, 2012, 6 - 8pm
Sake tasting sponsored by Sake Discoveries Inc. 

Meet the Artist: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 12 - 2pm
Katsutoshi Yuasa will be in conversation with the curator to explain his printmaking process. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, press images and to RSVP please contact
Diana Ewer | 917 544 8500 |

"Printmaking was a medium for communication and information. Tradition is important but we should think also about future traditions. Contemporary printmaking should have the universality of photography. We need to talk about printmaking without technique."
- Katsutoshi Yuasa, 2012 -

Monday, 22 October 2012

AAF Battersea and Hampstead

Stanley Donwood - 'London'
"cover the world in original art, affordably"
- Alan Cristea in the Independent, Friday 19 October 2012

The Affordable Art Fair comes to Battersea this week (25 - 28 October) before opening its doors in Hampstead (1 - 4 November).

We recommend this article from the Independent for a good introduction to the fairs and their ethos.

AAF Battersea | 25 - 28 October 2012 | Stand H10 | Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

AAF Hampstead | 1 - 4 November 2012 | Stand J12 | Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, Hampstead, NW3 1TH

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Multiplied Art Fair opens this week

Katsutoshi Yuasa - Breathing in the Deepest Night
We're getting ready for the opening of Multiplied 2012 this week at Christie's South Kensington. The contemporary editions fair, which opens during Frieze week, showcases the best of contemporary limited editions from major international artists and galleries.

The works go up tomorrow ready to open to the public on Friday. Come and find us on Stand 6. Entry is free!

Stand 6 | 12 - 15 October 2012 | Christie's South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD |

Thursday, 4 October 2012

The First Cut

Claire Brewster | An Apocalypse of Butterflies (detail) | 2012

'The First Cut' opens tonight at the Manchester City Galleries! Their major group exhibition showcases the work of over 30 contemporary artists working creatively with paper.

Claire Brewster will install 'An Apocalypse of Butterflies' in the Pre-Raphaelite galleries: a lively intervention of contemporary art and natural imagery in a traditional space.

Rob Ryan is producing his largest ever single sheet paper cut as one of seven special commissions for the exhibition.

Susan Stockwell
’s period dresses, constructed out of antique maps, are beautifully crafted comments on the history of empire and aspiration.

Justine Smith
’s work uses bank notes to create images of guns and grenades in a provocative allusion to the lucrative arms trade and gun culture in modern society.

The First Cut | Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL | Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, M14 5LL | 5 October 2012 - 27 January 2013

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Posy for You

Adam Bridgland has completed a beautiful pair of screenprints which TAG Fine Arts will release at Multiplied 2012 this month. He's been experimenting with floral motifs over the last year to create these fresh takes on a traditional genre. He explained his motivation to us the other week:

"The works are part of an ongoing project that emerged out of my interest in posies and their symbolism. My fascination with the subject started when I was commissioned by the Courtauld East Wing to create a new work for an exhibition in 2009. On learning that Samuel Courtauld, the founder of the Institute, made much of his fortune making Victorian mourning gowns, I became intriqued by the imagery surrounding the Victorian fascination with death and the dead. One image that continued to appear was that of the posy. This was the starting point for a number of sketches and preparatory work that has lead to these first two prints. They are somewhat more celebratory than their Victorian inspiration however, focusing on the idea of the posy as a gift, a small sentimental act; something that is emphasised by the choice of colours within the editions, and the phrases used."

A Posy For You | 2012 | 65.5 x 50 cm | Eleven colour screenprint on Magnani Litho MAL352 350gsm paper | Edition of 40 | Printed at Peacock Visual Arts

Happy, All Smiles | 2012 | 65.5 x 50 cm | Eleven colour screenprint on Magnani Litho MAL352 350gsm paper | Edition of 40 | Printed at Peacock Visual Arts