Thursday, 27 March 2014

Stephen Walter | Group Exhibition | Danielle Arnaud

123 Kennington Road | London | SE11 6SF | Until 13 April 2014
Open Fri, Sat and Sun, 2-6pm and by appointment

A group exhibition featuring the work of Stephen Walter is currently on show at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art. Titled Enclosure, it focuses on 6 contemporary artists and their exploration of ideas around utopian dreams, containment and escape.

Among the artworks on display is Stephen's extraordinary original drawing, Nova Utopia, which is being exhibited in its bespoke hagioscope frame. This map revisits Thomas More's famous fictional state of Utopia a century after it has been transformed by a capitalist revolution.

Stephen Walter | Nova Utopia | 2013 | Archival Inkjet Print Available

Monday, 24 March 2014

Heidi Whitman | Heaven, Hell and Here | Until April 20

Christopher Henry Gallery | 127 Elizabeth St. | New York | NY 10013

Heidi Whitman's stunningly intricate imagined maps can currently be explored at the artist's solo show, Heaven, Hell and Here at the Christopher Henry Gallery, New York City. 

The exhibition consists of three site specific artworks - Heaven, Hell  and Here - which have been created by the artist through the deconstuction and rearrangement of hundreds of sheets of paper.

Heaven resembles a delicately woven series of blue celestial islands that rise gracefully from the floor to ceiling of the gallery. Hell, which is partly inspired by the horrors of Dante's Inferno, is a compendium of reds and blacks that evoke an apocalyptic landscape and the fires of the underworld. Finally, Here brings the viewer back to the 'real' world with the charting of an individual's journey through the urban landscape, which is here visualised in a network of interconnected paper, string and wires.

Overall the unique vision put forward in Heaven, Hell and Here brings together the imagined and the real to create a wonderfully complex and ethereal paper universe.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Volta NY | Katsutoshi Yuasa | Armory Week

Volta NY |  Thurs 6 March - Sun 9 March | 82 Mercer NY10012

This week sees the opening of the Seventh Edition of Volta NY. Coinciding with the city's annual Armory Show, the fair showcases solo projects from the most exciting contemporary artists. These include Katsutoshi Yuasa, who is exhibiting a selection of his stunning wood-cut prints with YUKI-SIS Gallery, Tokyo.

The display, titled 'Woodcut As A New Way Of Photography,' examines how Katsutoshi combines his own digital photographs with the traditional Japanese technique of woodcutting to create haunting images that fuse objective reality with the artist's subjective perception.