Issue 22 Articles
Magazine: Issue 22
Preview: Alter Shift Control
ALTER/ SHIFT/ CONTROL @ BERMONDSEY PROJECT 46 WILLOW WALK, LONDON SE1 5SF 14.11.13 – 30.11.13 LATE OPENING SLAM FRIDAYS: 29.11.13 UNTIL 9PM SLAM’s Naomi Fitzsimmons gets a behind the scenes peek at Bermondsey Project’s new exhibition: ‘Alter/Shift/Control’ and steals some time with exhibition curator & artist Samual Capps: NF: Can you briefly describe the concept and themes of the current show Alter/ Shift/ Control SC: The show is a response to the influence that technology will have on the landscapes of the future, and how this will affect our personal experiences and our culture as a whole. here
Gurley: New York and the World of a Million Mickeys Anise Gallery, 13A Shad Thames, London SE1 2PU 8.11.13 – 8.12.13 Thursday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm Monday – Wednesday: By appointment Late opening for SLAM Fridays 29.11.13 Review by Lucy Bernadette Cox Anise Gallery is hosting the work of Gurley for the second time, whose latest body of work focuses on American culture and New York in particular.
Spotlight: Drawing Room
SLAM SPOTLIGHT: DRAWING ROOM TANNERY ARTS, 12 RICH ESTATE, CRIMSCOTT STREET, BERMONDSEY, SE1 5TE www.drawingroom.org.uk SLAM’s Naomi Fitzsimmons gets behind the scenes at Drawing Room with an interview gallery co-director Mary Doyle……. NF: Hi Drawing Room, for those who are not familiar with your gallery could you tell us a little bit about what you do? MD: We present solo exhibitions and those based around ideas and themes in contemporary drawing practices – these include international artists, and some historical works. We also put on events – mainly artists talking about their work, often in conversation with other artists or art professionals – which provide insights into their practices, direct from the horse’s mouth. We also produce books and provide a space to study contemporary drawing. NF: As a Gallery focused primarily on contemporary drawing, how do you help to support new artists working in this medium? MD: By commissioning them to make new work for solo exhibitions – we encourage them to try out new ideas – to take risks. In group exhibitions, in addition to creating an incentive to create new work we introduce them to the ideas and work of other artists of their own and earlier generations. NF: What is Tannery Arts and how does it aid in this support? MD: Tannery Arts is an association of artists, which provides studios for professional artists. It was set up in 1993 by David Austen, Alison Wilding and Rachel Whiteread, amongst others, some of whom remain part of the organization. NF: Of course drawing is a vast medium ranging from the more traditional forms to contemporary drawing incorporating sculpture and performance. Does Drawing Room represent all these areas? MD: Yes, we try to incorporate all modes of drawing and this means that we have presented work that takes the form of animation, film, photography, sculpture, installation, and so on. NF: You have recently launched the Outset Study research hub at Drawing Room, could you tell us a little about this new attribute to the gallery? MD: From the start it has been our ambition to increase the profile and visibility of drawing and to support the development of the medium through providing opportunities for artists, writers, curators and others to research the recent history of the medium and through this process to contribute to scholarship and the production of new work. here