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November 5, 2018Pinboard

‘Harder Edge’ at the Hospital Club

Dominic Beattie is an artist fast making a name for himself in the geometric realms of contemporary abstraction: and with ‘Harder Edge’ he both curates, and exhibits alongside, a whole host of other practitioners of the...

September 21, 2018Pinboard

Staging Jackson Pollock

What was that? Instantloveland could have sworn it heard the sound of anguished moaning- or was it just a gust of wind?- rising up from within the Whitechapel Gallery’s darkened archive/library space…ah, of course: it’s the...

September 14, 2018Pinboard

Julie Mehretu at White Cube

Julie Mehretu’s art- if White Cube is to be believed- is ‘traversed by history (…) grounded in urgent political and social questions while simultaneously troubling the limits of abstract painting.’  It can’t speak for the limits...

September 13, 2018Pinboard

Amy Sillman at Camden Arts Centre

In Amy Sillman’s work, ‘an energy of antagonism resides in forms that remain somehow in flux,  feelings that don’t resolve, signs that don’t signify and materials that struggle between construction and deconstruction.’ Well,...

September 10, 2018Pinboard

Patrick Heron at Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives’ Patrick Heron show is up until the last day of September. Whilst the paintings themselves have received the double thumbs-up emoji from all sides, the reactions to Tate’s controversial decision to group the works together...