295 Regent Street
full photo set here
The pop-up space at 295 Regent Street are filled with interesting works ranging from photography & installations to paintings and live performances. Having a colourful walking man in the middle of a disused floor space is quite an amazing encounter.
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton
Elizabeth Peyton's show in Whitechapel Gallery, as reported by "art & music" magazine (summer 2009 issue)
Something special about her works is that she seems to use small formats most of the time - 95% of the paintings are so small that they could be fit in your handbag or messenger bag. Yet despite the tiny size of each piece, the subject is usually of big fame. As seen in the show and as listed in wikipedia, her celebrity subjects have included Noel and Liam Gallagher of the rock band Oasis, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Chloë Sevigny, Princes William and Harry, Abraham Lincoln, Graham Coxon, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Marc Jacobs, Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and members of The Kennedy Family.
Another signature of her works is the vivid palette she uses. However, the vivid background and/or surrounding would very often leave the subject looks particularly pale and stand-out in the painting. She also manages to capture gestures well.
To see the show is like witnessing a period of time which Elizabeth Peyton captured with her selection of the 'icons of the era'.
Kemistry Gallery at Shoreditch featuring Anthony Burrill's trademark at the garage door
Anthony Burrill's new works in Kemistry Gallery is a collection of rainbow synthetic perspex cuts with the very mastery black, white and a bits of reflective mirror surfaces. There are also a few pieces about the meterological symbols - clouds, lightning and so on. Highly conceptual yet simple and pleasant.
For those who don't know him, A.B. (as his initials like what's shown above) is a reknown designer famous for his many websites for Air, Kraftwerk, David Holmes etc.
Cold Corners by Eva Rothschild
Duveens Commission series
The pointy metal pipes bounce up and down across the main passage
The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
First time I visited this place which is next to Tate Britain. Nice open ground ideal for public exhibitions and/or performances. Would get to know more about its upcoming events and the works &/or artists on display.
Further reading -
for Salon - 295 Regent Street
for Elizabeth Peyton
of Anthony Burrill's installation for the Kemistry Gallery show
Anthony Burrill's interview
of Anthony Burill's show in Kemistry Gallery's website
of Eva Rothschild's installation in Tate Britain
Official page of the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground