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Artist ID #19: Lizzie Feather

Lizzie Feather

Lives and works in Shefflied, UK


“Lizzie works with performance and sculpture to create and disrupt meticulously ordered materials, which are often suspended or balanced to reveal points of tension and the anxieties inherent in a sense of imminent collapse.” (from Bloc Projects website)

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Artist ID #18: Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell

Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada (b. Montréal)


“Materials are really what tweaks my brain; I’ll find something, a piece of paper or fabric that resonates with me and I have to use it. The things I make are a response to the materials first and then I think the visual catalogue of my environment that I have developed in my photo making is what helps form subject in my work. (…) I think of those works like the paintings I couldn’t make in paint. The change of material has really satisfied the painting process for me, in a roundabout way.” (Interview from Little Paper Planes)

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Artist ID #15: Kirra Jamison

Kirra Jamison

Lives and works in Melbourne (b. 1982, Sydney).


“I love listening to the stories that are invented by people when they first see a new painting. Each work develops differently depending on the individual encountering it and therefore meanings are always shifting. (…) [My] work continues to be informed by an interest in how the use of the decorative offers more space for pluralism in meaning; as well as research into the relationship between ornament and the imagination.” (Artist’s statement from Ryan Renshaw website)

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Artist ID #14: Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm

Lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria (b. 1954)


“Most artworks try to represent something lofty and important, but I find pathos repulsive. I want to address serious matters but in a light way. Even when we speak about illness or tragedy, for example, it should be possible to speak in a light way. (…) Many artists are good at making the easy difficult. I’m interested in making the difficult easy. That does not necessarily mean making it light in a stupid way. I’m not speaking about the surface. I’m speaking about the content.” (Interview from Museo Magazine)

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Artist ID #11: Mary F. Coats

Mary F. Coats

Lives and works in Iowa City, IA (b. London, UK)


“Repetition has become an undeniable focus of my work, as I continuously pull from a catalogue of forms I have assembled. Each work can be considered as a portrayal of a unique, but simultaneously familiar, space. These are places I have been or imagined or dreamed of, spaces I have inhabited or imagined or dreamed of.” (artist’s statement)

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Summer Exhibitions at the Zabludowick Collection

This summer, the former Methodist church – turned into gallery – is housing four solo exhibitions, all working towards a new definition of sculpture. The rooms are filled with found objects from our daily lives (umbrellas, empty packaging, towels, toilet paper, clothes, etc…) which are reassembled and given new forms by the artists. Rejecting the use of conventional materials, recycling appears to be a core concept in their works where the old and unwanted is brought back to life again. Existing works from the collection face new commissions in a challenging and surprising display that finds its perfect mirror in the decaying walls of the surronding space.

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Artist ID #9: Colleen Heslin

Colleen Heslin

(b. 1976, Toronto, Canada)


“Activated by formal abstract histories and craft techniques, I construct abstract paintings using experimental dying techniques on second hand domestic fibers. (…) This multi-media process invites the emergence new forms through formal explorations of surface, texture and mark making. The resulting frayed boundaries between mediums and pastiche address the post-medium condition of painting along with patterns of contemporary excess. Engaging with hands-on production I seek to address and explore metaphysical concerns relating to objects, causality and material relationships.” (artist’s statement)

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Bridget Riley: The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014 at David Zwirner Gallery

After the National Gallery showing some of her recent works alongside old masters paintings in the Sunley Room in 2010-11, another exhibition last year at Karsten Shubert gallery presenting some black and white geometrical drawings from the sixties, Bridget Riley is back in London this year with a three floor exhibition at David Zwirner gallery. This time, the display focuses on her famous stripe paintings, with works dating back to the early sixties until today.

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Artist ID #7: Blake Rayne

Blake Rayne

Lives and works in New York (b. 1969, Lewes, Delaware)


“The painting doesn’t exist solely as a material object but as a vehicle with which to articulate a conceptual idea—a practice continually being shaped by linguistic, institutional and physical relations and not defined by any static or ahistorical definition that might characterize painting as purely visual.”(Marina Cashdan, quoted in the press release from 1301PE)

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Artist ID #6: Klaas Kloosterboer

Klaas Kloosterboer

Lives and works in Amsterdam (b.1959, Schermer)


“You could call my work abstract. It does not depict or
resemble anything in particular. Instead of calling my work abstract, I´d rather refer to it as concrete. (…) My work is based on certain particular notions. These notions derive from my activities in the studio, from my thinking and acting as an artist. To me, these notions are determining realizations which I call ‘laws’. One of these laws is: “To be does not coincide with to do”
Other laws are: “Meaningful actions are acted actions”, “The other knows more, sees more, feels more than I do” and “The work does not matter”. A more recent law is: “Everything can be anything.” For a part my work consists of a programmatic executing of these axioms or laws.” (interview by Peter Nijenhuis)

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