Gallery run 14th November

Gallery run.

Sterling Ruby of Gagosian had commandeered huge welding tables and attached pans and faucets. The effect is a sort of romanticised blue-collar aesthetic.

Andrea Buttner at Hollybush Gardens has made a great version of the azure blue ceiling in the Arena Chapel at Padua by Giotto.

Torey Thornton of Stuart Shave Modern Art with paintings and objects closely relating to paintings. These seem to deliberate on nature and abstraction and the relation between them. Here we see chromosomes in an abstract composition.

Doug Aitkin of Victoria Miro Gallery with glowing sculptures depicting our Information Age.

Celia Paul of Victoria Miro Gallery with delicate portraits.

Peter Davies of Approach Gallery with gestural-abstraction-works inspired by small structured studies. The transition from study to the movement of paint splattering is unclear, which is a good thing.

Hana Miletic at Approach Gallery explores the craft heritage of Croatia and its capital Zagreb . Some of the work is aesthetically attractive, some is edgy and interesting. A zig zag of woven fabric copies the blue tape over a broken window that the artist had photographed.

This week’s update on the Gallery Runner route (yellow line). A longer run down the Regent’s Canal has taken the route off the map and onto the frame surrounding it. Lovely run, with sun and galleries. Today was 31 miles. Divide this by 20 and we get the body mass burnt off which is 1.55kg.
Here’s a thought. All too often such discussion leads to the “health” of losing weight, but isn’t the exact opposite the amazing thing. That the human body needs to use so little resources to propel itself round this distance. It will be about 50 of these runs before I have even used up my own body weight!

Gallery run 22nd September

This week West to East. Then canal to Limehouse. Plus additional previous run to Casa Abierta at the Argentine Embassador’s residence.

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Shezad Dawood Kalimpong at Timothy Taylor with images from past and present of this small town in Bengal worked together.

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Amalia Pica of Herald Street showing at Casa Abierta.

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Celia Paul at Victoria Miro. Wow! There is really very little there to create this striking image.

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Erik Lindman at Almine Rech with steel sheet and paint images. The windows were opened to the gallery and the light coming through them accentuated the reflections on the metal including a line cut with angle grinder.

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Tacita Dean at Frith Street Gallery filming David Hockney in his studio having a cig break.

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Nigel Cooke at Pace Gallery with images transforming nature into iconic images of fire and the skull on base layers but layered atop with innocent flourishes from 19th century romanticism.

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Alison Katz at The Approach with paintings that match up in part to stories she tells on the press release about road trip adventures and other experiences of travel and discovery.

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John Cage musical score at Frith Street Gallery using systems of chance to make artistic decisions.

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Patricio Forrester with Artmongers presents Political Swing at Casa Abierta at the Argentine ambassador’s residence.