Saturday, 18 October 2014

Sat 18th October: Frieze Sculpture Park

It's the final day of Frieze today so if you can't get into the show, make sure you take a walk around the adjacent "Sculpture Park" in Regents Park where the work can be viewed for free!  I took a run there yesterday and continued onto London Zoo via Regents Canal where Cerith Wyn Evans has an offsite project in the aviary ........... so much to see this week!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Thursday 16th October: Frieze Art Fair - First Glance

Frieze was a real relief and joy this year in a return to colour and fun themes spliced by interventions of live performance and interactive works such as this Carston Holler dice with the holes as slides for children.  A visitor snapped me standing in this spectrum space which was amazing timing as my sleeves were corresponding colours to the walls and were pulled up to the exact length of the line?!.... and my washed out hair was the same pastel hue ...?!
I have visited the Fair for just one day so far and now need to return for a closer look after this initial overview.  It is so brimming with visual stimulus that it's an exhausting experience without much physical movement!
Here are some of my faves including:  Gary Hume at White Cube , Laura Bartlett Gallery,  Performance by Nick Mauss,  Olaf Eliasson at Tanya Bonakder Gallery, Carsten Holler at Gagosian,  Spectrum carpet at Lisson Gallery)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Weds 15th October: Frieze Masters

Frieze Art Fair has begun and this year I started off with the original and oldest art world via the section "Frieze Masters" which comprises of galleries "offering a contemporary lens on historical art".  I literally had no idea you could buy ancient art like these 19th Century Dance Masks from Alaska.  It's a little like being in a hidden pocket of the British Museum or National Gallery with the works on sale instead of on display!!!!  If you fancy a Rembrandt or Hogarth for your front room, this is the place to pick one up!!!  My personal favourites that I found at the launch last night was a whole room of Francis Bacon paintings and prints, another with Barbara Hepworth sketches and sculptures, a series of Hans Belmar hand-tinted photographs and one priceless piece of Keith Haring - Untitled 1982.  I can not even begin to imagine the feeling of owning one of these!!  I don't think I'd ever leave my house!  

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Tuesday 14th October: Present002

Just before Frieze kicks off and floods London with affiliated art fairs and shows, I just want to flag up exhibitions put on by independent artists.  Here is group show "Present002" featuring a handful of my faves who came together to showcase their latest work under one roof.  The inter-disciplinary collection featured film by Julie Verhoeven, GIF by Lakwena, large scale illustration by Emily Evans, accessories by Hannah Morgan and Womenswear by Philippa Long "for a multi-faceted and informative angle within an art and design context".  This pop-up show is the first part of a bi-annual programme, so keep your eyes peeled on the page for details of the next event.
(All photos c/o Present except Lakwena's hand detail by me)