Monday, 17 October 2011

Christo and Jean-Claude, 40 Years - 12 Exhibitions

Running Fence, 1975

Wrapped Reichstag, 1995

This major collection of the artists' work spanning 40 year, as the title of the exhibition suggests. It is focussed more on the preparatory, conceptual and background work produced by the artists' to sell and fund their hugely ambitious projects. The show is made up of models, collages, drawings and skectches cataloguing some of their  key projects; such as Wrapped Reichstag, Over the River, and also the remarkable Mastaba project. The collages are beautifully composed of sketches, maps, photographs and material samples. Deeply engaging, the pieces of work bring these projects to life and are highly inspiring. Well worth a visit!

The show is running at the Annely Juda Gallery, London until October 22. 

Phyllida Barlow, RIG

Peter Mallet

This is a very exciting and surprising exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London. I was instantly struck by the unnerving impact of the huge blocks perched precariously and ominously on spindly timbers. There is a beautiful spacial quality as the visitors weave their way through the forest of timbers. The exhibition continues in various, beautiful spaces of the former bank. Each room you enter is a surprise; especially one exhibit hidden away in the roof space of the building.

RIG will be at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery until October 22nd.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

From Me to Thee Clement

Ian Goggin 2011

Ian Goggin 2011

Ian Goggin 2011

I picked up this early 1929 edition of 'All Quiet on the Western Front' from a charming independent book shop in Nottingham and was delighted to find this incredibly beautiful message on the inside cover. It brings up so many questions about the original owner of this fantastic book. Who was Clement? Was this a gift to him, or did he give it to another? I'd love to know the answer to these questions, but of course, it will be impossible to know. This book has now become a true treasure of mine.

Orpheus at Boughton House Gardens

Ian Goggin 2011

 Ian Goggin 2011
 Ian Goggin 2011
Ian Goggin 2011

Images from the striking and beautiful Orpheus project by Kim Wilkie at Boughton House, Northamptonshire. The massive earthwork sinks deep into the ground, with a gently sloping ramp spiralling into the ground towards a reflecting pool. The effect is very impressive, the visitor sees only the sky and there is a profound sense of calm. The project sits comfortably amongst the historical earthworks, lakes and avenues of the estate.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Flessenboot by Floris Hovers

Flessenboot 2011

A beautifully simple toy by Dutch designer Floris Hovers. Inspired by observing the fact that children are often more interested in the packaging rather than the toy itself, his individually hand-made sails can be attached to empty shampoo bottles and it is then up to the child's imagination to bring the toy to life.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Chanoyu: Models

A small selection of images of the models i produced for my project, 'Chanoyu'

Monday, 11 July 2011

Chanoyu - More Updated Visuals

 Roji - A space in which visitors prepare for Tea
 Transition space between Tea Houses and Roji
 Central Stair Structure looking towards Tasting Space
Tea House