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Andy Parkinson, Sync 2 (Alternator), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Andy Parkinson, Sync 2 (Alternator), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

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May 25, 2016 at 8:44 pm

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Syncopated Rhythm in Yellow & Black

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Andy Parkinson, Sync, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Andy Parkinson, Sync, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Written by Andy Parkinson

May 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

Jane Bustin – Rehearsal review in Saturation Point

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Laurence Noga reviews Rehearsal by Jane Bustin

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Jane Bustin: Rehearsal at Copperfield Gallery, London

16 March – 20 May 2016

A review by Laurence Noga

http://www.saturationpoint.org.uk/

“The systems approach is compatible with the evidence that human decisions are largely based on an intuitive feeling of rightness – Rechtsgefuhl – but seeks to validate this subjective feeling by a massive information input, which stands in true correspondence with reality before being refracted through the unconscious.” Jeffrey Steele (Systems, Arts Council 1972-3)

Jane Bustin’s material approaches allow an open system, without a hierarchy. They include: fresco techniques; oil-washed aluminium; acrylic panel painting with ceramic glazes; mirrored copper with latex; polyurethane; wood; copper; silk; paper; gesso; ceramics and ready-made objects

Together, the artist’s relaxed sense of geometry evident in her idiosyncratic solo exhibition, Rehearsal, at the Copperfield Gallery, her sense of rhythm, and her distinctive handling of material through assembly and editing, effect a powerful coercion…

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Written by Andy Parkinson

May 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm

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Channa Horwitz Review at Saturation Point

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Go to the Saturation Point website for a review by Mark Liebenrood of the Channa Horwitz exhibition on show at Raven Row, London until 1 May.

Channa Horwitz (1932–2013, Los Angeles) was a pioneer of “a distinctly Californian minimalism” in the late 1960s and 70s, although she received scant attention from the art world until the end of her life.

Channa Horwitz, Canon 6 Variation II, 1982 Ink on Mylar. Courtesy Collection Oehmen, Germany, photo by Timo Ohler

Channa Horwitz, Canon 6 Variation II, 1982 Ink on Mylar. Courtesy Collection Oehmen, Germany, photo by Timo Ohler

 

Read the full review here

Written by Andy Parkinson

April 28, 2016 at 6:27 am

Gesso and acrylic paint on nothing! Deb Covell’s new painting at OBJECT / A

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The exhibition Here and Now, recently on show at OBJECT / A, Manchester, UK, featured just the one artwork, a wonderful painting entitled Present (2016) by Deb Covell, a painted black square, without a support, gesso and acrylic on nothing, suspended from the ceiling by wire.

Deb Covell, Present, 2016, gesso and acrylic, 140 x 140 cm. Image by courtesy of the artist

Deb Covell, Present, 2016, gesso and acrylic, 140 x 140 cm. Image by courtesy of the artist

 

Read my review of it here at the Saturation Point website.

Katrina Blannin Annodam at Jessica Carlisle

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Katrina Blannin‘s very smart looking solo show Annodam at Jessica Carlisle closes in just two days.

Katrina Blannin, Annodam, by Jessica Carlisle, photo by Tom Carter, image by courtesy of Jessica Carlisle

Katrina Blannin, Annodam, installation photo by Tom Carter, image by courtesy of Jessica Carlisle

Geoff Hands recommends going to see it, in his article at Abcrit, though I had deliberately avoided reading what he has to say until now because I was writing my own review and I didn’t want to be influenced. You can read my review here at Saturation Point, the online editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK. 

Katrina Blannin, Annodam, installation photo by Tom Carter, courtesy of Jessica Carlisle

Katrina Blannin, Annodam, installation photo by Tom Carter, courtesy of Jessica Carlisle

Annodam is Madonna spelt backwards, all the paintings in the exhibition being strangely connected to the Madonna del Parto (c.1455-60), a fresco by Piero della Francesca. But how are they connected? Read more here

Written by Andy Parkinson

April 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Green Orange Light Green Blue

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Andy Parkinson, Green Orange Light Green Blue, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Andy Parkinson, Green Orange Light Green Blue, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Written by Andy Parkinson

March 31, 2016 at 4:16 pm

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