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Archive for October 2014

My New Artlyst Blog

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Check out my new WordPress blog at Artlyst entitled Constructed Realities. The first post is about the exhibition Making Matters at Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough. I may yet write something here at Patternsthatconnect about the same show, as long as it is an entirely different piece.

In the meantime, here’s a snapshot of the decorative ironwork that interested me at Middlesbrough Railway Station: everyday abstraction (?)

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Written by Andy Parkinson

October 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

New Interview at Saturation Point

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Saturation Point is the online editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK. It grew out of the exhibition of the same title held in 2011, curated by Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock. The site includes exhibition information, reviews, interviews and publications. Among other things, you can see a recent review of Vanessa Jackson: Rough Cut and Faceted, by Charley Peters and Fine Line: Concrete, Constructivist and Minimalist Art, by Laurence Noga, as well as new interviews with Natalie DowerJane Bustin and a very recent one with me.

Andy Parkinson, Hexagon With Colour-Spread (BGRYMC), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12" sides

Andy Parkinson, Hexagon Colour-Spread (BGRYMC), 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12″ sides

You can also follow a link to purchase the book Natalie Dower: Line of Enquiry, and you can download the Saturation Point 2011 Catalogue. In my admittedly biased view, it’s a really interesting project. Don’t take my word for it, go check it out for yourself.

Written by Andy Parkinson

October 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm