Everyday for one month, an improbable new dwelling – tiny paper houses forming a temporary cut-out abode – will appear somewhere on the streets of London. Taken from a publication by 29 artists featuring 30 ‘nets’ – two-dimensional plans – artists involved in the month-long project include Dean Reddick, Alban Low, Catherine Wynne-Paton and Beth Davis-Hofbauer.
Until 1 March, various locations throughout the capital and online.
Binita Walia and Emilia Telese combine forces to question female stereotypes and gender roles in this dual exhibition. Walia’s installation series The Modern Woman uses everyday objects, video and textile to explore expectation, conformity and rebellion. Telese’s installation and photographic series consider domestic violence, the family and Italian gender roles.
Until 7 March, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Bob Barron – works on card and slate
Bob Barron collects discarded slate, seeking out the particular markings that trace its functional history to create artworks that conjure up historical, geological and Palaeolithic references, harking back to the ‘age and nature of the material’. Continuing this meditation on change, materialism and the passage of time, recycled packaging card also replaces canvas for many of Barron’s oil paintings and collages.
Until 8 March, The Link Gallery, University of Winchester.
16/15 at the Muse
The first curated show of this year’s 16 postgraduate students from City & Guilds of London Art School. This exhibition showcases works developed through intensive studio practice, and considers historical and contemporary techniques, blurring the boundaries of printmaking, painting, drawing and collage.
11 February – 1 March 2015, The Muse Gallery, Notting Hill, London, W11.
Away by Julie Arkell
100 papier-maché miniature people and animals form this exhibition by artist-maker Julie Arkell, who made one character a week. This ritualistic and spontaneous sculptural process, a 3D development of her paintings, helped Arkell through a period of mourning.
14 February – 12 April 2015, Mission Gallery, Gloucester Place, Swansea.
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