Strange And Romantic
This exhibition by Corinna Spencer includes 1,000 small portraits of imaginary women. The title refers to Lady Anne Acland’s description of the life of Harriet Fox Strangeways (1750-1815); a portrait of Strangeways, painted by Joshua Reynolds at the time of Acland’s marriage to John Dyke Acland, hangs at Killerton House in Exeter. Lady Acland was known for accompanying and caring for her husband while captured during the American war of independence. Influenced by the representation of such women in historical settings, Spencer explores intricate connections, stories, loves and losses associated with historicity.
12 May – 1 July, Exeter Phoenix, Cafe Gallery, Exeter EX4 3LS.
An exhibition by Theodoros Stamatogiannis, the latest in the Passen-gers site-specific exhibition series exploring historical, social and material contexts at London’s Brunswick Centre. A text written by the artist depicts a residential space in the Centre from the perspective of door handles, French balcony doors and other fixtures. An imagining of an otherwise private dwelling, the piece is drawn from floor plans and estate agent websites while the exhibition title playfully gives the coordinates of the show’s location.
12 May – 11 June, The Brunswick Centre (Entrance 3) 110 Foundling Court, Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AN.
A group exhibition of work by Sarah Tulloch, Annie O’Donnell and Katy Cole, looking at collage as a strategy for cultural critique. With cut-out and sculptural assemblage, the artists explore idiosyncratic ways of working, both individually and collaboratively, where making and exhibiting become research tools to examine parochial, subjective approaches to the medium. Informed by Dada, Arte Povera and Arte Útil, the three artists deliberately initiate category ‘errors’ to blend abstraction with the figurative, parts with the whole, and thinking with making.
18 May – 30 June, Platform A, Middlesbrough Railway Station, Zetland Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1EG.
The Isle of Wight as Six Walks
A solo exhibition by Richard Long, including photographic and text pieces as well as a monumental floor installation made from flint, all on loan from the Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. The work presents a variety of locations, including England, Wales, Africa, Nepal and Bolivia, and spans over four decades, offering a glimpse into Long’s vast artistic career. Accompanying these works is a never before seen vinyl text installation entitled The Isle of Wight as Six Walks, from which the exhibition takes it name.
Until 1 July, Quay Arts, 15 Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD
1. Corinna Spencer, after pollard, 2016, acrylic on paper, 36x26cm. Courtesy of the artist.
2. Theodoros Stamatogiannis, Untitled, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
3. Katy Cole, We could Have saved the earth but we were too damn cheap, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.
4. Richard Long. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, photo: James Wainman.