Jane Boyer curates this solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and objects by London-based artist Gabriela Schutz, depicting people looking at mobile phones and other devices. With subtlety and humour, these works often hint at the presence of a phone through the depiction of their subjects’ faces lit from below.
The use of light in Schutz’s paintings, along with allegorical references of her objects, is suggestive of a quasi-religious experience. Schutz has been exploring our engagement with mobile phones in her work since 2007, and the portraits in ‘[email protected]’ depict the artist’s family and friends engrossed in their screen-based digital moment.
Until 27 October 2018, Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, London SE1 3BH.
Friends of interpretable spaces
Over 20 artworks and live performances take place throughout St Augustine’s Tower in Hackney for this week-long mini-festival that has been curated by Ahmed Farooqui for the Degrees of Freedom artist group. Among the many interactive and participatory installations there is ‘an orchestrated duet between the Tower’s 300 year-old clock and the visitor’s timepiece’. A series of programmed events take place over the course of the week.
6-14 October 2018, St Augustine’s Tower, Mare Street, London E8 1HT.
Over the course of September, Alice Bradshaw has been artist in residence at Brighouse Household Waste Recycling Centre, engaging in conversations with members of the public around the decisions that result in an object being designated as rubbish. The resulting works from this process include a film, publication, set of prints and postcards. On Tuesday 11 October at 1pm, Bradshaw leads a free performative walking tour of the centre. The residency and exhibition are part of Brighouse Arts Festival.
6-27 October 2018, Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse HD6 2AF.
The landscape and movement of the River Thames are the starting point for this series of paintings by Sharon Drew, which draw on the expansive spaces and skies that surrounded her during two residencies at Trinity Buoy Wharf in 2016 and 2017, where she produced these works. Exhibited at the contemporary dance school and venue, The Place, the paintings spark a conversation about the sensation and depiction of movement.
Until 31 October 2018, The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY.
Liz West: Colour Field
Returning to her hometown of Barnsley after a recent piece for Paris Fashion Week, Liz West creates a new site-specific installation as part of her exhibition at The Civic. In part a retrospective, there is also the chance to see a selected range of existing works, including Our Spectral Vision (pictured), which looks at the different ways that people perceive colour. Read Pippa Koszerek’s 2015 Q&A with Liz West here.
13 October – 22 December 2018, The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Gabriela Schutz, Connected, Clay and plaster
2. Gabriela Schutz , Orly, Oil on canvas
2. Keanu Arcadio, APOLL-DION (performance still)
3. Alice Bradshaw, Self-portrait yellow pepper, 2018
4. Sharon Drew, Drifter1, 2016 (detail) acrylic on canvas, 130x175cm
5. Liz West, Our Spectral Vision, installation (dichroic glass, LEDs, acrylic), 700cm (L) 220cm x (H) x 40cm (W), 2016. Originally commissioned by Natural History Museum, London as part of their exhibition Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature from 15 July until 6 November 2016. Design realisation by Nissen Richards Studio Limited. Photographs © Hannah Devereux / Jamie Woodley