Chloe Dewe Mathews: In Search of Frankenstein, Impressions, Bradford
In the bicentennial year of its publication, Chloe Dewe Mathews‘ latest show explores the landscape that once inspired Mary Shelley’s famous novel ‘Frankenstein’. The images of present-day Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps capture how the area has changed, with several photos revealing a network of eerie subterranean bunkers, built during the cold war to shelter the entire population of Switzerland in the event of a nuclear disaster. These contrast heavily with Mathews’ peaceful landscapes of mountains, lakes and glaciers that appear untouched by human interference.
Until 5 January 2019. www.impressions-gallery.com
Alan Michael: Astrology and the City, Cell Project Space, London
London-based artist Alan Michael’s latest solo show at Cell Project Space presents a new series of paintings based on photographs of models hired from an agency and then documented wandering around central London. Referencing classical street photography, the works are designed to prompt ‘different ways to look at appropriation and image culture in contemporary consumer society’.
Until 11 November 2018. www.cellprojects.org
Anna Bunting-Branch: Warm Worlds and Otherwise, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
This exhibition features experimental virtual reality works by London-based artist Anna Bunting-Branch. The centre piece of the show, entitled META, is the result of a collaboration with the digital arts studio Werkflow, with Bunting-Branch’s hand-painted characters, props and backdrops transformed into an immersive virtual world. In addition, the exhibition is accompanied by a specially-commissioned ambient sound work by artist Aliyah Hussain. Once the show has completed its run at Wysing Arts Centre, it will tour to FACT, Liverpool and QUAD, Derby.
Until 9 December 2018. www.wysingartscentre.org
Sarah Taylor Silverwood: Crowd Show, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton
The latest show at NN Contemporary Art uses advertising techniques in order to start conversations about the meaning and value of art and the art world. It features work by a group of artists pulled together by Silverwood in a ‘deliberate act of random curation’. She placed billboard advertisements on a road in Northampton featuring the phrase ‘artist seeking artists’, essentially acting as an open call for anyone to submit work for exhibition. The results raise questions relating to representation, diversity, and how artists are paid.
Until 3 November 2018. www.nncontemporaryart.org
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Survey, Jerwood Visual Arts, London
‘Survey’ presents work by 15 early-career artists from across the UK and includes artists working in ceramics, film, performance, podcast, painting, sculpture, drawing and collage. Selected from nominations by over 50 established artists – including Ryan Gander, Emma Hart, Rachel Maclean and Bedwyr Williams – the featured artists are: Chris Alton, Simeon Barclay, Hazel Brill, Flo Brooks, Emma Cousin, Joe Fletcher Orr, Tom Goddard, Ashley Holmes, Lindsey Mendick, Nicole Morris, Milly Peck, Anna Raczynski, Will Sheridan Jr, Rae-Yen Song and Frank Wasser.
Until 16 December 2018. www.jerwoodvisualarts.org
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1. Chloe Dewe Mathews: In Search of Frankenstein, Impressions, Bradford
2. Alan Michael: Astrology and the City. Courtesy: Cell Project Space, London
3. Anna Bunting Branch, META, 2018 (still), interactive Digital Work. Courtesy: the artist
4. Sarah Taylor Silverwood: Crowd Show, NN Contemporary Art