Space, Light and Time: Edward Woodman, A Retrospective, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
In a career that spans six decades, Edward Woodman’s photography has covered everything from movie stars in the 1960s, to the political rallies and riots in Brixton in the 1980s. However, he is perhaps best known for his iconic images of artists, capturing exhibitions and fleeting installations as well as site-specific and performative works by high-profile names such Cornelia Parker, Anya Gallaccio, Antony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread. This show is Woodman’s first retrospective, spanning his whole career.
Until 2 February 2019. www.jhg.art
Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care, Bluecoat, Liverpool
The Bluecoat’s winter season features a series of interlinked exhibitions focusing on the changing nature of artistic education. This solo show by Scarborough-based artist Jade Montserrat is the culmination of her residency at the venue this year. It features huge charcoal wall drawings made up of quotations and responses to texts on decolonisation and decolonising knowledge by writers such as Frantz Fanon, Audre Lorde and Stuart Hall. Also on display as part of the same season are John Beck and Matthew Cornford’s ‘The Art Schools of North West England’, and Joshua Henderson and Veronica Watson’s ‘Studio Me’.
Until 10 March 2019. www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Brent Wadden, PACE, London
Canadian artist Brent Wadden’s work is influenced by folk and Bauhaus textiles, the language and techniques of traditional North American tapestry weaving, plus abstract expressionism. His handwoven images carefully balance full and empty spaces, with his traditional labour-intensive techniques offering a contrast to the bombardment of digital technologies we face in our everyday lives.
Until 10 January 2019. www.pacegallery.com
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Kate MacGarry, London
For this show artist duo Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard have created a series of portraits using a Victorian mirror device. Such images are known as ‘multigraphs’ because they capture five simultaneous views of a subject in a single exposure, with the ‘illusion’ produced entirely in-camera and creating a kind of uncanny, off-kilter, effect. The exhibition also marks 25 years of their collaboration together, with the subjects of the work all people Forsyth and Pollard have worked with across their practice.
Until 15 December 2018. www.katemacgarry.com
Alan Hathaway:No Dark Things, Platform A, Middlesbrough
This intriguing show by Alan Hathaway explores painting as a ‘non medium specific’ activity or as ‘post conceptual’. Manipulating industrial materials, he references historic approaches to monochromatic painting and the modernist grid, with largescale coloured panels of aluminium composite cut and then rearranged in simple geometric configurations.
Until 8 January 2019. www.platformagallery.net
1. Edward Woodman, Cornelia Parker, Words That Define Gravity, 1992. Credit: Edward Woodman
2.Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care. Courtesy: Bluecoat, Liverpool
3. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Multigraph 007 (Freya Mavor), C-Type Fuji Flex print, 109.5×199.7cm.
4. Alan Hathaway, ‘No Dark Things’, installation view, 2018.