Richard Grayson The Golden Space City of God, 2009 (installation view at Matt’s Gallery) showing as part of a major exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion until 14 March 2010
Jordan Baseman Nasty Piece of Stuff, 2009 (film still) originally commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery, London and ArtSway, New Forest, will be shown at BALTIC Centre for the Contemporary Art from 6 February-9 May 2010 as part of The Most Powerful Weapon in this World.
Alison Turnbull Peppered Moth Print 2008, limited edition now available at Matt’s Gallery
Next Exhibition at Matt’s Gallery
The next exhibition at Matt’s Gallery will be All Suffering SOON TO END! by Jennet Thomas. The exhibition will run from 14 April-6 June 2010 and comprises narrative film and installation which incorporates sculpture, sound and performance.
Jennet Thomas All Suffering Soon to End (production still) 2009, showing at Matt’s Gallery 14 April-6 June 2010
Artists’ exhibitions, projects, awards and events
Here are some highlights for January and February 2010:
De La Warr Pavilion presents a major exhibition of Richard Grayson’s work from the last five years. The Golden Space City of God, 2009 and Messiah, 2004, both originally commissioned by Matt’s Gallery, are two of the works included in this exhibition, which brings together examples of Grayson’s films, drawings, photographs and prints for the first time. The Magpie Index a single screen video installation newly commissioned by Locus+ and the De La Warr Pavilion will also be shown. The exhibition continues until 14 March 2010.
Richard Grayson will also be showing work as part of Film & Video curated by Phillida Cheetham at The Russian Club Gallery from 4 February-6 March 2010.
Imogen Stidworth Barrabackslarrabang, 2009 (video still) currently showing at Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam until 13 February 2010
Barrabackslarrabang by Imogen Stidworthy was commissioned for the exhibition XXX Get Off at Edge Hill, at Metal, Edge Hill Station, Liverpool in 2009. The work is showing at Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam from 15 January-13 February 2010.
A major solo exhibition of Imogen Stidworthy’s work will be shown at Arnolfini, Bristol from 27 February until 25 April 2010.
The Provincial Forge a project by David Osbaldeston and Joe Devlin, will present Europas the second instalment of a three cycle programme of exhibitions which physically re-work and re-present artists publications from around the world. The Provincial Forge can be found inside the John Rylands Library, Manchester in the Cloister Gallery display cases, and are available for viewing during opening times from 10 February-7 April 2010.
David Osbaldeston and Joe Devlin present Europas part of the project The Proincial Forge, John Rylands Library, Manchester 10 February-7 April 2010.
The QUAD Gallery, Derby will be presenting a major exhibition of Ian Breakwell’s work. Ian Breakwell showed The Waiting Room at Matt’s Gallery in 1985. The exhibition entitled The Elusive State of Happiness at The Quad Gallery will run from 13 February to 18 April 2010.
Ian Breakwell Walserings, 1991 (detail) showing as part of The Elusive State of Happiness from 13 February to 18 April 2010. Image courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery.
Paul Carter‘s solo show Architectural Intervention will be the first show at LoBe‘s new space in Berlin. An expansive installation that disrupts the architecture the exhibition runs from 20-27 February 2010.
The Most Powerful Weapon in this World is a major exhibition of Jordan Baseman’s work at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art comprising three recent films. The works in the exhibition use found material and original 16mm footage to accompany voice-driven narratives.
Jordan Baseman will also be showing work commissioned by The Wellcome Trust at Dundee Science Centre on 23 February 2010. The screening is the first of a tour to several venues across the UK as part of the Wellcome Collection’s Identity Project. The Gstaad Film Festival-4th International Festival of Artists’ Film, Switzerland on 12-13 March will also be screening Nasty Piece of Stuff by Jordan Baseman.
A solo exhibition of Mike Nelson’s work at 303 Gallery, New York will run from 27 February-10 April 2010. Mike Nelson will also show work in Crash at Gagosian Gallery, London, a major group exhibition opening on 11 February 2010, which takes its title from the famous novel by JG Ballard. The exhibition continues until 1 April 2010.
Mike Nelson Preface to the 2004 edition (Triple bluff canyon), 2004, showing as part of Crash at Gagosian Gallery, London until 1 April 2010
The following exhibitions and events were featured in the December News page but will continue throughout January and February 2010:
Fiona Crisp’s exhibition of large-scale photographic work entitled Subterrania will end its tour at Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall from 13 February-17 April 2010. Newlyn Art Gallery initiated the tour which recently visited BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Impressions Gallery, Bradford. The exhibition takes images from four series produced over the last six years. A publication and limited edition print have been produced to accompany the exhibition. For more information please see the artist‘s pages.
Fiona Crisp Pump Lodge 2009 taken at Boulby Mine on the North Yorkshire/Cleveland coast, commissioned by Impressions Gallery, Bradford and exhibited as part of Subterrannia at Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
Jimmie Durham’s exhibition Obsidiana will be showing at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City 11 November 2009-6 February 2010.
Willie Doherty Buried (video still) 2009, showing at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 19 December 2009-14 February 2010
Nathaniel Mellors The Time Surgeon, 2007 Artsway, Hampshire (installation view)
Publications and Editions available to purchase online
A limited edition print by Alison Turnbull is now available to purchase. The Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, entitled Peppered Moth Print, is an edition of 3, and was created as part of the exhibition Darwin’s Canopy at the Natural History Museum, London in 2008.
Alison Turnbull has recently completed a residency on the Galapagos Islands as part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Galapagos Conservation Trust celebrations for Darwin’s bicentenary.
For further information or to purchase the print please visit the editions pages here.
Matt’s Gallery editions and publications can now also be purchased through CultureLabel. To go to the CultureLabel website visit www.culturelabel.com .
Matt’s Gallery have recently appeared in both TimeOut and Sunday Times Culture Magazine. Lindsay Seer’s exhibition It has to be this way and Richard Grayson’s exhibition The Golden Space City of God, both appeared in TimeOut’s Best Exhibitions of 2009, whilst Mike Nelson’s The Coral Reef appeared in Culture Magazine’s Best of the decade. The full articles can be found on our press pages here.
Matt’s Gallery have recently welcomed the first Stanley Picker Intern of 2010. Matilda Strang will be working at the gallery for six months. Matilda is currently studying on the MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths and will be with the gallery until July.
Holly Slingsby who held a Stanley Picker Internship in 2008 will be performing in the Fem_10 Festival of performance in Girona. The festival will take place between 4-8 March 2010.
Frances Scott, past Gallery Manager (Projects) at Matt’s Gallery, will be showing work at The Nunnery, Bow Arts Trust, London from 26-28 Feburary 2010 as part of the MA Fine Art interim show at Wimbledon College of Art. Frances left Matt’s Gallery to complete the MA in September 2009.