Thirteen is an exhibition of photography by George Chakravarthi, uniting literature and art in one image. Exploring death, drama and identity, the photographer re-imagines 13 characters in Shakespeare’s plays who met their ends through suicide. Opening 20th March at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, the show marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and is the first time the pieces are on display outside of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Samuel Harriman is a British artist based in Oxford. His work has been exhibited across the UK, most recently at Light Night Leeds, the UK’s first and largest Nuit Blanche. His work consists primarily of light, however, by using painterly processes, he combines the mediums of light installation and painting to intonate the point that the use of light is a form of painting. He uses both white wall gallery spaces and sites such as sheds or residential settings to install his work.
Jeremy Hutchison’s i- is heavily invested in the processes and psychology behind consumer culture. Playing with audience expectations and the limits of commercial advertising, i- features professional hand models unexpectedly holding lumps of distorted clay. Until 27 April the project will be exhibited at Rurart in Rouillé, France, before moving to Art Brussels 25 – 27 April.
Fashion house, Bottega Veneta, has joined forces with South African photographer, Pieter Hugo, to shoot the Spring /Summer campaign. Every season the new collection is conceived and captured by an exceptional photographer in conjunction within Creative Director Tomas Maier. Other artists to have worked for the house include Alex Prager, Nan Goldin, Sam Taylor-Wood and many more. The Art of Collaboration is a series of films documenting Maier and Hugo’s vision, unifying fashion and art in a stylish and creative film.
Questioning the potential of the landscape to hold memory and provide a place for meditation are two solo exhibitions at ffotogallery, Cardiff. Until 8 March, Paul Gaffney’s We Make the Path by Walking and Michal Iwanowski’s Clear of People will engage with the idea of journeys as both artists document their personal expeditions across the land. The simple yet atmospheric photos in both exhibitions create a narrative of discovery as the depopulated scenes depict the path ahead. For both photographers, the act of long distance walking is integral to their artistic creation. Long and demanding walks across multiple countries and terrains provide the backbone to their photographic stories as the artists reflect on the world outside the comforts of home.
In this exclusively online exhibition, the second of its kind for Hamiltons, waterscapes and nudes come together to blend two bodies of Tomio Seike’s work in a selection of black and white small format images. His meditative work balances between the abstract and traditional and provide a beautiful reflective alternative to the bold brash styles most prominent in photographic practice. Running until 4 March, the images are emotional and captivating.
Infinite City is a group exhibition featuring works from two private collections: the Zabludowicz Collection (located in London, New York, and Sarvisalo, Finland) and Kadist Art Foundation (located in San Francisco and Paris). Running 27 February until 11 May, the exhibition takes a look at the city as material, responding to it as a site and situation for the contemporary lived experience. The featured artists are: Michel Auder, Slater Bradley, Martin Boyce, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, John Menick, Enrique Metinides, Yelena Popova, Amie Siegel and Kelley Walker.
When Tetley’s Brewery was closed in 2011 and subsequently demolished the following year, all that remained of one of Leeds’ oldest manufacturing dynasties was the brewery’s landmark 1930′s Art Deco headquarters. Carlsberg, who took over Tetley’s in 1998 commissioned Chetwood Architects and Arup to refurbish the building into a new centre for contemporary art – The Tetley.
Saudi Arabian artist Faisal Samra’s first solo exhibition in the UK opens at Ayyam Gallery, London on 13 February. C.D.R – Construction, Destruction & Reconstruction is a response to Samra’s interest in the process of creation. He began by considering the role of construction in everyday life, even during sleeping, and then went on to explore destruction and reconstruction in relation to the Middle East, the concept of the ego, and the human body.
Currently on display at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery until 21 April is David Tremlett’s 3 Drawing Rooms. The exhibition impressively deploys a combination of pastel pigments in paint and engine grease, applied directly to the walls of the three rooms that form the upstairs gallery. As a result, areas of geometric shape majestically transform, becoming quasi sculptural and revealing intimate relationships with Ikon’s neo-gothic architecture. However, an overlooked fact of the exhibition is its site specificity and labour intensive process – the paintings took six people and 15 days to complete.
A tender, ethereal spirit of the artist is revealed through the works of Hans Josephsohn, on display at the Upper East Side gallery of Hauser & Wirth. A kinetic energy excites the spaces between the sculptures such that the exhibition as a whole is one work of space and form. Particularly noteworthy is a stelae sculpture, Untitled (1951), which would mix in convincingly amongst the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of Ancient Egyptian Art. Straight, narrow and forward-facing, the piece evokes a palpable stillness that is typically in suggestion when in the presence of stone sculptures or artifacts of many centuries past.
Aesthetica Art Prize longlisted artist Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas currently has work on display at Habitat’s Platform space on the Kings Road. The gallery has been transformed into an oasis of colour and vibrancy as Rejmer-Canovas’ painting installations fill the rooms. Running until 23 March, the exhibition, Colour Into Liquid Air, encapsulates the artist’s energetic practice, who is a recent graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art.