Friday, March 26, 2010

Marcus Coates & Matt Stokes: "Decalogue: Films You Can Count on Two Hands" Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

Decalogue : Films You Can Count on Two Hands

Organized by Eve Sussman

March 27 - May 2, 2010
Opening: Saturday, March 27, 6-8 PM
Screening Hours: Tues - Sat. 11-7 PM, Sun. 2-6 PM

Winkleman Gallery is extremely pleased to present "Decalogue : Films You Can Count on Two Hands" an "exhibition as film festival" organized by Eve Sussman and featuring works by 10 international artists and contemporary filmmakers whose work is recognized for its innovative approaches to narrative. Converting the gallery space into a cinema, with vintage theater seating and a state-of-the-art screening system, "Decalogue : Films You Can Count on Two Hands" will operate on a regular cinema house schedule with a new double featuring running continuously each week.

OPENING - March 27, 6 - 8 pm

Trailers/Excerpts from the ten filmmakers

WEEK 1: MARCH 30 - April 4 

Jim Finn - "Interkosmos"

Marcus Coates - "Radio Shaman" / 
"The Plover's Wing"

WEEK 2 : April 6 - April 11

Johan Grimonprez - "dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y"
Erin Cosgrove - "What Manner of Person Art Thou?"

WEEK 3: April 13 - April 18
Julian Rosefeldt - "Lonely Planet"

Matt Stokes - "Long After Tonight"

WEEK 4: April 20 - April 25
Simon Lee & Algis Kizys - "Where Is the Black Beast?"
Christine Rebet - "The Soul Hunter" / "The Black Cabinet" / 
"Tell me about your dreams" / 
"Brand Band News"

WEEK 5: April 27 - MAY 2
Leslie Thornton - "Peggy and Fred in Hell"

Chris Sollars - "C Red Blue J"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sophie Lisa Beresford & Matt Stokes: Prize Winners at Journal Culture Awards 2010


Matt Stokes


Sophie Lisa Beresford

Workplace Gallery represented artists were successful at the Journal Culture Awards at The Gala Theatre in Durham last night. Matt Stokes won Visual Artist Of The Year and Sophie Lisa Beresford won Newcomer Of The Year.

Catherine Bertola
was also nominated for Visual Artist Of The Year.


Sophie Lisa Beresford
The Adidas Mermaid
Lamda Print
31 x 44 cms
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Matt Stokes
The Gainsborough Packet, production still
Super 16mm Film and Audio Transferred to Hard Drive
8 min 56 sec
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cecilia Stenbom: "Artists Talk" ISIS Arts, Newcastle, UK


Cecilia Stenbom

18:00 – 20:00

Come to meet and hear about the work of ISIS Arts artist in residence, Cecilia Stenbom.

Refreshments will be available. The event is free and everyone interested is welcome although space is limited, so please RSVP: or ring 0191 261 4407.

Cecilia Stenbom’s  artworks and films explore notions of identity and relationships in a  mediated world. She examines our desires by appropriating genres of mass  media and commodity such as advertising, documentary and the TV movie,  fulfilling the expectations that those genres set up.

Previous works have included “The Protocol” (2008), a re-enactment  of an American infomercial, “The Inspector” (2007) a narrative  based on female television cops and “Search & Destroy” (2006)  a “first person” account of experiences as a US marine in  the Vietnam War based on cult movies on that subject.

During the research residency at ISIS Arts Cecilia is developing and  producing a new body of work that is investigating capitalisation and  dramatisation of domestic concerns, such as health, security and safety.  As  part of this project, Cecilia is using a wide range of source material  such as real rescue drama documentaries, mortality statistics and first  aid equipment. This project will culminate in a solo exhibition at Workplace  Gallery in 2010. Cecilia has received a grant from Arts Council England  to develop and produce this work.

“In my artworks my subject is myself. Through my own image I explore notions of identity and relationships in a mediated world. I examine our desires by appropriating genres of mass media and commodity such as advertising, documentary and the TV movie, fulfilling the expectations that those genres set up. Through the means of a kind of narcissistic projection into fantastical roles such as a US Marine, Police Cop, or Multilingual Translator I try to find ways to examine the systems inherent in contemporary culture. Forming a knowingly amateurish pastiche I attempt to carry through to completion the wants of a culture that I see constantly beckoning to a place that arguably should never be reached. ”

Cecilia Stenbom 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Cecilia works in a wide range of material including drawing,  painting, installation, sculpture, artists books, and photography, although  her main focus lies in video. She has exhibited extensively nationally  and internationally and recent exhibitions include “WRO Media Art  Biennale” in Wroclaw, Poland, “Trickle Down Theory”,  at Korjaamo in Helsinki, Finland and “In the City” in Sunderland  City Centre. Cecilia is represented by Workplace  Gallery <> , Gateshead and her video work is distributed by AV-arkki, Helsinki, Finland.

Cecilia Stenbom was born in Stockholm  in 1976. She studied Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland  where she completed a Bachelor degree. In 2003 she moved to Scotland to  do a MFA at Glasgow School of Art. After completing her MFA she moved to  the North East of England to live and work.

Information on ISIS Arts
ISIS Arts is an artist led, visual and media arts organisation with an international artist residency, commissions, training and research programme. Their programme seeks to address themes of identity and cultural understanding and they engage with artists to produce work that challenges and presents social issues within new contexts.    
ISIS has two studio spaces for visiting artists, a media training room, and an inflatable touring venue for sharing media arts with a wider audience. From their Newcastle base ISIS works with over 100 artists a year supporting practice and exchange.

first floor,
5 Charlotte Square,
NE1 4XF.

Tel: +44 (0) 191 261 4407
Fax: +44 (0) 191 261 6818

image: Cecilia Stenbom The Rescue 2010
Courtesy of the Artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Laura Lancaster: 'Paintings From England & America' - CRISP, London - Thurs 11th March 6-8pm

Laura Lancaster, Untitled, 2010, Oil on Board, 30 x 41 cm (LL0265)



3 Newman Passage, London, W1T 1EG

11 March - 17 April 2010

Private view: Thursday, 11 March, 6-8pm

Lancaster), NEW YORK (Spencer Sweeney), BRISTOL (Rhys Coren), MILWAUKEE
(Peter Barrickman), LONDON (Alexis Marguerite Teplin), LOS ANGELES (Rob

LAURA LANCASTER (B. 1979) lives and works in NEWCASTLE, UK.
Solo exhibitions include Workplace Gallery, Gateshead (2009), Bailiffgate
Museum, Northumberland (2009), Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
(2008).  Group exhibitions include Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2009),
Islands Never Found  Touring to Museums in Athens, Napoli, and Valencia
(2009), Coopers Building, Newcastle (2009),  Star & Shadow Gallery,
Newcastle (2009), Ma2 Gallery, Tokyo (2008),  Kunstmuseum Bern,
Switzerland (2008).

SPENCER SWEENEY (B. 1973) lives and works in NEW YORK CITY, USA.
Solo exhibitions include VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin (2010), Gavin
Brown's enterprise, New York (2009), Jack Hanley, San Francisco (2008),
The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2008). Group exhibitions include Gavin
Brown's enterprise (2009), Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia (2009), PS1, New
York (2008), Whitney Biennial, New York (2006).

RHYS COREN (B. 1983) lives and works in BRISTOL, UK.
Solo exhibitions include Old Shoreditch Station, London (2009), Star and
Dove Contemporary Artspace, Bristol (2008). Groups exhibitions include
Syndicat Potentiel, Strasbourg, France (2009), ISCP, New York (2009),
FACT, Liverpool (2009), Spike Island, Bristol (2008), Jamaican Street,
Bristol (2008), Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2007).

PETER BARRICKMAN (B. 1978) lives and works in MILWAUKEE, USA.
Solo exhibitions include The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee (2009). Group
exhibitions include And/Or Gallery, Dallas (2009), Rowley Kennerk Gallery,
Chicago (2009), Dean Jensen Gallery Milwaukee (2008), The Swiss Institute
New York, NY (2008), Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles (2008), The Green
Gallery, Milwaukee (2007).

ALEXIS MARGEURITE TEPLIN (B. 1976) lives and works in LONDON, UK.
Solo exhibitions include Mary Mary, Glasgow (2010), Blanket Contemporary,
Vancouver (2009), Car Projects, Bologna (2008), HOTEL, London (2008).
Group exhibitions include Mary Mary, Glasgow (2009), CCA Andratx, Spain,
curated by Barry Schwabsky (2009), GSK Contemporary (2008), Royal Academy,
London (2008), Liverpool Biennale (2008), Concrete, Hayward Gallery,
London (2008).

ROB THOM (B. 1975) lives and works in LOS ANGELES, USA.
Solo exhibitions include China Art Objects (2008), Black Dragon Society,
(2006). Group Exhibitions include Happy Lion, Los Angeles (2009), Cottage
Home, Los Angeles (2009), Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles (2008),
Cottage Home, Los Angeles (2008).

Current | SCULPTURE ROOF: Justin Beal until 17 April 2010.

CRISP is open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ant Macari and Mike Pratt: [Im]Perfect Articles, VOLTA Show, New York, USA

Imperfect Articles announce participation in VOLTA NY. 
VOLTA NY runs this week Thursday 2PM-8PM and Friday - Sunday 11AM-7PM. 
It is located at 7 West 34th Street, between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave. 

They will be releasing 8 new t-shirt editions by:

Misaki Kwai
Ant Macari
Mike Pratt
Mark Schubert 
Oliver Schultze
Jered Sprecher
Zack Storm

Additionally, they will be showing edition shirts by Atsushi Kaga, Sterling Ruby, David Shrigley, Claire Sherman, David Godbold, Rachel Niffenegger, Rashid Johnson, and Clare E Rojas.

Founded in the balmy summer of 2004, Imperfect Articles is the collaborative effort of artists Noah Singer & Mike Andrews. Based in the Humbolt Park area of Chicago, Illinois, Imperfect Articles has been featured in Time Out Chicago, The Chicago Reader, Chicago Magazine, The New City (Chicago), Flare Magazine, Venus, XL8R, Cargo and W Magazine. Merging a clothing brand and site-less gallery, Imperfect Articles takes an experimental approach to curatorial practice with limited-edition, hand-dyed and hand screen-printed t-shirts. Imperfect Articles challenges the relationship between image, audience and "exhibition" space with a new model of distribution that highlights work by emerging and established artists alike, conflating concepts of fine art, design and fashion. Each shirt is an original, one-of-a-kind, numbered edition; our newest shirts are pressings of 30, 40 or 50 shirts only. Once the shirt is sold that's it. All our shirts are hand-dyed, 100% cotton American Apparel short sleeve, fine jersey tees. Imperfect Articles is an on-going project and usually print between 50-100 new designs a year. We also can be found at various art fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami and Switzerland -- join our mailing list to keep up on our latest project!

image: Mike Pratt Rubber Neck Edition of 30

Jennifer Douglas: 'The Short Score', DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Durham UK

Jennifer Douglas

The Short Score

DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery
Preview Friday 5th March at 6:00pm

The Short Score is a newly commissioned work by Jennifer Douglas that brings a sense of playful, but also demanding, investigation of 'matter' through her creation of intricate worlds of fantasy. Viewers are invited to test their boundaries and notions of objects and space, fiction and reality. Spanning drawing, sculpture, and installation, Douglas's work reveals structures of thought that are both abstract and literal.

Among the variety of ways in which artists produce their work, two predominate.  The artist may either engage in extensive research and planning prior to the work's execution, in which case the work's 'problems' have been more or less 'solved' in what might be called its preliminary design process; or, they may adopt a more intuitive approach, responding to materials and entering into an open dialogue with them as the work develops. It is the latter that characterises the working process of Jennifer Douglas. Such extemporization does not necessarily result, however, in the inconsistency or arbitrariness that one might expect from unregulated freedom.  Certain techniques, formal arrangements and aesthetic preferences recur, giving the artist's work - in this case Douglas's - the coherence of a virtual language. (Extract from Passage Through The Wood by John Calcutt)

Currently based in Gateshead, Douglas's recent projects include a billboard commission for the Jerwood Space in London and numerous international solo and group exhibitions including those at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead,  and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

The Short Score runs until Sunday 18th April