Thursday, 26 November 2009

Peter Liversidge – Miami and Edition

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, will be presenting works by Richard Forster and Peter Liversidge at Art Nova, Art Basel | Miami Beach, 3 – 6 December 2009

photograph Peter Liversidge, Always, 2009, aluminium sign and bulbs
© Ingleby Gallery, Peter Liversidge

The Multiple Store will launch 'And', a new edition in neon by Peter Liversidge on the Private View of the Xmas show of Multiples and Prints on Thursday 26 November 2009, 6-9pm (exhibition 27 November 2009 – 8 January 2010)

The Multiple Store
Westbrook gallery
8 Windmill Street
London W1T 2JE

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Hamish Fulton – Häusler Contemporary, München

Hamish Fulton – Chomolungma
27 November 2009 – 30 January 2010
Häusler Contemporary München
Maximilianstrasse 35
D – 80539 München

exhibition with recent works by Hamish Fulton related to his Mount Everest expedition earlier this year (see post of 23 May 2009: Hamish Fulton on summit Mount Everest)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville has a new home, the newly renovated and expanded historic Cohen Memorial Hall.
In 2004 I made the exhibition Far from the sea: October Foundation 1998 – 2003 (25 March – 20 May 2004) at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery (see my post on 10 March 2009).

Among other exhibitions there was Chris Drury – Inside out, Outside in at the gallery in 2006. Related to this exhibition Chris Drury made the permanent installation Star Chamber at the grounds of the Dyer Observatorium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (see:

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery has a collection of prints published by October Foundation. And an important collection of polaroid photograhs by Andy Warhol.

A recent survey of the collection – from Old Master paintings and drawings from the Renaissance, 17th and 19th Century to Modern Art with artists like Robert Rauschenberg and John Chamberlain – is now to be seen in the exhibition Eye & Mind; A Legacy of Art Collecting at Vanderbilt University (1 October – 17 December 2009)

Cohen Memorial Hall
1220 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

photographs of the new building Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville © Josep Mella VFAG.
Chris Drury, Star Chamber, Nashville, 2006

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Tom Benson – publications 2005/2007

3 publications by Tom Benson

book published on occasion of the exhibition Tom Benson, New Paintings at Concept Space, Gunma, Japan, 2005
16,4 x 23,5 cm, 32 pages, edition of 450 copies

book published on occasion of the exhibition Tom Benson, Registers and Greyscales at Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany, 2006-2007
16,1 x 23,5 cm, 32 pages, edition of 400 copies

book published on occasion of the exhibition Tom Benson, Paintings at Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007
16,5 x 23,5 cm, 32 pages, edition of 111 copies

see for more info on these books and exhibitions:

Tom Benson – Philadelphia exhibition

Tom Benson – Paintings*
10 October – 30 November 2009

*pink, indigo, black, yellow...

43 North Second Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

The colors, shades, and halftone prints that make up Tom Benson’s modestly scaled, mostly monochromatic paintings are so appealing - even magnetic - that it’s easy to appreciate them simply for that. The British artist’s scarlet, lemon yellow, black, indigo, pale pink, and white paintings and black-and-white halftone prints in ink and paint seem to hover in the spartan whiteness of Larry Becker Contemporary Art.

But Benson’s paintings are also intended to prompt a deeper examination of themselves, such as the ways in which his works are affected by changing light conditions; their paint application; the density of pigment (or pigments) in a particular hue; and the nature of the work’s support (Benson paints on aluminum panels, aluminum-and-mahogany panels, and acetate). Look carefully, and the paintings change according to your changing perception of them.

The gallery has three small books on hand that were published to accompany past Benson exhibitions; they explain his choices and uses of various pigments, and it’s well worth asking to look at them for their detailed explanation of his practice. Then again, the works speak quite eloquently for themselves.

text by Edith Newhall for The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1 November 2009

photographs courtesy Tom Benson & Larry Becker Contemporary Art

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Roger Ackling – Another Function, Japan


Roger Ackling
9 – 23 November 2009
Fudeya Corporation J.M.C. Bld. 1F
3-2-7 AzabudaiMinato-ku
0041 Japan

photograph courtesy Roger Ackling & Another Function

Richard Long – Rhine Driftwood II

Two photographs which I received today from Gerard Vermeulen of the installed work Rhine Driftwood at Museum Kurhaus Kleve (exhibition Richard Long, Cleves, 2001 – see my post of 18 November 2009)
photographs GV, 2001

Richard Long – Throwing Snow into a Circle

Richard Long – Throwing Snow into a Circle
offset-lithography in 3 colours, 50 x 40 cm, 1996

from the portfolio Dear Stieglitz, published by Peninsula, Eindhoven in 1994.
edition of 41 copies and 35 copies HC for the artists.
signed on verso of print

price € 1000

Richard Long – Rhine Driftwood

Coming back from London I took some copies of the recent London Underground tube map with me. See my post about this tube map of 9 Ocober 2009. I brought a few copies for Gerard Vermeulen, editor of The Richard Long Newsletter. If someone likes to have a tube map you can contact me and I will send one.

Gerard Vermeulen and Richard Long installing the work Rhine Driftwood for the exhibition Richard Long, Museum Kurhaus Kleve (Cleves, Germany), 24 June – 23 September 2001
photograph by PF, June 2001

Rémy Zaugg

The first time I saw the work of Rémy Zaugg was his exhibition A Sheet of Paper at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, organized by Rudi Fuchs in 1984 (with a beautiful catalogue designed by Walter Nikkels). After inviting him in 1996 for the project and exhibition Travaux Publics [Public Works] I met him during the installation of his exhibition The Work's Unfolding at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, in 1996 to talk about his work and a print for this project.
Rémy Zaugg was known, beside his paintings and prints, for his works in public space. He worked in collaboration with the architects Herzog & de Meuron (who designed and renovated the Bankside Power Station into Tate Modern, London). Rémy Zaugg curated and installed the exhibition Herzog & de Meuron at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1995 and the architects built his studio in Pfastatt, France.
Rémy Zaugg died in 2005.

Rémy Zaugg – Antwerp, 2000

2000, Antwerpen
text on facade, 300 x 576 cm

a work executed for the exhibition Orbis Terrarum – Ways of Worldmaking, Antwerp, 22 June – 24 September 2000
photograph PF, 2000

Rémy Zaugg – Travaux Publics II

Rémy Zaugg – GRAUW / BEELD / BLIND
painted on wall, Eindhoven – for project Travaux Publics [Public Works]
photographs by Ruud Balk, c. 1999 – 2000 Eindhoven

Rémy Zaugg – Travaux Publics

Rémy Zaugg – GRAUW / BEELD / BLIND
Eindhoven, 1996
text on wall, grey paint, letters 1 meter high

installation for the project Travaux Publics [Public Works], Peninsula in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1996 – 1997
text painted on wall by Domien Coppelmans, 1996
photograph by Ruud Balk, Eindhoven

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Rémy Zaugg – Not Here

Rémy Zaugg – NOT HERE
silkscreen, 34 x 38 cm, 1990-1995
published by and available at Brooke Alexander Editions, New York

Rémy Zaugg – etching 1996

Rémy Zaugg – GRAUW / BEELD / BLIND
etching (aquatint), 1996
50 x 40 cm

from the portfolio Travaux Publics [Public Works] published by Peninsula, Eindhoven in 1996.
edition of 41 copies and 40 copies HC for the artists.
signed on verso of print

price € 700

Monday, 16 November 2009

Susan Krejzl – etching 2009

Susan Krejzl – etching on folded paper, 2009
11,7 x 13,4 cm

Susan Krejzl was one of the participants of the exhibition Here & There (Laurie Clark, Ray Cooke, Susan Krejzl and Ian Whittlesea) at Peninsula in Eindhoven, curated by Thomas A Cark and Cairn Gallery in 1996

Crossing the Channel

crossing the Channel from Dover to Dunkerque
PF, 15 November 2009

Small Publishers Fair London 2009

This years Small Publishers Fair in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, was busier then ever. More participants and a large crowd of visitors. We had a nice time with many old friends and new visitors at my stall. We stayed with William Allen in London, who also had a table next to us, selling rare publications of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Long and Fluxus material. Among the visitors were Ian Whittlesea, Tom Benson, Susan Krejzl, Philip Lumai, Harry Gilonis and Gladstone Thompson. Carol Robertson and Trevor Sutton came over and took us to dinner.
Andrew Ray bought a copy of Algonquin by Chris Drury and wrote a post about it on his blog Some Landscapes (he also wrote about The Hundred Thousand Places by Thomas A Clark in another recent post).
Laurie Clark had quite a few new publications of Moschatel Press, like an Orkney print and t-shirt, an enamel piece and the recent book of Thomas A Clark – The Hundred Thousand Places and A Model of Order, selected letters by Ian Hamilton Finlay (see my earlier posts about these publications).
Coracle was showing the recent publications Dirt by Les Coleman and a beautiful enamel Rosemary by Erica Van Horn. Colin Sackett had a new book by Janet Boulton: The Early Toys of Ian Hamilton Finlay and English Coloured Papers by Simon Cutts and Colin Sackett.

Moschatel Press 2009

Recent publications by Laurie and Thomas A Clark – Moschatel Press, 2009
Thomas A Clark – Postcard
Laurie Clark – At Dawn & At Dusk
Thomas A Clark and Laurie Clark – Under The Charmed Mountain

Sal Randolph – Free Money

Sal Randolph – Free Money Performance
at Vendorbar – E|AB Fair, New York, 7 November 2009

I don't have decided yet how to spend this dollar...

Roni Horn – Whitney Museum, NY

Roni Horn aka Roni Horn
6 November 2009 – 24 January 2010
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
10021 New York, NY

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

John Gerrard – Hirshhorn Museum, Washington

For some reasons I found the work of John Gerrard very interesting, see my post of 26 May 2009 about his installation at the Venice Biennale, Summer 2009.
There is an exhibition of his work:

John Gerrard – Directions
5 November 2009 – 31 May 2010

Independence Avenue
at Seventh Avenue
SW Washington, DC

Door – Manhattan, NY

Door, Manhattan, November 2009

Squirrel in Central Park, NY

Squirrel in Central Park, New York – eating chips from the garbage can, November 2009

The High Line, NY

The High Line
The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side at the Meatpacking District and Chelsea - up to 34th Street when it will be finished. The High Line has changed the uplifted old freight train railway into a public park, designed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The planting design is by the Dutch Piet Oudolf.
photo's by PF, November 2009

Lawrence Weiner – P.S.1

Lawrence Weiner
1976 (recreated by the artist in 1997)
at the entrance of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, Long Island City, NY
photograph by PF, November 2009

Lawrence Weiner – 360˚

Lawrence Weiner
postcard published in 1999 by Gallery 360˚, Tokyo
photograph by Shingo Wakagi

silkscreen on cotton, published by Gallery 360˚, Tokyo

Gallery 360˚ from Tokyo was a participant at the E|AB Fair 2009, with beautiful works of Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner and Fluxus

Alan Charlton – Johyun Gallery, Korea

Alan Charlton
6 November – 13 December 2009

1501-15, Jung2-dong
612-849 Korea

JCJ Vanderheyden

Flying back home from New York I took this photograph of the morning view from the airplane window. When I see images like this I always have to think of JCJ Vanderheyden, who used often photographs of these views of the sky and earth in his work.

Back home I found this invitation card of the exhibition of JCJ Vanderheyden which opened on 8 November 2009 at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (exhibition runs until 29 January 2010).

Karl Gartung & Laurie Clark – Speak

Among my visitors at the E|AB Fair were Robert Barry and Pétur Arason & Birta Gudjónsdóttir (from Reykjavik visiting the opening of the exhibition of Roni Horn on 6 November at the Whitney Museum), but also Karl Gartung of the Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. He gave me this beautiful publication with a drawing by Laurie Clark on the cover.

Richard Long – Hearst Tower, NY

Richard Long – Riverlines, 2006

Richard Long made this large work with a mix of mud from the River Avon and the Hudson River on the entrance wall of the Hearst Tower, designed by Norman Foster, 300 West 57th Street, NY.
photograph by PF, November 2009

Ian Hamilton Finlay – David Nolan Gallery, NY


Ian Hamilton Finlay