Tom Burr: Works from the Recent Past (2005-2012)
Exhibition launches Friday June 2nd 11am-6pm and continues to Saturday July 15th
Opening times: Friday & Saturday 11am-6pm or By Appointment
TOM BURR is an artist from New Haven, Connecticut.
He was born there in 1963 and then attended the School Of Visual Arts, and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York City.
Influenced by both the Modernist, specifically Brutalist vernacular of New Haven and nearby Manhattan, as well as by the clapboard neo-classical architecture of New England, the alternating urban and rural eastern seaboard continuously inflects Burr’s work. His recurring use of wooden panels, folding elements, screens, domestic furnishings and personal effects gives his works a craft-based simplicity, but very far from the intentionally non-biographical American Minimalists to whom Burr alludes. Burr’s works celebrate the confines of elicit encounters, of a liberated spirit.
The old school tie, thrown off.
This exhibition unites 4 works made between 2005 and 2012 with a selection of publications.
TOM BURR was an artist with the seminal New York gallery American Fine Arts run by Colin de Land between 1986 and 2003. He has had numerous one person exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States and Europe and is represented by Bortolami in New York, Maureen Paley, London and Galerie Neu, Berlin. A selection of Tom Burr’s writings have been published in Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, October magazine and online.
His solo exhibition at Maureen Paley in London runs concurrently with this exhibition.
Maureen Paley, 21 Herald St. London E2 6JT www.maureenpaley.com
An exhibition of rare and influential publications by Paul Nash (1889-1946)
Exhibition Dates: Ends March 11
Private View: Friday January 27,
Opening Times: Friday & Saturday 11-6pm
This inaugural exhibition at Charles Asprey – Tyers Street of rare publications and works on paper by Paul Nash (1889-1946) coincides with his survey exhibition at Tate Britain curated by Emma Chambers (until March 5).
The hope here is to show an aspect of Nash’s practice that is not well known; namely that he was a prolific contributor to and designer of many publications and books between c1917 and his death in 1946. These dates coincide of course with two of the greatest catastrophes in human history (Nash was an official War Artist in both conflicts) but also the rise of Modernism, avant-garde thinking and radical, new aesthetics in this country which continue to have a profound influence on artists, designers and thinkers today.