CURRENTJames Rigler & Nao Matsunaga18 & over21 September to 28 OctoberThe first in Marsden Woo’s programme of solo and joint exhibitions at our new Belgravia premises. A conversation between contemporaries and friends, 18 & over explores the similarly intuitive connection both Matsunaga and Rigler have with their materials. Both incorporating new elements and an improvisational manner into their sculptural ceramic practices, Rigler plays with perceptions of industrial surfaces and structures and Matsunaga explores an ongoing fascination with gravity and the primal.
Martin SmithPlaces and Space7 November to 22 December
A key figure in British ceramics, Martin Smith continually pushes boundaries in his practice. In this exhibition of small scale works in Parian he investigates the formal language of the vessel whilst referencing architectural language and the poetic qualities of mathematics and geometry. The work signals a major shift in the artist’s choice of materials and scale as he plays with dualities and oppositions throughout.