NEXTAlison BrittonMaking it Up8 November to 22 December
The first major showing of new work by Alison Britton in the UK since her outstanding retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum.Table and wall pieces on a variety of scales feature, as well as unexpected versions of Britton’s graspable handles. ‘Small’ appears more beautiful to her than before. Recent table-based pots have a horizontal reach, giving them a wide and embracing presence. The interiors of this developing series are as important as the exterior and invite closer investigation. The artist compares her current approach, paying more attention to inner volume, to ‘seeing into a pond’. The theme of reflection is also echoed in her new wall pieces, where the viewer meets the work face to face, in these mirror-like oval/oblong forms. PLEASE NOTE THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER
Marsden Woo Gallery’s annual presentation of the latest developments within its unique creative network. Featuring contributions from:GALLERY ARTISTS Gordon Baldwin, Alison Britton, Caroline Broadhead, Ken Eastman, Philip Eglin, Kerry Jameson, Chun Liao, Robert Marsden, Nao Matsunaga, Carol McNicoll, Sara Radstone, James Rigler, Martin Smith, Emma Woffenden, Dawn Youll, Christoph ZellwegerASSOCIATED ARTISTS Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Tord Boontje, Stephenie Bergman, Robert Dawson, James Evans, Tony Hayward, Bryan Illsley, Maria Militsi, Lawson Oyekan, Jacqueline Poncelet, John Rainey, Alida Sayer, Philip Sayer, Richard Slee, Marit Tingleff
A joint display by contemporaries and friends Robert Marsden and Bryan Illsley. The exhibition features gallery artist Marsden’s new body of minimalist plinth-based sculptures alongside Illsley’s lively dramatic paintings, and demonstrates their differing, yet instinctual, relationship with their respective materials.