We are delighted to launch a new publication to accompany touring exhibition North South Divine, 2013 at WW Gallery, London Wednesday 3rd April – Saturday 11th May 2013 and Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough 17th May – 20th June 2013. An introductory text by Kate Brindley, Director, mima (http://www.visitmima.com/) contextualises the exhibition and the works of Alison Wilding, Kate Davis, Phil Illingworth, Annie O'Donnell, Deb Covell, Tony Charles, Boa Swindler and Chiara Williams.
We are delighted to launch a new publication to mark the anniversary of Phil Illingworth's solo exhibition FRIGHTENING ALBERT, at WW Gallery, London Wednesday 11th April – Saturday 12th May 2012. A year on from Frightening Albert, Carey-Kent's excellent essay 'Fun with All the Family' puts Illingworth's practice into focus and coincides with the unveiling of three new works by Illingworth in WW's May - June 2013 exhibition North South Divine.
Reviews for PLURAL curated by BREESE LITTLE 6 - 23 March 2013
W & W had a great time at the Liverpool Biennal and the John Moores Painting Prize, for which Jarik Jongman & Enzo Marra have both been selected this year. Their paintings, (respectively, 'Waiting Room (1) and 'Monet') are on display at the Walker Art Gallery until 6 January 2013...more info
"...her first solo show with WW Gallery is embalmed in wit. And it is brilliant." read more...Beverley Knowles on Spoonfed
"This artist is incredible...Sadie has girl power by the bra load." read more...Clare Brown on Renaissance Utterances
"Laugh as we might, Hennessy hits the target of how sexual commodification gets in everywhere..." read more...Paul Carey Kent on Saatchi Online, Artlyst and Paul's Art World
"Sadie Hennessy's ‘Strange Hungers'...is a Freudian wonderland of sexual suggestion which joyfully pushes us towards the uncomfortably intimate..." read more...Francesca Brooks on Jotta
"the exhibition is very very good. It confronts a lot of taboos in a light-humoured way and I wish I could have stayed for longer. There's many brilliant pieces I haven't even focused on, so if you can go see it, please do." read more... Olenska
"...there is something very Chapman brothers-esque about the tone" read more...Anna McNay on an Interface
"Hennessy's prints, collages using vintage housewives magazines, sculptures that adorn mundane object with sexual innuendos are relentlessly campy and witty..." (sic)read more...Regine on We Make Money not Art
"Collage has been another technique favoured by female artists such as Barbara Kruger..." read more...Agata Gajda on The Upcoming
‘Illingworth has taken a spanking new space and pathological terror and turned them into something witty, engaging and colourful, making this an auspicious start for WW Gallery mark two.’ Kate Weir, Spoonfed
‘The two-room, L-shaped gallery, resplendent in its whiteness, could
indeed be mistaken for a lab, and it would be no great leap to imagine
oneself shut in there alone, left to play with the objects on display,
perhaps subject to video observation from afar, as part of some social
experiment.’ Anna McNay, roves and roams
‘The process led to the realisation of what I see as a personal lexicon of materials, raw ideas, and visual syntax. I gave myself 'permission' to use this vocabulary to express other concepts, and from that point on I knew that my practice had expanded enormously.’
Phil Illingworth on Jotta 'In Conversation: WW Gallery and Phil Illingworth'
"‘Frightening Albert' seems to embody, aesthetically and conceptually, what WW is all about.” In an attempt to pin-down this affinity, Williams and Wilson describe the show as “both bold and subtle, audacious without being pretentious, subversive and witty, visually and viscerally engaging, and above all superbly crafted.”
WW Gallery on Jotta 'In Conversation: WW Gallery and Phil Illingworth'
"This month you might have walked past the WW Gallery Patio Projects on the Queensdown Road without a second glance. No snowmen made from mud or wax kebabs, April’s project, Penny Sadubin’s Urban Bluebells has been masquerading as a typical patio-garden.
April certainly has been the cruellest month, but despite endless rain and mysterious hail storms, Sadubin’s bluebells have flowered. This Sunday, 29 April, the unassuming Urban Bluebells will take on their real meaning as public art when they are donated to Hackney Downs and planted in the park..." read more
* Solo exhibition in January 2013
* 3 month residency Oct - Dec 2012
* Prize money £1000
* Group show of longlisted artists August 2012 from which
6 artists will be shortlisted for the award
* Sheila MacGregor (Chief Executive, Axis, the online resource for contemporary art )
* Helen Sumpter (Art writer and Deputy Visual Art Editor of Time Out London )
* Kate Davis (Artist & Tutor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art)
* Deb Covell (Artist & Co-founder Platform-A Gallery, Middlesbrough)
"On the afternoon that I go to meet Hanae Utamura, the first ‘intervention’ into her WW Gallery Patio Project ‘CONSTRUCT: Fountain’ has just occurred. The wind and rain has brought her installation down; the fountain head is resting on the patio wall and fragments of plaster have scattered the pavement."Full article here
"On the horizon, one of Hackney's most innovative contemporary art galleries are also on the move to Clerkenwell, as WW Gallery bring their signature mix of glamour and edge to a 1,200 square foot ground floor space on Hatton Garden."Full article here
Themes of history, memory, re-creation and the social power of architecture are explored in the work of Kirsty Tinkler at WW's current show. The Australian artist's sculptural work is presented as part of WW Gallery's "Patio Projects" series of outdoor site-specific works. Full article here
Opening night: Thursday 16th February,18:00-21.00
Then from: Friday 17th - Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Stable States brings together six contemporary artists working across a range of disciplines and media, featuring Elaine Johnson, Yasmina Chami, Anna Haward, Mark Rose, Sadie Hennessy and Ben Gooding. Full info here
"Kirsty’s work challenges directly the old argument that ‘art doesn’t have a function’. She’s interested in chimneys which we no longer use, fake fireplaces, coving and pilasters and porticoes, which are merely ‘façade and ornamentation’. As an Australian, confronted by unfamiliar architecture, she recognises London ‘deceiving’ and ‘excluding’ its residents and visitors. Appearing older and more opulent than its reality, London’s architecture represents ‘politics’ and ‘power’..." read the full article here
The editor of State magazine profiles WW Gallery. Visiting WW during the final show inside the 30 Queensdown Road space (Liane Lang's 'House Guests'), Michaela Freeman chats to Debra & Chiara during a transitional phase in the gallery's development, as they prepare for their relocation.
For her participation in the group show 'Urban Nature', artist Eva Lis grew mushrooms on a broken monument made of concrete. During the private view on the 18th November, the artist fried the mushrooms with eggs and served it to the audience. Accompanying the sculpture are a series of photographs of trees and a presentation (held on 19th November) about nomadic architecture in the UK.
Anna McNay in TimeOut: "Boa Swindler's A Secretary (After Sander)...plays with notions of gender ambiguity, gender roles, and the “high society 'sport' of gender checking”. The image, based on August Sander's famous photograph from 1931 and referencing the Weimar era Drag Queens, is seemingly equally pertinent in modern day London..."
ALISN presented a one hour live discussion on Resonance FM on topics taken from the forthcoming Emerging Art Organisers Conference, which will take place in Goldsmiths on Thursday 24 November. Intended as a publicly available preview of the Conference, the Resonance panel will offer the views of several very different organisations on what it means to be an art organiser in today's emerging art reality. More info and pictures: click here.
Nathalie Bikoro, Benjamin Sebastian and Bean, ArtEvict and ]performance s p a c e [
Iavor Lubomirov and Jordan Dalladay-Simpson, ALISN
Matthew Stock and Keh Ng, The Modern Language Experiment
Scott Phillips, Founder, Rise Art
Ben Street and Karl England, Directors, Sluice Art Fair
Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams, Directors, WW Gallery
WW artists Boa Swindler & Sadie Hennessy at GFEST 2011, 7 - 20 November: Dreamspace Gallery, 1-3 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8NA, plus work by Wendy Elia. In the film programme Liane Lang is in the Short Film Screening 2 @ Prince Charles Theatre, Wed 9 Nov @ 7.15 PM. Book NOW!
"Latvian-born Inguna Gremzde’s current practice consists of miniature landscapes painted in plastic bottle caps. The use of these brightly-coloured milk and juice tops affords the landscapes a neat conceptual container, a theoretical framework, and a self-conscious sense of unease in their hybrid status as painting, object and installation." Read more...
23/10/2011Jarik Jongman | Exhibition at De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek in Helmond, Netherlands | 6 Nov – 18 Dec 2011
Jarik Jongman exhibits in a group show at De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek in Helmond, Netherlands | 6 Nov – 18 Dec 2011
For Frieze week, two passionate chefs largely known for their banh mi baguettes are about to launch their concept L'Amant Dining at GALERIE8 and have commissioned an installation by WW Gallery's Ayuko Sugiura to create an immersive multi-sensory experience.
Sadie Hennessy's 'fevered brain and ice-cold heart' makes a great quick read, look out for her next month in GFest and in 'Strange Hungers' the inaugural show at WW's new space, dates tbc!
Sadie Hennessy is selected to showcase her work ‘Bunny Boys #3′ at GFEST 2011 visual arts exhibition at Dreamspace Gallery , 1-3 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8NA 7 Nov - 19 Nov, 9 - 5:30pm, (Sat: 10am to 5pm (Sunday Closed)
"Rudyard Kipling is a rare bird in contemporary art, and I tend to think of him as strongly English and colonial - so it comes as a jolt to be reminded that from 1892-96 he lived in Vermont. Liane Lang’s mixture of film and installation will enable us to enter the atmosphere of Naulakha, Kipling’s isolated house in the Connecticut River Valley, and to consider Kipling in light of the shifting historical boundaries of what constitute racism, imperialism and condescension. And this is showing in an appropriately Victorian house. My own engagement may be enhanced by the face from which Lang cast her Kipling – mine!"
Axis interview with Debra Wilson & Chiara Williams from WW Gallery.
"Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams, Directors of WW Gallery, talk to us about their unusual project space located in a Victorian terraced house in Hackney, East London."
Features work from the MacGuffin by Wendy Elia & Marguerite Horner, as well as examples of work from previous shows by Flora Parrott, Liane Lang, Eva Lis, Holly Slingsby and Jessica Herrington and pictures of Afternoon Tea at the 54th Venice Biennale.
A live video link from the artist's studio conveyed the manufacture of fake Bombay Mix, exploring themes of the handmade, repetitive labour and fakery. The work is an irreverent take on the idea of DIY hospitality, and a rebellious statement against the current abhorrence of the artist's hand in contemporary practice.
More information: http://www.lucymay.net/
27/06/2011press for The MacGuffin | Wendy Elia & Marguerite Horner | 1 - 17 July 2011
"All but the last of my choices this month are in galleries of which one can imagine the casual passer-by remaining unaware, even if they walk right by. Carlson and Sprovieri are hidden up on the second floors either side of Heddon Street. Nor do Ritter / Zamet, Simon Oldfield, Laurent Delaye or The Approach have any street level presence. WW is in the gallerists’ house in Hackney. The Skylon is primarily a restaurant. How come, then, we start with Hauser & Wirth?...WW Gallery presents a neatly-themed show: paintings seen as film stills by playing off the Hitchcockian notion of ‘The MacGuffin’ – the incidental device which triggers the suspense. Marguerite Horner’s rather beautifully mysterious modulations, in a key of grey with occasional startles of colour, often filter their air of the ominous through the MacGuffin of trees and power lines. Wendy Elia half-counters a wider range of MacGuffins - from shoes to ships to patchings of tape - through a more upbeat use of colour."
"...by far the most enjoyable part of the 54th Venice Biennale involved having a cup of tea with the directors of WW Gallery...taking over a beautiful apartment in Campo San Polo...Chiara Williams and Debra Wilson are showing a careful selection of small-scale works on paper, while upstairs they serve tea and quite delightful home-made cupcakes to a small group of guests." (Tom Jeffreys on FAD)
"During the vernissage, while the art world continued sipping Prosecco, Flint took time to have afternoon tea with the directors of Hackney based WW Gallery who are displaying their artists on paper accompanied by cupcakes and earl grey in Campo San Polo. An inventive show from two new and inspiring London curators, Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams." (Marta Crunelli on Flint PR)
"a slice of heaven - a moment of indulgent rest amongst the frenetic pace of the Biennale opening week. And unusually for the Biennale, the work could be fully appreciated after viewing as you took a nice half hour to sit back and be served a slice of Britain in the middle of Venice." (Alicia Miller on Axis)
Sadie Hennessy brings you Hutstock from the Thames Estuary, Whitstable's premier hut-based music festival, bringing its eclectic style to the Festival of Britain celebrations. Queen's Walk is animated from tea-time on the Friday until tea-time on the Sunday with a celebration of beach hut culture.
FREE Saturday 4 June 2011, 10:00am - Sunday 5 June 2011, 18:00pm
09/04/2011press coverage for Sadie Hennessy who exhibits in'The Nature of Change: Hybridity and Mutation’ at The Old Truman Brewery, 4 Wilkes Steet, E1 6QL until 17 April 2011, for more information visit hrlcontemporary.com The Week: "Sadie Hennessy's Hairbrush recalls Meret Oppenheim's famous fur cup and saucer" The Independent: "The most charming feature of the exhibition is Sadie Hennessy’s ‘Shoal’ – a collection of bits of used soap of varying colours, sizes and shapes, which carefully laid side by side on a silver trolley resemble pebbles on a beach or tropical fish. The curator tells me that the artist spent a long time collecting bits of used soap from friends and family (some of whom were reluctant to pass on such an intimate item), having found that replicating the crusty, cracked form bits of squished soap take over time is impossible to fake."
01/03/2011 Preview of upcoming shows by Paul Carey-Kent: "WW Gallery’s ‘art supermarket’ made a good impression at the London Art Fair, and the positive vibe should continue in March. Australian artist Jessica Herrington’s ‘Cave’ of crystalline growth conjured from ephemera will be something of a woman-made rapid-result antipode to Roger Hiorns’ room-filling copper sulphate growth ‘Seizure’ (2009-10). It’s followed by Spanish photographer Gustavo Murillo’s series using a macro lens to magnify parts of television pictures, reducing them to op/pop/ phosphor dot abstractions which stand as ciphers of the underlying image while reflecting gallery-goers as if the screen were turned off."
Norman Ackroyd, Maurice Cockrill, Eileen Cooper, Ian Davenport, Antony Frost
Patrick Hughes, Albert Irvin, Jarik Jongman, Gerry Judah, Anita Klein, Lisa Milroy
Julian Opie, Ana Maria Pacheco, Bridget Riley, Joe Tilson, Jonathan Trayte
This year’s auction contains a refreshingly diverse, yet consistently high quality, breadth of styles, suitable for a broad range of tastes and budgets. Stand out pieces include:
• A beautiful Ian Davenport acrylic on paper striped study in lilac.
• A ‘Places of Change’ screen-print by Bridget Riley, who is currently celebrated in an exhibition at
the National Gallery.
• Jonathan Trayte’s luscious contemporary painted bronze sculpture, by one of 2010’s most
heralded graduates from the Royal Academy Schools.
• Jarik Jongmans contribution: the contemporary painting Phenomena #5 was selected for the
Threadneedle Prize 2010 and won First Prize at the National Open Art Competition 2010.
• A strikingly beautiful painting by Gerry Judah, who has received widespread acclaim for his
recent work at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.
19-23/01/2011 "The London Art Fair in Islington was in top form this year, with a good selection of emerging galleries and Artists in 'Art Projects'. The section featured 30 international solo and group exhibitions. My personal favourite was WW Gallery's 'Supermarket Sweep' an installation of a superstore for Contemporary Art." (Paul Carter Robinson, Artlyst)
Browse in the WW Shop, buy online and receive prints, t-shirts and more, to your door, in time for Christmas!
25/10/2010 Jarik Jongman wins Joint 1st Prize For Best Artist in Show at The National Open Art Competition 2010. Jarik was selected from a record number of entries this year. His painting Phenomena 5 has an ethereal quality, which the selectors found compelling. The panel of judges was headed up by Gavin Turk. The exhibition at The Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre runs from October 30th – November 13th...read press release...
01/10/2010 Patrick Lyons performed at WW Gallery during the opening of Jarik Jongman's solo show 'Hello, Goodbye' on Fri 1st October and then plugged it on his weekly Resonance FM show. Catch him every Friday night at 10pm on Resonance 104.4fm
15/09/2010 - Threadneedle prize WW artists in Amelia's Magazine by Valerie Pezeron: "Enzo Marra’s John Singer Sargent - it’s got thick paint and tonal Sargent palette...Special mention to Wendy Elia’s Elsewhere, Jarik Jongman’s piece or the Anna Adamkiewicz cabinet."
15/09/2010 Spoonfed preview of Jarik Jongman's 'hotly anticipated' solo at WW Gallery, which opens Fri 1st Oct.
Threadneedle update: congratulations Caroline Walker on being shortlisted for the big prize of £25,000!
Congratulations to the 5 Threadneedle Prize exhibiting artists: Jarik Jongman, Enzo Marra, Caroline Walker, Marguerite Horner and Valerie Jolly, all of whom have shown with WW Gallery.
WW's TIME in First Thursdays Guided Bus Tours July 1, 7–9pm WW is offering curatorship and arts management advice in one-to-one sessions as part of Futurising on Tuesday 29th June 2010. Led by LCC on behalf of University of the Arts London and financed by HEFCE, Futurising is a one-stop shop of opportunities, advice and information for all future and current creative graduates from all universities across the UK and will take place at the Nicholls & Clarke Building, Shoreditch High Street, London on 29th-30th June 2010.
WW Gallery is pleased to announce that one of our exhibited artists, Phil Illingworth, has been shortlisted for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010 and his work will be exhibited 18 September 2010 - 3 January 2011 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
See his work in WW Gallery's current show Time along with Threadneedle-selected Jarik Jongman & Caroline Walker (see below). WW Gallery is pleased to announce that 2 of our represented artists and 3 exhibited artists have had their work selected for exhibition in the Threadneedle Prize 2010. Congratulations to Jarik Jongman, Enzo Marra, Caroline Walker, Marguerite Horner and Valerie Jolly, whose work will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London, 2 - 18 September 2010. Additionally, Jarik Jongman and Caroline Walker both have beautiful paintings in our current exhibition Time, open 12-6 Sat & Sun until 4 July. If you wish to view the exhibition outside our opening hours, please contact us on 07531342128 to arrange an appointment. Jarik's first UK solo show will open at WW Gallery on Friday 1st October and Caroline will be having solo shows at Marlborough Fine Art, London and Ivan Gallery, Bucharest in August and September.
Drink & Dial Call for Submissions!
Deadline fast approaching: 31 January 2010,
but it's not too late to take part...
If you've missed our previous bulletins and are thinking, what's Drink & Dial?...it is the title of our forthcoming 6 week exhibition, which runs 26 March - 6 May.
Drink & Dial is the universal tendency of making regrettable phone calls while intoxicated. Artists are invited to respond to the concept in any way they choose, all media considered, all artists eligible.
Full details are on the Drink & Dial page, much of it recently updated, so take a look!
Honeytraprocked Summer Exhibitionists, their LP & EP is available at WW until 26 July...
On the strength of 'Travelling Light' at this year's Venice Biennale, WW joined a very distinguished panel of some of the biggest international curators and professors to discuss and debate collateral events at the Biennale. The conference was held on 5th October at the IUAV university in Venice. More details will be published soon... WW at the Venice Biennale Travelling Light London>Venice Biennale15/05/09 - 10/06/09