Charles Krafft & Mike Leavitt
14.05.10 - 30.05.10
Charles Krafft & Mike Leavitt’s ‘Pitchfork Pals’ bombard London with the best of Seattle’s post-grunge visual art culture. A variety of handcrafted items transform StolenSpace Gallery into a sinister souvenir shop with dictator teapots, life-size human bone china shovels, cardboard tennis shoes and artist action figures. A sampling of individual projects frames the debut of this dynamic duo’s ‘Pitchfork Pals’ ceramic collaborations.
Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Phil Ashcroft and Scrawl Collective at Tate Modern: No Soul For Sale, Friday 14 - Sunday 16 May 2010
To celebrate Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary, the gallery will host No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents. For this free arts festival, Tate Modern is inviting over 70 of the world’s most innovative independent art spaces, not-for-profit organisations and artists’ collectives, from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, to take over the Turbine Hall. The festival will fill the iconic Turbine Hall space with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music and film on 14-16 May 2010.
Charlie Isoe 'Silver Spoons and Hotel Rooms'
Featuring Charlie Isoe
14th May 2010 - 24th June 2010
Mr Isoe is back in town!
Christopher Charlie Isoe's first solo show UK will be opening next Friday on May 14th. 'Silver Spoons and Hotel Rooms' will feature a whole new body body of work comprising of sculptures, photography and installations.
Isoe's attempts to capture modern society and the human essence, his loose application of paint coupled with fine draftsmanship make for a captivating pictorial plane.
The exhibition will run will from May 14th - June 23rd.
Lazarides Rathbone | 11 Rathbone Place | London | W1T 1HR | 0207 636 5443
Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 7 pm.
FLESH runs at The Brick Lane Gallery: 11th–17th May, 1pm-6pm.
Private View: 12th May 2010, 6pm – 8pm, by invitation only.
PHOTOGRAPHER HAMISH BROADBENT MAKES DOUBLE
UK DEBUT WITH FLESH, FICTION & NON-FICTION
Photographer Hamish Broadbent is to mark his UK exhibition debut with two
consecutive solo shows in London this May.
The first of these, entitled ‘Flesh’, examines human activity under opposed conditions of confined and unconfined space. In the first case - on tubes, trains and airplanes - the
constraint is imposed by the mode of travel and subjects are photographed close up,
according to their confined state. In the second, the constraint is self-imposed -
choosing to occupy the same public park at the same time each morning - and the
subjects are photographed in isolation according to the condition of their choice and the
routine they have developed. In both cases the closed circuit of activity is centred on the body and its cycle of repetition.
Thu 13th May 2010, 06:30pm – 08:00pm
1.10 Kingly Court Carnaby Street London W1B 5PW
Kristin Knox, fashion blogger and founder of The Clothes Whisperer website, is launching her debut book 'Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation' on Thursday.
The book, which celebrates the legacy of one of Britain's most incredible fashion designers, is out now, but you can buy a copy and meet Kristin at Material, Carnaby Street, where she'll even sign it for you!
The book will be a must for McQueen fans, and it features over a hundred images of his catwalk collections, plus tributes from various fashion luminaries.
Material is an independent art gallery and bookstore which also stocks a range of magazines, limited edition prints, books and loads of other crafty-designy-type things, so you might even find something else you like!
Material, Kingly Court