Benedict Drew, Heads May Roll (2014). Image courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 28 Mar 2014 By CAS Team

Benedict Drew at Matt’s Gallery, London

Walking into the first room of Benedict Drew’s new installation at Matt’s Gallery the flat screen monitor that confronts you somehow seems to sense your presence and, showing an image…

Sarah Jones, Cabinet (XI) (Orchid), framed c-type print from black and white negative, unframed 60 x 48 cm, edition of 5 + 1 AP, 2014. Image courtesy the artist and MAUREEN PALEY, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 21 Mar 2014 By CAS Team

Sarah Jones at MAUREEN PALEY

Sarah Jones is at the top of her game. No question. In her sixth show with Maureen Paley in Bethnal Green she demonstrates a technical mastery and the finely tuned sensibility…

Francis Upritchard, 2014. Image courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London. © the artist
Friday Dispatch 14 Mar 2014 By CAS Team

Francis Upritchard at Kate MacGarry, London

Kate MacGarry loves a bit of an art/craft crossover: a number of her artists use ceramics and textiles as part of their vocabulary (witness the tapestries of Goshka Macuga, Renee So’s wonderful knitted works and Tiago Carneiro Da Cunha’s ceramics), and Francis Upritchard’s latest show reinforces the profile of one of London’s most distinctive and best loved contemporary galleries.

Contemporary Art Society's Annual Fundraiser RE-, held at Tobacco Dock, London, 2014, photo: Joe Plommer
News 12 Mar 2014 By CAS Team

Press Release: Contemporary Art Society stages another spectacular fundraising gala

Over £250,000 was raised to benefit the charity’s mission, including stand-out prices for Roger Hiorns, Michael Landy and Daniel Silver

Rashaad Newsome, Herald, 2011, hand-carved mahogany frame with gilding, HD LED television, speakers 260 x 160cm. Image courtesy Carroll / Fletcher © the artist
Friday Dispatch 7 Mar 2014 By CAS Team

John Akomfrah, Phoebe Boswell, Rashaad Newsome at Carroll / Fletcher, Graham Gussin at Marlborough Contemporary

This week I am going to give a quick heads up on two shows that both opened last night: the first is a group show at Carroll / Fletcher on Eastcastle Street, just off Oxford Street.

Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014, installation view, Chisenhale Gallery. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP
CAS Recommends 4 Mar 2014 By CAS Team

March 2014

LONDON EXHIBITIONS Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room drawingroom.org.uk 20 February – 19 April 2014 Artist Richard Deacon has selected a broad range of works by over 30 artists spanning the last 105 years…

Helen Marten, Evian Disease, 2012. Installation view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012 – 2013. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ.
Artist to Watch By CAS Team

Helen Marten

Helen Marten uses sculptural assemblage and video to reflect upon the relationship between two and three dimensional form. Taking as a starting point the contemporary image world, the flattened digital…

Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, installation view, 2014. Image courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 28 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Friday Dispatch: Becky Beasley, The Walk…in green, at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

Becky Beasley’s fourth exhibition with Laura Bartlett Gallery, now in Bethnal Green, has all the elements that we have come to expect of her subtle practice as an artist. There…

Oliver Laric, Lincoln 3D Scans (2013). Commissioned by The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2012
News 27 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Press Release: Call for entries to Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014

For immediate release, 27 February 2014 The Contemporary Art Society is now calling for entries to the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 – a unique commissioning award in the…

Ryan Mosley, Smoking Pilgrimage, 2014, oil on canvas backed with sail cloth, 215 x 145cm, © the artist, image courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photograph: Michael Brzezinski.
Friday Dispatch 21 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Ryan Mosley at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Time was when being picked up by Charles Saatchi was all a young artist needed to launch them commercially, but our world is a more complex place now, and so…

Image: Rose Wylie, P.C. with Frame (2013), oil on canvas. A new work kindly donated by the artist and Union, London. Image courtesy the artist.
News 17 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Annual Fundraiser 2014: Works by Turner Prize winners to go on sale in Contemporary Art Society gala

Livia Firth has been appointed Honorary Chair of the gala, which raises vital funds to purchase contemporary art for museums across the UK.

Gary Webb, X7 City, installation view at Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2014. Image courtesy The approach, London, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 14 Feb 2014 By CAS Team

Gary Webb, X7 City, at Bloomberg SPACE, London

Bloomberg SPACE in Finsbury Square, London is a fairly uncompromising, corporate architecture, that might at first look as if it offers the ideal neutrality for showing contemporary art, but can in fact sometimes prove too weighty an opponent. Gary Webb’s current show grabs the space and makes it his own.

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