20 Jan 2012

A place in the country' / 'Et sted på landet'

Helped with a great show at Oriel Davies Gallery - 'A place in the country' / 'Et sted på landet'. The exhibition brings together six artists from Denmark whose work connects with rurality and life at the margins. Some live and work in West and North Jutland, a remote wind-swept region on Denmark’s western coast - a land of sand dunes and birds, low buildings and wind farms. Ends 1 February. Image is of a huge book on a makeshift lectern by Hartmut Stockter, titled The Rucksack Book, 2003-11

12 Jan 2012

Thomas Bernhard, the alienator

An early idea for the New York Times for an article and review by Dale Peck about the seething playwright and novelist, Thomas Bernhard. This image was trying to describe his character and refers to his book "My Prizes" - highlighting Bernhard’s antipathy to the world and his literary awards.

9 Jan 2012

Canaletto: Bookmarks

'Bookmarks' is a series of artworks I made from different parts of found books. Each has gone though a different process related to its content, age or origin. This is from a book of paintings by Canaletto, torn and revealing images beneath - another 'world view'. More from the series here

1 Jan 2012

Alice in Wonderland: Tate Liverpool

Saw an interesting show at Tate Liverpool which looks at the historical origins of Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and how these books have influenced artists ever since. Includes work by Francesca Woodman, Kiki Smith, Yayoi Kusama, Samantha Sweeting (below), Gary Hill and Duane Michaels. Also work from Dali and Magritte. A curiouser and curiouser mix of Dodgson's Victorian photos, Alice curios and 1970s conceptual art. Well worth a visit.