Matthew Rose has a collection of Collages and “Astuces” showing in the beautiful city of Paris throuhgout the month of December. Having exhibited at The Orange Dot in 2010, Matthew Rose is one of our favourite artists. If you’re in Paris during the month of December make sure to check for what looks to be a great exhibition.
We are delighted and proud to present Jack Murray’s solo show. For those of you who live in, or visit, London you will be familiar with work from Jack’s alter ego PANIK and that of his crew ATG.
This show, a culmination of reflective deep thought and hard-earned experience, is a joy for the senses and asks the questions that we have all been asking since we could.
“We are born and then we die, everything in-between is a series of conflicting emotions which determine our experience on this planet. As people in today’s society we often let our desires to obtain material possessions, a certain lifestyle, or to chase quick-fix highs con- trol our experiences and determine our emotions throughout life, yet these things usually hold no connection to achieving inner happiness and will be of no importance when we die.
Nothing is guaranteed in this life except death, and we never know when that time will come. We live in a world of impermanence, where everything around us is slowly changing until one day it exists no longer, so why do we spend our lives chasing a superficial dream in the belief that when we get there everything is going to be perfect?
When this perfect existence will only begin to fade once we get there. If tomorrow is never guaranteed, then surely we should realize that life is not something we were ever meant to ‘win’, we should appreciate as much as possible in the present whether that’s a relationship built between you and a loved one, or elements of the untainted natural world that are much bigger than some of the things we get lost in daily.
In the end the only things that will matter are the relationships we have formed with people and the things we have seen and learned about the world, the rest is a series of obstacles put before us, sparking reactions that will guide us one way or the other, and these reac- tions will ultimately determine our own happiness. The theory that by focusing on the simple, pure things around you, you will become more happy, content and less concerned with complications that arise day to day and in turn hopefully influence others in a positive way, is something which I have been meditating on while creating this body of work and I’m sure will continue to influence my work, in some shape or form, throughout my lifetime.” – JM 2012
Come and see one man’s vision of equilibrium at the Orange Dot Gallery from the 8th November til the 29th.
Equilibrium – something we all seek, very few find….
The exhibition runs from 8th-29th November
Equilibrium / Solo Exhibition / Jack Murray / Private View / 7th November 2012 / Exhibition / Tuesday-Friday / 11-5 / Orange Dot Gallery / 54 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RG / Lawrence@the-orangedot.com / orangedotgallery.co.uk / jack-murray.com /
Here at the Orange Dot we are fortunate enough to have been chosen stockists for legendary New York magazine/book Frank 151 & up and coming British zine Zero Core.
The latest chapter of Frank 151 is curated by New York’s latest star export – 13th Witness. 13th Witness is a photographer and videographer who happens to be the son of acclaimed graffiti writer FUTURA 2000. His recent exploits leave him on track to be on par with his dad’s cult status, with amazing work being done in creating films showcasing today’s New York. This chapter of Frank 151 only further tells us how through and through New York 13th Witness is with some amazing stories and interviews regarding the City’s cultural landscape being spread across the pages.
If you want a piece of NY in your pocket come by to the gallery and pick up a copy, it’s free of charge with only a few copies remaining. Check out some images of the book below.
Zero Core meanwhile is a completely different entity to Frank 151, having been founded in Cardiff rather than New York. That’s not to take away from the zine, which, a step away from the hustle and bustle of London is a breath of fresh air: written beautifully, featuring many interesting characters (photographer Elinor Jones & band Savoir Adore included) while also being wonderfully designed.
You can pick up both Frank 151 & Zerocore from the gallery on tuesday-friday from 11-5.
London, WC1H 9RG
|Like an immersive and psychedelic fairground ride, Touch and Vision is a visual art installation exploring how sound affects the way you respond to extra-sensory elements. Using http://yooouuutuuube.com a customised version of YouTube, Kraftsow’s viral video app lets visitors control wall-to-wall projections by swiping, scrolling and dragging their fingers across digital touch pads.
Music and visuals have been specially donated from across the globe for this one off event. The audio is being compiled by up and coming London label; Double Denim Records, working with artists such as Walls, Amateur Best, Stay + and Jesse Reiner. Visual donors involved include:
Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action
This month we will be working with the Tate on their fantastic Young People’s Programme to present Undercurrent, a series of events, installations and interventions by audio, visual, digital and performance artists as part of the Tate Tanks: Art In Action Series.
The programme, which will invite a diverse array of artists and audiences to explore the influences of a variety of subculture upon mainstream culture, will run for eleven days from 16th-27th August. At the core of Undercurrent is the exploration of the ‘underground’ and the under-represented.
“The programme will capture the nuances, signifiers and codes of the transference of counter culture, as well as providing participatory and ephemeral art platforms to examine the parallels, contrasts and connections that make or define culture.” – Tate
The Tanks are a superb space, representing potential for new forms and genres of aesthetic experimentation and participation. Undercurrent, which has been structured and developed for and by young people, challenges and reconsiders how the discourse of ideas, creative actions and collaborative practices can influence and reconfigure the role of galleries, museums and exhibition space in our rapidly evolving contemporary societies.
Artists will explicate specific influences of wider visual, audio and performance movements and genres, from Cabaret Voltaire to Jerry Dammers or Bruce Lee. Fields and practices from Dubstep to Theremin, Leigh Bowery to Bounty Killer will be reassigned to provide artists and participants with a platform from which to test and traverse new ground in interdisciplinary art.
It’s a week before our show with Frank Laws opens and as we gear up to prepare the gallery for the PV, Frank’s work is off to the framers. To sate the hype and anticipation surrounding the show’s opening on Wednesday 25th, Frank has created these great GIFs of the work in progress to tide us over until the show is in action.
The PV will be Wednesday 25th July – 6-9 pm. Following that, you can drop by the gallery to check out Frank’s work until 24th August. The Orange Dot will be open at the usual times, which can be found on our homepage.
This show is going to be something special so we recommend you put dropping in to see the work on your to-do-list this month – we look forward to seeing you. You can check out the sites that have run features and access more images and information by clicking the links below:
THIS TIME is a solo exhibition of screen-printed imagery from artist and printmaker Saskia Pomeroy. Saskia’s work shifts smoothly between hand drawn and hand cut stencils to digitally rendered compositions. Using colour overlays and perspective, she uses colours that are meaningful to her, repeating them throughout the work. These are contrasted with cooler accents and vibrant pattern-making. The work is concerned with the arrangements of shapes and patterns as objects on different lines of vision, like a still life perhaps. Each shape element can take on a personality or resemblance to objects or a personal narrative.
Saskia lives and works in London as a freelance print designer/illustrator and artist. Her freelance clients include Vogue, Harvey Nichols, Topman and Urban Outfitters. She has also recently released a small fashion collection in collaboration with Scottish designer Rebecca Torres. This collection has been featured on website It’s Nice That and in the Sunday Herald Scotland. Saskia’s prints were also showcased in the H&M Art By spring 2012 collection alongside artists Johnny Ryan, Fanny Gentle and Alexis Anne Mackenzie. Saskia graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007.
On the same night there will be an opening of a collaborative project between Saskia and architect group Space_Print. There will be a large scale installation plus lighting and venue organised by sound and light artists Kite & Laslett.
Drinks and music. Venue details on the night.
THIS TIME – 5th July
6.30 – 9.30
Mowlem St / Vyner St
Due to much hype around our forthcoming show ‘London Bits’ – a collection of pieces by Frank Laws, inspired by housing estates, crime fiction and tradesmen - We present some tangential art, a film interview, and considerations of Frank Laws’ London; comprised of and embracing bricks. Frills and furbelows? Nil.
The changing discourse of the city as it gears up for the the Olympics provides an alternate view of the stoic yet passive capital portrayed in Frank Law’s paintings. His work provides and facilitates a fresh perspective of our everyday urban surroundings and pushes forward the concept of London as architecturally and sociologically supercilious, staked out on all sides by the ominous presence of it’s dwellings.
Eva Weber’s new film Night, Peace commissioned by Create and premiered at the Barbican last night provides a eerie view of east London in the dead of night. The sense of voyeurism and isolation presented by the short film mirrors the same disconcerting feelings that stalk the nocturnal urban landscapes of Frank Laws’ paintings.
Both Eva Weber and Frank Laws’ work provide an appreciation, both tender and unsettling, of how London has been carefully wrought with bricks and mortar, constructed with care and attention, putting aside all snappy gestures of the Olympics’ blithe commercialism and getting to the heavy heart of the real London.
You can view the video here: Night, Peace.
Inspired by the concept of traditional potteries in the North of England in the 1800s who created distinctive tailor made patterns and designs exclusively for their wares, Sunil Pawar has designed a set of signature patterns exclusively for award winning tea company, We are Tea. In line with S/S and A/W fashion seasons, every six months a ltd. edition mug will be produced featuring a different exclusive design.
The mugs are premium quality bone china and are numbered and limited to 300 pieces. Produced by a Staffordshire family run company (est. 1906), each comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. The first design is out now. Available now from wearetea.com
WE ARE TEA
We Are Tea is a London based, independent, multi-award winning tea business attempting to do things a little differently. Being independent, their attention to detail has won them friends in high places and their tea is stocked in some of the most prestigious retailers in the world including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Dean & Deluca. The We are Tea teashop next to St. Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London was established in 2007.
Sunil Pawar is an illustrator/art director and exhibiting artist in his own right. His distinctive style has gained him clients including: Harvey Nichols, Comme Des Garcons, The Guardian aND Microsoft. Notable fans of his work include US rapper Kanye West, singer Kelis and legendary Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe (whom he has collaborated with on three mini capsule ranges as a featured artist).
Sunil lives and works in London and is partial to a nice plate of pie and mash. Find his work here:
Your great great grandchildren will make a killing with these at the Antiques Roadshow in 100 years time!
Rising from London’s slum clearances, these buildings are the original city redevelopments. Long after the 2012 hype has disappeared their inhabitants will still remain, a testament to building for longevity and the antithesis of short term planning for maximum gain. The washing will continue to wave like flags from wherever it can.
Whether it is 1893 or 2012, Frank Laws’ ‘London Bits’ – inspired by housing estates, crime fiction & tradesmen – merges these subjects to create a new perspective of our everyday urban surroundings. When dismantled on the artist’s paper, they become subjects of mystyfying, semi- sequestered beauty.
A demonstration of how painting continues to shape our world,‘the purest and most intimate documents of how artists see’ Frank Laws’ recent work is a genuflection to the architectural and sociological aspects of London’s modern era dwellings.
Frank has documented the laborious progress of the large-scale centrepiece for the London Bits show via a series of studio shots posted on Tumblr.
Frank Laws completed an MA at Central St Martins, and now lives between his studio in London and Paris, where he works as a in-house artist for Louis Vuitton. He has presented his work at the V&A, the British Library, Somerset House, Lazarides Gallery and The Print House Gallery, London. Recent press acclaim includes “astonishing precision and technique” (i-D), “Frank is the Joe Coleman of structural imagery. His process is painstakingly laborious and he paints with a single hair micro-brush.” (Dazed & Confused) “Frank Laws’ compelling paintings explore the anonymity of urban living through the prolonged meticulous study of neighbouring dwellings.” (Graham Rawle, V&A Illustration Awards), alongside features at Art Slant, Art Wednesday, Glass Magazine, Paris Social Club and Upon Paper.
The exhibition runs from 25th July – 24th August
London Bits / Solo Exhibition / Frank Laws / Private View / 24 July 2012 / Exhibition / Tuesday – Friday / 11-5 / Orange Dot Gallery / 54 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RG / firstname.lastname@example.org / orangedotgallery.co.uk / franklaws.com /