The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, June 25, 2019


The Thames Mudlarks at CTRL Gallery
Andrea Medjesi-Jones - Exodus (left side detail), 2007, Acrylic, ink and spray paint on vinyl mounted on aluminum, 47 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.


HOUSTON, TX.- CTRL Gallery presents The Thames Mudlarks - a group show of London artists. The Thames thick, foul-smelling mud is low in oxygen. As a result, it prevents organic decay and helps preserve objects. And there is an almost limitless supply of finds. In medieval times, the timber embankments, or revetments, you see lining the Thames needed to be replaced every 25 years. Each time, they would be back-filled with rubbish of the day, old household goods and toys among it. Add to that a tidal river that swept items in and out, and the sheer quantity of shipping (shedding rubbish), and you have a rich store yet to be uncovered. And with it, the modern tidal drop on the Thames approaching 25 ft., there's every opportunity for the Mudlarks to get in about it. One thing's for sure - the Mysterious Mudlarks have plenty to uncover still...

Shane Bradford's multi-component, wall-based works are a perfect hybrid mix of painting and sculpture. By repeatedly dipping his carefully selected objects into gloss paint, layer after layer builds up, forming precise geometric patterns and hardened drips. Bradford was recently awarded the prestigious 2007 Celeste Prize. He graduated in 1995 from Brighton University.

Adam Humphries' works are ingenious and impeccably crafted explorations of scale in nature. Mudlarks will feature two new painted polystyrene sculptures as well as two large-scale unique digital prints. Humphries was included in ArtReview's 2004 list of London's top 25 new artists. He graduated from The Royal Acedemy of Art in 2004.

Peter Lamb's multifarious process incorporates sculpture, photography, painting and printmaking, resulting in enigmatic, emotionally charged works of art. Lamb has exhibited in and curated many exhibitions in London and abroad. He graduated 1996 from Camberwell School of Art and Design.

Alastair MacKinven's new paintings deal with visual illusion in an intentionally awkward fashion. In one, the Penrose Stairs, made famous by MC Escher's lithograph Ascending and Descending, are voluptuously rendered in stark contrast to Escher's scientific exactitude. MacKinven received his MFA from Goldsmith's college in 1996.

Andrea Medjesi-Jones' phantasmagorical works take cues from animation and surrealism while seemingly incorporating the grand themes of History Painting. Medjesi-Jones was included in the 2006 Liverpool Biennial and in ArtReview's 2004 list of London's top 25 new artists. She graduated from Goldsmith's College of Art in 2004.

Jost Muenster's paintings are careful experiments in color and surface that explore the outer-reaches of representation. His smart, contemporary meditations on formalism add an elegant dimension to the Mudlarks. Muenster graduated from Goldsmith's College of Art in 2003.

Piers Secunda's sculpture assemblages are made entirely from heavy-duty industrial paints. His unique process involves pouring and casting paint then creating components, which are assembled into wall-based sculptures. Secunda graduated from Chelsea college of Art in 1998.





Today's News

January 12, 2008

Sotheby's February Impressionist & Modern Art Sale Estimates in Excess of GBP100 Million

The San Jose ICA Presents Mapping Time: Doug Glovaski Works 1995 - 2007

Renowned Spanish Artist Exhibits Works on Washington Avenue in Miami Beach

The Gagosian Gallery Presents David Smith - Sprays

James Hyde & Barney Kulok - Seeing Double

De Soto Gallery Presents La Chute (The Fall) - Denis Darzacq

Maslen & Mehra - Shadow Lands Featured In New York

Tucker Neel: Confabulations at Commissary Arts

The Thames Mudlarks at CTRL Gallery

Cheekwood Seeks Designers For Fairytale Exhibition To Open in Summer 2008

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Art of early man found in the greatest meteor crater on earth

2.- Exhibition celebrates Helmut Newton's 50-year career through a rare and unseen collection of vintage prints

3.- World's most costly painting on Saudi prince's yacht: report

4.- Sotheby's celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with an auction

5.- Domaine de Chantilly exhibits Leonardo da Vinci's 'Nude Mona Lisa'

6.- New book offers front-row seat to greatest concert in history

7.- The New York Botanical Garden opens its largest botanical exhibition ever

8.- The most famous car in the world: RM Sotheby's presents James Bond Aston Martin DB5

9.- Mexico unearths what may be historic recording of Frida Kahlo

10.- Exhibition of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's paintings marks centenary of his death

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful