Kerry James Marshall: Along the Way
Finishing its last call on 22 October 2006 was the exhibition entitled 'Along the Way', covering the work of the American artist Kerry James Marshall from Chicago. This excellent show had already been at the Camden Arts Centre in London, followed by the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, then to The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint
When we speak of executing something - an article, a work of art, a musical composition - we speak of working towards some kind of resolution, of there being a sequence of events causally related and moving forward in time. Sometimes the end product, in the case of art, will stand on its own without a trace of what went before, as if all moments working up to that point have been washed clean, leaving the work immaculate, but in a way, lifeless.
Uncertainties from America
The Serpentine Gallery has stolen a march on the Saatchi show with their blockbuster there, a massive undertaking with 200 works by 50 artists. The curators were Hans Ulrich Obrist and two others. Matt McCormick's 'The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal' has removals men carrying out a pastiche of Newman and then Rothko, whitewashing all the way.