Prophetic Diagrams Review by Simina Neagu, South London Art Map Magazine, Issue 17,
8th Jan 2013
Cryptic and yet convincing: Prophetic Diagrams by Jessica Shepherd, One Stop Arts,
11th Jan 2013
Review in Art Info, Claire Dorsett "You Do The Talking", by Coline Milliard
23rd November 2012
Peter Ainsworth in conversation with Laura Liliyana - Raffaella Cogoni
FAD - 12th November 2012
REVIEWS "SO IT GOES." TOM POPE IN A-N ONLINE MAGAZINE
Anna McNay reviews "So It Goes." by Tom Pope for a-n online magazine (29th September 2012)
REVIEWS "SO IT GOES." TOM POPE IN PHOTMONITOR
Rory Duckhouse reviews "So It Goes." for Photmonitor (30th September 2012)
CAPITAL IN ART MONTHLY
CAPITAL is featured exhibition in the London Round-up by Chris Fite-Wassilak, in Art Monthly, Issue 359 September 2012
CLAIRE DORSETT IN PUCK COLLECTIVE
Claire Dorsett is invited to join the Puck Collective, London.
TOM POPE IS EXHIBITING IN "THE LONELINESS OF THE MIDDLE-DISTANCE RUNNER
Tom Pope is exhibiting in "The Loneliness of the Middle-Distance at Flux Factory, New York
5th - 12th October 2012
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF TOM POPE'S EXHIBITION 'So It Goes.'
CLAIRE DORSETT'S EXHIBITION 'CREATIVE LONDON' REVIEWED ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES:
ONE STOP ARTS
Escape the crowds at Southbank and Tower Bridge and relax in an artisan hub. Bermondsey is a hop, skip and jump from London Bridge, and has a warm community atmosphere.
Tom Webb is launching his first solo show, ‘Holding Hands Chasing the Moon’ tonight at the George and Jorgen Gallery in south London.
The show is a collection of works that are a result of my weak anarchic gestures that I performed while on route to Geneva. read more
THINK WORK PLAY
Last night, Think- Work- Play headed south of the river to George and Jorgen gallery to host a Green Hour for artist Thomas Webb’s first UK solo show. ’Holding hands, chasing the moonlight’ features heavily detailed pencil works, and abstracted painting onto mixed media of canvas and fabric. See article
Tom Pope answers FADs Questions
1 Whats your new show about?
The works in the show were produced on a journey I made this spring; I took a grandfather clock in a Hearse from London to the centre of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN Geneva, and destroyed it. The works in the show do not illustrate the ideas behind the trip, but they were all made while I was on the road in Europe.
The show is a collection of works that are a result of my weak anarchic gestures that I performed while on route to Geneva.
CAPITAL reviewed in Vignette Magazine
CAPITAL reviewed in Vignette Magazine by Iris Veysey July 30th 2012
Peter Ainsworth featured in the Financial Times
Peter Ainsworth featured in the Financial Times as part of the group show 'Uncommon Ground’, Flowers Gallery, London, until September 1
Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia at Studio 1.1
Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia at Studio 1.1
Wednesday 18th July 12-9pm
For one day only as part of the curatorial project 30 Artists 30 Days
Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ
Christian Weikop Review of 'Mount Zion' by Will Corwin at George and Jørgen
"'Mount Zion' by Will Corwin at George and Jørgen 3 May 2012 - 27 May 2012 In 2009, I wrote about Will Corwin’s subtle and sometimes elusive art when reviewing the group show The Young and the Restless at the Gordon Parks Gallery in the South Bronx. I had first seen the artist’s intriguing acrylic and graphite works on ruined plaster panels some three years earlier on a studio visit to 5 Pointz in Queens, a converted warehouse covered in sprawling and imaginative graffiti. Sadly, this important landmark of hip hop culture (itself an art of fragmentation) is set to be torn down in 2013 to make room for high-rise luxury condos, a victim of gentrification and an architectural ‘development’ of which the architect-turned-artist Corwin would not approve, and might well memorialize in his own inimitable style. For the 2009 Bronx exhibition, Corwin created and then partially effaced plaster panel portraits of Mendelssohn family members, which suggested the impossibility of Jewish assimilation by a certain point in German history, and which alluded to the attempts of the National Socialists to erase all memory of the contributions made by this famous Jewish family and thousands of others to German cultural life. Since I reviewed this exhibition, Corwin has continued to explore the suggestive possibilities of plaster in relief and fully sculptural forms (both polychromatic and bare bone white), working as an artist-in-residence in Hamburg, London, and elsewhere; and he has continued to address matters related to Jewish cultural memory, as well as a whole host of other issues, using this pourable and castable material to create his art objects. "
Art Critical - Wednesday 23rd May 2012 - by Alex Ross
"Over Here: Three Americans in London, Testing the Boundaries between Object and Subject.
Will Corwin’s exhibition, Mt. Zion, at George and Jørgen [May 4 to May 27, 2012; 9 Morocco Street, London SE1] presents sculpture as a conjunction of indexicality and portent. The show takes nomination candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr.’s Mormon faith as its starting point and then correlates the religion’s origins with a salient moment in evolutionary anthropology. According to the Church of Latter Day Saints, founder Joseph Smith was led by an angel named Moroni to exhume invisible golden tablets inscribed with the history of an ancient community speculated to have resided in upstate New York. Synthesizing interests in the social and natural sciences, Corwin posits Lucy – the anthropomorphized, fossil remains of several hundred pieces of bone derived from a female Australopithecus afarensis – as an unwitting saint venerated as an icon of evolution. "
Climbing Mount Zion on Morocco Street
"William Corwin’s Mt Zion has just opened at the recently relocated George and Jorgen. Though a bit off-street, the gallery seems much more at home in London Bridge than it did above the Salvo off Regent Street.
It’s the industrious New York artist’s second solo show in London, and already his distinctive visual language has emerged. We make the journey to Mt Zion expecting some kind of revelation, of course. The smell of MDF and plaster, the absence of colour, and the clean lighting immediately convey that the basic framework and the bare bones are what concern us here." read more…
by George Binning, Spectator,15th May 2012
Will Corwin talks at FAD Office on Saturday 12th May, The Other Art Fair
"Lecture on the ‘Life and Time of Joseph Smith’, the founder of the cultural group the Mormons. The talk will be in context of the presidential election in America. It coincides with his second solo exhibition at George and Jørgen, "Mount Zion"."
Please email george at georgeandjorgen.com
for free tickets to The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS
Claire Dorsett and Paulina Michnowska are in "A Wall is a Surface" exhibition
"A Wall is a Surface, 12th Apr - 20th April, London Newcastle, Redchurch Street
Artist led initiative LeandaKateLouise (LKL) will stage their third project A Wall is a Surface in mid April 2012. 12 artists have been invited to create works directly onto the walls of the gallery during a two week install before the show is open to the public for seven days."
An interview with Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia for Jotta.com
"Artists and star-crossed lovers Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia present "Drip into Something More Comfortable," splashing George and Jorgen galley in London with melting trippy sculpture and video until 22nd April. Here curator George Barker speaks to the artistic duo about the making of their work and karaoke duets."
Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia have been selected for FILMIDEO 2012 in Newark, New Jersey
"Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia have been selected for FILMIDEO 2012 in New York."
Spoonfed – The Bermondsey walk
"The Bermondsey walk gets under way in bright sunshine, with a trip to Bermondsey newcomers George and Jorgen. Previously located just behind the Regent Street Apple store, George and Jorgen moved south to an old office building at the start of March. I'm lucky enough to catch the tail-end of their first exhibition in the new space, a solo show for hotly tipped young abstract painter Chris Baker. It's now finished – which is not much help to those of you planning on following my route – but their next show – sexually suggestive work by collaborative duo Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia – opens on the 30th March. Set up by George Barker and Ingrid Reynolds, George and Jorgen is fun, innovative, refreshingly lacking in artspeak twaddle, and alive with a bold, DIY energy: exactly the kind of gallery London needs."
Tom Pope "Time Bound"
"Launching on Sunday 25th March 2012 12pm, Golden Square, Soho, London, W1R 3AD
George and Jørgen and Deutsche Bank are very proud to present the latest work by artist Tom Pope.
For this Time-Bound pilgrimage, he will take a grandfather clock from London to CERN, near Geneva, and bury it at the central point of the Large Hadron Collider. The project seeks to explore a concept that everyone has a relationship with: time. Departing at noon on Sunday March 25th 2012 from Golden Square in Soho, the centre of the London’s Circle tube line, Pope will take the grandfather clock in a hearse across Europe where a funeral will be held for it on Wednesday April 25th. While making his way there, Pope will meet with thinkers, theorists, scientists and the public to discuss the possible notion of living a life free of measured time. These conversations will directly inform the photographic and moving image work that will be exhibited in a solo show on his return to London this September at George and Jørgen. Using Pope’s blog www.timebound.co.uk you will be able track and record the progression of his journey and the evolution of the notion of living a life free of measured time. Recently graduating from the Royal College of Art, Pope was the winner of the Deutsche Bank Award in Art in 2011 for this proposed project: Time Bound."
Chris Baker's exhibition, featured in the Independent
"Bermondsey, south-east London is a hotbed of Artists' studios. What better spot for George & Jorgen, a new gallery - next to White Cube - which opens with a show from RA graduate Chris Baker(above)?"
South London Art Map magazine Issue # 10 – Venue spotlight on George and Jørgen
" Currently preparing for their debut show in their new SE1 location: (Chris Baker, opens 8th March) Rachel Price steals some valuable time with George Lionel Barker and Ingrid Reynolds, Director of George & Jorgen Gallery to discuss the big move and the future:
RP– Firstly, a little about your history: How did George & Jorgen come about?
G&J– We worked together for a few years in a gallery in the West End and talked about having our own one day. It is a challenge for any new gallerist to start out, especially without any Financial backing, so we were very lucky to get an opportunity from the Salvation Army in 2010. They had a vacant room above one of their charity shops just off Regent Street and we worked out an agreement to convert it into a gallery and use it for 9 months. After that we continued our programme of exhibitions in various "
Written by Rachel Price.
Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia exhibition, 4th Feb - 3rd March 2012, Liverpool.
Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia are exhibiting in "My 5 New Friends" by Oliver Braid at The Royal Standard in Liverpool this month. Unit 3, Vauxhall Business Centre, Vauxhalll Road, Liverpool, 4th Feb - 3rd March 2012.
Claire Dorsett is featured in Modern Painters as one of the 100 new artists to watch!
Sluice Art Fair, 15th-16th October 2011
"Set up in the West-End of London in November 2010, George and Jorgen is a gallery that promotes work by both established and emerging contemporary artists, nationally and internationally. Sluice Art Fair will provide the platform for their forth off-site exhibition, organised by the gallery directors George Lionel Barker and Ingrid Reynolds."
Go Big or Go Home, Eva's blog, Eva Reynolds, 15th September 2011
"Dorsett makes big paintings. She takes notes, writes down jokes, one-liners, thoughts, records memories, and scales them up into mammoth, heroic paintings. They often have self-mocking or dark wit. Claire Dorsett’s ‘big simple bold things’ are huge paintings that have a dominant presence but an approachable manner. The brush-work, colour, scale, and uncomplicated form, combine to create bold, eye grabbing giants which also have about them a self-conscious smallness. Dorsett’s fondness of painting billboard scale can make it difficult for the majority of her work to be seen in one place. using the vast warehouse space at Camden Town Unlimited, George and Jorgen invite you to view the paintings en mass."
Written by: Eva Reynolds for Eva's Blog.
Akin to Nature, Aaron Walker, i-D Magazine, 31st August 2011
"Where did the title ‘Akin to Nature’ come from? A lot of my influences come from different eras and different times in art history and I find it helps me to make sense of my own work. This exhibition came from a quote from Hans Bellmer. He was discussing the idea that mass culture is perceived by some to be akin to nature, which angered him apparently and got him thinking about misunderstanding in our society. He lived at a time when war was looming and when Nazis were emerging. It must’ve been a difficult concept to swallow."
Written by: Aaron Walker for I-D.
Nick Roberts LACUNA, THINK-WORK-PLAY, Samantha Sweeting, 27th August 2011
"Nick Roberts’ exhibition is a series of beautifully executed works that seek to navigate this amnesia using familiar, domestic objects to blindly delve into the faceless and limbless hidden terrain of the psyche."
Written by: Samantha Sweeting for Think Work Play.
Nick Roberts LACUNA, THINK-WORK-PLAY, Eva's Blog, 27th August 2011
"The idea behind his new collection of work is to attempt an understanding of physical shifts, through objects. Familiar settings and domestic objects are manipulated into a conversation of meaning. Throughout Nick’s work runs his flux between knowing and recognition, to uncertainty, confusion and break down. His interests in psychoanalytical ideas are confronted through the coarse and domestic. He endeavours to indicate something of an internal landscape by using external objects. Through working with carbon paper he suggests something about the way we leave a mark or imitate what has come before. It is at this moment that we hold our breath, to impress or to be impressed. What is outside must leave a mark inside, and so-forth."
Written by: Samantha Sweeting for Think Work Play.
Martin Newth Interview, The London Grind, Alana Marmion-Warr, 20th May 2011
"During the Second World War, in an attempt to safeguard the British shoreline from German invasion, an estimated 18,000 small watch-point structures were built, now commonly known as pillboxes. Having been left untouched since the 1945 declaration of peace across Europe, they have moulded themselves into the coastline and are today somewhat camouflaged by 21st century decay – many are now viewed as blank canvass for budding graffiti artists.
However, Martin Newth – acclaimed Manchester born photographer and current Course Director of BA Photography at Camberwell College of Arts – has gone beyond looking outside the box. Spending over two years tracking down pillboxes across the country (with many still to be discovered), he has collated a not only a fascinating collection of images documenting the ever changing British coastline, but also challenged the basic function of the structures themselves. Turning the pillboxes into cameras – “the process involves me blacking out the already dark structures completely and then putting a very simple lens into the apertures that were intended for a soldier to place his gun” – Newth has been able to capture images from a previously unseen viewpoint."
Written by: Alana Marmion-Warr for The London Grind.
William Corwin, alana's blog, Alana Marmion-Warr, 4th June 2011
"Artist, sculptor, teacher, writer – William Corwin is a man of many talents. He has been exhibited in a splattering of shows across the world since the 1990s and has strong connections to the ‘underground’ art scene in America. Will is also no stranger to the British art scene (having trained with YMB Richard Patterson). He says the city is like a “catalyst” for his work and inspiration – he also met his girlfriend there."
Written by: Alana Marmion-Warr for alana's blog.
Interview with Will Corwin, Whitehot magazine, Olivia Murphy, 2nd April 2011
"Will Corwin’s special blend of fantastical lightness and structure comes through in his current solo show at George and Jørgen in London—a blend made possible by Corwin’s unique take on mythology, archaeology and the need to make big sculptures. Will takes some time to talk to me about his show—“alans wood” (on view through April 2nd), and his unique art practice."
Written by: Olivia Murphy for Whitehot Magazine.
Saatchi Online Artist Will Corwin Debuts in London, Saatchi Online, 25th March 2011
"Congratulations to Will Corwin , an American sculptor and frequent contributor to Saatchi Online, whose first show in London opened this month. Corwin has produced two site-specific sculptures that play with the architecture they inhabit, populating the gallery with alternative environments referencing peepshows and carnival/museum dioramas, and sculptural furniture. Both installations riff off the volume and decorative detailing of the exhibition space. The diorama is entitled “Diet of Worms, Part 2″ and the second sculpture is a shelving piece based on the Last Judgment mosaic in the Cathedral of St. Maria Assunta in Torcello. Several smaller shrine pieces and drawings are also on display."
Written by: Saatchi Online.
Sweet Salvation, the Vogue blog, 24th March 2011
"Visit the George and Jørgen gallery on Princes Street in Mayfair - a new art space perched above the Salvation Army charity shop, currently showcasing the intriguing installations of New York sculptor William Corwin. Part peep show, part museum diorama, the playful exhibition, Alans Wood, is appropriately named after the artist's first (and only) London landlord - a Yorkshireman who introduced Corwin to his girlfriend and the gallery's directors, Ingrid Reynolds and George Barker. He is, says Corwin, "a sort of northern English guardian angel." Alans Wood runs until April 2."
Written by: Vogue Blog.
William Corwin at George and Jorgen, Georgebinnings blog, 21st March 2011
"Extremely abstract installation work can be a tough beast to grapple with, but, well conceived, common themes and meanings can always emerge. This is very much the case as New York sculptor William Corwin holds his first London show under the title alans wood at George and Jørgen Gallery this month. The exhibition consists of two site-specific installations and a small collection of drawings and sculptures."
Written by: George Binning.
Diet of Worms, Laissez Faire, 15h March 2011
"Corwin produces site-specific sculptures that play with the architecture they inhabit, while also combining a poetic historical narrative redolent of Kiefer combined with a pure abstract aesthetic reminiscent of Nicholson in St. Ives and Twombly in Rome. For this exhibition, he will create two structures within the gallery, one a diorama entitled "Diet of Worms, Part 2" and the second a shelving piece based on the Last Judgment mosaic in the Cathedral of St. Maria Assunta in Torcello, and will also exhibit several smaller shrine pieces and drawings."
Written by: Laissez Faire.
An American in London, VARSITY, Anna Gelderd, 2nd March 2011
"Corwin will create a series of site-specific sculptures at George and JØrgen, a brand-new gallery off Oxford Street, in March. Co-founder Ingrid Reynolds describes the gallery’s roster as ‘mostly artists at the beginning of their careers’ or, in Will Corwin’s case, exhibiting in a London gallery for the first time. Fellow founder George Barker believes that their West End location grants them important freedom because ‘we can avoid being fashionable, which means we can concentrate on showing artists we think are exceptional without being troubled by following the crowd.’ Corwin’s work also follows its own trajectory, evolving from figurative imagery painted on plaster panels, which form large ‘canvasses,’ to sculpture. This notion of a compartmentalized and expanding canvas has become the focal point of his recent work. His new abstract sculptures are reminiscent of old fashioned viewing boxes which invite you to look inside. On the other side is a surprising world, which expands the corporeality of sculpture to include an unreachable, miraculous, extra dimension."
Written by: Anna Gelderd for Varsity.
Documenting the Imagination, Spectator: Night and Day, George Binning, 24th February 2011
"Landscape photography, though lovely, is rarely very exciting, but the techniques with which these artists have ‘intervened’ elevates the show way above the glut of Alpine sunsets and night time cityscapes that swamp offices and coffee tables worldwide. Swedish-Finnish artist Martina Lindqvist, for example, has produced three twilight landscapes (A Thousand Little Suns I, II and III) of ethereal beauty. The scenes seem to be lit by an omnipotent, eerie sort of stage lighting: or a thousand little somethings? Irregular points of focus pull the eye this way and that; the length of exposure has smoothed the grey luminescent skies into a superficial, dreamy backdrop, and desaturated the crisp geometric form of the factory. The result gently involves you in a landscape of brooding pathetic fallacy and solitary introspection. The George Lionel Barker (as in ‘…and Jorgen’) says Lindqvist is very secretive about how she creates her images, and is clearly delighted but little confused by the piece; these works tap into the lifeblood of the show’s theme. ‘It’s very Scandinavian,’ a Swede standing next to me confidently asserts."
Written by: George Binning.