In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, Entertainment, Film, Film and Video, ICA, London, Putty Hill on 08/06/2011 at 12:05 pm
Putty Hill at the ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts,
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
17 June 2011 - 30 June 2011
£10 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members.
A young man dies of a heroin overdose
in an abandoned house in Baltimore.
On the eve of his funeral, family and
friends gather to commemorate his life.
Their shared memories paint a portrait of
a community hanging in the balance,
skewed by poverty, city living, and
a generational divide, united in their
pursuit of a new American Dream.
The follow-up to Matt Porterfield's
acclaimed directorial debut Hamilton,
Putty Hill reveals another cross-section
of Baltimore's dispossessed.
Combining documentary-style interviews
with narrative techniques, Putty Hill is
a realist film presented in a wholly unique way.
Improvised dialogue blends with script to create
a natural, understated, and focused picture of a
community on the fringes of society.
Dir Matt Porterfield, USA, 2011, 87mins
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In abstract, Art, Artprojx, Culture, David Gryn, Eagle Gallery, Emma Hill, Entertainment, Estelle Thompson, Gryn, Jane Bustin, Jane Gryn, Kevin Finklea, Matt Magee, Minimal Art, minimalism, painting on 27/05/2010 at 3:17 pm
Jane features in the forthcoming show
Join us for drinks at the Private View starting at 6.30pm on June 23rd
24 June – 24 July
The Eagle Gallery
159 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3AL
open Weds-Fri 11am-6pm and Sat 11am -4pm
0207 833 2674
Jane Bustin les dernieres fleurs 2010
Kevin Finklea Geary Street 2010 – in progress
Matt Magee Division 2009
Estelle Thompson Four Rectangles (for KM) 2009
CALLIGRAMS 24 June – 24 July 2010
Jane Bustin, Kevin Finklea, Matt Magee, Estelle Thompson
Calligrams features four artists whose work explores contemporary paths of minimalist abstraction. The exhibition brings together UK-based painters Jane Bustin and Estelle Thompson with American artists Matt Magee and Kevin Finklea.
Calligrams poses questions about the challenge involved in reinventing non-representational genres. The artists work within traditional parameters of colour, form and support, yet each in individual ways extends them.
Echoes of Suprematism and Colour Field abstraction are evident in the work of Kevin Finklea and Estelle Thompson, in the use of geometric forms and the manipulation of ranges of complex, high-keyed colours.
Finklea’s recent paintings arise from memories of place and time and have moved off the two-dimensional picture plane into three-dimensional reliefs. The range and vocabulary of Finklea’s colour, whether the exclamatory blush of two contrasting pinks or the meditative quality of a light blue are focused and projected into space through these sculptural forms
The intense colours and re-worked surfaces of Estelle Thompson’s oils on panel bring to mind a range of associations from past traditions in painting, from the shimmering light of Renaissance frescos to the distressed surface of Jasper Johns ‘Flag’. Thompson’s nuanced surfaces act in counterpoint to her plays with geometric form, in which a simple division of a rectangle can offer myriad visual possibilities.
Matt Magee’s more emblematic paintings employ simple pictograms such as punctuation marks or numbers, as a way of incorporating language into the work under his own abstract terms. Formally satisfying simply as shapes, these signs are also weighted with exclamatory meaning and are held within surfaces of painterly marks.
Jane Bustin’s investigations into the potential for the abstract image to allude to emotional states or metaphorical ideas are closest perhaps to traditions of the sublime in abstraction. Exploring sources in literature, her recent series of works are made in response to Mallarmé’s volume of poems ‘’Pour Anatole un tombeau’. Employing a range of materials and supports the work has moved into the territory of installation where related paintings and text are sited in three-dimensional arrangements.
Jane Bustin is represented by the Eagle Gallery. Her most recent solo exhibition Unseen – A collaboration, took place at the British Library, London.
Kevin Finklea’s recent solo exhibition Memories are Uncertain Friends was held at Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York.
Matt Magee’s forthcoming solo show takes place at the Knoedler Gallery, New York.
Estelle Thompson is represented by the Purdy Hicks Gallery, where she had a solo show In 2009.
In Adam James, Adrian Shaw, Art, Artprojx, Ashish Avikunthak, Aura Satz, Big Dada, boyleANDshaw, Brian Catling, Brian Catling & Tony Grisoni, Cartune Xprez, Charlotte Turton, Choose your Character, Chris Agnew, Culture, Damon Packard, Danny Standing, David Blandy, David Gothard, David Gryn, DJ, DJ CutWild, DJ Phaze, DJ Shorty, Dollboy, Entertainment, Film, Film and Video, Fiona Long, Flashback, Fun, Funki Porcini, g-man, Games, Gaming, Harold Offeh, Helen Newhouse, ICA, Infinite Livez, Jacques Rivette, Jen Wu, Jenny Baldock, Jim Hollands, Jo Mitchell, JocJonJosch, Keeley Forsyth, King Cannibal, Lauren O’Day, Linda Hirst, Live Art, Lynne Marsh, Malachy Orozco, Malin Ståhl, Mark Leckey, Matt Stokes, Matthew Boyle, Max Reinhardt., Miguel Tantos, Music, Neo Empire, Nicholas Quenzer, Ninja Tune, Oliver Coates, Owen Hills, Patrick Coyle, Performance, Performance Art, Plastique Fantastique, Priority Deluxe, Rough Trade, Russell Moore, Sam Belinfante, Sam Wilkins, San Francisco, Screenings, Shoja Azari, Soul & Dance Exchange, Street Fighter, Tai Shani, Terry Smith, Tony Grisoni, turntablist, Video, Video Art, William Greaves, Wimbledon, Wooden Spoon on 02/05/2010 at 8:40 pm
ICA – LIVE WEEKEND 1 – PERFORMANCE etc …
PRODUCED BY DAVID GRYN
6 – 9 MAY 2010
Thurs 6 May: David Blandy – Choose your Character
Fri 8 May: Tai Shani – Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82
Sat 8 May: boyleANDshaw with David Gothard present The Scuttler
Sun 9 May: Terry Smith, Aura Satz, Brian Catling, Propositions