South London Gallery, 15 March - 12 May
Los Angeles-based artist Pae White creates spectacular site-specific installations,
often suspending accumulations of unusual materials from ceilings or walls; her 2011 work Pop Storm hung hundreds of popcorn-shaped Japanese paper clay pieces in clouds for the visitor to walk underneath.
Pae White, 'Too much night, again', 2013. Installation, mixed media. Courtesy greengrassi, London. Photo: Andy Keate. Copyright All rights reserved by SLG Press.
Her new installation at the South London Gallery runs long strands of coloured yarn across the gallery space in a pattern that seems purely abstract, until one realises that the arrangement of lines are spelling out words for one to read.
Peter Greenham RA
Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, 16 March - 12 April 2013
It’s been twenty years since the death of the former Keeper of the RA Schools Peter Greenham, a London-born figurative painter whose loose and multidirectional brushstrokes – in still-lifes, landscapes, interiors and portraits – gave his subjects such vitality.
Peter Greenham RA, 'St Peters from Monte Panoli, Rome', 1961. Inscribed verso. Oil on canvas. 13 x 20 in. 33 x 51 cm.
His estate has for the first time released a significant body of work for display and sale. Jenna Burlingham Fine Art
in the village of Kingsclere, Hampshire, hosts the paintings, which include a sumptuous 1961 view over St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
blackShed, 16 March - 27 April 2013
Photograph Julian Anderson is a longstanding contributor to RA Magazine, mostly producing beautiful black and white portraits of Royal Academicians each quarter for the publication’s regular ‘Out to Lunch’ column. Anderson’s sensitive approach to the medium is further demonstrated by his recent still-lifes of weather-beaten plants, on view from Saturday at the blackShed Gallery
in Robertsbridge, East Sussex.
Matt Calderwood, 'Paper Over the Cracks'. Installation view. BALTIC 39 2013. Image: Courtesy the artist and BALTIC 39.
Matt Calderwood: Paper Over the Cracks
Baltic, 15 March 2013 - 23 June 2013
Northern Irish-born sculptor, performance artist and film-maker Matt Calderwood presents an exhibition at Baltic,
Gateshead, which features abstract industrial steel sculptures that interlock into different formations.
The separate elements, covered by a thin carapace of paper, are first installed on the roof terrace in order for them to weather, before being reassembled inside in a gallery space. A second room features a site-specific installation in which Calderwood’s short films are projected on sculptural screens.
Jan Dibbets: Land Sea Colour
Alan Cristea, 21 March - 20 April 2013
A very modern style of Dutch landscape is on view at Cork Street’s Alan Cristea Gallery
from this coming Thursday: the photographs of the Netherlands-born Jan Dibbets. The conceptual artist produced minimalist monochrome paintings in the late 1960s before developing series of photographs in which different images, of different subjects, are arranged in unexpected ways to form a unified picture.
Jan Dibbets, 'Land-Sea Horizon (a)', 2011. Photo-collage ® Jan Dibbets. Courtesy the artist and Alan Cristea Gallery, London.
The gallery displays some of Dibbets’ ‘Horizons’, which bring together photographs of horizon lines – from both land and sea – along the same axis, reminding us with visual flair that the world’s surface is a continuous whole, despite our necessarily partial views.
Tai-Shan Schierenberg, 'Marsyas', 2013. Oil on canvas. 244 x 183 cm. Tai-Shan Schierenberg & Tom Hammick
Flowers Gallery, 20 March – 20 April 2013
And a mention for Flowers,
down the same street as Alan Cristea, that has two shows at the same time as the Dibbets that are definitely worth a look: attractive woodcuts by British artist Tom Hammick, influenced by Japanese printmaking and Chinese scroll painting, and large-scale figurative canvases by former BP Portrait Award winner Tai-Shan Schierenberg.
Sam Phillips is a London-based arts journalist and contributor to RA Magazine