Reviews

Works by Thomas Houseago

Thomas Houseago – Where the Wild Things Are

This review reflects on an exhibition by British sculptor Thomas Houseago entitled ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. It was on display at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts between July 2011 and January 2012. I explore the myriad influences that inspire Houseago’s dense sculptures and find their traces describing a singular view of art history and a reflection on the nature of memory, monument and figuration.

Ethan Cook, lobstee

Ethan Cook – lobstee at Rod Barton, London

Here I review Ethan Cook’s small exhibition at Rod Barton in London, entitled ‘lobstee’. The exhibition consisted of two pieces – a woven ‘painting’ and a Judd-esque wooden sculpture opposite. I argue that the whole thing is pleasingly coherent as a self-contained minimalist doctrine, that is very careful with the relationship between media, image and context.

Bill Viola

Bill Viola – Submerged Spaces

In the summer of 2012, video artist Bill Viola showed a series of works throughout Norwich as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. The works touched on a wide range of themes, but all were shown in hidden, subterranean locations across the city. I wrote a small review highlighting the use of the temporal dimension in Viola’s work, specifically in comparison to the traditional suggestive temporality in Renaissance painting.

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