D A Prince finds Stuart Henson’s “Feast of Fools” hard to classify but easy to enjoy
Poems written in response to atmospheric paintings by the American artist Howard Fritz whose work is now on show at the Torriano Meeting House
Caroline Maldonado finds there are many possible ways of reading this chapbook of poems by Susan Wicks with artwork by Elizabeth Clayman
A festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Howard Fritz – Paintings & Drawings At the Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, London, NW5 2RX from January 12th 2016
Ruth Valentine takes a thoughtful look at the many ways to appreciate Tamar Yoseloff’s New & Selected
The illustrator Tom Adams shares some insights into how he produces his memorable book jackets
William Marshall reports on his visits to the M C Escher exhibition in Dulwich
Wry, strange, self-mocking, subversive, acerbic, ironic, cynical, sarcastic, bitter, unconventional and of course surreal – are just some of the adjectives that spring to mind as you browse the unsettling Belgian art on display in a central Brussels venue until 24th January.
‘Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it’ writes Tom Stoppard in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Turner Contemporary’s exhibition ‘Risk’ attests to this. The Focus is two- fold, dealing with the risky business of living and the nature of art itself as a gamble.
Barbara Hepworth said finding Trewyn Studio in St Ives was “a sort of magic”. It provided her with the perfect context to work, in harmony with her surroundings, and to display her sculptures in the best possible light to reveal their contours and depths.
In the Flemish town of Veurne (Furnes in French), tucked away with appropriate incongruity between a bandstand and an aviary, stands a bust of Paul Delvaux (1897-1994), the surrealist painter who lived and died among the step-gabled houses painstakingly rebuilt after the devastation wrought by the World Wars.