The AMBruno ‘Lists etc.’ Project (including my book ‘Bird Oil’) is currently showing at
Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street Library, Leeds, LS2 8PH
1st Sep – 19th Dec 2014
Mon – Thurs 8.30am to 8pm, Fri – 8.30am to 4.30pm
The project is curated by Sophie Loss
Photos by Sophie Loss
Like buses, events arrive inconveniently spaced. This weekend I am involved with the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery and the 365 Drawings Open Day at OHOS in Reading.
I will be at the Whitechapel on Friday 26/9/14. My book ‘Bird Oil’ which is part of the AMBruno ‘Lists’ project and my new print edition ‘The Night Man’ part of the ‘Stills’ project, will be available throughout. Please come along. Details: here.
All the drawings made for ‘365 Drawings’ will be on show at OHOS in Reading on Saturday 27/9/14. There is a substantial series of events, performances and a banquet. I will be reading a new piece called ‘Getting There’ at 12:05. Well worth a visit. Details: here.
Download the Programme.
Installation of my work ‘Fallen Things’ at 365 Drawings exhibition
AMBruno is taking part in the Berlin Liste Fair 17th-21st Sep. We will be showing a selection of our books and prints from the ‘Stills’ Project (including some of mine) to a new audience.
Details of the Fair here.
UPDATE: photos from AMBruno at Berliner Liste
The culmination of our Residency in Atina is an exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale Cantelmo in Atina which opens this evening at 6 PM 11/8/14 and is open 12-13/8/14.
My work has been made at the Asilo Infantile Beatrice where all the artists are staying and where we have our studio space. The Asilo building has been a place of work for many years and each era has brought its own technology for living and working. ‘Fixtures and Fittings’ is a series of drawings that studies these technologies. It focuses on these seemingly inanimate devices as they quietly go about their business of channelling energy; managing the flow of liquids; restraining and releasing the movement of goods and people.
I am now in Atina in Italy on a residency at The Asilo Infantile Beatrice which was formerly a nursery run by nuns and is now a community art centre. The Asilo building is full of history. It has been a place of work in different guises for many years and each new era has brought its own technology for living and working, laid over the previous, all still evident to the visitor.
My project is provisionally entitled ‘Fixtures and Fittings’ and is a series of drawings featuring details of the building. Work in progress is below. We have a show at Sant’Ambrogio sul Garliano on Saturday 9/8/14 at 6PM, and our final exhibition at the Palazzo Cantelmo in Atina opens at 6PM on 11/8/14 and runs till 13/8/14. Not all these drawings will necessarily be shown.
My book ‘Bird Oil’ is on show at the AMBruno table at the Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair on the 4th and 5th July 2014.
The first major Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair will be held in Liverpool’s spectacular refurbished Central Library on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July 2014. There will be around 30 tables of artists’ work for sale. Entry for the public is free.
Opening Times: Friday 4th July 2014 11.00 – 18.00; Saturday 5th July 10.00 – 17.00
More information about the Book Fair at their website.
Back in March, my book, ‘Side County and Netson’ was included in the On Landscape #1 exhibition. The project is by Minna Kantonen, Dafna Talmor and Emma Wieslander and explores representations of landscape. A website about the project has now been launched.
On Landscape website
‘Side County and Netson’ at On Landscape
My exhibition ‘tree little milk egg book’ is now open at OHOS in Reading. It continues on Wednesday 18 June through to Saturday 21 June with a closing event on Saturday afternoon. All welcome!
Here are some photos:
This is me working out what goes where during installation
(photo by Ingrid Jensen)
Visitors at the gallery (photo by Ingrid Jensen)
Some views of the exhibition
My solo exhibition ‘tree little milk egg book’ is coming up soon at OHOS in Reading, with an Opening Event on Friday 13th June 2014. It continues till Saturday 21st June and there will be a closing event on that afternoon. Everybody is welcome to the opening and closing events and, of course, on all the regular opening dates (see below). I’m going to to be there as much of the time as possible. Please get in touch if you have any questions about the show.
OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road,
Reading RG30 1HL
Opening event: Friday 13th June 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Exhibition open:11am to 5pm
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June
Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st June
Closing event: Saturday 21st June 2:30pm to 4:30pm
More information: ohos.org.uk
I have been part of AM Bruno since 2009 and taken part in many of its projects and events, including the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, Project 101 video works at the LAB Gallery in New York and ‘Surfaces: Works on Paper’ at Sput+Nik Gallery in Porto.
My work for AMBruno Projects
From the AMBruno website:
AMBruno is an alliance of artists, established by Sophie Loss and Mary Yacoob in 2008, initially with MA Fine Art graduates from Central Saint Martins College of Art. The artists have diverse individual practices, including painting, photography, video, performance, printmaking and sculpture, but are brought together by a common interest in the medium of the book. Since 2009 the group’s activities has been coordinated and developed by Sophie Loss, with the advice and support of fellow members.
AMBruno has shown artists’ books in exhibitions and at events such as fairs since 2008. Since 2011, for such occasions, participants have been invited to engage with a given theme, such as Blue, One-Fold Books, Black Circle, 16, and Lines. In addition to these book works, related projects have included newly commissioned 101-second films shown in New York in 2011, an exhibition of works on paper in Porto in 2012 and prints at Multiplied in October 2013.