Toothsome Sentiment

BY EMILY CATRICE / Valentine’s Day tends to be a controversial (non) holiday to say the least. Regardless of relationship status, mixed feelings fly, largely depending on one’s goodwill towards greeting card companies. Though as Cupid would have it, there’s a chunk of contemporary art history that has a little something for everyone; if you’re…

Plasticine Days

There’s something about a novelty calendar that makes the rapidly fleeting nature of time a little less morose. What does it matter if  yet another August is screaming by if you get to flip the page to a fat baby dressed as a bushel of apples on the 31st? To cheer us as the days dribble…

On Video: Jafet Blanch

On Carrer Enric Granados, a stunning street in Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood, an excellent show titled Fetén is currently hanging by Catalan figurative painter Jafet Blanch. The scenes presented inside N2 Gallery delight the eyes with images inspired by childhood, pulled from dreamlike atmospheres and echoing of brighter spaces and times that hook viewers at first glance.  Blanch…

Sculpture

I've been in better hotels than this

By Michael Crowe  Intellect versus Emotion. Intellect wins. Emotion starts crying. The following text was written by a famous-ish author who would rather not have her name attached to the piece. This is partly because it reveals a guarded editing process and partly because she feels it ultimately leaves the reader feeling dejected, worried and…

Brian Griffiths' Another End

Brian Griffiths’ solo show, Another End, was a recent outing from a flamboyant and consistent oeuvre. The show featured a group of large sculptures that dominated the gallery space and posed a distinct alternative to a current prevailing trend for small, slight-of-hand objects. Tunde Yeboah had three questions he wanted to ask… TY: I couldn’t…