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On view—Surface Work at VM Mayfair (until 16 June). Upcoming: Sarah Sze at VM Wharf Road (from 8 June) and Do Ho Suh at VM Venice (from 25 May)

Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line is currently on view at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, presenting works from the full range of media that the artist has explored. Essenhigh gained early renown through her use of enamels and a process that included the use of automatic drawing to find her subject matter. Her evolution led her back into traditional oils and experiments in printmaking. Until 19 August 2018. ⠀
Image: Inka Essenhigh, Late August, 2012. Oil on canvas. 182.9 x 162.6 x 3.8 cm, 72 x 64 x 1 1/2 in⠀
#InkaEssenhigh #AFineLine #VirginiaMOCA @virginiamoca


Join us in Venice this Friday for early evening drinks to celebrate the opening of Do Ho Suh's new solo exhibition at VM Venice. Friday 25 May, 17:30–19:30. An exhibition of new works by the artist made at the STPI Creative Workshop in Singapore — part of the artist’s ongoing Rubbing/Loving project, in which rubbings of interior spaces and everyday objects are created in a process that discloses and memorialises details of the artist’s surroundings. Exhibition continues until 7 July 2018.
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Image: Do Ho Suh, Rubbing / Loving, STPI, Artist Studio 56, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236, 2017. Pastel on paper. Produced at STPI — Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore. 72 x 62 x 16.5 cm, 28 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 6 1/2 in ©️ Do Ho Suh. Photo courtesy of the artist, STPI and Victoria Miro, London / Venice⠀
#DoHoSuh #RubbingLoving #VictoriaMiroVenice #VMVenice #LaBiennalediVenezia @vamuseum @labiennale @stpi_gallery


Life in Motion: Egon Schiele / Francesca Woodman opens this week at Tate Liverpool, showcasing the works of radical Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele (1890–1918) alongside the work of American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–1981). Renowned for their nude portraits and self-portraits, Schiele and Woodman lay bare their subject's emotional state in intimate work. Woodman's photographs highlight how Schiele's practices and ideas continue to have a relevance to contemporary art in an exhibition that offers the viewer a close encounter with these personal and powerful works. 24 May–23 September 2018. ⠀
Image: Francesca Woodman, Eel Series, Roma, May 1977–August 1978, 1977–8. Tate / National Galleries of Scotland ©️ Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman⠀
#FrancescaWoodman #EgonSchiele #LifeInMotion #TateLiverpool @tate @tateliverpool


Happy birthday to artist Barnaby Furnas, whose work is featured in the forthcoming group exhibition, Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, at the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, from 22 June 2018.⠀
Image: Barnaby Furnas, Untitled (Flood), 2007. Urethane on linen; support: 84 x 140 in. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2010, 2010:12. ©️ Barnaby Furnas. Photo: Tom Loonan. via @fristartmuseum
#BarnabyFurnas #artistbirthdays #FristArtMuseum


A very happy birthday to artist Tal R, whose solo exhibition :this is Detroit is currently on view at MOCAD. An intricate, multipart installation that manifests the artist’s fantasy of Detroit, acting as a meditation on dream places, identity, and whimsy. Until 29 July 2018.⠀
Image: Tal R, Swedish sex & community (detail), 2017. Acrylic on paper, 188 x 102 cm. Courtesy the artist⠀
#TalR #artistbirthdays #thisisnotDetroit #MOCAD @mocadetroit


Today is the final day to see Surface Work at VM Wharf Road. Don't miss this portion of this international, cross-generational exhibition celebrating women artists who have shaped and transformed, and continue to influence and expand, the language and definition of abstract painting. Featured artist Jessica Warboys leads a short tour of the exhibition this morning at 11am. Part of a weekly series of tours in association with @thegreatwomenartists. ★★★★★ The Observer ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ Evening Standard⠀
(Surface Work at VM Mayfair continues until 16 June 2018.)⠀
Image: Raphaela Simon, Winter-Ei, 2018. Oil on canvas. 200 x 160 cm, 78 3/4 x 63 in ©️ Raphaela Simon. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / Paris⠀
#SurfaceWork #RaphaelaSimon #JessicaWarboys #SaturdayExhibitionTours #VictoriaMiroWharfRoad #VMWharfRd


Tomorrow is the last day to see the VM Wharf Road portion of the exhibition Surface Work. Join artist Jessica Warboys tomorrow morning at 11am for a short, informal tour of the exhibition. Part of a weekly series of tours organised in association with @thegreatwomenartists. Saturday 19 May. Free; no booking required.⠀⠀
Surface Work features more than 50 artists who have shaped and transformed, and continue to influence and expand, the language of abstract painting. One of the artists featured in the exhibition, Jessica Warboys draws upon the language of abstract expressionism as well as pagan history and folklore. She is known for sculptures, films, and performances and, as shown here, large-scale paintings in which she makes use of the sea and its actions upon mineral pigments applied by hand to damp, folded canvas. ⠀
(Please note: the VM Mayfair portion of the exhibition continues until 16 June 2018.)⠀
Image: Jessica Warboys, Sea Painting, Dunwich, 2014. Mineral pigment, canvas. 345 x 197 cm, 135 7/8 x 77 1/2 in ©️ the artist, Courtesy the artist.⠀
#JessicaWarboys #SurfaceWork #SaturdayExhibitionTours #VictoriaMiroWharfRoad #VMWharfRd


Coming soon to VM: an exhibition of two new site-specific works by US artist Sarah Sze (8 June–28 July 2018). Images in Debris, an installation of images, light, sound, film, and objects that seeks to transform a visitor’s perception and experience of the first-floor gallery; and Afterimage, an environment of wall-based works in the ground-floor gallery that replicates aspects of the artist’s studio and includes elements made in situ as well as images collected, gathered, and discarded in the process of making the work. ⠀
In both works Sze continues her decades-long exploration of the ways in which the proliferation of images – printed in magazines and newspapers, gleaned from the Web and television, intercepted from outer space, and ultimately imprinted on our conscious and unconscious selves – fundamentally changes our relationship to physical objects, memories, and time. Private view: Thursday 7 June, 6–8pm.⠀
Image: Sarah Sze, Images in Debris (detail), 2018. Mixed media: mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, ladders, stone, acrylic paint, dimensions variable⠀
#SarahSze #VictoriaMiro #VMWharfRoad #VictoriaMiroWharfRoad


Tonight at VM Mayfair: join Leah Levy, Executive Director, The Jay DeFeo Foundation, for a short, informal tour of Surface Work, an exhibition celebrating women artists who have shaped abstract painting. Part of a weekly series of exhibition tours, organised in association with @thegreatwomenartists. 6:30pm, free; no booking required.⠀
A Bay Area artist associated with the Beat generation, Jay DeFeo is best known for her monumental painting The Rose, 1958–1966, a one-tonne, three-metre-tall work which she created by applying and carving many layers of oil paint on canvas. DeFeo’s style of abstraction is searching, introspective, and often evokes cavernous spaces. ‘I always dread complacency and am suspect of the occasional moments when I can actually feel some achievement,’ DeFeo wrote,⠀
and her need to explore would yield haunting, meditative photographs and drawings of her studio and personal effects during a hiatus from painting in the late-1960s. Financial stability came to DeFeo in the last decade of her life, allowing her to fulfill a long-held dream to travel; she also returned to painting and produced as abundantly as at any other time in her life.⠀
The next tour of Surface Work will be led by artist Jessica Warboys this Saturday at VM Wharf Road at 11am. All welcome.⠀
Image: Jay DeFeo, White Water, 1989. Oil on linen. 41 x 30.5 cm, 16 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY ©️ 2018 The Jay DeFeo Foundation⠀
#JayDeFeo #SurfaceWork #VictoriaMiroMayfair @jaydefeofoundation


Final days to see Surface Work at VM Wharf Road: closes this Saturday, 19 May. ‘This magnificent, century-spanning survey of abstract painting, all of it by women, is as poignant as it is momentous’ – Laura Cumming, The Observer. Featuring more than 50 artists who have shaped and transformed, and continue to influence and expand, the language of abstract painting. Including #RitaAckermann #LiubovPopova #ElizabethNeel #IlsedHollander#HowardenaPindell #RebeccaMorris #SandraBlow #SarahCain and many more. (Please note the Mayfair portion of this exhibition continues until 16 June 2018). #SurfaceWork #VictoriaMiroWharfRoad #VMWharfRd


Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Stan Douglas, Isaac Julien, Wangechi Mutu, and Chris Ofili are among the artists who have donated works to the auction, Creating Space, to benefit The Studio Museum in Harlem’s new building. Marking the museum’s 50th year, the new building is designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson. The works are currently on view at Sotheby’s, New York, and will be part of the Contemporary Day Auction on 16 and 17 May 2018. ⠀
Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Bush Babies, 2017. Acrylic, transfers, colored pencil and collage on paper. 182.9 cm x 152.4 cm, 72 x 60 in.⠀
#NjidekaAkunyiliCrosby #StanDouglas #IsaacJulien #WangechiMutu #ChrisOfili #StudioMuseum @studiomuseum @sothebys @adjaye_visual_sketchbook


Pick up today's Observer to read writer and critic Olivia Laing's text on Chantal Joffe, which will be published in a forthcoming book on the artist from VM and Elephant Publishing, Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, out June 2018. ⠀
A new exhibition by Chantal Joffe, Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, opens this week at The Lowry, Salford. Part of The Lowry's second Week 53 Festival. Chantal Joffe’s fearless paintings of women and girls often share glimpses of her own relationship with her daughter, while exploring transitions into adolescence and motherhood. They confront the physicality of the human body and the complexities of human emotions in a remarkable combination of detachment, humour and intimacy. The exhibition features 50 paintings, plus works by Paula Modersohn-Becker selected by Joffe. 19 May–2 September 2018. ⠀
Image: cover of Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, 2018⠀
#ChantalJoffe #OliviaLaing #PersonalFeelingistheMainThing #TheObserver #TheLowry @thelowry @elephantmagazine


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